What good will your makeup be if you don’t have the right tools to apply it? Makeup, when applied properly, can make you look the best you’ve ever been. You will need the right tools in order to achieve that. But as intimidating as makeup can be, so can the tools you will use to apply it.  


There are different ways to apply makeup. Brushes are one of the most common tools to apply them. Brushes come in different shapes and sizes. Not only that. Brushes also come in different bristle type, length, and density, which make it all the more confusing to use which one is for what part of the face. And that’s not the worse part. Makeup brush manufacturers don’t put labels on their brushes other than numbers. That won’t be a problem if your face is actually numbered but it’s not. Not to worry. Most of them include a manual or pamphlet in the package for your reference. You can also do your own research about it. You just need to familiarize yourself with if not memorize the brushes. But why does it matter? Brushes that look similar to each other can have the same effect, right? Well, not exactly. Here we give you a run through of the most widely used brushes and what they’re for. 

 Foundation Brush 

Foundation brush can come flat on two sides, or flat on the tips. Density also differs between manufacturers. It is used to apply your liquid or cream foundation for a smooth finish. 

 Powder Brush 

This brush is the easiest to recognize among all other brushes due to its size and bristles. A powder brush is big and has fluffy hairs used to distribute loose or compact powder across the face more easily. 

 Concealer Brush 

A concealer brush is used to conceal spots, blemishes, and imperfections. Its shape is flat and rounded, and its size is small.  

 Contour Brush 

This brush most usually has an angled shape: one end is higher than the other. This brush is somehow dense and is used to apply contour or bronzer to areas below the cheek, the jawline, and the forehead for that sculpted and slimmer look. 

 Blush Brush 

Blush brush can be mistaken for a contour brush because some shapes are angled as well. But the way to tell each other apart is the density. The blush brush is less dense than a contour brush.  

 Angled Brush 

Not to be confused with a contour and blush brush, an angled brush is used to apply eyeliner and brow product. Judging by that, you can tell that the size is pretty small. An angled brush is a flat and angled brush with tiny bristles. The design is so in order to apply eyeliner or brow pomade precisely.  


This list is only some of the brushes available for makeup application. There are a whole plethora of other brushes especially for the eyes alone. If you are finding a hard time applying makeup on your own more so if you have an upcoming event, then you can hire a professional to do it for you. Call The Tampa Makeup Artist for more information. 



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