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makeup artist brushes

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

The right brush can make all the difference when it comes to applying makeup. Whether you're looking for a foundation brush, an eye shadow brush, or a bronzing powder brush, there's something for your needs.


I’m pretty rough on brushes and clean them thoroughly weekly but I feel this brush will last a long time. ...I had sticker shock when I saw the price of this retractable brush. It was recommended to me by a makeup artist as the best on the market for powder foundation.

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


I went to a MUFE event and the makeup artist introduced me to this. I don't regret buying this! ...A Must Have in Your Makeup Kit!...I am a professional bridal makeup artist and I don't know how I lived without this brush.

What it is:
A must-have, dual-purpose brush featuring a rounded end and an angled end.

What it does:
Boasting two brushes in one, this double-ended brush is the perfect tool for powder application and sculpting. Use the rounded side, with has both straight and wavy fibers, for traditional powder application or highlighting. The angled side, which features wavy fibers, is perfect for sculpting the cheekbones. This brush can be used with loose and compact powders.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship.


My fave blush brush...I'm glad I had this demonstrated for me. This brush is a total game-changer....Amazing brush...I am so impressed with all the new brushes from MUFE. They are excellent. I love this specific brush for blush and bronzer.

What it is:
A long brush with a tapered point for blush application.

What it does:
This long, slender brush is ideal for easy blush application and blending to give cheekbones a lifted look. The soft bristles adapt to the shape of the face for easy contouring. The brush's tip is similar to calligraphy brushes used by makeup artists to create bold designs, and it features straight and wavy fibers for use with loose and pressed powders.


If you want good brush advice, ask the Sephora makeup artists which brush they use the most and why. ...Terrific foundation brush. I used the large tarte brush until it fell apart.

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.


Use as bronzer and highlighter brush...When I had a consultation to find a new bronze the makeup artist used this and it even though it is branded as a concealer brush. ...Amazing brush...This brush is my holy grail when it comes to concealer brushes...

What it is:
A cruelty-free, double-ended brush to buff on a customized amount of creamy concealer to hide dark circles, redness, and hyperpigmentation.

What it does:
- Cruelty-free and vegan two-in-one makeup brush
- Use with concealer to mask any and all imperfections
- Small precision brush brightens under eyes and covers acne and dark spots
- Larger buffing brush hides redness, hyperpigmentation, and more
- Works best with Rainforest of the Sea™ aquacealer concealer (sold separately)


Good brush for makeup artists...It may be useful to makeup artists that need a separate brush for highlighting. ...Beautiful brushes. I love Hourglass and this brush is one of the best.

What it is:
A multi-purpose, double-ended brush with two versatile heads for flawless makeup application.

What it does:
With high-grade, ultra-soft Taklon bristles, this double-sided tool is PETA-approved (People for the Ethical Treatment Of Animals) with long-lasting synthetic bristles. Its weighted metal handle provides easy control for effortless blending and application.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.


I wish I had just stuck with the blush brush the artist in the store used when I tried out the foundation because it really does a better job than this. ...Couldn’t tell a big difference in this brush and other brushes. Very expensive.

What it is:
A foundation-smoothing brush by Dior that offers maximum application control.

What it does:
Designed by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, the Dior Backstage Buffing Brush combines the smoothing power of a brush with the blending power of a sponge. The ergonomic shape allows for maximum control, while lush, dense bristles leave skin with an even, airbrushed finish in as little as a single sweep.


fantastic concealer brush...I'm a professional makeup artist and I absolutely adore this brush. Adding more to my cart as we speak. ...Fenty has some beautiful soft brushes, but I find myself not reaching for it, this is not a must have brush for me, this not my fave concealer brush.

What it is: A softly-angled concealer brush designed for applying and blending liquid, cream, and powder formulas with flawless, fingertip precision.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: These super-soft, synthetic bristles are custom cut at an angle to pick up and pack on the coverage you need with spot-on precision. The rounded design hugs the under-eye area and around the nose, making it perfect for applying and setting concealer, as well as blending foundation in hard-to-reach areas.


Okay so I’m a freelance makeup artist and the brushes in my kit are cheap but I’m slowly adding nicer brushes in there as I go. ...Love this brush...Was told about this brush from a Sephora makeup artist

What it is: A uniquely tapered brush that is designed to mimic fingertip application for smooth and natural coverage.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush is designed to be used in multiple ways for a customized application. The unique tapered brush head has dual benefits, offering one side to place and smooth, while the other side is used to sheer and blend. This tool can also be used to apply correctors, eye primers, and cream shadow.

The PRO Brush Collection is made up of 30 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 t


Best brush for stippling cream products...This also grabs product without soaking it up or having a ton of buildup within the brush itself. As a pro makeup artist, I really value and love it....Best brush for Cream Blush/Bronzer...I am a makeup artist and i absolutely love the way this brush is made.

What it is: An angled brush that caresses the contours of your cheeks, delivering a diffused flush of color.

Brush Formulation:

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
5 ¾"

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: Designed with advanced-fiber technology and extended tips, this brush's bristles provide optimal product pickup, precise application, and effortless blending for a soft, buildable finish.

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