The Makeup Brushes Every Beauty Junkie Swears By


Makeup brushes are the key to a flawlessly finished face, but unfortunately there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to shopping for them. A slew of shapes and textures exist to help you achieve the most natural contour or the most precise cat-eye or the perfect brow arch—whatever you’re looking for. Sound overwhelming? We’ve done the homework for you and selected the best in each category. Here, our 10 favorite brushes on the market right now, broken down by type. Seriously, try these ASAP.


The Best Makeup Brushes By Type

The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush



For Foundation

This brush promises an airbrushed finish, leaving a non-cakey texture on your skin.

Hoola Bronzing and Contour Brush



For Contouring

If you're a fan of contouring, this will leave you chiseled minus any harsh lines.

Buffer Blush Brush


Make Up For Ever

For Blush

For a naturally flushed look, focus on the apples of your cheeks.

Mr. Right The Perfect Powder Brush


Too Faced

For Setting

To set your foundation and concealer, nobody does a better job than Mr. Right.

The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush No. 14


Marc Jacobs

For Concealer

Cover up any blemishes, spots or scarring with this full-coverage magic stick.

Dual-End Liner and Smudger Brush



For Eyeliner

Whether you desire a perfect wing or a smoky-eye smudge, this versatile brush has you covered.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #12



For Brows

Tame even the most unruly set with this spoolie-and-angled-brush combo.

Tapered Blending Brush E40


Sigma Beauty

For Lid Creases

Blend shadow evenly into your crease with larger than life bristles.

Pro Allover Shadow Brush #12


Sephora Collection

For Allover Eye Shadow

This brush is perfect for completing all shadow looks from simple to bold.

#22 Fan Brush



For Highlighter

Swipe this fan across your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and your cupid's bow.