The sheer number of brushes out there can be a little intimidating—but Antonym Cosmetics, the eco-friendly line from French-born makeup artist Valerie Giraud, has done the hard work for you. This set of essential brushes includes everything you absolutely need—and nothing you don’t—for on-the-go beauty.
Apply color evenly with the medium eye shader, use the pencil brush for precision shading, and create a seamless transition between colors with the blending brush. The angled brush can be used with powder or cream shadow to line the eye, while the brow brush tames unruly brows and even doubles as a mascara wand. The contour brush has an angled head that’s ideal for shading and highlighting, while the blush brush is fluffy and round for adding just the right amount of color to your cheeks.
Powder Brush - Soft, fluffy, smooth. Ideal for all powders: loose, pressed, bronzer. For sheer, flawless coverage.
Contour Brush - Angled head designed for shading and highlighting.
Blending Brush - Fluffy bristles in an oval shape for smooth blending.
Large Pencil Brush - Pencil shaped tip is best for precision shading and blending eyeliner. Use on eyelid, eye crease or along lash line.
Medium Eye Shader Brush - Shade, blend and build awesome colors on your eyelids with thetapered, rounded edge.
Small Angled Brush - Apply eye shadow or cream as eyeliner with precision. Also used to contour the eyebrow.
Mascara-brow Brush - Apply mascara, separate lashes and brush brows with a better quality wand.