I mean, if I spend $150+ on a brush set and then need to add, say, a powder brush to make it complete, that doesn’t feel right to me. The Problem With Brush SetsOne of the big problems with brush sets on the market today is that they can fall short somewhere in being complete. I’ve also kept in mind the various problems you can have with brush sets and mentioned them, as necessary, below. Since it has a finer tip, it’s perfect for precisely applying a bold lipstick, but be prepared to take a little extra time doing so. Martin says that this brush is usually used to apply color in larger areas of the face like bronzer or blush. Keep scrolling for our complete rundown of how to use every makeup brush essential to any kit.

Brighten, treat, and protect your under eye area with our patented 3-in-1 formula. For creating the illusion of depth and adding a dramatic contrast to your base lid color. For the application of blush to get that fresh-faced, youthful rosiness. For bronzer or highlighter, use a fan to gently buff product onto your cheekbones using a sweeping motion. For smaller areas, use the tip of the Beauty Blender for detail work like applying highlighter to your cupid’s bow or shimmer to brow bones. Silicone blenders are generally flat and oval or teardrop-shaped. The great part about using a silicone blender is that there is no chance of it absorbing anything, meaning that you’re not wasting precious product. If you want to slim your chin, take the brush and make parentheses around it. And finally, add some darker lines on either side of your jaw bone. Now, your face should be mapped out with the darker contrast.

Offers the quality Morphe is known for in a smaller, compact set. Professional-grade set with 21 well-made brushes in an attractive, bright red case. Numerous brushes for numerous needs, plus some to spare. If you want a well-rounded set of Morphe brushes for a mid-range price, this is the one to get. 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. I washed all the brushes and sponges with a regular foaming cleanser like I normally do and did not see any shedding or staining. I think that’s a good sign that these brushes will be usable for a decent number of years.

The bristles should be stiff to avoid streaking and to allow for an airbrushed finish. Pencil Brush—A pencil brush’s tiny tip allows for precise color application. It’s used for smudging eyeshadow along the lower lash line, smoking out eyeliner, and creating a defined crease. Flat Stiff Brush—A flat stiff brush is used to pack color on the lid. It must be stiff in order to pick up plenty of color and the flat surface allows for even eyeshadow application. If that’s you, we’re here to answer all your basic brush questions! Sometimes you’ll come across two brushes that look exactly the same, but may be labeled for different purposes.

In palettes, the colors all correspond, and sometimes the shadows are even labeled by which area they should be applied to. Use a small pointed brush to dot a bit where under-eye circles are darkest, usually at the inner and outer corners of the eye. Look for something as close as you can find to your skin tone and err on the lighter side if need be. Since 1910, Elizabeth Arden has been producing quality cosmetics— as well as makeup tools—that millions of women have come to rely on. That big red door holds a lot of clout, which is why this set is on our best-brushes list. Sephora’s Tools of the Trade Brush Set contains of eight high-quality, professional-grade brushes.

It’s also great for blending out a darker color when you want to lighten it up a bit. Cheaper options for this brush would be either the Morphe MB23 or the M330. MAC 239MAC 242The MAC 239 and 242 have a flat surface for packing color onto the lid. I prefer the 239 which is a shorter, wider brush over the 242 thinner brush but that’s just personal preference basked on my lid shape. I tend to use the 239 when I am working with a more matte shade on the lid and the 242 when I am using a lid color with more sheen to it. I absolutely think it’s worth it BUT, my Morphe M439 Deluxe Buffer does pretty much the exact same thing for a fraction of the cost. Honestly, if I ever lost my Marc Jacobs one I probably would not rush out to replace it knowing I have this guy waiting in my brush holder. The M439 does a great job of buffing out my foundation and keeping things looking nice and blended. This site uses cookies to offer you better services.

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It has all the brushes that you need for powders, creams, mineral makeup, and even liquids. They are super soft and blend everything very well. Very easy to clean and don’t shed hairs like other brands I’ve used. Some of the best eye brushes out there, I love these brushes. I’m all for a value set when it comes to brushes because you more likely than not use them all and get bang for your buck. Plus these are some of the highest quality brushes you can get. Meet the Fab Four – the perfect-sized set to create professional-worthy makeup with the right tools for applying, contouring, blending and defining. Consider setting your makeup once you have finished applying it with a light dusting of translucent face powder.

Okay, maybe they don’t weigh a ton, that’s an exaggeration but it is quite a sizeable amount. The brushes have a custom made travel cosmetics pouch developed for protecting, storing, and organizing them. The brushes are made out of thick soft synthetic fiber bristles, which means they are gentle on skin. It’s possible, hence, find the perfect brushes for all of your makeup needs to get a perfect finish. This set of five brushes from Chantecaille is perfect for traveling. We love the chic metallic case that keeps your brushes in perfect shape, so they’ll last years. This limited-edition holiday kit makes for a great gift. You get five mini brushes that are perfect size to stick in your bag if you’re always on the go and need a touch up here and there throughout your day. Plus it comes with an adorable pink pouch for easy storage. If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, this essential brush set from EcoTools is a must.

In order to achieve the most clean, natural-looking line, wiggle and dab the brush gently but firmly against the lash line. From the angled liner brush to the spoolie, we lay out how to identify and how to use makeup brushes in your collection. It’s so versatile—you can use it on your cheeks, lips, and even your eyes if it’s the right color. It’s really great if you’re in a hurry or you forget a product. It also pays to invest in quality for professional kits. You want products with good color payoff, ingredients that won’t irritate clients’ skin, and packing that can withstand wear and tear. Getting palettes that focus on just one group of skin tones or a single color family of lip or eye color will ultimately limit your choice in both products and clients. Add good quality concealer and foundation to your kit.

This brush should be shorter, and firmer and be be made of natural bristles. The purpose of this brush is to apply a base layer of eyeshadow in a neutral shade from your lid to your brow bone. Really press the shadow into your shadow primer to create a smooth, even, and long lasting base on your lid. FLAT EYESHADOW BRUSH

The solve makeup brush set comes with 32 pieces of well crafted professional makeup brushes for foundation, concealer, eye makeup and all. The set is black handles, with black and grey bristles, with a silver plating in between. To clean them, you just have to run them under a hot water tap, then apply a small amount of shampoo, and give it a light scrub. All the makeup residue that was on them will wash off, and even prevent infections from using dirty ones. These brushes are perfect for whatever makeup product you are using, and the handles are well crafted for a good grip. No makeup set is complete without a multitude of brushes. Morphe Cosmetics is a top retailer known for the quality of their makeup brushes. There are brush sets for the makeup professional and for the novice on the move. They even have a line of vegan brushes for the more animal-conscious makeup wearers. Be warned that some brushes are more prone to bristle loss than others.

The contour brush is a hard one to pick out of a crowd simply because it can appear so many different ways. The bristles on some are cut sharp and straight across, while others may take on more of an “S” shape to hug the shape of your cheekbones. Use a brush with blunt bristles and a sharp edge for a sharper sculpt, or use one with a softer slanted shape for a subtle shade. When it comes to bronzer and blush, the way you use the brush is almost more important than the brush itself. For bronzer, loosely sweep the brush in a “3” pattern, starting from your forehead, cutting across your cheekbones, then moving back out and down to your jawline. For blush, lightly swirl the product on the apples of your cheeks and blend it up into your cheekbones.