Learn how to apply makeup like a pro

For every makeup product, there is a brush to match. For a flawless foundation finish, chiselled contour, or groomed brow the right brush will help you master any look. We asked beauty writer Sarah Simpson to put her makeup skills to the test using the Simply Essential Pro Series Brush collection.  

Your ultimate Makeup brush toolbox

Simply Essential Pro Series Large Oval Brush

Step 1: Base - Simply Essential Pro Series Large Oval Brush, $27.
The densely packed bristles on this brush buff makeup onto the face seamlessly to create a flawless finish. Apply a liquid foundation onto the back of your hand, and then work from your hand directly to your skin. This helps warm the makeup while you buff the foundation into your skin. Work in circular movements, ensuring you blend makeup down the jawline so there are no visible demarcation lines.

red   Simply Essential 3D Silicone Blender

Step 2: Conceal - Simply Essential 3D Silicone Blender, $10.
Next, conceal under the eye area with the aid of this clever silicone blender. First, apply the concealer using your ring finger, patting gently, before using this blender in a rolling and patting motion to smooth on the concealer. This helps give an almost invisible coverage while setting the concealer to ensure it stays in place.

Simply Essential  Tapered Kabuki Brush and  Simply Essential  Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Step 3: Contour - Simply Essential Tapered Kabuki Brush, $27 and Simply Essential Flat Top Kabuki Brush, $27.
Using this dome-shaped brush, contour areas such as your cheekbones, nose, temples, and jawline. Pat the brush into your contour powder or blush and apply to areas you want to add definition. Next, use the Flat Top Kabuki to soften the edges of your contouring to create a flawless finish.

Simply Essential  Face and Eye Shadow Blender

Step 4: Base shadow - Simply Essential Face and Eye Shadow Blender, $16.
A blending eyeshadow brush is a beauty staple. Even if you don't wear eyeshadow, it's good for buffing a nude shade onto your lids or you blending blusher or bronzer over the entire eye area. This helps to cover any fine red or blue veins on our eyelids or give a very natural makeup look. This brush is also ideal for blending any hard lines when creating a smokey eye makeup look.

Simply Essential  Girl on the Go Brow Kit

Simply Essential Girl on the Go Brow Kit, $27.
Groomed brows give any makeup look instant polish. And this clever kit holds everything a girl needs to get a banging looking brow this season. From the Brow Trimming Scissors to a Double Ended Brow Brush, brilliant Super Grip Tweezers and a hand Pocket Size Mirror. Your brows will be groomed to perfection with this travel-friendly, easy to use kit.