What's your favorite foundation makeup brush

Makeup Brush Guide:
Which one do you need for what?

It can be a real challenge: At the beauty shelf you feel like you're in toy adventure land every now and then. Because you can never really make a decision. Instead, one is often completely overwhelmed. In one second you want everything, and then again nothing. And why? Because you don't really know whether the product is really good, whether it even suits your skin type or whether it is just bullshit.

And that's exactly what I always felt when it came to the subject of beauty brushes. Who needs more than one please? And what is it all for? After all, at school you only had two or a maximum of three brushes. One super thick, one extra fine and one in between. Always enough. Or not? At least not when it comes to decorative cosmetics. Because the face is much more delicate and angled than a smooth piece of paper. What make-up brushes you need for which, I will tell you today in my Make-up Brush Guide - after I dealt intensively with it;)


1. Foundation brush


Flat, rounded, beveled - foundation brushes can come in many shapes. But they all have one thing in common: soft, thick hair so that you can use the foundation (You can find out which make-up really covers and lasts great here) can distribute effortlessly and evenly. Depending on the shape of the brush, it can also be used for blending at the transitions to the neck and chin. But while the foundation brush suggests that it is suitable for any type of foundation, it works best with a liquid texture. It is better to apply pressed foundation with a powder brush.


2. Powder brush

Loose powder needs many small, flexible hairs that move back and forth and not only catch more product, but can also deliver it better and more evenly on the skin. Therefore, large, fluffy brushes are particularly suitable. They are less dense and compact than foundation brushes. A little tip: before applying to the skin, tap the brush briefly over the powder so that excess pigments that do not adhere to the brush fall back into the powder. Then work in the powder with light, dabbing movements.


3. Blush brush

Blush brushes are sometimes slightly beveled, sometimes a little more rounded but flat. Which one you choose depends entirely on your preference. The brush itself is less dense, rather fluffy and well suited for specific work on an area, but still designed in such a way that it can work on a relatively large amount of cheek surface at once. A little tip: Instead of just treating the cheeks with blush, lightly accentuate the hairline and the bridge of the nose and chin. That looks much more harmonious and is not noticeable at all.


4. Bronzer brush

Bronzer brushes are the little sisters of foundation brushes: they are tightly and compactly bound, hardly allow any product to slip into your hair and are therefore perfect for skillfully modeling. And this is how it works: Apply bronze powder to the highest points on the face (i.e. those that are naturally the first to be illuminated by the sun) and blend in softly so that there are no bronze edges.


5. Concealer brush

A concealer brush is much more delicate, because it has to be able to twist into the smallest corners such as the inner corners of the eyes. That also means that its area is smaller. It is often designed flat to create the "painting effect" and its hairs are not fluffy, but rather compact. This supports quick and easy application - even with pressed cream concealers. By the way: you can find my concealer recommendations here.


6. Eyeshadow brush

Eyeshadow brushes are many. Because depending on what exactly you want to use them for (flat over the entire lid, just below the browbone, on the edge of the eyelid or as a cut crease applicator) they are sometimes more delicate and compact, sometimes a little fluffier and larger. The textures also play a role. Is it powder eye shadow, cream eye shadow or liquid eye shadow? You should consider all of this when buying. The basic model, however, is the classic blender brush that can be used over a large area over the entire lid. It is fluffy, slightly rounded and perfectly absorbs powder eye shadows.


7. Lip brush

Lipstick only works perfectly when the edges don't fray. And that's exactly what you can do with a lip brush. It's small, flat, extremely fine, but tightly bound and ideal for creating a beautiful lip line. Then all you have to do is paint in the lips and the lipstick looks as if it had been applied by a professional. There is no way around a lip brush to apply lipstick precisely.


8. Eyeliner brush

There are two types of eyeliner brushes. One is reminiscent of the lip brush, is fine, tightly bound and tapers to a point. The other is flat, tightly bound, and often beveled. Now it depends on which technology you use. Do you paint the eyeliner at an angle, or do you draw the eyeliner horizontally along the eyelid? Use a lip brush similar to that of a lip brush for letteres. For the angle method, prefer a beveled one.


9. Eyebrow brush

Eyebrows shouldn't look painted in, but rather as if they consist of many small, densely grown hairs. You create this effect with a very flat brush that draws small lines, so to speak. In addition, it should be beveled, because the eyebrow sits on a natural curve that is nicer and easier to work with with a beveled brush.


10. Fan brush

What is still missing is the ideal brush for the highlighter. A product that you shouldn't apply too much of, but also not too little. Because too little can simply fade the highlighter. Too much of it, turning you into a glitter girl. So it should be a brush that is not extremely tightly bound, that allows the product to adhere perfectly to the brush, but is so fluffy that it adapts perfectly to the skin and at the same time only releases as much as necessary. This is exactly why the fan brush is perfect.