Beauty is in the hands of the brush holder! From feline eyes to chiselled cheeks, glowing complexions and luscious lips, make-up brushes know no bounds.
Celebrity make-up artist Simone Vollmer, who counts Keira Knightley and Myleene Klass as clients, reveals why brushes are one of the most important items in any beauty bag…
All about that Base
Simone said: "Any top foundation brush has an angle – it lets you get into the crooks of the nose and under the eyes for complete cover."
Try this MODA Pro Makeup Brush which works well with both wet & dry foundations.
Simone said: "Sponges like this are a game-changer. Providing flawless coverage, they can be used to apply foundation, blend, contour, and much more. Keep the smaller ones for shading and concealing."
Pick up your make-up sponge here.
Simone said: "For a Cleo-inspired flick, the angle eyeliner brush draws along the lash line with precision. The domed shadow brush picks up powder easily for a saturated colour on your lids.’ Check out this MODA 5 piece complete, which you can pick up in store.
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"Use this lip-brush for blending together lip liner and lipstick, or to layer up bright reds or pinks for the perfect pout." Try this lip brush which comes in a QVS Essential Cosmetic Tool Kit.
"The small size of this contour brush is ideal for defining cheekbones, as it fits snugly into the hollows of the cheeks for applying bronzer," Simone said. Pick up your Real Techniques Core Collection, complete with contour brush in store.
"These mermaid-inspired brushes are as good as they are beautiful. Buff, blend, contour and shade with ease – this unique set of four does it all. Professional quality brushes with an impressive price tag," Simone said. Pick up your Moda Prismatic in store.