Nordstrom just kicked off their week-long Beauty Trend event and the buzz around the cosmetic counters is palpable. Runway looks are being turned into everyday makeup routines, personalized fragrances are being concocted and people from all over are being educated in the art of beauty – including myself!
On day one of the Beauty Trend event, I met up with the lovely Karen from MAC Cosmetics to get the scoop on her absolute favourite make-up brushes. As a makeup artist, Karen often totes around 30-40 brushes at a time but she swears by her Fab Five, most of which actually are multi-purpose meaning you can keep your makeup bag somewhat minimalist. I love the idea of keeping my tools down to a minimum. Since having a baby, my makeup routine has to be quick and easy as I often don’t have much time alone to dedicate to beautifying myself! Karen’s tips were fantastic – hope they are helpful for you too!
Synthetic Fluffy Eye Brush: This brush is great because it works really hard to do everything thanks to the precision and flatness of it. It works great for all over shadows – from the crease up the brow – and you can even go in with the tip and create more definition. The bristles are super soft.
Lip Brush: I am a big fan of lipstick and I feel like you should always get full value of your tube. The lip brush is so great for digging into the bottom of the tubes and getting your full money’s worth! You can get really great precision when using a lip brush and achieve the perfect shape around your lips.
Concealer Brush: I absolutely love the concealer brush. You don’t need to use your fingers at all – it is so good at contouring under your eyes; you can go into all the small little places around your nose, and you can use it to dab on you concealer. The other thing that is so great about it is that it doubles up for eye shadow and eyeliner. It is lovely for cream eye shadows or using the tip to apply beautiful eyeliners.
Photo via MAC Cosmetics