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Your Guide To Makeup Brushes

Your guide to makeup brushes. I love a beautiful makeup brush as much as the next person, even though I do use my fingers to apply makeup some of the time (read more about brushes vs fingers here). I have a beautiful kabuki brush (which mainly just looks great on my makeup counter) and a slanted one that I actually use for my eye shadow and yet another one that I love for blush. I admit there are a number of other brushes in my kit that I never really pick up. Quite often, I have friends who ask me about brushes and what they are used for, so I thought I’d find a great guide we can all use.


your guide to makeup brushes

Now chances are that you don’t really need all of these brushes. It may be tempting to purchase  a brush set (they really do look beautiful) because it seems to be a better deal, but if you are only using a few of the brushes, is it really worth it? It’s more likely that investing in a few higher end brushes a la carte (aka you’ll actually get some use out of them) is probably the wiser option.

What is your favourite brush?


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Caroline has worked with international designers in fashion retail and completed professional makeup courses when working in the beauty industry. Her love of writing, photography and film inspired her to work at the Canadian Film Center and then to earn a BFA in Screenwriting. In addition to her blog, Style On The Side, you can see her work in Huffington Post Canada and other international websites.

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  1. This is such a helpful guide!! Thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Oh my pleasure I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Omg!!!! it is life saver 🙂 thanks Caroline

    1. Oh well that makes me very happy. Thank you!

  3. Carly Conners Kenihan

    I rarely use make-up brushes, probably because I don’t know the best ones to use! Thanks for such a helpful guide:)

    1. Oh my pleasure, I’m actually working on another post about which brushes are best to buy.

  4. Great post really helpful! My mom always asks what brush is for what? I’ll have to share this with her!

    -Londen Sloan

    1. Oh Awesome! You can totally print out the infographic and frame it for her.

  5. Great guide, I must admit I’m not really that clued up on make up application and tend to do my own thing. It’s always nice to find out the proper way to use the tools. Gemma xx

    1. Thanks! I think for everyday it doesn’t really matter…. If you look and feel good then whatever you are doing is just perfect!

  6. I don’t think I own half of these brushes, but have the essentials covered (plus I can be so lazy with makeup :P). Nevertheless, this is an awesome guide! Thanks for sharing! xx

    1. I don’t own most of them either…. I just don’t spend that much time on my makeup but like you I have the basics.

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