Before applying makeup, it’s essential to know the purpose and function of each makeup brush. Having an understanding of the different types of brushes helps promote flawless makeup coverage.

Foundation Brush

Foundation brushes have long, flat bristles that are tapered at the ends, allowing for accurate and precise application of foundation or concealer.

Powder Brush

Powder brushes are big and fluffy, with many bristles to pick up loose powder. These brushes are to dust makeup powder evenly and loosely across the skin.

Kabuki Brush

A kabuki brush features a large bunch of bristles firmly packed into a circular base, with a very short handle. These brushes are used for face powder or mineral foundation and should provide complete, even coverage across the face.

Blush Brush

A blush brush is used for adding blush colors onto the cheeks. Two main types of blush brushes are most popular: large and fluffy blush brushes or small and angled blush brushes. The bristles should be soft, as this provides a more natural look.

Eyeshadow Brush

Eyeshadow brushes are small and come in a wide variety of shapes. Angled or pointy eyeshadow brushes help line the eyes; blunt brushes add color to the eyelids.