Posted on by daniella smithson

Unless you're a professional makeup artist, choosing the right makeup brush for the correct makeup application can be difficult to comprehend.

Makeup Brushes come in all different shapes and sizes and are an essential cosmetic tool for ensuring perfect results. 

To ensure a precise, uniform application and a polished result that lasts, here are 9 essential makeup brushes you need.



1.Foundation Brush

For smoothing liquid or cream foundation, for a streak-free application.

Foundation Brush

Start in the middle of your face and dot the foundation wherever you need.

Using the brush in small circular motions, blend out the foundation toward the center of your hairline for a seamless finish.

 Alternate use: For dotting on cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of your face.

 


2.Beauty Blender

For even and sheer coverage, dampen with water.

 

Beauty blender



Use the sponge’s widest sides to apply the product on your face.

Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.

 Alternate use(s): Applying cream blush, blending out harsh makeup lines, applying powder for baking your makeup, and removing excess makeup.



3.Kabuki Brush

For buffing powder foundations into the skin.  

Kabuki Brush

Pick up powder evenly and Sweep across your hairline, cheekbone, and jawline.

Alternate use: Use to dab powder into the skin.


4.Angled Blush Brush

For applying products perfectly to your Cheekbones.

 

Angled Blush Brush

 

Smile to locate the apples of your cheek, and use short strokes to dust powder out toward the hairline. The angled shape allows for more precise shading.

Alternate use: Blend highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow.


5. All over eyeshadow brush

For Smoothing eyeshadow across your eyelids for intense color.

 

 

All over eyeshadow brush

 

It’s all about coverage, so you want to really pick up and pack on the pigment and stroke out evenly into the eyelid. 

Apply the lightest shades on the inner half of your lids, add darker shades of the same hue to the outer corners. 


Alternate use: To dab on shadow under the lower lash line for a smokier eye.



6. Blending Eye Shadow Brush

To diffuse eyeshadow in the crease of your eye, or to blend multiple shades.

 

 


blending

 

After laying down the lightest color, blending in a windshield-wiper-like motion along the creases to soften the edges and diffuse the hue.

Alternate use: Thanks to its shape, it 's strong enough to smudge eyeliner. 

 

7. Lash/Brow Comb/Brush


For combing, taming, & de-clumping your lashes & brows.

Lash comb

 

The flexible brush side, grooms your eyebrow hair into place, creating a volumized, bushy effect.

The solid comb side separates lashes and removes your mascara clumps after application.

Alternate use: Run the brush or comb through your brows to soften them if you've filled them in with too much product.

8. Smudge Brush

For a sultry and smoky eye.

 

smudge brush

 

Lightly sweep from side to side over your kohl liner.

Alternate use: Dip in cream or gel, hold the brush at an angle and drag from the inside of your eye along your lashline.

 

9.Lip Brush

For applying Lipstick or Lipgloss product evenly on the Lips.

 

Lip Brush

 

 

Start at the center of your lips and blend the product out toward your lip line. To get a crisp finish, use the tip of the brush to define the lip lines at the bows and corners.

Alternate Use: If you're not a fan of lip liners, use the lip brush to outline your lips.

 

Unless you're a professional makeup artist, choosing the right makeup brush for the correct makeup application can be difficult to comprehend.

Makeup Brushes come in all different shapes and sizes and are an essential cosmetic tool for ensuring perfect results. 

To ensure a precise, uniform application and a polished result that lasts, here are 9 essential makeup brushes you need.



1.Foundation Brush

For smoothing liquid or cream foundation, for a streak-free application.

Foundation Brush

Start in the middle of your face and dot the foundation wherever you need.

Using the brush in small circular motions, blend out the foundation toward the center of your hairline for a seamless finish.

 Alternate use: For dotting on cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of your face.

 


2.Beauty Blender

For even and sheer coverage, dampen with water.

 

Beauty blender



Use the sponge’s widest sides to apply the product on your face.

Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.

 Alternate use(s): Applying cream blush, blending out harsh makeup lines, applying powder for baking your makeup, and removing excess makeup.



3.Kabuki Brush

For buffing powder foundations into the skin.  

Kabuki Brush

Pick up powder evenly and Sweep across your hairline, cheekbone, and jawline.

Alternate use: Use to dab powder into the skin.


4.Angled Blush Brush

For applying products perfectly to your Cheekbones.

 

Angled Blush Brush

 

Smile to locate the apples of your cheek, and use short strokes to dust powder out toward the hairline. The angled shape allows for more precise shading.

Alternate use: Blend highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow.


5. All over eyeshadow brush

For Smoothing eyeshadow across your eyelids for intense color.

 

 

All over eyeshadow brush

 

It’s all about coverage, so you want to really pick up and pack on the pigment and stroke out evenly into the eyelid. 

Apply the lightest shades on the inner half of your lids, add darker shades of the same hue to the outer corners. 


Alternate use: To dab on shadow under the lower lash line for a smokier eye.



6. Blending Eye Shadow Brush

To diffuse eyeshadow in the crease of your eye, or to blend multiple shades.

 

 


blending

 

After laying down the lightest color, blending in a windshield-wiper-like motion along the creases to soften the edges and diffuse the hue.

Alternate use: Thanks to its shape, it 's strong enough to smudge eyeliner. 

 

7. Lash/Brow Comb/Brush


For combing, taming, & de-clumping your lashes & brows.

Lash comb

 

The flexible brush side, grooms your eyebrow hair into place, creating a volumized, bushy effect.

The solid comb side separates lashes and removes your mascara clumps after application.

Alternate use: Run the brush or comb through your brows to soften them if you've filled them in with too much product.

8. Smudge Brush

For a sultry and smoky eye.

 

smudge brush

 

Lightly sweep from side to side over your kohl liner.

Alternate use: Dip in cream or gel, hold the brush at an angle and drag from the inside of your eye along your lashline.

 

9.Lip Brush

For applying Lipstick or Lipgloss product evenly on the Lips.

 

Lip Brush

 

 

Start at the center of your lips and blend the product out toward your lip line. To get a crisp finish, use the tip of the brush to define the lip lines at the bows and corners.

Alternate Use: If you're not a fan of lip liners, use the lip brush to outline your lips.