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The 50 Best Luxury Brushes Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore luxury brushes are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Pro Concealer Brush #57 by Sephora Collection

A concealer brush that applies correcting formulas with a flawless, airbrushed look.

It Cosmetics x ULTA Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush #101 by IT Cosmetics

"I kind of splurged on this brush, not really one to spend over $10 on a brush, but thought it was a good investment. Boy, was I right. I do not wear foundation, but only a tinted mineral powder. My skin is normal, not many breakouts and I have a little natural flush in my cheeks, so I like to keep the coverage light to medium. This brush turned my daily mineral powder (which sometimes look dusted on my face) to smooth finish that really evened out my skin tone. The bristles are very dense, but super soft and silky on the skin. I didn't notice how course and rough my old brush was until I used this one. I'm going to splurge once more for the blusher and eyeshadow brush... again, so worth the investment." - ulta user

Lock-It Setting Powder Brush #20 by KVD Vegan Beauty

"This brush at first glance is so beautiful and once you hold it, you can really feel the quality. BUT, its not until you actually apply anything to your face with it that it becomes your favorite. I could not believe how soft this brush was. Its the perfect brush to set your face with, you apply a little bit of blush or bronzer. Its bristles are so soft. I am completely in love with this brush and will probably never stop loving it!! *I did receive this product for testing purposes but all my thoughts are entirely honest and 100% my own!*" - sephora user

F79 Concealer Blend Kabuki Brush by Sigma

"I absolutely love ALL my Sigma brushes! NO OTHER brand of brushes even COMPARE to my Sigma brushes the quality is amazing! I have the Tarte Shape Tape concealer & it can be pretty tough to blend out at times.. BUT this brush is absolutely flawless! It works better than my beauty blender! I just use stippling motions & it blends like a dream. All my Sigma brushes keep their shape and NEVER shed when I wash them. You NEVER fail me Sigma!! <3 " - sigmabeauty.com user

4.8(656)$34
Kabuki Brush by Too Faced
4.8(656)$34

A retractable Kabuki brush ideal for applying bronzers, blushers, powders, and shimmers flawlessly.

110 Face Shape Brush by zoeva

"This brush set from Zoeva is amazing. The quality of the brushes is exceptional for the price point. You get 5 face brushes and 3 eye brushes, I use almost every one of them every day. For a professional Makeup Artist like myself it's important that they perform well, wash well and keep their shape: all of which get massive big ticks from me. The brushes are a combination of both synthetic and natural hair, which makes them perfect for using with a wide variety of makeup formulas. The Silk Finish brush deserves a very special mention, hands down THE best foundation brush I own (and that's a lot). A close second favourite is the Petit Crease brush. All the brushes have a wonderful soft texture (that stays and stats after repeated washing), perform exceptionally well and do exactly as they say on the tin. They come in a lovely faux leather bag, which is high quality and big enough to fit in all the brushes and your essential makeup items, but small enough to fit in a handbag. The design of the brushes themselves is verrrry cute - chocolate brown handles and rose gold ferrules. To top it off, there is zero shedding for these beauties and the handles are weighted just right to give you a lovely feel in the hand when using them. For the amateur you will only ever need this set. It literally has everything you need to do your whole face, from base to contour, cheek to eye. In a nutshell - I'm gobsmacked by these brushes and now I want more - many, many more. A German brand with German quality and efficiency. Like driving a lovely solid Audi A6. Get them, get them now! Less" - beautybay.com user

Bronze & Glow Contour Brush by Tarte

A double-ended contouring brush that buffs on instant dimension and creates the illusion of a slimmer appearance.

