For those of us who didn’t grow up as beauty pageant queens, mastering the primping process can be quite elusive. Not to worry, Zoe Reporters, because today we’re revealing the essential tools you need in your makeup bag and why. Go ahead and brush up on your knowledge!
Japonesque 150 Degree Foundation Brush, $19
The angle of this synthetic brush allows for effortless foundation application.
Nars Kabuki Brush, $50
With soft goat hair, this delicate tool can be used to highlight, blend and contour.
Hourglass No. 3 All Over Shadow Brush, $30
Pat on a single hue or blend shades seamlessly with Hourglass' metal-handled brush.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eyeliner Brush, $28
Create the perfect smokey eye with this smudging stick.
Chantecaille Eyebrow Perfector Brush, $23
Count on Chantecaille to help you create Brooke Shields-inspired brows.
Le Metier de Beaute Retractable Lip Brush, $40
Extend the life of your favorite lipstick with this natural lip brush.
Tom Ford Concealer Brush, $60
Cover up every last little spot for a picture-ready complexion with this concealer brush.
Dior Full Coverage Powder Brush, $55
Pair this smooth designer brush with a luxe pressed powder for a flawless look.
Laura Mercier Brush Cleanser, $18
We suggest cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week; this gentle spray should do the trick!
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Bag, $425
Need a place to stow all of your cosmetic tools? Try this chic leopard-print pouch!