1. Foundation Brush
Use it to smooth liquid or cream foundation for streak-free application.
Alternate use: Pat on under-eye concealer.
2. Beauty Blender
Use the sponge’s broad sides to smooth out product on your face. Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.
Alternate uses: Apply cream blush, blend out harsh makeup lines, and remove excess product.
3. Kabuki Brush
This big brush is perfect for softly applying bronzers and powders, and for evenly distributing product across your face or body.
Alternate use: Buff out harsh lines by swirling the brush around your face.
4. Powder Brush
The long, fluffy bristles evenly diffuse loose powders.
Alternate use: Sweep blush from the apples of your cheeks along your cheekbones.
5. Angled Blush Brush
The slanted bristles make it easier to apply products perfectly to your cheekbones.
Alternate use: Apply contour powder (two shades darker than your skin tone) below your cheekbones to emphasize your natural contours.
6. Concealer Brush
Use a small, synthetic brush to pinpoint specific areas that need extra coverage.
Alternate use: Clean up messy lipstick edges.
7. All-Over Eye Shadow Brush
Use an eye shadow brush to evenly apply powder and cream shadows.
Alternate use: Dab on shadow under the lower lash line for a smokier eye.
8. Blending Brush
The fluffy bristles diffuse eye shadow in the crease of your eye.
Alternate use: Blend highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bones, and cupid’s bow.
9. Smudger Brush
Use this to soften eyeliner for a smoky, sultry look.
Alternate use: Target areas around the eye, such as the inner and outer corners and the brow bone, when applying intense pigment.
10. Angled Eyeliner Brush
This brush easily lines lashes with cream or gel liner or shadow.
Alternate use: Fill in and define sparse brows with brow powder.
11. Lash/Brow Comb/Brush
Use this duo to comb, tame, and de-clump your lashes and brows.
Alternate use: Smudge eyeliner gently with the brush bristles.
12. Fan Brush
Use this to clean up fallen product or gently apply powders.
Alternate uses: Dip the ends in mascara and paint your lashes for a no-makeup look, hide eyelash glue with gel liner, and de-clump eyelashes.