Makeup Tips | 13 Essential Makeup Brushes

Here’s the lowdown on which brushes to keep and which to lose.

Ideally, how many makeup brushes should one own? When is enough brushes enough?  For those of you who are confused as to what to buy in terms of brushes – check out our awesome list of the best brushes!  So, here’s the lucky 13 makeup brushes that will suit your everyday and occasional needs.

13 Essential Makeup Brushes Your Kit Needs

1. Eyeshadow brush

Basic of all the brushes.  A medium brush is necessary for the application of main colour to the eyes. As according to temptalia the MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush is the best ever.

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2.  Eyeliner brush

This can be tight line, fine flick or cat eye. For more inputs  beautylish has detailed the types on her site.  While e.l.f. Studio Angled Eyeliner Brush is rated best for eyeliner brush by eyeslipsface.com due to their usability.
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 3. Dual Ended Brow brush

The angled brush on the other end would be best for creating the lines and filing up spaces and gaps on the brows.  The brush tip is for shaping and placing fly away brows in place.  Below is the product recommendation from Makeupgeek.

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4. Pencil brush

According from –  from head to toe pencil brushes are the best makeup brush for the Asian girls and she highly suggests Sigma E30 pencil brush to add to complete the eye makeup look.

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5. Concealer brush

The best tool in applying concealer other than a foam and a finger is the concealer brush as recommended by most makeup artists. And the first on the list of  bestmakeupbrushesguide review on the best concealer is the Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush.
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6.  Blending brush

The best on the list of reviews from makeupalley.com for 2014 is the MAC 217 Blending brush.  It’s the top most recommended blending brush but quite pricey.

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7. Shiseido – Perfect Foundation Brush.

Both makeupalley.com and Nordstrom recommend the Shiseido – Perfect Foundation Brush.  The product has extremely high rating because it can be used on all foundation formulation:  liquid, cream or powder.

8. Powder Brush

Though not as commonly known cosmetic brand users of the Tarte Buffy Bamboo face powder brush has raving reviews on this brush for its multipurpose functions.

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9. Blush Brush

Obviously named as a blush brush where its main purpose is to apply blusher to the cheeks. On the user reviews from ulta.com the Real Techniques Blush Brush has the highest rates among all.

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10. Contour brush

Well loved by many even when it’s quite costly the MAC Large Angled Contour Brush 168 has the highest review from beautyheaven.com.au as well as from the customer reviews from the MACCosmetics site.
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11. Highlighter brush

Top on the list for highlighter brush came from makeupgeek.com site.  Customers are raving about the quality and affordability of Makeup Geek Brush – Cheek Highlighter Brush (sadly product is currently out of stock and will be coming back in September.)

12. Kabuki brush

Kabuki brush are used mainly to even out or blend powder on the face. Too Faced – Retractable Kabuki Brush has been rated highly by makeupalley.com, beautylish.com, hsn.com and also from the products main site toofaced.com.

13. Lip brush

Where the name speaks for itself – the lip brush main purpose is to apply lipstick as it evens out the tint on the lips.  And Maybelline – Retractable Lip Brush has the highest rating on the following sites: makeupalley.com and ultra.com
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Originally posted on August 12, 2014 @ 1:55 PM