Beginners Guide to Makeup Brushes Part 1

Makeup Brushes for Beginners


The idea of buying makeup brushes can be daunting to a beginner. Trying to build a makeup collection when you don’t have the necessary information or know how can be disconcerting. I remember when I started using makeup, I made what I now consider basic mistakes but I was a novice so I forgive myself. I hadn’t started reading blogs and so I would head out and hope I buy the correct tools but with the gazillion different types of brushes on the market its difficult to know which ones you really need.  

Remember this is part 1 so be sure to look out for part 2 

Makeup Brushes

Now that I know better I want to help you, I want to make the mission easier for you. Any artist will tell you their work cannot be fully done without the correct tools and makeup brushes are a necessity if you want to achieve the flawless looks you see on your favourite beauty gurus. My honey’s its time to graduate and move away from the foam wands you find included in eyeshadow compacts. 

Having and using the right makeup brushes will help you save money in the long run. Why? Because when you use the right brushes with your makeup you will use less product. Trust me ladies you don’t need to have a million brushes to achieve a flawless look. All you need are a couple of the right brushes and know how to use them. 

This is a guide on the different kinds of brushes and their intended uses, you can always swap them around depending on your preferences for instance I have powder brushes that I love using to apply my liquid foundations. I’ve come to the realization over time that they buff my foundation to perfection.

Let me stop babbling on and actually share the information I am here to share. I am excited to be blogging again I can feel my spirits lift up as I type. 



Makeup Brushes for Beginners


If you use liquid foundation you need synthetics brushes that will not absorb all the product. You will also require a brush that will make application simple and easy. Foundation brushes are the most important tool for a makeup beginner. You need something that will blend your foundation into your skin for an even complexion. Foundation brushes will ensure you aren’t left with lines on your face. 

Makeup Brushes for Beginners


UBU No.20 Flat Paddle Brush  R94

A flat paddle brush applies and blends foundation properly on your face, ensuring that your complexion is evenly and flawlessly covered. I don’t really like using it for my foundation and I enjoy using it to apply my face masks. It does such a wonderful job. 

Makeup Brushes for Beginners


Beautique Foundation Brush R99

I love this foundation brush. It blends foundation so well into my skin. I use to blend all my liquid foundation and I am happy I invested in this brush. 


Makeup Brushes for Beginners

The second set of brushes I believe are worth investing in are concealer brushes. They look a lot like foundation brushes just smaller. They are necessary for saving time. We all have scars that we want to hind especially when we are going for a full face makeup look. Concealer brushes make it easier to target your dark circles, red sport and pimples. You can always use your hands if you aren’t good at using brushes your fingers are you best bet but trust me the brushes are worth investing it. 

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Makeup Brushes

When choosing a powder brush it is important to choose a fluffy soft brush because this is what you use to set your makeup and just put the finishing touches on your makeup. A good powder brush doesn’t shed and is really soft. If you would like to read a review of my Vault Cosmetics and UBU Brushes be sure to check them out here and here. Its time to move away from using the powder puffs that come in the compact. I mean stop now!!! A powder brush will guarantee you a flawless and natural looking finish plus you will use way less product. Once you invest in a powder brush you can say bye to cakey looking makeup. 

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Beauty Brushes for Beginners

I realize that this doesn’t qualify as a brush but I’ve saved the best for last. Beauty sponges are the best tool you will ever need for applying foundation. They do almost everything. The actually beauty blender is really pricey and I’m still saving up the cents to purchase my very first one. I have to say the generic versions do really great job and I haven’t been disappointed yet. When you use a beauty sponge you never have to worry about having cakey looking makeup. It blends products seamlessly into the skin.  If you would like to know how to use a beauty blender check out PINK PEONIES BLOG she has a great tutorial on how you can apply a full face of makeup using a beauty blender.  

Today’s beginners guide is on products you need for the base of your makeup. I will share the rest next week so look out for it. 

Top Tip : You are better of buying your collection of brushes slowly as opposed to buying really cheep but poor quality brushes. Some of my favourite affordable brushes are the Cala Brushes, UBU Brushes and the Beautique Brushes. You can Purchase these brushes from Edgars, Dischem and Clicks. 

If you would like to know how I clean my makeup brushes then be sure to check out my tutorial here 

I hope you enjoy reading this post. 

What are your favourite beauty brushes to use ? 












  1. 27/05/2016 / 02:56

    The beauty blender works for me

    • Miriam Maulana
      27/05/2016 / 05:38

      Hey Deanna,

      Thank you for sharing what you enjoy using and I’m with you on that too, ♥️
      It really does work and for all the beginners out there I would also recommend making it one of their go to products.

  2. 27/05/2016 / 06:15

    I dont own any of these but I considering investing in some. Thanks for the tips, Mir!

    • Miriam Maulana
      27/05/2016 / 06:31

      Hey Luchae,

      Yes definitely find a good brand and just take the leap. I find reading reviews always helps.
      It will change your makeup game for real.

    • Miriam Maulana
      09/06/2016 / 04:17


      The ones I have are generic and I got them in Dischem and Clicks but if you want the original beauty blender they have names and addresses if official distributors on their Facebook Channel

      I hope this helps dear

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