It's pretty easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for the perfect makeup brush. I've watched as many YouTube tutorials as the next person, but I still freak out when I walk into Sephora and have to make a purchase.
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but when I first started wearing makeup, I'd smear eyeshadow on with my fingers. I've pretty much burned every picture from middle school because I look like something out of a horror movie.
I've started to get more confident over the years, and this chart only helps.
Several of the brushes on this chart look pretty similar, which can make things even more confusing. I had no idea there was any difference between a highlighting and fan powder brush, but they're apparently used for completely different things.
Surprisingly, makeup has been in use for thousands of years dating back to 4,000 B.C.E. Once you've mastered your brush skills, check out our infographic on the history of makeup.13.6k