6 essential makeup brushes every girl needs

essential makeup brushes

Hi Fashionsistas!

Welcome to this week’s episode of Fast Fridays, the place to be for quick fashion and beauty tips to help you get out the door every morning looking and feeling amazing!

Today I’m going to talk about essential makeup brushes.

I remember the first time I went to a department store to buy makeup brushes. I was so overwhelmed by the amount of makeup brushes that were there, I left the store with way too many than I actually needed at the time and never used half of them.

So I personally know how confusing it can be because there are so many different types of makeup brushes that do different things, and unless you are a makeup artist or a huge makeup junkie just like moi, you don’t really need every single brush in the world. You only need a few essential brushes to get your makeup done nicely.

So, today I’m going to go through 6 essential makeup brushes you need for simple everyday makeup looks.

Watch below to hear which 6 makeup brushes every girl needs to own

I hope you found this video helpful, if you have a question just leave a comment below.

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Here are the different types of makeup brushes I talked about in the video xox


Foundation brush

A foundation brush is going to give you a really lightweight, even and smooth finish to your foundation.

It is not recommended for you to use your fingertips or a sponge to apply your foundation. Your fingertips produce oil, which can later breakout and damage your pores also makeup sponges (when used more than once) hang on to bacteria too.

I do find that a sponge is a great for blending, I recommend reusable beauty blenders that you can wash they are brilliant for blending in when you are contouring and highlighting.

Concealer brush

A concealer brush is great for when using cream or liquid concealers to cover dark circles and any blemishes. It is definitely best to blend concealer using a brush because if you use your fingertips or a sponge this actually wipes away any concealer.

Powder brush

A powder brush is used to apply loose or pressed powder and is recommended over a puff because of the flared shape.

It applies powder really smoothly and evenly and will give you a smooth and luminous finish rather than a heavy and an even coverage.

Blush brush

An angled blush brush is perfect as it’s shaped to the cheekbones for smooth application and natural finish. It is a much better alternative to the small brush that comes with a blush when you buy it. You can even contour and highlight with an angled blush brush by pressing the bristles together to spread them out.

Eye shadow brush

There are so many different types of eye shadow brushes out there that can be really hard to tell which one you need.

The ‘standard’ eye shadow brush is long bristled and flared, so it’s good for dusting both dark and light eye shadows. You can soften the intensity of the color and illuminate your eyes to so it really is a great all-rounder

Eye crease brush

An eye crease brush is tapered in shape so it is good for placing dark eye shadow to the inner and outer corner of your eye as well as blending through your crease. It’s definitely handy to have a crease brush for when blending around the edges of any eye shadow for a nice transient effect so you don’t have harsh lines between your eye shadow and your skin.

And they are the 6 essential makeup brushes I think every girl should own. You don’t really need anything more than that if you’re just creating a simple everyday makeup looks. Even if you’re doing smokey eye, you can definitely work with the two eye shadow brushes mentioned.