The Makeup Brushes Every Beauty Junkie Swears By

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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.

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The Best Makeup Brushes By Type

For Foundation

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

For Contouring

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

For Blush

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

For Setting

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

For Concealer

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

For Eyeliner

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

For Brows

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

For Lid Creases

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

For Allover Eye Shadow

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

For Highlighter

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