There's a question the beauty-obsessed among us like to ask one another pretty frequently: "If you were trapped on a desert island, what's the one thing you'd have to have with you?" Most will answer foundation, lipstick, bronzer, or shadow. But, give these same girls their go-to products without brushes, and we're pretty sure they'd struggle to actually apply them.
"Applying makeup without brushes is really a lost art," says makeup artist Clarissa Luna. "There was a time — believe it or not — that nobody had makeup brushes, so they had to apply their makeup completely by hand." But now, we rely on these tools so heavily that we think we can't achieve sophistication without 'em.