14 Types of Make-Up Brushes

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You can get your outfit, jewelry, accessories right, but if your make-up isn’t right all your efforts will be in vain. To be a pro at the art of putting up make-up, you first need to know all your make-up tools perfectly.
Here’s a guide to perfectly acquaint you with the different types of make-up brushes.

1. Foundation Brush

foundation brush
The bristles of foundation brush are tightly packed with a tapered tip for fluid application. It is designed to achieve a smooth and flawless finish. For an even distribution, dampen the brush in warm water and firmly squeeze the excess into a towel or tissue.

2. Concealer Brush

concealor brush
It is a flat brush,having softer bristles, with a wider base and a pointed tip. It is used to apply concealer under the eyes to spots and to camouflage problem areas such as under eye dark circles and areas of discoloration.

3. Duo Fibre Brush

duo fibre
Made from a blend of synthetic fibres, this brush is ideal for blending colors. It has a flat, circular, feathery head which provides lightweight and buildable coverage of liquid, cream or powder. It is used to blend cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks or for a light dusting of shimmer powder to cheek and brow bones.

4. Powder Brush

powder brush
Soft, full and rounded, this brush can be used for both compact powder and bronzer. The bristles pick up the perfect amount of color and distribute evenly onto the skin. Load your brush with the powder and shake away any excess before sweeping onto the skin.

5. Fan Powder Brush

fan powder
Created for use with loose powder, the fine fan sweeps a light dusting of powder onto the skin for a soft, velvety effect. This application technique avoids heavy coverage which can highlight fine lines and imperfections. These brushes are also used to remove excess powder on the face, particularly after eyeshadow application.

6. Blusher Brush

blusher brush
The blusher brush has a rounded head which is perfect for giving a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks. Sweep and blend along your cheekbone drawing the brush up into your hairline.

7. Face Contour Brush

face contour
Slanted and rounded in shape, the contour brush mimics the angles of your cheekbones. This is ideal for highlighting and shading with bronzer or illuminating powder.

8. Eyeshadow Brush

eyeshadow brush
Large, flat, short and brimming with bristles for excellent coverage. The soft bristles have a beveled edge for a smooth application without ‘dragging’ the eyelid.

9. Angle Eye Shadow Brush

angle eye shadow brush
A long, round and tapered brush perfect for shading the eye socket. Just gently follow the natural crease of the socket blending back and forth to build up depth of color.

10. Blending Eye shadow Brush

blending eye shadow
It is used to blend eye colors and to highlight the brow bone.

11. Fine Point Eyeliner Brush

fine point
The extra fine tip of this brush delivers precise liquid and gel eyeliner application. A perfect line can be achieved in one stroke, or use the point to dot in between lashes for a more subtle effect.

12. Flat Eyeliner Brush

It allows eyeliner to be applied deep into the lash line for a richer and more distinct eye. Gently brush upwards to soften and blend the line for a smokey eye.

13. Spiral eyebrow Brush

spiral eyebrow
Ideal for taming unruly hairs, the stiff bristles smooth and comb eyebrows into form. When shaping, use to brush hairs upwards and trim the excess for neatly groomed brows.

14. Lip Brush

lip brush
The sculpted tip of a lip brush is perfect for achieving a flawless line. The bristles are short and firm for controlled application.


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