Best makeup brushes for face, eyes and lips


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Good makeup goes beyond having the best foundation, bronzer, blush etc., you also need the right tools. A tight beveled brush can do wonders for creating a strong outline, but it may not work for a natural highlight. The same goes for eye shadow brushes, as extra-small surfaces require complete precision. That’s why we’ve tested hundreds of products to find the best makeup brushes on the market. Whether you’re looking to buy a kit with all the tools you need or just want to upgrade one of the brushes in your existing arsenal, here are the top picks.

1. Best Makeup Brush Set:

Complete set of professional brushes Sonia Kashuk

Get everything you need to create a vlogger-worthy look at home with this award-winning set of makeup brushes. It includes 10 brushes in a range of sizes and styles that will let you blend, highlight, blend, shade, and polish. Each brush features soft synthetic bristles and contoured handles for a comfortable grip.

2. Best Makeup Brush For Bronzer:

Beautyblender Big Boss Powder Brush and Cooling Roller

This high quality bronzer brush has one feature that sets it apart from the crowd: a cooling roller on the opposite side of the brush, which when slid over areas like the jaw and cheekbones deflates and defines. We love how fluffy the brush is because it allows for a perfect and natural tanned look.

4. Best makeup brush for blush:

MERIT Brush No. 1 Blending Brush

These densely packed bristles work well for applying and blending powder and cream blushes. A natural-looking sunny glow has never looked better.

5. Best makeup brush for contouring:

Anisa Shine Bronzer

If you’re looking to create high cheekbones and blend your outline to perfection, look no further than this brush. The dense yet flexible fibers work to polish the product into the skin, and the oval head makes it easy to orient your makeup for hyper-precision.

6. Best Makeup Brush For Liquid Foundation:

COVER FX Custom Application Brush

“I’ve always loved mixing my skincare with my makeup for a natural looking French girl look, and this makeup brush makes that easier than ever,” a tester said at our annual Beauty Crush Awards . The brush has three wells so you can add a dab of moisturizer, serum or foundation directly to the bristles before gently blending them.

7. Best makeup brush for concealer:

Kevyn Aucoin Le Duet Concealer Brush

For those hard-to-reach areas around the eyes, look for a double-ended brush that will go into every corner and gently apply the concealer so it looks smooth and natural, not mushy. The flat, rounded tip of this brush is perfect for application while the soft, rounded side helps diffuse the concealer so that it blends and blends with the rest of your skin.

8. Best makeup brush for highlighter:

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Highlighter brush 120

Target exactly where you want a vibrant shine using this angled brush. The curved shape of the bristles allows you to choose the best highlighter placement for your face shape.

9. Best makeup brush to set powder:

PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Powder Brush

When you spend a decent amount of time doing your makeup, you want it to stay put. Enter: fixing powders. But first, you need a super fluffy brush to spread it evenly and smoothly over your freshly made up face. A few passes of this brush on your face and your powder will be set for hours.

10. Best Eyebrow Makeup Brush:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brush # 20

We understand #browgoals, and this brush will help you make it happen. This brush comes with a spiral end to brush the bristles upward for a soapy brow look. But more importantly, we love that the brush is straight because it helps define a clean, even brow.

11. Best Gel Eyeliner Makeup Brush:

Laura Mercier Inclined Eyeliner Brush

For a super crisp cat’s eye look, dip this brush in your gel eyeliner, draw a thin line across the upper eyelid, and brush the outer corners of the eyes. The angled tip helps you get closer to the lid so you can place the liner directly against your lashes.

12. Best makeup brush for eye shadow application:

MAC 239 Synthetic Eye Shader Brush

With eye shadow, you want to make sure you’re getting the right amount and gently pat on the lid for the best results. This soft, dense brush is perfect for this. Create or blend cream, powder and liquid eye shadows (and loose pigments) with this round tip brush.

13. Best makeup brush for blending eyeshadow:

IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blending Brush # 105

You need a fluffy eye makeup brush to create smoky eyes and any look that requires mixing, and this one does the trick. The narrow, tapered head perfectly penetrates the creases of the eye and deposits just the right amount of eye shadow on the eyelid.

14. Best Eyeshadow Makeup Brush Kit:

Makeup by Mario Brushes By Mario: Artist Collection 1

If you love eye makeup and want to take your skills from amateur to expert, this brush set is a great investment. Whether you want to create precise lines and folds or create bold, colorful looks, this five-piece collection can be used for a variety of applications.


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