Let’s face it - it can get very confusing & overwhelming to choose what makeup tools are the must haves, especially when you are new to makeup. Not to mention a variety of tools available on the current market.

If you are not a makeup pro yet & you don’t really know where to start- you are in a right place.

What you need to think is different parts of the face that the tool can be used with. Can that makeup tool blend eyeshadow and foundation? Can it be used for more than one purpose? Can it be used for different textures like creams, liquids, powders?

Ok, let’s break this down…



Let’s start with the brows. 

Why? Brows frames the face, so its import that the brow shape is manicured and maintained to suit individual face shape. 

Behind every great brow is a great brush, and the B.U. BEAUTY brand Eyebrow & Lash Spoolie is the ultimate one. 

The spoolie enables you to groom the brows and blend the product for a natural finish. It’s official, your brow game just peaked. 

The great thing about this makeup tool is that it can be used for multipurpose - to brush/ set in place the brows as well as the lashes.

Did You know that you should brush you lashes prior applying mascara? Why? Well, if you are applying your makeup in the morning, as majority people do, there’s a big chance that your lashes are brushed to one side simply from sleeping. 

How to use:
  • Comb your brows with spoolie.
  • Apply the desired brow product.
  • Use the spoolie to blend the product. 
  • Simply brush your lashes, moving the spoolie up, just like you would do when applying mascara. 



Ok, now that the brows are done lets move on to the eyes. 

As a staple and must have makeup tool we recommend the B.U. BEAUTY brand the Universal Base Shadow brush.

It offers smooth transitions, next-level blending and ultra-soft bristles, this oval-shaped brush enables you to achieve pro MUA-worthy results. 

The name of this brush itself suggests what it’s universal and can be used for more than just blending the base colour on. The brush is tapered to help diffuse the eyeshadow along the creases. It can also be used to contour nose, blend the concealer under the eyes, set the setting powder around the nose & much more.

How to use:
    • Using circular motions, smoothly blend eyeshadow all over the lid. 
    • Create depth by applying a darker shade to the crease and blending in a windshield-wiper motion.



    You are probably thinking - I’m new to makeup, why would I need a precision brush? Well, precision doesn’t means it’s extra small brush. What it actually means is that the bruhs bristles are more densely packed than the blending brush, allowing you to place the product in the precise way. 

    We recommend the B.U. BEAUTY Precise Shadow Brush. The bristles of this brush are short and dense for maximum colour pick up and even distribution. Perfect for shimmers and glitters. Can be also use d to apply lipstick.

    How to use:
    • Apply the desired eyeshadow shade/ glitter/ pigment on the eyelid in swipe motion. 



    A necessity for every makeup kit. It Creates length and volume without tens of coats of mascara. It’s super easy to use and it curls even the shortest, straight lashes.

    How to use:
    • Brush your lashes with the lash spoolie.
    • Open the curler and place it over your lashes.
    • Squeeze gently and hold for a few seconds.
    • Open and remove.
    • Apply mascara.



    Now that the brows & eyes are done, lets move on to the face. 

    We all want that perfect looking flawless base, right? We recommend the B.U. BEAUTY brand The Flat Head Foundation Brush.

    It’s super easy to use. Can be used to apply the moisturiser, primer, foundation as well as to blend cream contour. Feathery soft bristles perfect for seamlessly blending liquids and creams. It provides a smooth base by covering all the blemishes on your skin. 

    How to use:
    • To apply the liquid/ cream foundation simply swirl the brush in the circular motion starting form the centre of your face blending to the sides.
    • To blend cream contour - swirl the brush in a circular or patting motion.



    It’s a golden rule in a beauty world to set the foundation in place for it to last and not to crease during the time of wear. 

    We recommend B.U. BEAUTY brand The Setting Brush. It’s not your usual big powder brush, but don’t underestimate it for its size. It got small tapered shape for precise application. The ultimate multipurpose brush!

    Use with powder and cream products. Perfect for blending harsh lines & setting the powder products in. Also perfect for blending the concealer and so much more.

    How to use:
    • Use the soft bristles to pick up a fine layer of loose powder (tap off any excess)
    •      Sweep or tap in the areas you want to set the foundation or all over the face.
    •      To blend the concealer, tap the brush on till the concealer gently blends into    the foundation. 
    •      To powder contour (bake), lightly swirl the product onto sides of the nose and under the cheek bones.  Dust off any access product of the skin.



    Why do you need a contour brush we hear you ask? Well, it’s simply to give some dimension to your face so it doesn’t look as flat as pancake after applying the foundation. It is important to contour to sculpt and define the face.

    We recommend the B.U. BEAUTY brand Contour Brush.

    A long bristled tapered brush made to produce a soft focus contour. Also works well as a setting, highlighter or blush brush. Talk about multitasking.


    How to use:
    •      Use the fluffy bristles to pick up a fine layer of loose powder (tap off any    excess).
    •      Sweep over your complexion to set makeup.
    •       To apply contour, swirl into your contour powder then gently glide the brush  back and forth below the cheekbones, under the jawline and along the sides of the hairline.
    •       To apply blusher, lightly swirl the product onto the apples of your cheeks and blend up into your cheekbones.
    •       To apply highlighter, swipe the product on the highest point of your cheeks, tip of the nose, brow bone.


    This is all the beginner needs.

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