Girls, you can hoard any amount of makeup but without the right kind of tools you’re never going to be able to put it to good use. The best way to put that long stashed makeup to good use is to invest in the right kind of makeup brushes. Once you’ve got those in your beauty bag, you’ve opened yourself up to a whole new beauty game.

What’s beauty without the five coolest new makeup brushes in your vanity box? From a foundation brush to a blending brush and an eye-shadow brush, each one of them is set to be your best friend when it comes to applying makeup. Here's how to get this look:

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Foundation brushA foundation brush is roundish and soft to ensure it picks up the right amount of product. This one will help you spread your foundation evenly without letting the skin look patchy.

 

 

 

 


Powder brush

Much like the foundation brush, this is round but somewhat flatter and has to be extremely soft so you can apply the powder gently. The good news is that this doubles up as a blush brush as well as a bronzer brush.

 

 

 

 


Flat brush

This one is a must-have in every girl’s beauty box. It works wonders as an eyeshadow brush helping you ace that super-intense smokey eye.

 

 

 

 


Blending brush

One of the most important makeup brushes, this is a tool that creates magic when used on the eyelids to blend eye-shadow. Work it on the corners of your eye once you have eye-shadow on and see what a difference it makes to your eyes.

 

 

 

 


Lip brush

Perfect makeup for a playful pout, the lip brush will help you get enviable lips no matter what shade of lipstick you’re using it for.

Be sure to clean your makeup brushes regularly so they remain useful for a longer period of time.