Here Are the Best Makeup Brushes for Flawless Application

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Best Brush for Brows: 12 Large Synthetic Duo Brow Brush
by Anastasia Beverly Hills -- This brush features a synthetic-bristle dual-ended brush with an angled tip on one end and a spoolie on the other for combing and setting unruly brows and to create natural and precise brow-like strokes.
$18 - Best Brush for Brows
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Best Brush for Eyeshadow: E55 Eye Shading Brush
by Sigma Beauty -- This eyeshadow brush features a soft, dense rounded head that is perfect for lifting and applying cream and powder pigment and gentle blending.
$18 - Best Brush for Eyeshadow
Best for Blending Eyeshadow: 242 Large Blender Brush
by Makeup For Ever -- This brush features long, rounded bristles that make it a dream to blend a range of eyeshadow formulas. You can also use this to apply shimmer or highlighter on the high points of your face, as well as creams and loose/pressed powders.
$30 - Best Brush to Blend Eyeshadow
Best Brush for Precision Blending: Blending Tip Brush #16
by Lancôme -- Designed with fine and densely packed fibers, this brush shades color and softens liner application around the lash line and perfectly blends colors in inner and outer corners. Bristles are slightly more tapered for controlled detailing and blending for a professional finish. We recommend using this for inner corner highlight and for cut crease looks.
$22.95 - Best Brush for Precision Blending
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Best All-Purpose Foundation Brush: Daiya Fude Face Brush Duo
by Shiseido -- This compact brush is especially an excellent option for traveling and on-the-go glam. The multi-purpose brush features a diamond-shaped brush built for blending and a gel tip that mimics the effect of fingertips. The synthetic brush head is dense, making it perfect and versatile to blend all kinds of formulas seamlessly. Unlike a makeup sponge, the gel tip blends for an even coverage without absorbing product.
$40 - Best All-Purpose Face Brush
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Best Brush for Liquid Foundation
by Cover FX -- A kabuki styled brush like this one features a dense, flat head composed of tightly-packed bristles that buffs out liquid foundation for an effortless, airbrushed finish. This brush is also smaller than most kabuki brushes making it easier to blend and buff near the hairline and other creased areas.
$38 - Best Liquid Foundation Brush
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Best Concealer Brush: Vanish™ Seamless Finish Concealer Brush
by Hourglass -- This concealer brush is perfect for spot-concealing after foundation application, strobing, or just to add some coverage to a blank canvas. This brush features a unique half-moon shape for controlled application to the contours of the face, especially under the eyes. Best used with liquids and creams, but you can also use for baking and setting under the eyes.
$38 - Best Concealer Brush
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Best Contouring Brush: Face Shaping Brush 125
by Fenty Beauty -- This plush, angled brush was designed to effortlessly blend cream and powder blushes, bronzers, and highlighters for a perfectly contoured face. You can be sure that your products will stay all day exactly where you placed it.
$34 - Best Contouring Brush
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Best Blush Brush: Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush #4
by IT Cosmetics -- This beautiful blush brush gives you color in just one sweep. The fluffy, angled brush head hugs the curves of your cheek so that your cream or powder blush is placed perfectly on the face. This blush picks up pigment extremely well so that you're not digging into your product, and it applies evenly.
$34.50 - Shop Best Blush Brush
Best for Highlighting and Setting
by Real Techniques -- The compact size of this micro setting brush offers precision for setting in smaller areas, as well as highlighting the cheekbones and high points of the face. This brush is an affordable fan-favorite.
$7.99 - Best Highlighting and Setting Brush
Best Powder and Bronzer Brush
by Real Techniques -- This large fluffy brush is designed to dust and set powder on the face after applying foundation and liquid for all-day wear. It's also ideal to use with powder bronzer to bring shading and color to the face for a more natural and flushed finish.
$9.99 - Best Powder and Bronzer Brush
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