VIDEO: 7 makeup brushes to add to your beauty kit

For flawless makeup every time

Beauty Crew Editor / August 28 2020

The key to nailing any makeup look is knowing how to use your makeup brushes correctly.

Above, Beauty Crew’s Sarah shows you how she uses her makeup brushes to create a flawless, natural finish.

The foundation brush

Start with the Nude by Nature Liquid Foundation Brush and your tinted moisturiser, BB cream or foundation of choice. To use, pump a small amount of your product onto the flat side of the brush, and apply it to the centre parts of your face – nose forehead and chin – and blend outwards.

Nude by Nature Liquid Foundation Brush

TOP TIP: For a fuller-coverage base, load both sides of the brush with product

The mineral brush

If you prefer using a powder foundation, use the loosely packed Nude by Nature Mineral Brush. Dip your brush inside your container of Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover and make sure you only pick up a small amount of powder. Lightly tap off excess powder, and use a gentle, circular motion to blend the powder into your skin to ensure seamless blending and a natural finish.

Nude by Nature Mineral Brush

TOP TIP: If you need to touch up through the day take the Nude by Nature Retractable Travel Brush in your bag.

The concealer brush

The tapered bristles of the Nude by Nature Concealer Brush help hide small blemishes or cover dark under-eye circles areas easily. Use a small amount of concealer on brush and gentle dab your product onto the area your covering. If the coverage isn’t enough, apply a second layer.

Nature Concealer Brush

The bronzer brush

You can use Nude by Nature Contouring Brush’s loose bristles to add natural warmth to your face and give your features more definition. Sweep the large bristles over your cheekbones, on the sides of your forehead and down your jawline.

You can see a full how-to of how to apply bronzer for a natural glow here.

Nude by Nature Contouring Brush

The blush brush

If you prefer applying blush to add a flush to your complexion, use the Nude by Nature Angled Blush Brush. After tapping off any excess powder from the brush, there are two ways you can use the brush to apply your blush:
1) Use circular motions and apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks and sweep the colour up
2) Hold the brush on the apples of your cheeks, with the bigger side facing your nose, and the smaller side in the direction of your ear. Sweep the brush up towards your ear.

Nude by Nature Angled Blush Brush

The finishing brush

Those who tend to get shine or an oily T-zone will want to use Nude by Nature’s large, loose Finishing Brush to dust the Mineral Veil Powder across their forehead, nose, and chin. Because the brush provides very light coverage, you can sweep the brush across these areas with abandon.

Nude by Nature Finishing Brush

The buffing brush

If you prefer a heavier layer of your Nude by Nature Mineral Veil (or Natural Mineral Cover), then you’ll want to use the flat-topped Nude by Nature Buffing Brush in circular motions in buff the powder into your skin.

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.