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This goes without saying, but even the best blush on the market will look awful if applied the wrong way. That's why quality makeup brushes (including blush brushes) are equally worth investing in. These tools can be the difference between makeup that looks splotchy versus natural.
The only problem is that the market is flooded with options, many of which aren't necessarily up to snuff. To help you out, we sifted through the options to find the best blush brushes to use when you want a rosy glow.
Ahead, discover our picks of the best blush brushes.
Best Overall: Bobbi Brown Blush Brush
This award-winning brush makes applying brush practically foolproof. The bristles are designed to pick up the ideal amount of blush and leave the perfect amount on your cheeks. The incredibly soft bristles are cut at an angle so that they hit the entire apple of the cheek, taking out all of the guesswork.
Best Budget: Morphe M427 Tapered Duo Blush Brush
You don’t have to spend big bucks to apply your blush like a pro. Score Morphe’s M427 Tapered Duo Blush Brush for less than the cost of lunch and you can blend your blush with the mix of synthetic and sable bristles. It's soft to the touch, and the elegant design also makes this brush look way more expensive than it actually is.
Best Drugstore: EcoTools Precision Blush Brush
This blush brush is good for your face and the planet. And for the cost, it doesn’t get any better. The sustainable brush is crafted from super soft bamboo and recycled materials, plus it comes with an eco storage pouch. The unique square cut of the bristles serves to deliver precise pigment application, so you can sculpt your cheeks like a pro. You can use it with cream or powder blushes, and highlighters, too.
Best Multitasker: Sephora Collection PRO Sculpting Blush Brush #99
The clever design of the spade-shaped brush hugs your face just right to apply contour, blush, foundation, or powder. Its unique shape makes it ideal for applying and blending, making whatever you apply appear natural. What's more, this brush is cruelty-free and not tested on animals.
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Best Handle: IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush #4
This brush will do a lot more than look pretty on your vanity. It has racked up beauty awards for good reason, including a prize for its Heavenly Luxe synthetic hair. The head is made with precision-cut, super-soft bristles angled at 45 degrees to deliver a natural finish with every swipe. The ergonomic handle is also easy to grip, making the application process even smoother.
Best for Cheekbones: Sigma Beauty F03 High Cheekbone Highlighter Brush
If you're serious about blending out your contour, highlighter, and blush, it’s worth investing in a special brush to get the look right every time, and this is your best bet. It’s been awarded the best highlighting brush for its ability to nail applying cream or powder highlighter on the cheekbones and high planes of the face. But it can also be used to apply blush and concealer, thanks to the fluffy—yet firm—brush head that deposits color and blends perfectly.
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Best for Powder Blush: Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush
From contouring to applying powder and, of course, blush, this brush does it all, thanks to its multitasking tapered end that can highlight your cheekbones, nose, and cupid’s bow, or shade your temples or the hollows of your cheekbones to sculpt your features. It works with both loose and pressed powder, and the delicate fibers make for precise application.
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