Types of Makeup Brushes
Concealer Brush A good concealer brush is definitely good to have for applying product very precisely to small areas. Use to apply concealer under the eyes, to spots specific areas that need extra coverage. A soft bristled, flat brush with a wider base and a pointed tip will help you cover and conceal the targeted spots and blemishes perfectly. Recommended : Sigma F70 Concealer Brush
Foundation Brush This brush is designed for applying liquid foundation. Foundation brushes have tightly packed bristles of varying lengths to help achieve a smooth and flawless finish. Recommended : Tom Ford Beauty Cream Foundation Brush Powder Brush This is the most common of all brushes and should be in every makeup collection. It should be used to apply any type of powder foundation product. The powder brush is one of the largest make-up brushes and has a wide variety of purposes. Recommended : bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Fan Powder Brush This brush actually has several uses. it can be used to apply blush, blend, clean up excess powder and highlight cheekbones. The fine fan sweeps a light dusting of powder onto the skin for a soft, velvety effect. This application technique avoids heavy coverage which can highlight fine lines and imperfections. Recommended : Benefit Fantail Brush Blush Brush The perfect blush brush is about the same width as the apple of your cheek, lightly domed, with loosely-packed bristles. Made with fine, gentle fibres the blusher brush has a rounded head which is perfect for giving a pop of colour to the apples of your cheeks. Recommended : Sonia Kashuk #02 Blusher Brush Eyebrow Definer Brush Eyebrow definer brush is used for filling in your eyebrows for a beautifully symmetrical appearance, it’s angled in a way to make it easy for you to fill in the empty spaces. The angled makeup brush can also be used to apply eyeliner to your inner water lines. Apply powder, liquid or cream in short strokes mimicking the hairs, fill sparse areas, shape and elongate for a perfect brow. Recommended: MAKE UP FOR EVER 270 Angled Eyebrow Brush Brow Comb/Brush This makeup brush consists of a brow brush, comb. You can use this duo to comb, smooth down, and declump your lashes and brows. It is used to brush the lashes to get a precise and flawless look. Recommended: Sephora Brow Comb Eye Shadow Brush This flat with thin bristles makeup brush is used for applying eye shadows and eye shadow primers. Look for a brush about 1/3 the width of your eyelid, or the width of the fingernail on your middle finger, with fluffy yet dense bristles and a flat edge.The soft bristles have a bevelled edge for a smooth application without ‘dragging’ the eyelid. Use to apply all over color. Recommended: Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Brush Smudge Brush This is an essential makeup brush when you want a naturally smudge effect for your shadows under the lower rim or eyeliners. Sometimes found on the other end of an eye pencil, a smudger brush is ideal for softening hard lines and creating a smoldering look. You can also use this for smudging lip liners for a natural edged look, especially when you are using bold and bright colors for a lipstick. Recommended : Sephora Smudge Brush #70
Blending Eye Shadow Brush
The perfect blending brush is long, thin and flexible, with loosely-packed bristles and a tapered tip. This will ensure that it blends your eye shadow, rather than smearing them around. You can also use the blending brush to blend in your foundation at the hair line.
Recommended: Sigma E25 Blending Brush
The sculpted tip of a lip brush is perfect for achieving a flawless line. The bristles are short and firm for controlled application. It helps you for a longer lasting smooth application and your lipstick is not wasted either.
Recommended: Laura Mercier Lip Color Brush