Every woman has a makeup stash, and included in it should be tools for applying and blending every product you use. Allow me to introduce you to my top five essential tools.

- Foundation Brush -

Estée Lauder Liquid Foundation Brush, $34

Applying liquid foundation with your fingers can mess with the product's chemistry. Use this instead.

- Powder Brush -

Estée Lauder Powder Foundation Brush, $44

The puff that comes with your powder is OK for touch-ups, but a dense brush is best for the first, most even application.

- Eyeshadow Brush -

Sonia Kashuk small eyeshadow brush, $10, Target

No more using the tiny sponge from your eyeshadow kit! A basic shadow brush is best for applying shadow all over the lid.

- Eyeshadow Blending Brush -

Lancome Shadow Blending Brush #17, $29.50

Use it for blending shadow from the corner of the eye to the crease, or for setting concealer. 

- Small Angled Brush -

M.A.C Small Angle Brush 266, $20, Nordstrom

Use it for applying and blending eyeliner, and for filling in your brows.

Finally, (and most important!) don't forget to clean your brushes weekly. Warm water and facial cleanser will do the trick.