Makeup Brushes for Beginners

Makeup Brushes for Beginners

Makeup Brushes for Beginners

I recently shared Makeup Products for beginners and a lot of you actually found it very helpful. Which I was very glad to know. So I though it’s a great idea to share Makeup Brushes for Beginners because Makeup Brushes for Beginners are just as confusing as Makeup Products for beginners, if not more. (In case you’re new to my blog and you want to read my blog on-> Makeup Products for beginners). Anyway lets talk about Makeup Brushes for Beginners. Now I don’t own many makeup brushes myself. You can create any makeup look with few makeup brushes. You don’t need a set of 25+ brushes to create a makeup look. These are my recommendations for Makeup Brushes for Beginners and in the end I will break it down in to 3 must haves and then 5 Makeup Brushes for Beginners. You can start with 3 brushes.

Makeup Brushes for Beginners

real techniques buffing brush

You can use these brushes for multiple things. From base to eye makeup, brows, lips everything. I know beauty blender or makeup sponges don’t count as makeup brushes. But They’re amazing for beginners. You can use them for face, concealer, blush, powder, contour for anything literally. Any way you have to wash it after using it. So why not get the full use out of it. If you get a beauty blender you actually skip on 3 makeup brushes. And it works better than makeup brushes. My beauty blender was too gross to post, so I posted another makeup sponge, which works equally amazing. So opt for makeup sponges. If not Real Techniques Buffing brush applies foundation beautifully. So, the #1 on Makeup Brushes for Beginners is, Real Techniques Buffing brush.



contour brush


#2 on Makeup Brushes for Beginners list is a Contour brush. I think Real Techniques Contour brush is amazing affordable option. That’s what I use and I totally love it. You can also use it for blush, highlight and powder as well.


base shadow

#3 on Makeup Brushes for Beginners list is Real Techniques Base Shadow brush. This is my favorite makeup brush. It is dense enough to pack on the product on the lids and fluffy enough to blend the crease as well.



#4 on Makeup Brushes for Beginners list is Sephora dual Ended brush. I love dual ended brushes for several reasons, they are quick and easy to use, they are travel friendly and this brush, is all you need to do any simple everyday I makeup look, smudge the liner, pack on the eyeshadow, blend the crease shadows, define the lower lash line, and fill in the brows as well. This is one of my first makeup brushes. And this is all I used for a long long time.

sephora retractable brush#6 on Makeup Brushes for Beginners list is Sephora Retractable brush. Retractable brushes are great not only you can throw them in your hand bag and retouch through out the day, but also you can use them at home, for setting your makeup with powder, applying a subtle highlight to the face, or adding a little color by using blush. When you’re a makeup beginner you actually don’t realize that it’s not just about applying the makeup but also keeping it fresh through out the day. So replace a basic powder brush with retractable one and keep it with you on the go.

I just added a dual ended brush thin and angled brush as well. It is not a must when it comes to Makeup Brushes for Beginners, but if you want to go for gel eyeliner, which most beginners don’t, they stick to liquid eyeliners. So it is not a must.

Top 3 Makeup Brushes for Beginners

  1.                           Makeup Sponge
  2. Real techniques contour blush
  3. Sephora Dual ended brush

Fantastic Five Makeup Brushes for Beginners

Add Base shadow brush and Retractable Powder brush to the list and you can create any makeup look. To take it to the next level, the next brush you buy should be a pencil brush. But that is for more complicated looks, it is not a beginner level makeup brush.


I hope you found this Makeup Brushes for Beginners post helpful.

Good Luck !


Zunaira Sulman. 


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