The Best Makeup Brushes In Every Price Range

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As amazing as makeup can be, the trick to making the most of your beauty buys is having the right tools. Hence, using the proper brushes for certain products is the secret to creating gorgeous looks and better color payoff. Read on for our shopping guide to the makeup brushes you need for every budget—whether you’re looking to start a collection or expand an existing one.

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Brush Up

Foundation Brush

Opt for a big kabuki brush to apply your liquid foundation for a flawless, airbrush-effect finish.

Marc Jacobs The Face III Buffing Foundation Brush

$55

Neiman Marcus

Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

$34

Sephora

Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush

$12

IT Cosmetics

Powder Brush

Soft, curved brushes are perfect for both loose and compact powders since they won't irritate or dry out the skin.

Large Powder Brush

$28

Up Powder Brush

$60

Amazon

Powder Brush No 100

$12

Sonia Kashuk

Stippling Brush

Ideal for cream blushes, these duo-fiber brushes help create a smooth, natural-looking sheen of color on the cheeks.

Pro Stippling Brush

$32

Japonesque

Stippling Face Brush

$16

Zoeva

Stippling Brush

$8

Real Techniques

Flat Eye Shadow Brush

Use a flat brush to pack base shadow on your lids.

Large Eyeshadow Brush

$7

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Brush

$32

Nordstrom

247 Flat Shader Brush

$25

MAC

Blending Eye Shadow Brush

A good blending brush is crucial for blurring out harsh lines and mixing multiple hues—making it an essential in your arsenal.

Eyeshadow Blend Brush

$56

Tom Ford Beauty

The Blender Brush

$18

BareMinerals

Blending Eye Brush

$2

e.l.f.

Lip Brush

Whether you're craving a plump nude-colored pout or a bold red lip, these brushes master precise application so the color doesn't bleed.

Retractable Lip Brush

$33

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty

Precision Lip Brush

$18

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Lip Brush

$10

Pixi

Bronzer Brush

Large brushes capture a bronzer's color, making it easy to impart an all-over tan glow to the face.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer Brush

$85

Nordstrom

Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush

$24

Benefit

Bronzer Brush

$8

up & up

Angled Brush

Select a small- to medium-size angled brush to carve out amazing model-like cheekbones.

Surratt Artistique Sculpting Brush

$90

Sephora

NARS #21 Contour Brush

$42

Nordstrom

Small Angled Brush

$7

BH Cosmetics

Fan Brush

For a delicate dust of a glow-inducing highlighter, choose the fan brush, which can multitask as a cleanup tool for makeup fallout.

Pro Fan Brush

$27

Sephora

Deluxe Fan Brush

$7

Eco Tools

White Fan Brush

$18

Jane Iredale

Concealer Brush

Properly (and precisely) cover up blemishes and dark circles by using a small concealer brush.

Concealer Brush #10

$32

Chanel

Precision Concealer Brush

$20

Smashbox

Cream Concealer Brush

$10

Mary Kay

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