Beautifully done makeup requires two things: the right products and the right tools. However, building the right tools set when there are over 20 different makeup brushes that serve 20 different purposes can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, we’ve simplified it for you. Here’s a guide to figure out what makeup brush is used for.
Before you begin, it is best to invest in good brushes. Choose natural bristles as not only they are the fluffiest and the softest, but they also grab pigment really well. Pony hair, goat, kolinsky sable are good choices, but if you can splurge, invest in blue squirrel bristles.
Tapered Powder Brush
Use the tapered shape of this brush head to precisely apply powder, contour, blush, and highlighter.
All Over Powder Brush
Evenly apply powder across your entire face while flawlessly blending the makeup underneath.
Angled Blush Brush
Use the angled bristles to apply blush to your cheeks. Layer and blend for your ideal coverage.
Gently apply a thin layer for a sheer finish or build layers for more coverage. This foundation brush works well to even tone down excessive blush or bronzer.
This universal brush is a must-have! From concealer to eyeshadow, this brush works for all.
The brush’s firmer bristles gives you total control, ensuring to hide those blemishes perfectly.
Large Shadow Brush
Swirl this brush, wet or dry, into your eyeshadow before applying it all over your eyelid.
Dome Blender Brush
Contour, blend and smooth the edges of your shadow for a flawlessly natural look.
Angled Shadow Brush
After you’ve applied your base layer of eyeshadow, reach for this precision brush to add details.
Bold Lip Brush
Define your lips like a pro with this bold lip brush.
Angled Liner Brush
Use this dense brush to fill in your brows with hair-like strokes.
(Contributed by Nikhita H.)