Professional makeup artist, Solmaz Schillaci shares the essential brushes to keep in your tool kit.

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1) Blending Brush: M.A.C 217 Blending Brush ($28.50, M.A.C,

mac eyeshadow brush

“Blending merges the different tones into one and another to create harmony with colour. I use this luxurious handcrafted brush for blending my powdery and creamy products.”

 2) Scuplting Brush: tarte The Slenderizer Bamboo Contour Brush ($41, Sephora,

tarte sculpting brush

“A contouring brush allows you to sculpt, shape and define your features.”

 3) Eyeliner Brush: Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush ($33, Bobbi Brown counters,

Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush

“Easy to hold and control, the brush’s firm bristles and finely pointed hairs allow for an effortless yet precise application.”

 4) Face Brush: M.A.C 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush ($50.50, M.A.C,

mac blending brush

“This brush is great for creating soft layers and adding texture!”

 5) Foundation Brush: Estée Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush ($50, Estée Lauder counters)

foundation brush estee lauder

“This foundation brush follows the contours of the face for precise, seamless application and ultimate definition.”