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10 Super Useful Makeup Brushes that All Women Need and Exactly How to Use Them

How to Use Makeup Brushes 

Some women swear by their makeup brushes and cannot move out of their home without carrying a bag full of every type of makeup brush known to mankind. Some, on the other hand, are intimidated by them and cannot recognize a contouring brush to save a life. Then there are a those women who buy a pack of 5 makeup brushes from Target and marry them for life.

Whatever category you may fall in, makeup brushes are an essential item to have in your beauty bag at all times. From giving you smoky, sultry eyes in minutes to making your cheekbones pop in seconds, the right brush can change your makeup and your entire look drastically.

But if you have zero clue about these bristled beauty wonders, then fret not, as we have listed out the 10 most essential makeup brushes that cover all the bases.

From pearly peach eyes to your bronzed décolletage, we've got you covered with the right brush.

Read on:

1. The Foundation Brush

The Foundation Brush
Makeup Brushes

We recommend - Urban Decay Good Karma Blending Brush

This fluffy brush with large but feather soft bristles is used to spread and smooth your foundation - both liquid and cream for a flawless, streak-less finish. Look for a brush that has densely packed bristles, specially if fine lines and dark circles are also your concerns while applying makeup.

Another use for it would be to apply your under-eye concealer by giving gentle pats with the brush. You could also apply face creams and serums with it so you won't mess up your hands.

2. The Beauty Blender Brush

The Beauty Blender Brush
Makeup Brushes
With the broad end of the sponge you can smooth out and spread any product on your face. Then with the tip of the brush you can cover the creases around your nose and target smaller regions on your face, like dusting your inner eyes.

Applying your favorite cream blush, blending out ugly makeup lines and removing excessive makeup buildup are a few of the extra techniques that can be performed with this beauty tool.

3. The Kabuki Brush

The Kabuki Brush
Makeup Brushes

We recommend - bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

A multipurpose brush, this large sized makeup tool has a feather soft feel and wide rounded bristles and can used for a range of makeup applications. Loose powder, bronzer, highlighters - all can be adeptly and beautifully applied with this fluffy beauty brush. You can also use it for buffing your face to remove any harsh makeup lines.

4. The Powder Brush

The Powder Brush
Makeup Brushes
Here you'll find a brush that is apt for evenly diffusing loose powder on your face and anywhere on your body. The long, super fluffy bristles of the brush gently and gorgeously even out the product like a high quality cream blush. With long strokes, sweep out blush starting from the apples of your cheeks and moving forth to the end of your cheekbones.

5. The Blush Brush

The Blush Brush
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We recommend - For lazy girls who don't clean their makeup brushes - the Clinique Blush Brush - with antibacterial technology.

Investing in a blush brush is a smart decision as the right one will do it all for you - literally. From defining your cheekbones to shaping them and contouring, this brush does all three jobs with aplomb. The dome shape bristles smooth the product along the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion

5. The Angled Blush Brush

The Angled Blush Brush
Makeup Brushes
We recommend - Urban Decay Naked Flushed Double-Ended Brush

With slanted bristles, product application becomes a breeze, specially on your cheekbones. Use it for contouring perfectly, by applying a contour powder that is two shades darker than your skin color below your cheekbones and get emphasized contours.

Or define your face by sweeping bronzing powder into the hollows of your cheeks effortlessly.

6. The Concealer Brush

The Concealer Brush
Makeup Brushes
We recommend - Estée Lauder or MAC Concealer Brush

From tackling all your worst facial issues - brown spots, dark circles, broken capillaries, scars, blemishes - to fixing messy lipstick edges, a concealer brush is a makeup bag staple that no woman should forego. Think extra-precise firm and flexible bristles and a small, tapered head for a beautiful application.

7. The All-Over Eye Shadow Brush

The All-Over Eye Shadow Brush
Makeup Brushes
You get the multitasker of an eye shadow brush to do your eye makeup expertly. Apply powder, cream shadows, dab some glitter - you get the idea.

For a smoky eye look in any color, pat some eye shadow under your lower lash line.

 8. The Smudger Brush

The Smudger Brush
Makeup Brushes

We recommend - Laura Mercier Smudge Brush

Anytime you want smoky, sultry looking eyes in a hurry, pick up this brush and get to work. Ideal for softening your eye makeup, this little beauty tool can also be utilized for dealing with an intensely pigmented product around the inner and outer eye corners and the brow bone.


9. The Lip Brush

The Lip Brush
Makeup Brushes
We recommend - Lancome Retractable Lip Brush

A smooth-flowing lip brush with a tapered end can be used for mixing lip colours, covering up fine lines and giving you a super sexy looking smudge-proof pout. Once you get addicted to one, you'll never want to use your lipsticks straight from the tubes again.

10. The Fan Brush

The Fan Brush
Makeup Brushes

This cool looking makeup brush serves us beauty-addicts in many ways - from cleaning up fallen makeup, to gentle application of powders to hiding eyelash glue with a gel liner to blending makeup to depluming your eyelashes and more.

You can also dip the ends of the fan in your favorites color of mascara and go for a soft, no-makeup look.

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  1. This is a 10 step awesome tutorial. It's really helpful. Thanks to share this beautiful idea. I believe makeup is an important part of women's life and a perfect makeup brush gives a beautiful finishing. That's why I love to use perfect makeup brush for my makeups & my Liquid Matte Lipstick for my lip.