I was 16 years old when I got my first set of makeup brushes. And I still use those same brushes almost everyday.
After deciding she was fed up with my haphazard makeup application skills, my mum marched me to the Bobbi Brown makeup counter at our local department store and bought me three brushes - a foundation brush, a blush brush and an eyeshadow blending brush - and sent me on my merry way.
While I certainly don’t clean them often enough (don’t judge me), these three brushes have remained in my beauty cabinet for over a decade, and they still work just as well, even after all these years.
Makeup brushes make painting your face each day just that little bit easier, and to be honest, way more fun.
But figuring out which brushes to invest in can be a bit of a minefield. So we’re here to help guide you through the experience of buying a brush set for the very first time, or upgrading your brushes.