The Best Makeup Brushes for Flawless Application

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Talk to professional makeup artists and the first bit of gospel they’ll pass on to an amateur product lover is that brushes are the most important part of their kits. (Even more so than the actual cosmetics in some cases.) 

That’s because while they can make do with whatever makeup they have available, nothing takes the place of high-quality brushes. They ensure application is smoother and that cat eye or red lip stays put and, more importantly, looks flawless. (As if you needed another reason for getting rid of the dinky applicator that came with your eyeshadow.) 

Whether you’re looking for a specialized tool or a comprehensive set, there’s something for everyone’s at-home makeup kit here. 

Discover the best makeup brushes to add to your collection, below. 

Revlon

This clever sponge-tipped tool enables you to work around all the contours of your face and also exfoliates skin for a super smooth finish.


Artis

These oval brush heads are designed to mimic the pad of your finger, so makeup application is the closest you can get to using your fingers, without getting dirty.


 


Surratt Beauty
Surratt Beauty Artistique Highlight Brush
Sephora
Surratt Beauty

Use this ultra-soft brush to dust highlighter on the tops of cheekbones, the orbital bones, the forehead and even the collarbones. Made in Japan, the ergonomic brush features hand-tied natural fibers.


 


NARS
NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush
Bloomingdale's
NARS

Made with natural bristles, this tapered tool makes quick work of blending loose powder, blush, highlighter -- or even powder shadows around the eye area.


Too Faced

Everything you need to create a killer smoky eye or a soft, natural look is in this five-piece set that includes brushes for lining, shading, smudging and blending.

REGULARLY $45

Shiseido

With a four-petal shape inspired by the camellia, this handy tool can be used to buff skin to get rid of any telltale lines of demarcation between your foundation and skin.


 


Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.

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