It Cosmetics x ULTA Airbrush Complexion Perfection Brush #115 by IT Cosmetics

"Absolutely love love love this brush!!! I use it along side my itcosmetics celebration powder foundation and it is great. It does an excellent job at covering my entire face and the brush is super soft. The brush is strongly made.I have had it for over 1 month and have already washed it and no bristles have fallen off so far. Great overall brush!" - ulta.com user

F80 Flat Kabuki Brush by Sigma

"For a few years now I've been wanting to purchase a Sigma set, but put it off because I already have a huge arsenal of brushes from another wildly popular brand that begins with a "M". Needing to find usage for the lovely $10.00 off reward I received from good ol' Nordstrom, I decided to none other to put it towards this wonderful brush. One of the best decisions I've ever made! I've read the claim of how this brush makes any foundation look amazing. Well, it's absolutely true! I used this brush with my trusty, inexpensive $6.00 C.G. foundation and I could not believe my eyes! My face was buffed to perfection and I saw that I got the look I wanted with less product even. I was completely hooked after one use! It has since replaced my similar brush begining with the letter "M" and I do not plan on looking back. The brush feels amazing on the face, not too soft nor too firm. I have experienced zero shedding, and it cleans and dries better than my others. I will be replacing my entire set in the next couple of months. So, if you've been wondering about these brushes, wonder no more. Get them NOW! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Nordstrom user

The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush by Tarte

A makeup brush that allows you to achieve the soft finish of airbrushing.

Full Coverage Face Brush by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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

The Face II - Sculpting Foundation Brush No. 2 by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"Sephora-holics, Get ready to fall in love with this brush. I look at this brush like a new man crush. My previous one left much to desired, it didn't work that great, was difficult to clean, left my face with tell tale signs of stippling, no craftsmanship, and I didn't enjoy using it. That all changed when this arrived in the mail… The designers poured a lot of love and time into this one. From its glossy black sleek handle which has the weight you've been craving, to the most densely packed luxuriously soft bristles you never knew existed.It looks like a million bucks on your vanity. I don't even place this along with my other brushes, this one has a special place so I can always see it. It does exactly what you want and expect it to do. It was built to obey you. Flawless application? No streaks? Perfect angle? You got it with this one. Can it multi task when needed? You bet your sweet butt it does. Blush, highlight, mineral powder, bronzer…this brush has got you babe. You will LOVE this brush. I've developed a giant crush on this and it is truly a delight to use. No shedding, easy to wash/dry, gorgeous, premium of premium brushes. Your face will love it and so will you. Guaranteed <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

It Cosmetics x ULTA Love Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush #227 by IT Cosmetics

"As someone with fair skin who prefers a natural looking make up style, this flawless brush is the perfect addition to every girl's beauty collection. The softness and the angle of the bristles helps to make blush application a snap. I will never again waste money on cheap blush brushes whose bristles end up falling out and getting stuck all over my face! Well worth every penny- great buy for the money. Don't hesitate to get one for yourself." - ulta user

It Cosmetics x ULTA Love Beauty Fully All Over Powder Brush #211 by IT Cosmetics

"I bought this brush after trying 2 other powder brushes in the IT line and having to return both of them. The first was from the Velvet Luxe line. It was a beautiful brush but it was an odd shape for applying loose powder--would be better for sweeping off excess powder. The 2nd was from the Airbrush line. It was a little spikey-feeling on my sensitive, easily-reddened skin, and it applied powder too sheerly. But I am glad that I didn't give up because I finally found my perfect loose powder brush in the Live Beauty Fully #211. It is SO soft, and just the right density to apply loose powder quickly and evenly. I haven't had to clean it yet so I can't speak to durability, but I am convinced that I've finally found the right brush. I was beginning to think that I'd have to spring for the Heavenly Luxe to be satisfied, but I am glad I decided to try this one first because it's wonderful! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - ulta.com user

Mr. Right Perfect Powder Makeup Brush by Too Faced

Too Faced Mr. Right Perfect Powder Brush is a limitless do-it-all brush that is designed to work with all of your favorite powder products.

