Brush Up on Makeup Brushes #2


We hope you enjoyed our previousAi??Brush Up on Makeup Brushes article, where we focused on the different types ofAi??makeup brushes for your eyes. We know it’s a daunting world out there when it comes to brushes, but we’re here to help! This time around we are focusing on different makeup brushes for your face and complexion, while trying to answer any questions you might have. Not to worry if you have any more makeup brush related queriesai??i?? Ask away at the bottom of the post.


Mineral Foundation Brush – When it comes to mineral foundation, a brush like the BareMinerals Full Flawless Application Face Brush applies the perfect amount of powder for a flawless finish. Swirl the brush around the lid, tap gently, and buff the mineral foundation into the skin.

Blush Brush – The most effective blush brush needs to be medium in size, slightly rounded and densely packed full of soft hair. The Dior Backstage Makeup Cheek Brush compliments the shape of the apples of your cheeks, giving you a gorgeous glow.

Powder Brush – The best way to set foundation is with a face powder, especially if you have oily skin or the weather is humid. This brush needs to be soft but very large, distributing the powder evenly on the skin, giving you a flawless finish.


Flat Foundation Brush – An effective way to apply liquid foundation the face is with a flat foundation brush, such as the EstAi??e Lauder Foundation Brush. An alternative way to apply foundation is with a buffing brush or stippling brush.

Fan Brush – This multitasking brush is great for so many things! Not only does it apply powder all over your face, but it can also be used for contouring, bronzing and illuminating too. Use the wider side for tasks such as setting foundation and bronzing, and the thin side for contouring and more precise makeup work. The Laura Mercier Fan Brush is a fantastic example.

Stippling Foundation Brush – If you like to build up a flawless base, a stippling brush is great for effectively applying foundation by pressing it onto, rather than brushing it over the skin. The Shiseido Foundation Brush is perfect for this, and is a great, travel friendly size.

Slanted Blush Brush – A slanted face brush is great for creating more definition, such as contouring the cheekbones with bronzer. The Bellapierre Blush Brush is a good size for both contouring and regular blush work.



Read our Brush Up on Makeup Brushes article about eye brushes


Alice Carroll

I'm Alice, Al or, if you are the five year old me, Ice (yes, I did want to be a member of Kris Kross, and yes, I did wear my jeans backwards). Womenswear Editor at House of Fraser Online, I've grown out of backwards clothes and instead chose to invest my money in vintage sportswear and bomber jackets, while inking my body with unnecessary tattoos and rapping along to every word of The Streets - Original Pirate Material. My proudest moments were seeing a shoot I styled in my favourite magazine and getting a three-dart-finish in a game of darts. Oh, and Bart Simpson was my first crush.

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