Best Makeup Brushes

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The right brushes can make a world of difference when it comes to applying makeup. Whether you're looking for a set of synthetic or natural bristles, something that will apply foundation evenly, or one that's good for contouring, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorites.

$137.00

This is by far the nicest brush set I've ever purchased. I have gotten rid of almost all of my other brushes, this set is everything you'll ever need. ...I love the foundation brush and the bronzer/contour brush. Perfect to blend my bronzer/contour and blush. ...only brushes I use now!!!

What it is: A set of 11 top-tier multitasking face and eye brushes and a soft sculpting sponge, created by @makeupbyariel.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:
Synthetic and Natural Blend

What Else You Need to Know: Using his expertise, Ariel meticulously developed, tested, and perfected this elite 12-piece face and eye set. As you bounce, pat, swipe, and blend, it’s as if Ariel himself is applying his Signature Look on you.

"Each brush is essential to my kit, which is why I named them after people, events, and memories that were essential in sculpting who I am today. I hope these brushes have as much of an impact on your life and artistry as they do on mine.

$34.00

Best brush for crease...MUFE makes the **BEST** brushes hands down (in this price range, anyway). ...If you are interested in something that will be precise, then this is the brush for you, but if you're looking to blend, try a different brush.

What it is:
A classic brush used to blend and smudge any eyeshadow.

What it does:
This smudge brush has a medium, rounded, and tapered tip that allows for precise application. The softness of the wavy fibers allows the brush to reach the smallest areas of the eyes for a very concise result. It can be used with loose and pressed 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. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs.

$41.00

I love this brush! His brushes are underrated. I actually bought 2. ...get this and all the other MBM brushes...This and all the Makeup by Mario brushes are always sold out. I was able to get this one and an eye brush.

What it is: A dual-ended brush that features softly tapered hairs to give you the most flawless blush and highlighter application.

Brush Formulation:
Powder

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
3.94 inches

Bristle Type:
Synthetic and Natural Blend

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This multiuse brush delivers precision application and effortless blending to highlight and illuminate the features of any face shape. It features the highest-quality patent-pending hairs, which mimic the feel and finish of natural hair.

$50.00

I'll slowly be replacing my brushes with the whole set of MUFE brushes :) So pleased!...My favorite brush for blush...You really can't go wrong with MUFE brushes. They're the best.

What it is:
An exclusive flat, rounded brush for light powder blush application.

What it does:
This classic blush brush quickly and easily adds a healthy glow to the complexion. Its versatile size and shape is adapted for all types of blush application and application of contour and highlighter.I features wavy fibers for use with loose and compact powders. It is exclusive to Sephora.

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. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs.

$33.00

This brush is excellent for applying to the outside edge of the eye blending and creating a smoky look it has happily joined my eye makeup brushes...soft brush!...is a soft brush surprisingly because my morphe brushes from ulta are more dense but this is nice feeling.

What it is: A multi-use brush that is perfect for blending and softening eyeshadow as well as applying highlights and detail powder on the face.

Brush Formulation: All formulas

Coverage: Buildable

Handle Length: 4.33 inches

Bristle Type: Synthetic

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This brush has fluffy, soft, flexible hairs that are ideal for blending and softening on the eyes and face. It’s also perfect for applying and blending matte shadows. All Makeup By Mario brushes are cruelty-free, made with a custom blend of synthetic and vegan fibers, and 100% FSC-certified birchwood handles.

$40.50

The best blending brush I tried comparing the results with Bobbi Brown and Sephora blending brushes. ...The best for its use...I've tried several brushes for this and this is the one that does the best job.

What it is:
A long, rounded blending brush for light eyeshadow application.

What it does:
This multipurpose brush’s soft, long fibers expertly blend and lightly apply a range of eyeshadow formulas. Use to apply your favorite eyeshadow all over the eyelid or to add a subtle highlight or dusting of shimmer. This brush can be used with creams as well as loose and pressed powders.

$41.00

best brush. I have a lot brushes but hands always get to this one. absolutely the best....A beautiful brush!...A new makeup by Mario brush to be collection! I love these brushes, this is my 3rd brush.

What it is: A dual-ended brush that seamlessly applies and blends bronzer or powders.

Brush Formulation:
Powder

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
3.54 inches

Bristle Type:
Synthetic and Natural Blend

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This double-ended, multiuse brush features large, fluffy hairs and a custom tapered shape, perfect for picking up and applying powders and bronzer with minimal fallout. It features the highest-quality patent-pending hairs, which mimic the finish and feel of natural hair.

$74.50

Best powder brush I've ever used. Can't wait to buy more brushes from Make up for ever!...The best powder brush ever!...Words cannot describe how soft the brushes from this line are! This is simply the best brush for finishing powder.

What it is:
A large, dome-shaped brush for quick, lightweight powder application.

What it does:
This soft, round, luxurious brush is used to apply light powder coverage to a large area. Best used in sweeping strokes, it features wavy fibers and is ideal for applying compact or loose powders to the face and body.

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.

$27.00

I love using their brushes for my makeup application....I own several different PRO makeup brushes from Sephora (two different foundation brushes, concealer, eyeshadow, brow, contour and bronzer, etc) and this PRO crease Brush #24 is one of them.

What it is: A small, soft, and lightly packed rounded eyeshadow brush best used for precise application and blending at the crease.

What Else You Need to Know: Create a subtle wash of color or a defined crease with ultra-precision and control. The brush fibers pick up powder and cream shadows with ease, and the rounded brush head and sheared bristles allow for controlled blending and targeted application at the crease. The smallest of the PRO Crease Brushes, this brush is also ideal for smaller eye shapes.

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

$23.00

I’ve tried a decent amount of foundation brushes and this one’s perfect it’s dense enough to blend it out flawlessly...I am shocked at how much I love this brush! I have tried so many foundation brushes that just left streaks all over my face and I’d have to go over it with a beauty blender.

What it is: A kabuki-style brush perfect for buffing makeup.

What Else You Need to Know: Skip the photo filter when you have this dense, kabuki-style buffing brush.

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