The Shape Contour And Blush Brush No. 15 by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"I use this brush every single day. I do use Marc Jacobs light filtering contour powder compact, however I do not apply the powder with this brush. I use a more tapered feathery light weight brush to apply my contour/blush, as the dense bristles in this brush give contour and blush an extremely heavy sculpted look, while I perter a much more natural look. After applying my contour/blush/highlighter/bronzer (really any kind of powder) I use this brush to blend them together or into my skin... and it works absolutely amazingly...It makes everything appear so natural and the colors&light from the blush/contour/highlight appear to glow from within, not like its sitting on top of your skin. The price of this brush may seem a little high, but it is really not bad in comparison to some of Marc Jacobs other products, and I truly believe the result it gives is more than worth it. Especially since this brush will probably last a life time if taken care of right! I own two of these brushes and take one with me everywhere I go incase my makeup needs a little extra blending in or fixing up :). No shedding, great quality, soft bristles that are still very dense. I am a big fan of anything that makes my makeup appear more natural, and this brush is a real winner! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

It Cosmetics x ULTA Airbrush Buffing Foundation Brush #110 by IT Cosmetics

"Originally I was debating between the Makeup a geek stippling brush and the Sigma F80. Then I saw I this little number and boy am I so glad I bought this brush. I don't know how the other two are but this brush is amazing. I am in love. I use this to apply my liquid foundation and I am shocked by how flawless my skin looks when I'm done- my foundation really looks airbrushed. I used to use a MAC foundation brush but it would leave streaks and lines but this brush doesn't do that at all. It's awesome for applying the foundation and then buffing it into the skin. Goodbye streaks and lines. The bristles are so dense but yet so soft and the brush head it's a good size so it saves so much time when applying foundation. I love this brush. The cap it comes with is awesome too because it not only helps keep my brush sanitary but helps it retain its shape and avoid fraying. Love love love. If you buy this brush you won't be disappointed. Plus the price points not too bad! I look forward to checking out other brushes from this airbrush line. If you're debating, I vote yes!" - ulta user

Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush #40 by KVD Vegan Beauty

A high-performance concealer brush with an exclusive sculpted shape to seamlessly blend under eye concealer and instantly cover blemishes.

Veil Powder Brush by Hourglass

A double-ended brush custom designed to be used with Veil Translucent Setting Powder (sold separately).

Precision Angled Makeup Brush by bareMinerals

A professional-grade synthetic-hair face brush designed to perfectly apply bareMinerals foundations.

F30 Large Powder Brush by Sigma

"I love everything about this brush. I've owned it for about a year. I have used on both pressed and loose powder and loved the application with both products. The bristles are soft on the skin yet not so soft when applied to your face they bend and randomly disperse product everywhere. Also I have yet to have it shed even one hair. The thick handle is sturdy and easy to rotate in large circles over your face. And lastly the price! I think the price is fair for a quality brush that holds up well after repeated use and cleanings. Thanks Nordstrom for carrying Sigma! " - Nordstrom user

Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush #10 by KVD Vegan Beauty

A high-performance foundation brush with an exclusive sculpted shape for precision from every angle.

Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 by Sephora Collection

"***I am writing one review for all my recent Sephora PRO Brushes*** So, I bought 6 Sephora PRO Brushes on my recent visit. Oh. Em. Gee. I cannot believe I have not tried these sooner. Soft when they need to be soft and gently firm when they need to be. Handles well, doesn't shed, and did I mention how awesome the bristles are? Let me give you a rundown of my current collection (which I plan to add to ASAP): 1. PRO Precision Powder Brush #59 Delivers the perfect amount of setting powder needed, without irritating my client's face (or mine for that matter). The soft bristles picks up just the right amount for proper distribution all over the face. 2. PRO Flawless Airbrush #56 This lives up to its name. I used this to blend my base make-up on clients, and to achieve an airbrush finish. The result is natural, beautiful base make-up. It creates the perfect canvass for make-up application. It can also be used to lightly dust the face with setting powder. 3. PRO Airbrush Concealer #57 This is one of my absolute faves in a list of absolute faves products. This is the BEST concealer brush I have ever used in my life. And I've used a lot! Compatible with liquid and powder. Gives an airbrush finish. Gets in the inner corner of the eyes, creases in the outer corner, and blends perfectly from under the eyes all the way down to the cheeks (If you know of the triangle highlighting technique, you'll know what I mean). I'd give this to all my friends and clients if I could. I plan to get more of this when I go back. It's that good. 4. PRO Contour Brush #74 This is a great contour brush. It doesn't give you harsh lines, and instead delivers a natural contour that doesn't look streaky. Easy use for blending, and of course, as with all the other PRO Brushes, handles very well. 5. PRO Precision Blush #73 This is my new favourite blush brush. The tapered design targets the apples of the cheeks well, for a youthful and fun look. It is also perfect for when you want that subtle glow just under the cheekbones, giving a nice ethereal quality to your overall look. 6. PRO Tapered Crease #19 This tapered shadow brush is one of my favourites form my newly purchased brushes. It blends product well, and doesn't irritate the skin! I have so many other branded (pricey!!!) eyeshadow brushes that have ellicited an "Ouch" from my clients. I know for sure I have a light touch because every client of mine has said so, and some even feel like falling asleep while under my care, only to be rudely awaked by these mediocre shadow brushes that hurt the fragile skin around the eyes. With this brush, I can now go confidently into the crease, under the lower lashes, inner corners of the eyes, with no violent reactions from my clients. Happiness in a brush! =) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="6280830053432637628-full" data-show="6280830053432637628-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Finishing Brush No. 7 by Hourglass

