The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Brushes

assorted makeup brushes

If you are a makeup enthusiast, you have probably already collected a hoard of makeup brushes that you know everything about. But that’s not the case with everyone. Teenagers and even some adults don’t know why so many brushes are needed when our hands work just fine. One of the reasons why we opt for brushes instead of our fingers is because the heat from the fingertips can cause the makeup to heat up and act differently. In this guide, we have tried to explain the purpose of each brush.

Face Powder Brush

The powder brush is larger than the others and designed to pick up less product. If you are using a translucent, loose, setting powder you can use this brush. It works well for low coverage as the brush doesn’t pick up much product. It gently places the product in place without overloading it.

Blush Brush

A blush brush is smaller in size than a power brush but has the same dome shape and long bristles. The brush is smaller to apply the blush to just the specific parts of your face. Whether you want low or high coverage, the brush can get you the desired effect. You can use it to sweep the brush upwards from the cheek to your ears or sweep it over the bridge of your nose.

Foundation Brush

Foundation brushes are the most densely packed of all brushes, with a flat, angled top that is perfect to use with wet products. This brush can blend cream products into your skin and give you proper coverage. Use this with liquid foundation, concealers, and even for bronzer or contours.

Foundation Brush

Contour Brush

Contour brushes can be identified by their tightly packed bristles which makes them very soft. Having the right contour brush can help you apply the product properly. It is advisable to use a brush that is smaller than your face brush to apply the product under your cheeks, around your hairline, and under your jawline. An angled contour brush can help in minimizing fallout.

Bronzer Brush

Bronzer brushes help you apply product to add dimension to your face in specific areas such as your cheekbones and the jawline.

Kabuki Brush

The kabuki brush is the most easily identifiable of all brushes as it usually has a very small handle and very dense back bristles. The brush is very versatile and can be used for applying bronzer or foundation. The brush is very good to blend out the product on your skin.


The airbrush atomizes the liquid foundation and sprays small amounts of the product on your face. You don’t have to spread it out or blend it as a fine layer of the product is deposited onto your skin.


We offer a variety of makeup brushes that you can purchase. From foundation brushes to portable airbrush makeup kits, we have it all. You can find good-quality makeup brushes by browsing through our website and taking advantage of our free shipping if your order is over $49.

Khuraira Musa

Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.

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