Yes, you heard me right. You only need 6 makeup brushes for your basic makeup application. This post is for those who are not into makeup a lot, apply very minimal makeup or cannot afford a lot of brushes that will only be lying around untouched forever. Before anything, I would like to make this clear that, information shared in this post is based on my personal experience, might not be what you have experienced as we all have different point of views. What worked for me is what I am sharing.

Though I say you need only 6 brushes, but that is the minimum, and there is really no harm in getting more. These 6 brushes is ideal for basic makeup application but once you advance to a more sophisticated look, you will need more brushes as size does matter when it comes to eye makeup and other things that matters like highlighting/strobing etc.

But if you are a beginner, then this is for you.


So these are all the 6 brushes you would need in your beginners kit.

Foundation Brush- Apply liquid foundation

Powder Brush- For face powders, blush and bronzers

Eyeshadow Brush- to apply eyeshadow on the lid

Crease/ Blending Brush- To blend eyeshadow on the crease

Definer Brush- to apply eyeshadow on the lower lash line(not waterline), optional

Spooly- to comb eyebrow, optional (use washed and cleaned mascara wand instead)

Check out the pictures and video below for alternate brushes of each, can be bought separately or as a set but all these 6 brushes in one set is kind of impossible as I haven’t seen yet. If you can find a set ,do share with me and I will definitely check it out. Check the end of this post for the brushes I suggest and strongly believe in the quality.

foundation brushes- flat foundation brush-stippling brush-buffing brush-kabuki brush2
Foundation Brush
powder brushes
Powder Brushes and Sponges
crease brush-blending brush
Crease Brushes- Blending Brushes
Eyeshadow Brush
Eyeshadow Brush
spooly-mascara wand
Spooly and Washed/Cleaned Mascara Wands

Brushes in the Video & Post by :

Real Techniques, Makeup Revolution, BH Cosmetics, Makeup For You, Avon

Brush sets I love and highly recommend. Please check each and every brush of the sets according to your requirement. I have chosen the affordable ones only but if you can afford then go for Makeup Geek Brushes, awesome stuff they have.

BH Cosmetics Set 1 , Set 2, Set 3

For eyes only, Set1 , Set 2

For face only, set 1

Morphe brushes Set 1 , Set 2, set 3, set 4,

If you are in U.A.E , here are websites you can order from, if they are out of stock, you can show the product name and picture to any Facebook seller and they will order for you. for the Makeup For You brushes, I haven’t ordered from them yet but I have friends who have. I have ordered mine from the supplier directly.

Comment below if you know of other online shops. For Facebook sellers, please contact me on my Facebook page as they deal from personal accounts and I can’t post here.










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