Spring Make-Over: Brushes

Mar. 24 2016, Published 4:27 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email

We’re all guilty of it, over time our makeup bags get filled with brushes, eye shadows, blushes you name it! With Spring finally here what better time to de-clutter that make up bag than now. Here are the 6 essential brushes to keep on hand and toss the rest.

1. CREASE A long, fluffy brush glides easily along the eye’s natural contour, applying shadow directly to the crease,not above or below.

Try: Smashbox Crease Brush #10

Article continues below advertisement

2. BROW/LASH A dual-ended tool —spiral spoolie on one side and comb/brush on the other — makes grooming brows and declumping lashes a cinch.

Try: Revlon Lash & Brow Brush

3. WIDE SHADOW The full shape makes it great for applying a sheer wash of color over the entire lid.

Try: Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush (text link:

4. FOUNDATION For a flawless finish, use a long, flat, synthetic-bristled brush in a tapered-dome shape to fit every angle of the face.


5. BLUSH Want to sculpt cheekbones? A slanted, rounded shape beautifully highlights and contours.

Try: Trish McEvoy Angled Contour Brush

6. LIP A sleek brush enables accurate application. It can also reach the last bit of color left in a lipstick tube, so you get more bang for your buck. A retractable one is key; it keeps bristles clean.

Try: MAC 318 Retractable Lip Brush

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

More From OK! Magazine

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.