I would consider myself to be your average makeup user. My daily routine takes roughly 10 minutes and it includes moisturiser, foundation, powder, blush, simple eyeshadow and mascara. I’m not terrible, but I am no Kylie Jenner.
For big events like weddings, engagements and milestone birthdays, I have been known to fork out the cash to have my makeup professionally done.
At $120 a pop, I can’t help but shudder when I think about how much money I could have saved if I were to step up my game. I could have bought so much avo on toast with that money. Or, who knows, maybe I’d even have a house deposit.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to try out the Illuminate Me 32-Piece Brush Set. I figured the more brushes I had, the more I could experiment and find what works for me.
The basic brushes were easy to identify - foundation, eyebrow, blush. I had no idea what I was meant to do with the other 29 brushes, luckily my work wife is a makeup artist and she gave me an in-depth explanation about each one - which I have now summarised for the other makeup novices out there. (You’re welcome)
1. The smaller the brush, the better the precision.
I know this seems obvious, but I always use bigger brushes for my blush and bronzer. I tried using the smaller brushes to concentrate on my cheeks and I definitely noticed a difference. No contouring necessary.
I also dusted some highlighter on the top of my cheek bones with the smaller fan brush. My favourite discovery was using a smaller brush to powder my T Zone. Lord knows it needs the extra attention.