"Yes, I know what you are thinking: It is EXPENSIVE. But it's also WORTH IT. Calling this a "finishing" or "powder" brush is really underselling its strengths. This brush has streamlined my morning routine because it replaces so many other brushes. I use it for my liquid foundation, with contouring cream, bronzer, blush, and powder.... all in a row. It's like nothing sticks to this thing. Then I buff it all to a natural, airbrushed finish. I previously tried the Sephora Pro #56 Airbrush Foundation brush... and there isn't even a comparison. Get the Hourglass one. This kabuki is smaller and feels a little lighter than I expected, but now I think it's the perfect size. Big enough to buff, small enough to have control. Its bristles are heavenly soft... and wipe clean easily. After using synthetic brushes like this, I won't be going back to natural. It feels well-made, and I can tell I'll have it for years to come. Really makes my foundation go a lot further. (And I'll take whatever helps me stomach the cost!) After getting this bad boy, I intend to purchase more Hourglass brushes in the future!" - sephora user

Classic Multitasker Brush  #45 by Sephora Collection

A brush with antibacterial bristles specially designed to apply mineral powders.

Retractable Foundation Brush by Hourglass

"It is a very nice brush, highest quality in the synthetic bristle department. I do not like the extra long handle but that is a personal preference. I tend to hold flat top style brushes very close to the head, mid-way to the ferrule. I also did not like that it had very loose bristles, almost floppy for foundation but more suited for powder. This would do a perfect bronzer or finishing brush for loose powder (to flick of excess) or powder foundation b/c bristles are too dense for a light veil of powder. Therefore I prefer the retractable over this one, simply b/c it slightly stiffer, perfect for foundation on the go! In the no 2 The construction of the ferrule and body is very sturdy and equally of quality, as the head. The bristles saty so clean, absolutely no foundation or cream product stays on it. I actually have the retractable one, I wipe it w/ 70% alcohol and there is zero residu left. My first Hourglass brush was teh kabuki finishing brush, same bristles, I was hesitant to use alcohol as recommended, since I avoid even a tiniest drop of alcohol on my brushes, so I washed the first one w/ gentle soap free cleanser and it actually changed the consistency of the bristles. I wasn't happy w/ the result so now I clean them w/ alcohol and deep clean them w/ curb soap only when needed. But the taklon bristles do not leave any residu of makeup so just wiping it w/ alcohol gets out every little bit of foundation and it is ready to use in 5 minutes. I only do this w/ my Hourglass brushes. The rest get washed w/ alcohol free cleansers, except some synthetic ones and the MAC 217 (goat) that are washed w/ the MAC cleanser which contains a bit of alcohol. The more delicate the type of hair the less alcohol is tolerated but these Taklon bristles are so sturdy and appear to actually be designed to be cleaned w/ 70% alcohol, in my opinion. PS I would avoid 99% alcohol b/c it apparently evaporates before it actually has time to kill the bacteria. Hope this helps! Less" - Sephora user

