Makeup pros recommend blending your makeup before you go out the door for a natural-looking, flawless finish. Investing in the right blending brush makes that job much more effective and a lot faster. Blending brushes typically have densely packed, soft, synthetic bristles with a slightly rounded top for gentle, even blending. They also come in a few different sizes to accommodate various areas of the face.

There are also slightly larger blending brushes with the same soft bristles but offer a little more surface space along the rounded top. They tend to be about an inch wide with domed bristles packed together tightly. This size suits areas that need gentle blending, such as under-eye circles, where you want to build up coverage or soften your overall face makeup.