Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, this all-natural brush is soft but dense enough to deliver an even amount of coverage. Its flat head means you can get into smaller areas (around the eyes) with ease too.
From the brand that brought us affordable, yet effective tools, comes this newly designed foundation brush that picks up just the right amount of pigment and spreads it beautifully across the face and neck.
It wouldn’t be a beauty tools round-up without a nod to the iconic Beautyblender, whose pointy tip hits tiny targets while the round base allows for all-over buffing.
We also had to acknowledge the brand-new MakeupDrop silicone pad. This innovative, hygienic applicator cleanly applies your foundation without absorbing too much of the product. It also doubles up as a de-puffing tool with experts recommending you put it into the freezer for a quick skincare fix. It’s easy to clean too with just a splash of water.
A make-up artist favourite, this double-ended brush provides a fingertip-like application (aka soft and weightless) with fluffy bristles that don’t deposit too much of your favourite base in one solid area.
The densely packed hairs of this brush seamlessly blend liquid, powder and cream foundations. Expensive but so worth it if you’re looking for a luxe finish to your foundation.
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The soft, flexible bristles are ideal for swirling your favourite blusher over the apples of your cheeks and along your cheekbones.
Kiko do some of our favourite brushes and this one is no exception. It’s designed for powders but works equally well with creamy formulas for a dewy finish.
This brush picks up all the pigment you need in one touch and applies it smoothly for an expert finish. Can be used with a bronzer, blusher or highlighter.
In our opinion, everyone should own a dinky kabuki brush as they work with every texture of product. Too Faced’s is our go-to, made with cruelty-free teddy bear hair, it buffs in blush and bronzer in seconds. Its portable case means it’s easy carry around too and use on the go.
The slim point of this brush sharpens the cupid’s brow while the main, flat bulk of the brush works to deliver colour precisely.
This spreads colour for a luscious, plump finish but also allows you to keep layering up your shade for extra intensity. You will need to give it a deep clean though so the colours don’t stain the bristles.
Hugs the lip line for a precise finish and can be used with either lipstick or gloss. Its retractable brush is a bonus for keeping the bristles hygienic and clean.
Spied at every backstage fashion show, this lip brush is a make-up artist staple, working with any formula to provide any finish you so desire. Great for diffusing colour too if you want a lip tone that’s a bit more muted.
Evens out product to avoid build-up but is also great for grooming hairs into place when you don’t want to wear a gel or pencil on top.
Gives crisp lines and fills in gaps when used with a brow product. Apply in quick strokes for a realistic and natural look.
Nothing whips unruly brows into shape quite like this. The tiny, slanted nib targets sparse areas, while the smaller brush at the other end keeps hairs locked firmly in place.
The bristles on this brush allow you to cover the lids in shadow for one-step evening eyes, and their density means you can really pack on the colour for high-impact texture. We love.
The brush for creating depth and definition, it enables you to blend and contour your eye products for a cool, lived-in finish.
Praised for its super soft bristles, this works to smudge eyeshadows on in seconds for your easiest ever smokey eye.
Struggle to apply liquid liner with accuracy? This flat brush makes light work of drawing feline flicks and allows you to control gel and liquid liners with ease.
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