PRO Foundation #47 by Sephora Collection

"I have 2 holy grail products, and I don't even like using that term. The first one is the (now discontinued) Sephora brand Pore Perfecting Primer Spray, because it literally leaves your makeup looking airbrushed if you use it after you've applied foundation.. and the second one, is this brush. I for some reason do not get the best results with beauty blenders and beauty sponges. I use them the way you are directed to use them, but it just does not leave a natural blurred finish that I like. This brush does it all. It was created beautifully to blend the makeup on your skin to mimic a pro MUA who would apply your makeup flawlessly. It makes my pores invisible under foundation, where the blender/sponges would make it look just a tad cakey. It also spreads out the makeup, so you are using less product, therefore, saving money. When it spreads it out, you looks less cakey, and your makeup stays put. I have tried paddle brushes, beauty sponges, and multiple shaped brushes, and this is it. At minimum, just go to your sephora, and ask a beauty pro to let you play with one of their's, and pick up a foundation within the store and try it. Seriously, just try it. If you have a hard time with getting a perfect foundation application, and you want that blurred effect, this is it. And I have tried many many foundations, thinking it was the makeup. Its really true that the brush can make the difference. Try it and see for yourself. I'm glad I finally bought it..." - sephora user

4.7(243)$30
Soft Kabuki Brush by BECCA
4.7(243)$30

"I usually HATE kabuki brushes because they can be so coarse and rough on my skin that I can't even buff product in but this one is such a dream. It is extremely soft, I can even use it under my eyes, which is usually unheard of because mine are so sensitive that any brush feels prickly but this one just sweeps softly on the skin. The price is definitely up there, but considering the brand and the quality, it is worth it, however, I'm thankful I got it complimentary from the Voxbox. Perfect for the soft beauty blur powder and even contouring." - Sephora user

Large Concealer Brush #8 by Hourglass

A makeup brush for applying and blending concealer.

Pro Featherweight Powder Brush #91 by Sephora Collection

"I had been eyeing this brush but I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the $50 on it. Trust me, it's so worth it. The quality is great, the bristles are dense yet super soft. Probably the softest brush I own. It feels like a cloud on your face. I bought it to apply my powder foundation and it works amazing for that. Gives the coverage but makes it look so smooth and not cakey. Gave me results that no other brush had. It reminds me of the marc jacobs bronzer brush-super oversized. This ones a lot cheaper compared to that so I'd recommend this one! Feels substantial and I like the long handle. Beautiful brush." - sephora user

Pro Foundation Brush #55 by Sephora Collection

"I seriously love this brush, and use it on a daily basis for finishing powder application and blending, and would highly recommend it. It works as advertised, giving a flawless application. Feel and functionality: • Bristles are super soft and so won't irritate your face, but still holds product really well so it never drops off onto your shirt or counter. Even after two years of use, the bristles are still amazingly soft • This is the best ever for blending face makeup! I used to use it to apply and blend my powder foundation, but now I’m using a BB cream I’ve switched to applying my MUFE HD Microfinish translucent powder. It applies product evenly without any streakiness or uneven areas. This brush does what it says it will – give you a flawless, airbrushed look. Quality: • This brush is a really good quality, far more than some other brand name brushes I’ve tried. I’ve had this brush for a bit over two years now, and it’s still as soft as the day I purchased it. I think I’ve seen it lose one or two bristles in all that time. If there are ever any bent bristles from jostling around in my brush case, they go back to behaving after a wash. Seriously, this brush is freaking great, and definitely worth the money!" - sephora user

The Bronze - Bronzer Brush No. 12 by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"I have been in the market for a new powder brush for a while. My old one is nearing the end of its life (after a good 12 years of service) so I want a high-quality one that will at least live up to the same expectations as my previous one. This one looked interesting because it was the specific shape that I have been looking for (rounded, but with a slight point at the top) . I also wanted graduated bristles as well as bristles that were super soft. This price is definitely pricey. I had to think about it for a while, but when the VIB sale came along, I figured that was the perfect time. And, wow. IT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. First off, it is breathtakingly gorgeous. That sounds like a stupid thing to say about a brush, but this really, truly is beautiful. It is so sleek and modern looking. It feels exceptionally high quality as well. The brush is quite large, however. This is marketed as a bronzer brush, and I want it specifically for powder, but it performs perfectly for powder as well. The bristles are super soft and feels great on your skin too. Overall, I am really happy with this purchase. If you have the money for it, this is a great brush to add to your collection." - sephora user

130 Large Powder Brush by Make Up For Ever

A large, dome-shaped brush for quick, lightweight powder application.

