When I initially started my make up training, I got the same college kit as everyone else. In it was contained a Screenface Starter Brush Kit with pretty much all the basics a make up artist would need (except a foundation brush). Still nowadays, I use a lot of these brushes whilst working. The eyeshadow brush was brilliant, but I lost it – what an idiot! The lip brushes are great, I’ve only really started to appreciate them more recently and the contour brush is also excellent.
However my favourite brush has to be the powder brush. Powder brushes are more difficult to clean between each person. There’s no time to wash them, and brush cleaner doesn’t tend to get right to the roots of the brush. For this reason, I have many powder brushes in my kit, of all different makes. I even bought a few for 99p from Home Bargains when I had a big job coming up. These will do if there’s no other clean brushes, but that’s the best I could say for them.
My Screenface brush on the other hand is my brush of choice. It’s bigger than other powder brushes and is definitely a lot softer. So often whilst using it, the actor or model has commented on how gentle and relaxing it feels. In the Screenface Starter Brush Kit the brushes don’t appear to have numbers, or individual codes, but I think this is where you can buy the individual brush. Not a bad price either.