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
This brush promises an airbrushed finish, leaving a non-cakey texture on your skin.
Hoola Bronzing and Contour Brush
If you're a fan of contouring, this will leave you chiseled minus any harsh lines.
Buffer Blush Brush
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For a naturally flushed look, focus on the apples of your cheeks.
Mr. Right The Perfect Powder Brush
To set your foundation and concealer, nobody does a better job than Mr. Right.
The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush No. 14
Cover up any blemishes, spots or scarring with this full-coverage magic stick.
Dual-End Liner and Smudger Brush
Whether you desire a perfect wing or a smoky-eye smudge, this versatile brush has you covered.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #12
Tame even the most unruly set with this spoolie-and-angled-brush combo.
Tapered Blending Brush E40
For Lid Creases
Blend shadow evenly into your crease with larger than life bristles.
Pro Allover Shadow Brush #12
For Allover Eye Shadow
This brush is perfect for completing all shadow looks from simple to bold.
#22 Fan Brush
Swipe this fan across your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and your cupid's bow.