A Guide to Basic Makeup Brushes

In keeping with our tradition of providing premium entertainment, lifestyle and socio-political content, Pulse is excited to announce the launch of our Pulse VIP blogger series. Our featured blogger is Yemisi Seriki who runs N'sure Beauty Studio and she'll be sharing make-up and beauty tips with us.

Hello Beauties,


Have you been struggling with your face? Don’t know the right powder combination for your skin? You are just confused all round? Fret no more, this segment will be dedicated to answering all your beauty related question and I will also be sharing valuable tips and tricks you have always wanted to know.

Have you ever considered going out to buy a brush or brush set?? Tell me about it, I know exactly how daunting that process can be especially when you don’t even know what they are used for. Today will try as much as possible to demystify those little cute things.

For your personal makeup brush collection trust me you do not need all the 32 pieces brush set, just a few essentials and you will be just fine. I would recommend the following brushes, they are the essentials and help to apply that makeup in but a few minutes and yes the look will be flawless.

Powder Brush – This Brush is a must have for giving a flawless finish; it is used to evenly distribute powder on the face.

Brow Brush/ Spooly /Mascara wand- This is very useful for brushing through the brow to help give a very natural finish to your eyebrow.

Lip Brush- This is used to blend lip liners to create soft finish. It is also used to apply lipsticks and lip gloss. The tiny tips allows for precision.

Angled Brush- This brush is used to define the eye brows, it can be dipped into gel liners for eye lining. This brush is perfect for hard to reach areas like under the eyes and corners of the lips. The angled tip is great for cutting straight lines.

Stippling brush-This brush is made of synthetic fibers and a bit of animal hair (goat hair) It is perfect for light powdering, foundation / concealer application. The finishing you get is similar to an airbrushed look.

Eyeshadow brush- This is used to apply any type of eye shadow texture.

Flat contour brush- This can be used to contour under your check bone.

Smudge Brush-This eye brush helps to create a darker contour color, it has a soft bristle that allows blending easily.

Buffer brush-this brush is used to buff off excess powder to give a perfect overall finish.

I would love to know what makeup brushes you currently own and which one you cant do without.

Till my next post ,

Hugs and Kisses.


Yemisi Seriki runs the N'sure Beauty studio which operates in both Lagos and Abuja. She is fun loving and a total shopaholic.


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