A MUA’s tools play an instrumental role in ensuring the face is beat to the Gods and blended to perfection.

Makeup brushes should be an investment. It does not matter how good your product is, if your tool is inadequate, then you have failed before your Primer has even blurred those pores.

The dolls as Disguise Yourself Pretty has given us the 411 on all of the makeup tools that are essential to any beauty kit.

The Beauty Blender

A cult favourite, the Beauty Blender is built so that its shape perfectly contours the face as its surface creates an airbrushed finish.

The Beauty blender can be used to bake under the eyes and apply Foundation. For foundation, simply damp the beautyblender, dot the product over the face and ‘bounce’ the sponge over the product until it is blended into the skin.

Use the rounded base for the base of the face and the points for foundation.

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The Bronzing brush

A soft bronzing brush is crucial and great for applying warmth to the face to present a healthy glow. The Bronzing brush can also be used to dust finishing powder or apply blusher to the apples of the cheeks.

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Foundation and cream blush

This brush is for applying foundation and cream blush (and body makeup if you wish). It will allow you to really buff the product, blending it together seamlessly with the skin.

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Concealer Brush n°13

A synthetic brush is great for concealer as it really blends into the hard to reach places on the face.

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Take it from Kim K: a fluffy contouring brush is your best bet for highlighting and sharpening your features. Whether you're working with wet or dry products, opt for an angled brush to sculpt your cheekbones with a soft-focus finish. It can also enhance the brow bone and narrow the face.

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