Makeup is an art. No kidding! Every stroke and every colour choice you make is a definite act towards getting the final image. In this case, the canvas is you and that is why you need to be even more careful! And like any other other art form, knowing the tools of your trade is foremost thing you need to know. In this case, the tools of your trade would happen to the different types of makeup brushes.

Ask yourself this. Are you using the right tools and techniques to apply them?  A key factor in obtaining that professionally done look is the brushes that you use during your makeup routine depending on the results you require.

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types of brushes for makeup

This article will give you in detail the different makeup brushes you need to use and the top make up brushes in terms of brands available in India.

Types Of Makeup Brushes:

Type 1: Concealer Brush

If you are applying a stick concealer, then you are good with your finger tips or a makeup sponge but if you are using a cream based concealer then its best to use a concealer brush. It will help you cover and conceal the targeted spots and blemishes perfectly.

concealer brush how to use

  • MAC 195: this is the best concealer brush ever!

mac 195 concealer brush

  • Faces 2 in 1 foundation and concealer brush is also quite good for beginners and doesn’t pinch a hole in the pocket.

[ Read: Professional Makeup Brushes ]

Type 2: Blush Brush

Blusher needs to be applied very lightly with gentle strokes on to cheek hollows or on to the cheeks apples with gentle circular touch. You just cannot go wrong on selection of this brush, except for when you are applying a stick or cream blusher. For a stick blusher, you can apply with finger tips. For a cream blusher you need to use a separate concealer brush or a separate contour brush. Do not use sponge for this!

Below mentioned are the best makeup brushes can find.

mac 116 mac 129

  • MAC  116 and MAC 129

mca 168

  • MAC Large Angled Contour Brush 168

Type 3: Contour /Bronzer Brush

The name says it all. This brush can be used for using a darker colour of blush and also for bronzers on to the contour of cheek, on sides of chin and sides of forehead and also along the sides of bone line of nose for an extremely chiselled look. However if you are using a cream blush for cheek apples and wish to use a contouring brush for that, then keep separate contouring brushes for different colours of blush and also a separate one for bronzer application.

mac 109

  • If you like using rounded tipped brush for contouring then try MAC 109

mca 168 1

  • You can also choose an angled tip brush like MAC 168

Inglot 3P

  • Inglot 3P Angled Brush is also good

Type 4: Small and Big Powder Brushes

For that professional touch of satin smooth finish, you need to apply compact powder with a brush. You can choose from big or small variants of brushes. The small ones help you to apply powder in and around your eye area while the bigger ones help you apply powder on to your cheeks, chin, and forehead and along the top of your nose bone.

mac 134 150

  • MAC 134 Powder Brush and MAC 150powder Brush –These are the best big brushes.

mac 224

  • MAC 224 Powder Brush is a good one for a small brush.
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