Choosing the right brush or tool for each job is so important for a perfect blend and flawless makeup application. But, with so many options, picking the right brush can be daunting. Whether you want to complete your collection or you need a full set of brushes, we’ve got all the info you need. Scroll down for more details on each featured brush.
Great for applying blush, bronzer or highlighter, an angled contour brush is one of the most versatile tools you should have in your arsenal. With a slightly angled cut and soft fibers, this brush picks up just the right amount of powder for beautiful application.
Try: Sigma Beauty F23
If you use cream or liquid foundation, an expertly designed foundation brush is a must have. The brush comes designed with a flat-top brush head which is ideal for blending foundations into your skin, aiding in preventing lines for a perfect airbrush finish. The flat top also lets you build color, so you can achieve anything from a subtle glow to a full-coverage look.
An extra long brush head with a slightly rounded tip allows you to precisely blend a variety of powders from loose to pressed. This versatile brush lets you apply blushes, bronzers, highlighters, matte powders and more. Look for one with high-quality hairs to ensure smooth application without irritation.
To hide blemishes and discolorations, you need a concealer brush that allows for both accuracy and the right amount of coverage. A brush with a precise pointed tip lets you target any flaw with ease. Combined with the right concealer, you’ll be on your way to gorgeous, smooth skin in no time.
Note: This brush is meant for very precise application of concealer. For concealing larger blemishes or discolorations, try Mineral Essence Concealer Brush.
A professional-grade blush brush in a medium-full size is ideal for achieving a soft contour or natural flushed look. Make sure you look for one with high-quality hairs to evenly distribute color so you can walk out into the world with your best face forward.
Sometimes all you need is a light touch of color or shimmer to complete your look. Try your hand at glominerals’ Fan Brush—a delicate fan brush designed to apply a subtle amount of bronze, shimmer or blush. Its hairs are ultra-soft, delicate and feather-light for an all-over, even application.
For smoky eyes or soft eyeliner looks, a smudger brush is your holy grail. This stout tool lets you apply cream and powder without streaking, pulling or tugging. Its dense fibers also let you precisely apply color for a bold look. So much function in such a little brush!
Bold, clean, defined brows let you really pull any makeup look together. A double-ended eyebrow-shaping brush lets you enhance, smooth and shape your brows—while the spoolie side tames and blends. You’ll be able to achieve perfectly defined eyebrows every time with the right tool.
While technically not a brush, a beautyblender sponge is a makeup lover’s must-have product. Lightweight, easy to use and super soft, the original beautyblender lets you apply your makeup without leaving streaks. Its signature egg shape allows you to cover and blend makeup on every inch of your face for an almost-airbrushed look.