110 Foundation Kabuki Brush by Make Up For Ever

"I can't rave enough about this makeup brush. I used to use the MUFE HD Kabuki brush, but then saw this little gem. I immediately exchanged the old brush for the new one and WOW what a difference. First of all, this is better than any other kabuki brush I've tried. The bristles are incredibly silky soft! It really feels like I'm pampering my skin when I put my makeup on. Also, it's tapered at the tip, which is absolutely fantastic at covering hard to reach places like the sides and contours of the nose (I have a nose ring), under the inner corner of the eye and between the brows. I feel like I have a lot of control, and make up application is now neater (I love that flawless airbrush look with my foundation, and sometimes with my old brush I found the powder could get into my hairline when I applied in layers). The brush is not cheap, but I guarantee it is worth every penny. Its an investment, and a luxury. It's very well made, and it has not shed any hairs at all yet. It doesn't leave streaks, and I am more impressed with my foundation powder now, than with my old brush. The right tools really do make an incredible difference. My only small regret is that the MUFE HD kabuki came in its own little carrying case. This one does not, however its a small inconvenience compared to the definite upgrade in performance. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

The Face III - Buffing Foundation Brush No. 3 by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"I have all,the MJ brushes and have been enjoying each as its released. I just bought this one because I purchased (and LOVE) the new foundation! I WAS using a flat top kabuki to apply the new foundation but decided to try the new MJ as recommended and I am SO HAPPY! What a difference this makes in the application of the new MJ foundation AND most of my other liquid foundations! Yes, it's pricey, but it's very high quality, as with all MJ brushes, and with proper care and cleaning it will certainly last! I have not experienced ANY shedding (which I really HATE) and have been enjoying this for a week now. It cleans and dries beautifully and maintains its shape after cleaning, which is always a concern when a brush is first cleaned but this one held up perfect and is just as soft. I know there are countless options for brushes and I have my share of them (addiction!), and I have found luxury and professional brushes and a fraction of the cost of this brush, but...this one is special and of the highest quality. Highly recommend!" - sephora user

Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush by bareMinerals

"Env: developmentI have been an artist for years now, and one thing I have learned is that when it comes to brushes- it is best to get high quality (remember, I said QUALITY not PRICE) and get brushes that will do the job well.I had been pretty well set with my brush collection when a dear friend sent me a surprise gift bag in the mail. The bag was loaded with a ton of Bare Escentuals products including all of the brushes. I did not have much regard for the quality of Bare Escentuals products until I began to mess around with the MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH.******WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH LIKE?**One thing I particularly look for in a brush is a good spring. When working with synthetic brushes, having a good springback is important especially when applying makeup in precise locations.The BARE ESCENTUALS MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH is 5 inches long from tip to tip. The actua bristles are 3/4 inches long and are in the filbert shape (which means rounded tip). The edge is a nicely tapered edge which is chiseled a bit to give thin lines if used on its side.******HOW TO USE THE MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH**Although the MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH from BARE ESCENTUALS is listed as being used for concealer, there are a few other uses that I have found it for. I also use this brush for applying MAC Fluidlines as eyeshadow, eyeshadow bases ( such as TOO FACED SHADOW INSURANCE or URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION or LANCOME AQUATIQUE), or for applying small areas of darker blush or foundation for contour in small areas.**FACE**To use the BARE ESCENTUALS MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER brush for concealer, you can dip the brush into the mineral makeup base, making sure to tap excess off back into the jar. Then before or after you apply the base, you can pat on the concealer to flaws you want to cover or pat it under the eyes. If you apply under the eyes, I like to buff it in well with a nice brush like MAC 222 or 217.**EYES**One of my favorite ways to use the MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH from BARE ESCENTUALS is to load up the brush in Fluidlines, working the Fluidlines into the bristles evenly. Once the brush is loaded up, then I apply to the entire lid area and the effect is very smooth and almost like airbrushed look. Usually there is enough for both eyes.**CONTOUR**When using gel or cream products for the face, I also use the BARE ESCENTUALS MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER brush for small areas of contour. If I want to contour around the nose area, down the edges of the nose, just under the cheekbones, around temples or any other small area, this brush is great for blending and applying the products. I can also pick a larger brush to blend if desired.******FINAL COMMENTS**The BARE ESCENTUALS MAXIMUM COVERAGE CONCEALER BRUSH has fantastic spring to it- you can press on it and it won't splay way out and it will apply the product precisely. It is easy to clean because of the bristles and it holds its shape well too.$20 is about normal for a brush of this quality so the price is good too.You can find out more about this brush atwww.bareescentuals.comEnv: development Less" - viewpoints.com user

Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 by Fenty Beauty

"What a wonderful brush! The chiseled, shark tooth shape hugs your every curve, making application a breeze. I use this with the killawatt highlighter and it works amazing. No fall-out, the bristles are extremely soft, however they are still structured and quite sturdy. One swipe and your cheeks are glowing, not to mention the product all goes on your face, none of it stays stuck within the brush. The packaging is beautiful and it also comes with a little sleeve to protect your brush bristles." - sephora user

Blush Brush by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"Since I’m such a makeup junkie, I received the Bobbi Brown brush collection for my 25th wedding anniversary present. I have been thrilled with the exceptional quality of these brushes. The bristles of this brush are super soft and feel great against my skin. The brush is easy to hold and maneuver and the bristles do not shed at all. It has a rounded shape, which allows it to apply my powder blushes evenly on the apples of my cheeks and does a fantastic job from start to finish. It picks up the powder blush without getting too much so I don’t ever have to worry about applying too much blush with the first swipe of the brush. It also makes the blush look blended so that it looks very natural—I can’t tell where my blush begins and ends which is exactly the way blush is supposed to look. It does most of the work for me. It has held up well through several quick cleanings with a brush cleaner, plus a couple of deeper cleanings with a mild soap and water. I just let it air dry and it dries looking brand new and keeps its shape. This is a top quality brush that I expect to get years of use out of. I think Bobbi Brown brushes are excellent quality and this one is no exception—I’d recommend it to anyone interested in it. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

The Face I - Liquid Foundation Brush by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"I bought this when I was shopping for the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation, but I also use it with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup and it works great with both. The tips of the bristles are so incredibly soft (the softest I've felt, which is the reason I had to have it), but they're so densely packed; this isn't one of those brushes that drinks up your foundation. The one thing I'd watch out for is that the foundation pretty much stays in the same place on the brush. I like to cover a lot of area on my face all at once, so I put a pump of foundation in my hand and kind of roll the bristles through it so I can apply a wider swath. There's not too much flexibility in the length of the bristles, which I find can make foundation look streaky really easily. (I'm looking at you, Sephora Pro Airbrush #55.) I haven't really used this brush to try to layer foundation, so I can't shed any light on how well it performs in that regard. I kind of hate wearing foundation, so I'm always trying for the sheerest look possible, even with a medium-coverage makeup like UD Naked. This brush is superb for that. Yes, it's expensive. But I've never used another brush like it and I don't regret spending the money on it at all. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Retractable Precision Face Makeup Brush by bareMinerals

A professional-grade synthetic-hair face brush designed to perfectly apply bareMinerals foundations.

Portable Contour & Concealer Brush 150 by Fenty Beauty

A magnetic, retractable contour and concealer brush that attaches to your favorite Match Stix Matte Skinstick for seamless sculpting and blending in a snap.

