13 Different Makeup Brushes That’ll Help You Enhance Your Makeup

For every makeup lover, a good collection of makeup brushes is essential. Brushes not only make it simple and easy to apply makeup, but they also allow a smooth and even finish of the product.

There are various types of brushes, so you need to learn which brushes to use for the makeup routines.

Check out this list for different kinds of make-up brushes that will give an easeful experience while applying makeup.

Foundation Brush

Foundation Brush

You should start your make-up routine with an equal foundation basis. Without the right brush, it can be hard to correctly apply a liquid foundation.

We’ve got two different styles of such brushes: one like a paintbrush and the other one with a flat top. A correct foundation brush has flexible and straight hairs to apply foundation base to your face.

Foundation brushes are available in different lengths, but your choice depends on your individual preference.

A high-quality foundation brush allows you to easily fuse the foundation so that the makeup can be buffed onto the skin for the most natural look.

Stippling Brush

Stippling Brush

This form of the brush gives the most natural, high-definition look. The brush can be used for applying the bronzer, base highlighters, and blush.

The brush can also be used effectively for applying cream and liquid makeup products.

At the top of the brush are duo-fiber-bristles, which give a light, natural and gentle appearance. The brush ends are very light and feathery.

Use the product at the top of the bristles and then move it into the skin, taking care that any harsh line is buffed off and uniform coverage is provided.

Concealer Brush

Concealer Brush

You can use concealers to mask any blemishes and lighten dark areas on the face after the foundation. For the best results of the concealer, a small concealer brush would be perfect.

A concealer brush is somewhat a smaller version of a foundation brush. It is similar to a paintbrush but seems a bit dense.

Apply a little cream to the target area when using a concealer brush and then rub gently on your skin until it mixes into your foundation.

Powder Brush

Powder Brush

A powder bush is very wide and soft, and it has a dome shape to spread the powder evenly over the face. You should apply the product very gently using a powder brush because the brush is designed to spread the powder evenly on the face.

In fact, before putting it on your face you can tap off the excess product on the brush.

Blush Brush

Blush Brush

There’s the same fluffy style as a powder brush in a good quality blush brush and as compared to a powder brush, it’s smaller as we use it for the cheeks.

It’s more rounded and compact to get blush pigments. There is a little angle to certain blush brushes to make their usage more effective.

Bristles are designed to make it possible to blend so that no harsh lines are available.

When you apply blush with a brush, you should always start with a small amount and proceed to build and blend, since it will make up the most natural look.

Contour Brush

Contour Brush

Contouring is one thing that can’t be done without a brush, no matter what you do. There are many types of makeup brushes easily accessible to contour, but instead of using a blush or a foundation brush you should buy a brush specially designated for this task.

A contour brush is about a blush brush’s size, but it has dense, angled bristles, which create an exact layer of contour. These brushes can be used either for a powder product or a cream one.

It’s designed specifically to help you focus on the areas you want to shape and contour.

Bronzer Brush

Bronzer Brush

A bronzer brush has a form similar to that of a blush brush or powder brush. It is, however, very broad and even fluffier than any of them.

A right and good quality bronzer brush help to spread the bronzer evenly on the skin.

Bronzer brushes are perfect if you want to give yourself a sun-kissed natural look by putting up bronzer.

Highlight Brush

Highlight brushes appear to be very different from most other brush types. They’re like a fan, and their bristles are thin. This fan shape can be used even on the tops of the cheekbones using the product of highlighting.

The best way to avoid too much product is to use it with light hands.

Highlighting being trendy makeup activity, adding a highlighting brush is a great brush that you can put in your makeup brushes collection.

Eyeshadow Crease Brush

Eyeshadow Crease Brush

To build an elegant eyeshadow look, you’ll need several different types of makeup brushes specifically made for eyeshadow. Eyeshadow brushes are much smaller and denser than other brushes.

These brushes are so designed that you get the right control when putting it on. Eyeshadow crease brush helps in applying crease to the eyelids. It is either angled or pointed, giving you the most precise control over the brush.

It is very important that you apply crease color with as much control as possible to build your desired look, especially if you are going for a smokey eye or other complex styles.

Eyebrow Blending Brush

Eyeshadow Blending Brush

It is the most diverse of all the eyeshadow brushes. Eyeshadow blending brushes can be used in several different ways to create a perfect eye look.

You’ll usually want to use the blending brush after you’ve used the lid and contour brushes for the initial application of the eyeshadow. You can also use a blending brush for a little more glimmer to lay a shadow on under the eyes.

After applying the eyeshadow, a good blending brush will help you with the harsh lines by making them disappear and the trick to perfection is to blend it with the brush as much as you can until it is enough.

Liner Brush

Eyeliner Brush

One of the most important brushes is a good sharp liner brush. You need a liner brush to obtain a detailed cat-eye shape. The brush is well working with gel or liquid liners.

 It is very, very small with a short, has dense bristles, and it is slightly angled towards the sharpest wing.

The liner brush is one of the hardest of all kinds of brushes to use. So, if you don’t excel in getting the right and perfect winged look in the first few attempts, don’t worry, practicing will help you in this.

Mascara Brush/Spoolie

Mascara Brush

A strong mascara wand is shaped like a spool thus also called spoolie, with small pointing bristles pointing in all directions. The bristles are made so that it fits between the eyelashes, almost like a hairbrush to move mascara in the right direction.

The bristles of the brush should be rigid because it simplifies applying the mascara. Spoolies may also be used for applying eye-brow gel or simply to brush and clean the brow hair.

They are less durable so you need to replace them frequently.

Lip Brush

Lip Brush

For a smoother experience while applying lipstick using a lip brush is the best option. This small lip brush helps you to achieve a straight, set line that other women would be the envy of.

A lip brush is tiny and thin. It comes with sleek bristles that act more like a paintbrush. This helps you to apply your lip product cleaner.

You need to brush your lips a few times with the product using for the desired shade you need.

Also, you can use the brush to soften the harsh line and blend lip shades on the lips.

You got it there! These are the different kinds of make-up brushes that you have to know about. Now that you know how to use makeup brushes be the beautiful diva. Just Shimmer and Shine!

Leave your vote

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.