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How many makeup brushes do you actually need?

April 6, 2023 Accessories, Makeup, Otis Batterbee

The six makeup brushes you really need and Otis Batterbee London.

As a makeup lover, one of the most important, but sometimes forgotten items in your beauty bag are your makeup brushes. Having the right makeup brushes can make all the difference in achieving a flawless makeup look. However, with so many different makeup brushes available, how do you know which ones you actually need? Which eyeshadow brush should you use for a smokey eye? Do you really need a lip brush? We’re going to show you some of our favourite Otis Batterbee makeup brushes and answer, “how many makeup brushes do you actually need?”

Otis Batterbee is a British designed brand that specialise in luxury makeup brushes and accessories. These makeup brushes are made with high-quality, cruelty-free materials and are designed to deliver a flawless application every time. Otis Batterbee makeup brushes are known for their durability, functionality, and of course, their design. When it comes to choosing makeup brushes, Otis Batterbee have made it incredibly simple by curating their brushes into sets. Only wear bronzing powder but never eye makeup? Check out the Total Face Set. Obsessed with eyeliner alone? Look at the Eye Set. Beauty junkies who like a full face, will find their favourites across each set. Let’s look at some of our favourite makeup brushes you definitely need in your collection:

1. Foundation Brush

If you wear foundation, a foundation brush is a must-have in your makeup kit. It’s used to apply foundation evenly and smoothly and blend seamlessly. There’s no wasted product sinking into a sponge, and no messy fingers from going brushless. Otis Batterbee’s foundation brush is designed to provide a flawless finish with its densely packed bristles. It’s made with synthetic fibers that are soft and gentle on the skin, making it suitable for all skin types. Find the Foundation Brush within the Face Set, or check out the smaller, buffing style brush within the Total Face Set that can be used as a fabulous foundation brush.

2. Powder Brush

Do you wear loose powder to finish your makeup, pressed powder to set your foundation, or bronzing powder to add warmth? A powder brush is used to apply loose or pressed powder all over the face and is one of our essential makeup brushes. Otis Batterbee’s powder brushes are designed to pick up the perfect amount of product and distribute it evenly onto the skin. The high-quality bristles are made with synthetic fibers that are soft and fluffy, making it easy to apply powder without leaving any streaks or uneven patches. The Otis Batterbee Face Set and Total Face Set both include the Opulent Powder Brush.

3. Blush Brush

If your powder blush compact came with an accompanying tiny, densely-bristled mini brush applicator, put it down now. These brushes have a tendency to distribute blush to a single area on the cheek, making it difficult to blend and leaving you with an obvious streaky finish. For a natural blush effect, a blush brush is used to apply blush onto the cheeks in a diffused effect. Otis Batterbee’s blusher brush within both the Face Set and Total Face Set is designed to pick up the perfect amount of product and distribute it evenly onto the cheeks or anywhere the face naturally flushes. Prefer a cream blush? While fingers are effective, a cream blush brush can help buff the product into the skin for a fresh, dewy look.

4. Eye Shadow Brush

Every makeup bag needs one or two eye shadow brushes to apply and blend eye shadow. Otis Batterbee’s eye shadow brushes are designed to make eyeshadow application easy and have been designed after lengthy research with leading makeup artists. You don’t need two, but two or three will really perfect your eye makeup look. Otis Batterbee brush bristles are made with soft and gentle synthetic fibers that are perfect for applying both powder and cream eye shadows. Within the Eyes set there’s the large, fluffy brush for laying down your base colour and diffusing the look at the end – perfect for a smokey eye. There’s also a flat, dense brush that’s great for detail or applying shimmer or glitter more intentionally, and a rounded brush that’s ideal for contouring the eye socket and adding definition. Shop the Eyes set.

5. Eyeliner Brush

Nothing adds definition and draws attention to the eyes like eyeliner. To apply eyeliner onto the lash line we love Otis Batterbee’s eyeliner brushes within the Lip/Brow Set, designed to provide precision and control when applying eyeliner. The bristles are firm and dense, making it easy to create a precise line, which you can easily smoke out afterwards for a diffused look.

6. Brow Brush

A brow brush is essential to groom and shape eyebrows. Otis Batterbee’s brow brush is found within the Eyes Set, as well as the Lip/Brow Set and is designed to tame and lift eyebrows. This Otis Batterbee must-have is a dual-ended brush and lash comb that’s perfect for eradicating mascara clumps. The bristles are made with synthetic fibers that are firm and dense, making it easy to brush through brow hairs and create a natural-looking shape.

With Otis Batterbee makeup brushes, you can have a complete set of high-quality brushes that will help you achieve any makeup look, or pick and choose the brushes you need for a more minimal routine. With the six makeup brushes we’ve mentioned, you can create a flawless base, define your eyes and brows, and add a pop of colour to your cheeks to elevate your makeup look to the next level.

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