Variety may be the spice of life, but ain’t it a house of cards when it comes to your makeup counter (i.e., having ten mascaras or lipsticks not only makes it that much harder to find the one you’re looking for, but searching for the right one usually ends in a game of beauty-product dominos). Which is part of the reason why settling on that one-to-rule-them-all product, whatever the sub-genre (blush, bronzer, eyelash curler), feels pretty grown up, because we’re making choices.
Well, Mom, Dad, dear readers, we've met someone, and we're ready to settle down: Make Up For Ever’s Professional #152 Medium Highlighter Brush. Flexible enough for a powder, stiff enough for a foundation, this chinchilla-soft synthetic brush basically has your whole face covered. Swirl on a film of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm and build for a tone-evening tinted moisturizer or seamlessly-blended, medium-weight foundation. You could also use it to delicately powder your t-zone with HD High Definition Powder to stay on the sheen side of shine. Or swoosh on some Nars Orgasm to get that post-O glow. Or, play it safe and use it for its intended purpose: to highlight your best assets. (If only it were small enough for eye shadow...)
The best part? Having to clean just one (great-looking) brush means we're more likely to keep our New Year’s resolution. So, save the 'variety' for your Seamless account and Godspeed.
Photos by Mathea Millman.