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

makeup brushes eyeshadow

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

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, sephora.com)

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, bobbibrowncosmetics.ca)

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, maccosmetics.ca)

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.”