When you're already toting a full makeup bag, it's tough to decide which brushes are worth the added investment. You don't need to own a million different options, but even a few helpful tools can help you make the most of your makeup. Click ahead to find 10 must-have brushes you need to blend, highlight, and contour your face to perfection.More
A blending brush is a must-have for dusting eye-shadow along the crease of your lids. The flexible bristles make it easy to blend colors and soften lines.
A brush with a narrow tip, like this Tom Ford one, will give you more control over specific areas of your eyes. One that looks too rounded can overemphasize your makeup, giving you the black-eye effect.
Tom Ford Eye Shadow Blend Brush, $55.00; nordstrom.com.
It pays to invest in a blush brush, because once you find the right one, it does it all. This domed bristle brush picks up and deposits blush to define, contour, and shade your cheeks. Simply apply the brush in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks. An added bonus for people who hate to clean their brushes (AKA me)? This Clinique option is armed with antibacterial technology.
Clinique Blush Brush, $30; amazon.com.