by Karen Bates
(last updated October 24, 2016)
It is important that you choose the correct type and color of makeup, but it is almost as vital that the brushes you use to apply your makeup are right as well. Think of it this way: even if an artist has the finest quality paints, those paints don't do much good if the brushes used to apply them to the canvas are of poor quality or are the wrong shape.
Using the wrong cosmetic brushes can make getting the look you want more difficult, or even impossible. Keep in mind that there are special kinds of brushes for each kind of makeup.
Some people opt to use fingers or sponges to apply makeup, but with certain kinds of makeup the use of a good cosmetic brush can be quite helpful. Brushes allow you get little details with your makeup that you couldn't achieve otherwise.
These are some of the different kinds of cosmetic brushes you can choose from:
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