Top 5 Makeup Tools To Achieve The Perfect Base

Heading out with your babes this weekend and looking for the perfect makeup base for your girl’s night out? You’re in the right place! Here is a simple breakdown of our Brushworks brushes that any makeup bag needs, and how to put them to good use to achieve a flawless base:

Foundation Brush – Whether you are using a liquid or powder foundation the perfect tool to use is a Foundation brush. Our Foundation Brush helps to achieve an even and flawless application, without caking your skin. The brush has synthetic, taklon bristles which are not only easy to clean but are also super-hygienic!

How to use: Start in the middle of the face and then gradually blend out. Try to do this evenly to prevent any harsh lines or edges, especially around the jaw and hairline.


Powder BrushA great, all-round brush for those that suffer from shiny/oily T-zones or creases under eyes. Our Powder brush is a versatile tool for setting and applying face makeup. Depending on the look you desire, the brush can also fix liquid/cream foundations in place and also blend and buff powder foundation.

How to use: Using the dense, fluffy bristles pick up a fine layer of powder and tap to get rid of any excess. Lightly dust the product under the eyes and over the T-zone. A light dusting will help to set foundation or concealer, ready to take on the night.


Blush Brush Similar to the powder brush, but with a more precise shape our Blush Brush is ideal for both blushers or bronzers. The fluffy, dome shaped brush head doesn’t pick up too much product to ensure a subtle colouring.

How to use: Apply to the apples of the cheeks, building up the colour as desired. For a bronzed, sunkissed look sweep the brush loosely in a ‘3’ shape, beginning from the forehead, cut down through the cheeks and then move back out and down to the jaw line.


Kabuki Brush – Sculpt your cheek bones effortlessly, with our Kabuki brush. Perfect for loose, pressed or liquid makeup. The short handle also means it is perfectly fitting for any sized handbag, meaning it is ideal for any night out!

How to use: Carefully blend and buff bronzer in a circular motion to avoid any harsh lines around the jaw line and forehead. For contour, gently press into the powder and lightly swoop across the cheek bones for a defined and sculpted look.


Complexion Sponge We can’t live without the complexion sponge here at Brushworks HQ! Our damp sponge is your BFF for pressing in loose powder to set the under eye and sculpt your contour.

How to use: The best trick for the complexion sponge is to use it damp, through this process less makeup will be absorbed into the sponge, preventing all product being soaked up! It will also allow makeup to be blended in as smoothly as possible. The precise tips of the sponge are perfect to cover any blemishes or imperfections around the nose and eyes.