You scored a fabulous new makeup palette with 17 colors to choose from, but for some reason, after spending most of your morning carefully applying the perfect shades, you look like Cyndi Lauper circa 1984. While technique is certainly important, having the right tools is really the first step to a gorgeous face.
Luckily you don’t need to drop an entire paycheck or stuff your bag with a dozen applicators for each step of your makeup routine. These six brushes will help you achieve the look you want so you can try different things—natural, glam, glitter, you name it—without worrying that you’ll resemble a clown.
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