Brushes can make a huge difference when applying your makeup. Using the correct tool will make the end result look more flawless, but also more natural. Foundation brushes, powder brushes, blending brushes, contour brushes, liner brushes – there’s a jungle of tools out there with different shapes and forms for different purposes. We’ve picked out some essential brushes you should consider investing in – all from cruelty-free brands, of course.
By using a foundation brush you avoid an uneven base. Nanshy offers lots of vegan makeup brushes to affordable prices.
A concealer brush can really help cover spots and redness. Use this one from Kat Von D to optimise your base.
This contour brush from award-winning Real Techniques is perfect for applying bronzers and highlighters.
E.l.f make their makeup brushes out of cruelty-free fibre hairs. Use this powder brush for a flawless base.
Here’s another powder brush, but this one from Urban Decay has got a flat top. Works to apply foundation with as well.
Everyone needs a brush to apply blush with for a cheeky and flirty look. This one from Body Shop blends it on smoothly and easy.
Too Faced are known for using their super soft “teddy bear hair” for their makeup brushes. This brush is perfect to have in your bag thanks to the retractable cover.
This angled brush from 100% Pure is great for several uses: apply your eyeliner with it, or use it to fill in your eyebrows.
With special care for the environment, Ecotools use recycled material to make their brushes. Shade, define, blend and smudge with this 4-in-2-set.
This soft fan brush from Inika is helpful when you want to get rid of eyeshadow fallout. It also blends out your makeup and makes it look more natural.
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