It pays to invest in a blush brush, because once you find the right one, it does it all. This domed bristle brush picks up and deposits blush to define, contour, and shade your cheeks. Simply apply the brush in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks.
A great concealer brush can be the MVP of your makeup bag since it tackles your worst problems in one step: blemishes, scars, brown spots, broken capillaries, and under-eye circles. The best brush for the job is one with a tapered head and bristles that are both firm and flexible for extra precision.
This is your best brush for highlighting and sharpening your features. Whether you're using wet or dry products, select this angled brush to sculpt your cheekbones with a soft finish. It can also be used to enhance the brow line and narrow the face.
Avoid that streaky finish when applying foundation. A good foundation brush will give you more even coverage and a smooth, pore less finish. Make sure to look for one with a domed head and densely packed bristles, especially if you are dealing with dark under-eye circles and fine lines. It's also perfect for applying face creams and serums.
With it's feathery texture, it's made to sweep highlighter, blush or bronzer over your cheekbones. The key is to keep your touch light so it doesn't look overdone. The brush should be soft, but substantial enough to pick-up the powder in the first place.
This is a staple of any make-up bag. It helps you set your face with powder after you've applied foundation and sweeps away extra make-up without messing with your carefully crafted look. Buy a large, dense and fluffy brush with a tapered head.
If you've never used one, you'll wonder why once you've tried it and never want to apply color straight out the tube again. It helps you color in the lines for a smudge-proof pout and also works for mixing formulas. Look for a brush with a tapered point and soft bristles for each application.
This is the best trick for achieving fuller, more organized eyebrows. The angled brush smoother and defines brows with powder and the spiral end tames those crazy hairs after you wake up. the spoolie also doubles as a wand for removing mascara clumps and separating lashes.
A good eyeliner brush is a small, angled brush that's easy to grip. You want it to create super sharp lines, but also be able to work with wet and dry eyeliners.
Cleaning Your Brush Often Makes for a Happy Face!
Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner, the better! Many dermatologists advise washing brushes used for foundation and concealer once a week to prevent buildup. We should be cleaning our tools on a weekly basis to prevent bacteria buildup. Otherwise, you're going to experience a lot of unwanted breakouts.
Brushes used near the eyes should be cleaned at least 2x a month
Go Beyond Basic Care
Using fancy dry shampoo-like sprays or any product that is formulated as a "brush cleanser" really isn't necessary. In fact, we find the best cleaning solution is a baby shampoo or moisturizing shampoo mixed with tea-tree oil. The addition of tea-tree oil helps kill acne-causing bacteria because it's antimicrobial.
Also, using higher quality brushes will make a huge difference. Using the right tools are just as important as the makeup itself for getting the look you want. Knowing when to toss your brush is also important. If your brushes become too squashed or your the bristles are starting to fray, shed or loose shape then it's time to throw them away. They simply will not be able to handle the job.