Types of brushes you need to have

While thinking about what i should bring family and friends at home in germany as a gift from canada i thought about buying some brushes for my mom. I am always kind of annoyed, that she uses "cheap" brushes, which aren't good quality and soft at all and that she doesn't bother to wash them. So i thought about what kind of brushes you need to achieve any look you want to do. Like the basic kind of brushes you need to have. 

I love these type of brushes for blush because it blends in the blush while applying and you get the right amount of colour onto your cheeks right away. Or i use it for bronzer, it adds a slight colour to your face and it's a quick sweep under your cheekbones, over your tempels and down your neck. You can also use it for powder to set your foundation if you want. There is the Real Techniques Blush Brush or the Zoeva 101 Luxe Face Definer.

This one is good for contouring, because it fits nicely under your cheekbones or for applying highlighter. It isn't too big so you can apply the product precisely. Still it isn't too small so you end up with a bulk of product on one spot. I love this Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight.

A flat eyeshadow brush to pack on eyeshadow onto your lid. You can use any brush brand, but the Mac 252 is nice.

Essential for achieving a nice eye look. There is the original Mac 217 or the more budget version that i have the Zoeva 227 Luxe Soft Definer. You can blend eyeshadow with this brush or apply an eyeshadow into your crease without the need to blend it afterwards. Honestly i could even live only with this brush for the rest of my life to apply eyemakeup if i had to.

For buffing in undereye concealer or concealer applied on blemishes. I have to admit, that the Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer isn't my favorite for this job. The Real Techniques Setting Brush is loved by Lily Pebbles for blending undereye concealer so i might give this one a go.

My favorite way for applying foundation in combination with a makeup sponge (read more about that here). Just apply the foundation in circular motions all over your face and your foundation is nicely blended in. The Real Techniques Buffing Brush was the first buffing brush on the market and a high end option would be the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Brush. I use the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish Brush.

This one is optional but it's essential for creating a winged eyeliner without an eyelinerpen. And you can use it for filling in your eyebrows too. I think every brush brand has a winged brush or you can look for a nice option in the drugstore (mine is from the drugstore).

P.S. Sorry for the unwashed brushes i had to take the photo quickly.

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