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3 Genius Brushes That Will Change the Way You Apply Makeup


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Backstage at Proenza Schouler’s Fall ’15 show, makeup guru Diane Kendal used her ring finger to swathe the entire cast’s lids with a single swoosh of black cream. “It’s hard to explain, so it’s just easier if I do it myself,” said the face painter. For those of us who don’t have Kendal (and her magic touch) at our disposal every morning, we suggest boosting your beauty arsenal with a brand-new set of power tools designed to blend, define, and carve out cheekbones like a pro.

genius-makeup-brushes-bSephora Collection Pro Contour Kabuki #82, US $38; AED/SAR 140, Buy it now

If you look to YouTube or the Kardashians for contouring advice, you’ll likely need instructions resembling a road map to achieve Kate Moss-worthy cheekbones. This Benjamin Moore-like brush settles seamlessly into contours of your face and allows you to sculpt and shade in a single stroke.

Artis Fluenta Circle 1 Brush, US $36; AED/SAR 132, Buy it now

With its ergonomic handle and curved head, this domed brush helps you define the crease of your eye in one windshield-wiper motion or blend concealer in hard-to-reach areas like the corners of your nose.

RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Foundation Brush, US $38; AED/SAR 140, Buy it now

The swirl formation on this animal-friendly brush looks like the pad of your fingers and blends just as beautifully. Tiered bristles that are thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top help you blur every visible pore and erase any red spots without spackling on the base.

—Amber Kallor,

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