7 Makeup Brushes That Will Get Your Face in Shape

Updated 05/30/19

 Artis

Makeup brushes come in many shapes and sizes, but which ones are the ones we really need, and more importantly, what do all of them do?  While most beauty junkies have their staple brushes (like foundation, powder, blush, the list goes on) , there are still so many different tools that you probably haven't heard of or know how to use. Some brushes we shop have shapes we've never seen, causing a really head-scratching beauty moment those just wanting to cover the bases. However, though some of these brushes may seem a bit strange, they actually yield amazing results when used with the proper techniques.

To see some of our favorite (crazy-cool) brushes, keep scrolling!

Becca Cosmetics The One Perfecting Brush $49
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Looking at this brush, you might wonder what on earth you could use it for, but the benefits from this simple tool are endless. This multi-tasking brush can be used with creams, powders, liquids, with horizontal design that allows you to cover both small and large areas of the face. Use it to contour, apply foundation, and even highlighter..you'll be amazed at all you accomplish!

Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R Brush $37
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This rounded brush is a unique tool to help blend lipstick and lipliner, creating a full pout that has just the right amount of product evenly distributed. In a circular motion, blend lipstick around the edges of lips ever so slightly, giving shape and fullness to the lip area where we can sometimes experience thinness.

RMS Beauty Skin2Skin Foundation Brush $38
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The genius idea behind this brush is that it has bristles of varying lengths to help distribute foundation more seamlessly into the skin, as opposed to a one-length brush that sometimes misses the hard to reach and blend spots, like around the nose and under the eyes.

Tarte Double-Ended Camouflage Tool $24
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When you're in need of a brush and a sponge at the same time (a predicament we often find ourselves in), this tool is the perfect solution. Formulated specifically for concealer, the brush end helps apply concealer to a blemish while the sponge seamlessly helps to blend the concealer in. No one will be the wiser, and you'll feel so smart with your multi-use techniques.

Bésame Cosmetics Boudoir Short Hair Contour Brush $48
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While this brush may seem a bit too large for makeup application, it's actually a top-rated product to help contour the face. Its soft, short fiber bristles help blend contouring powder or bronzer seamlessly into the skin for the perfect shape.

Smith Cosmetics 211 Brow Brush $18
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This brush is a thick, angled eyeliner brush and can be used with powders, gels, and pomades. It's a mix of stiff and soft bristles, perfect for adding definition and real life like looking hair strokes to eyebrows, and then softening the look so brows look natural.

BareMinerals Beautiful Finish Brush $32
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The concave surface of this brush is meant for just a small amount of your liquid foundation to be deposited while the surrounding wave fiber bristles blend the product perfectly into the skin. Think of it as the application and blending tool all in one, which makes blending foundation that much easier.  

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