For those of us who use one makeup brush for all our makeup application, we can finally learn what goes for what in the makeup brush world.

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I spoke to celeb makeup artist Dineo Mofokeng, who owns her own makeup business called FabGlamMakeup, who has done makeup for our favourite celebrities like Buci and Mpumi.


She was more than ready to school us on the different makeup brushes.

Here are Dineo's 6 essential brushes for every girl who wants to get her makeup on fleek.

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Powder brush - this brush is used apply press powder and powder foundation. According to Dineo, you should always opt for powder brushes with natural bristles because synthetic bristles can be very harsh and cause skin damage.


Foundation brush - "This kind of brush is used for liquid foundation and should preferably be made from human hair as well for a better coverage, it's also a lot more gentle on the skin," says Dineo.


Blending brush - the blending brush is used to blend eye shadow. "They also create the ideal smokey eye," Dineo says.


Flat brush - "This is used to apply bright coloured eye shadow, and creates a great cut crease look."


Precision/Angled brush - "This kinda of brush is used to create the perfect brows, especially if you're going for a more defined brow. Pair it with some concealer and you're good to go."


Fan brush - fan brushes have replaced the normal highlighter blush to create the perfect glow on the cheeks and nose. "I personally love these because they add the perfect amount of shimmer," Dineo finishes.


"My favourite brush brands have definitely got to be MAC, NYX and CALA because they're good quality and last a longer. I always tell people to opt for quality over quantity" advises Dineo.

If you feel equipped with enough brush knowledge and are ready to hit the stores, read this article to find out where you can buy make up brushes.

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