There are brushes for skin, eyes and lips – each with their own intended use. Some brushes are meant for applying liquid foundation only, while other brushes, like stippling brushes, can be used to apply foundation or any other liquid products.
For skin, we make brushes for concealer, loose powder, blush, contouring, bronzer and highlighters. For example, the 129S Powder/Blush Brush is perfect for easy and precise blush application.
For eye makeup, there are brushes for eye shadow, eye liner and mascara. Some brushes are intended specifically for crease contouring or blending purposes, such as the 217S Blending Brush.
Lip brushes work great for defining and for precise application. For example, the 316S Lip Brush features a tapered tip and firm fibres perfect for controlled lipstick application.
First, you need to decide what look you’re going after and what products you’re going to need. An essential makeup brush kit includes foundation, powder, blush and eye shadow brushes – all of which come in a variety of types for specific needs and effects.
We recommend using a flat brush for foundation coverage. Stippling brushes are gentle on the skin and create a smooth finish. Duo-fibre brushes are more versatile and can be used with foundation, blush, bronzers and highlighters.
For powder and blush application, soft and fluffy brushes are great for lighter coverage, while denser brushes are perfect for immediate, fuller coverage. Use a flat eye shadow brush to pack and blend shades on your eyelids, then use an eye shadow crease brush to add more definition and controlled blending.
When applying foundation, start by dabbing it directly on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Use a foundation brush to blend in circular movements to achieve an immaculate, full-coverage finish.
For blush, bronzer or other powders, press brush into the product, tapping off any excess. For blush, sweep brush across your cheeks and blend in circular motions. For bronzer, sweep brush down the side of your face in the shape of a number three, applying to the forehead, cheekbones and jawline on either side of your face and anywhere the sun naturally touches, blending well. For contouring, try the 109S Small Contour Brush for smooth application, blending under your cheekbones or jawline in a circular motion.
For eye shadow brushes, press the flat side of your brush into eye shadow and sweep brush across lids, adding additional layers for more intense colour payoff.
Use our Brush Cleanser to clean and condition brushes after use, which ensures they last longer. Start by holding your brushes upside down and wetting the bristles with lukewarm water. Apply the cleanser to a towel, then gently rub the brushes against the towel until there is no more makeup residue on the brushes.