The Conceal Full Cover Correcting Brush No. 14 by Marc Jacobs Beauty

"You CAN live without this brush (I happen to think concealer brushes aren't terribly useful, even though I have at least three of them) but if you ARE looking for a concealer brush, this is the one you want. The bristles are soft, well-packed and dense. You know how most concealer brushes are floppy and you can do a better job with your fingers? This brush isn't like that and actually does a better job than your fingers. You can't see it in the photo but the bristles are cut at a slight angle so it makes getting into the corner of your eyelid quite easy. The look of the brush is sleek and glossy like all the other Mark Jacobs brushes and has a nice weight to it. I'm glad I added it to my collection. " - Sephora user

F77 Chisel And Trim Contour Brush by Sigma

"I've been using this brush for a couple of months now and I can say, with confidence, that this brush delivers everything it said it would, and more. I love the the way I can get a precise cheek contour and nose contour by just letting the brush do the work. If you are on the fence about this brush, I say buy it! The Sigma quality is fabulous. I have washed this brush several times and it is still like new. I have multiple Sigma brushes and I find them to be better than other more expensive brushes that I have owned over the years. " - sigmabeauty.com user

Angled Highlighter Brush by BECCA

A must-have angled brush that’s ideal for applying blush and highlighter.

Concealer Brush by Clinique

"I had been using a cheaper concealer brush I bought at a local chain store and it worked out but I was never happy with the results. I was hesitant to purchase this product because of the cost, esp when I had a cheaper solution that did the job. My cheaper brush eventually started to fall apart so I finally gave in and bought the Clinique brush. All I have to say is that I won't ever go back to cheaper brushes! This one helps me apply my concealer better than I could have imagined - my concealer looks smoother and blends so much better with this high quality brush." - clinique.com user

Pro Flawless Light Powder Brush #50 by Sephora Collection

A powder brush designed to perfectly apply, set, and finish with an air light finish.

Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush by Tarte

A soft, versatile brush to flawlessly apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation.

Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush #6 by IT Cosmetics

"This brush is a must have for anyone who wears foundation. It blends all formulations to an airbrushed finish, whether you use a powder foundation, a liquid or a cream. It feels super soft gliding on your face, but the bristles are firm enough to get the job done quickly and easily. I have purchased two of them now, both at full price, because I wanted a backup for when I have to clean one and wait for it to dry, I won't use anything else in its place. It is THE perfect foundation brush." - ulta user

Powder Brush No. 1 by Hourglass

"It is a very nice brush, highest quality in the synthetic bristle department. I do not like the extra long handle but that is a personal preference. I tend to hold flat top style brushes very close to the head, mid-way to the ferrule. I also did not like that it had very loose bristles, almost floppy for foundation but more suited for powder. This would do a perfect bronzer or finishing brush for loose powder (to flick of excess) or powder foundation b/c bristles are too dense for a light veil of powder. Therefore I prefer the retractable over this one, simply b/c it slightly stiffer, perfect for foundation on the go! In the no 2 The construction of the ferrule and body is very sturdy and equally of quality, as the head. The bristles saty so clean, absolutely no foundation or cream product stays on it. I actually have the retractable one, I wipe it w/ 70% alcohol and there is zero residu left. My first Hourglass brush was teh kabuki finishing brush, same bristles, I was hesitant to use alcohol as recommended, since I avoid even a tiniest drop of alcohol on my brushes, so I washed the first one w/ gentle soap free cleanser and it actually changed the consistency of the bristles. I wasn't happy w/ the result so now I clean them w/ alcohol and deep clean them w/ curb soap only when needed. But the taklon bristles do not leave any residu of makeup so just wiping it w/ alcohol gets out every little bit of foundation and it is ready to use in 5 minutes. I only do this w/ my Hourglass brushes. The rest get washed w/ alcohol free cleansers, except some synthetic ones and the MAC 217 (goat) that are washed w/ the MAC cleanser which contains a bit of alcohol. The more delicate the type of hair the less alcohol is tolerated but these Taklon bristles are so sturdy and appear to actually be designed to be cleaned w/ 70% alcohol, in my opinion. PS I would avoid 99% alcohol b/c it apparently evaporates before it actually has time to kill the bacteria. Hope this helps! « less" - Sephora user

Classic Mini Multitasker Brush #45.5 by Sephora Collection

A travel-size version of the bestselling Classic Multitasker Brush #45, designed for applying loose and compact mineral powders.