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compact brushes

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for compact brushes.

For the fashion-conscious, a compact brush is a must. These small, travel-ready brushes can be used to set makeup, blend foundation, contour, and more. They're also great for touch-ups on the go.


foundation brush...The brush just spreads out over your face. You will still need a smaller more compact brush or your fingers to get around your nose and mouth. ...Perhaps Hourglass would win out in longevity but I won't be keeping them to find out. #1 isn't as large as I expected. #2 isn't as dense as I expected. #7 is in between the two but I didn't want a multi-tasking brush and prefer the long handles. I do use the small eye brushes and love them.

What it is:
A medium-size foundation/blush brush.

What it does:
This multipurpose makeup brush ensures the flawless application of liquid foundation and even primer. It can also be used for contouring and highlighting the face with blush or bronzer. Expect polished, professional results every time.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass designed their makeup brush collection to be supremely soft, decidedly luxurious, and PETA-friendly. Takelon bristles are made from high-grade synthetic fibers to maximize product application, avoid potential allergic reactions to animal fur, and promote the use of non-animal products.

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


Great brush...I'm always running between my house and my boyfriends house and this brush is so compact. It fits in any small makeup bag....Retractable feature makes it compact to take on the go.

What it is:
A handy, retractable brush created for flawless foundation application.

What it does:
Hourglass Retractable Foundation Brush makes your makeup routine convenient. Its luxuriously soft, PETA-approved, Takelon bristles are made from high-grade synthetic fibers to maximize product coverage and avoid potential allergic reactions to animal fur. Get gorgeous on the go with this travel-friendly, cruelty-free must-have.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates


Small but yet effective...Love this brush I used it daily for my powder foundations. this brush...the compact bristles really make this brush. Dab into liquid foundation and apply.

What it is:
An ultrasoft face brush with short, tightly packed bristles that applies powder and liquid foundation for a flawless, matte finish.

What it does:
Get an ultra-polished, HD-finish makeup look with the Full Coverage Face Brush.


Great Brush...By far one of my favorite foundation brushes! I haven't had any issue with chipping/flaking/peeling of the handle design (been about 6 months now), it's compact in my opinion and great for taking on the road with me. ...The brushes are soft and dense. Perfect!

What it is: A cruelty-free, vegan foundation brush to press and buff on comfortable and flawless medium-to-full coverage.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This high-density brush is made of extremely-soft, synthetic fibers that mimic natural hair. It’s designed with finely-cut fibers of varying heights, making it extremely easy to buff and blend Foundcealer’s (sold separately) formula into skin without streaking. The hairs are ultra-dense so the gel formula does not absorb into the brush.


small, compact & easy for travel!...Which it does evenly without intense product strokes left on the brace by the brush fibers. The fibers of the brush are soft and durable. ...Best brush for mineral powder foundation!...Although i prefer a smaller buffing brush since I have a small face, I don't find this brush to be too large in size.

What it is: A four-petal face brush that is uniquely-designed to contour to face and buff skin to a polished finish.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by the Shiseido camellia, this uniquely-designed brush features four distinct petal sections with hidden core technology. This brush helps control pressure for a smooth and seamless makeup application, and was developed to be used with all makeup textures.


Very compact and dense brush! Very similar to my morphe (forgot the number) foundation brush. ...The bristles are short and very compact so you have to work in small areas at a time.

What it is: A super densely packed brush with soft short bristles that buffs foundation into skin for instant coverage.

What Else You Need to Know: This buffing brush smooths foundation into skin for a seamless finish. It is perfect for powder foundations.

PRO Brush Collection, thirty brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles. The tapered artistry handles help offer ultimate control in makeup application to help you create any makeup look you desire. This brush and its holder have been developed responsibly: The paper of the packaging and the wood of the handle are made of sustainably managed forests.


I have a similar brush that’s more compact I haven’t reached for since this one came into my life....I love this brush. the angle is great to get right up under the eyelid. its easy to use. the brush is super soft yet compact!

What it is: A high-performance concealer brush that delivers unprecedented precision and blending.

What Else You Need to Know:This brush features a unique half-moon shape for controlled application to the contours of the face, especially under the eyes. The bristles have the ideal density and texture to blend seamlessly. It is also designed for use with liquid and cream formulas and optimizes performance of Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer.


I bought this to use with my Dior spray foundation versus buying the expensive one Dior sells. This brush is amazing! I can spray directly on the brush or my face and this brush perfectly smooths my spray foundation. ...The best foundation brush, period!...They are a little bit expensive but for this quality I find them worth it. This brush is my favorite so far and not just from this brand but of all the makeup brushes I've ever used, seriously.

What it is: A small, soft, angled makeup brush that delivers an even, streak-free foundation application.

What Else You Need to Know: This compact foundation brush has soft, dense fibers to help build coverage and create a smooth, flawless complexion. Made for liquid foundation formulas, its angled oval shape delivers a seamless finish while easily reaching the contours of the face for an even foundation application.

After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100 percent fiber brushes are available in a large range of handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs.


This brush is TINY! If you want something small with short and dense bristles, this brush is for you! ...Compact and ultra soft....Very soft, super compact. Does the job well. I haven't had it long so I'm not sure how it holds up after it's cleaned.

What it is: A unique foundation brush that evenly buffs makeup onto skin, achieving a light but buildable coverage.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush‘s circular head and dense bristles help you apply makeup and create a flawless-looking complexion. It‘s made with soft, synthetic, vegan bristles and without plastics or metals. Its small silicone handle also reduces waste. This brush works best with liquid and cream formulas and pairs perfectly with Sephora Collection‘s Clean Glowing Skin Foundation (sold separately).


This brush is amazing...It is also pretty small and compact so it would be a great brush to have when you are traveling.

What it is: An angled brush designed for seamless blending of skin tint and liquid or cream foundation.

Brush Formulation:

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
6.29 inches

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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