Whenever we think of makeup, it’s normally the actual products on our face. Foundation, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, concealer, etc. But what about the applicators we use to put these products on? No one really thinks about those as much and they really should.

There are many different types of brushes and applicators and they all have general pros & cons to them. The biggest con of any applicator is that there is a lot of lost product in terms of what the applicator picks up vs. how much actually ends up on your face. Whether you’re a seasoned makeup artist or a beginner, these are the kinds of applicators you should expect to see in everyone’s makeup bag. The secret to making your brushes last is taking care of them and washing them regularly.

Foundation: Tarte Short Flat Top Kabuki ($34 –

This brush is amazing for cream, liquid or powder foundation and I would recommend it to anyone. I’ve owned mine for 3.5 years and it still has a lot of life in it.

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Powder: Elf Powder Brush ($4 –

This brush is great for setting powders to bronzers. I even know of people who have used it with liquid foundations and it’s worked. This brush is great especially if you’re balling on a budget. I’ve had mine for 5 years and it’s still going strong. It might be cheap but they live quite long as well.

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All Over Face Application: Beautyblender ($20 –

Now, I understand you could be asking yourself why you’d spend $20 on a reusable sponge. However, once you use this sponge, you’re life will change. It’s a multi-functional makeup applicator whether it’s foundation, concealer, blending or putting on setting powder. Due to the fact that it has the capability to do what 4 brushes can do, it’s definitely worth $20.

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If you have any other applicator inquiries, let me know! These are just the necessities for an even skin-toned face.

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