Makeup Brush Guide: How to Choose the Right Makeup Brush

A gorgeous face of makeup us up of two key things: the right products and the right tools. Seeing 20 different makeup brushes that serve 20 different purposes may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! You don’t have to be a makeup artist to use our brushes like a pro. Refer to this guide to help you figure out what makeup brush to use for your daily and special occasion makeup routines.

 

LimeLife by Alcone’s Tapered Powder Brush #01

Tapered Powder Brush #01

  • Powder
  • Blush
  • Highlighter

Use the tapered shape of this brush head to precisely apply powder, blush, and highlighter. For an effortless contour, this is your go-to! Use with our Perfect Bronzer to sculpt cheekbones and Perfect Blush to get a natural, healthy glow.

All Over Powder Brush #02

  • Powder

Evenly apply powder across your entire face while flawlessly blending the makeup underneath. Use it to apply our Perfect Pressed Powder to set your foundation.

Angled Blush Brush #03

  • Blush

Use the angled bristles to apply Perfect Blush to your cheeks. Layer and blend for your ideal coverage.

Foundation Brush #04

  • Foundation

This foundation brush was created to flawlessly apply Perfect Foundation. Gently apply a thin layer for a sheer finish or build layers for more coverage. Use this brush to go back in and tone down blush or bronzer if you find you applied a little too much.

LimeLife by Alcone’s Buffer Brush #05

Buffer Brush #05

  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Concealer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer

This universal brush is a must-have! Evenly apply cream or powder-based products to the face while blending and diffusing hash edges and lines.

Concealer Brush #06

  • Concealer
  • Eyeshadow

Apply and blend concealer exactly where you want it, blending away under-eye bags and effortlessly concealing blemishes. The firmer bristles gives you total control and have also been known to make a great blush for precisely applying shadows.

Large Shadow Brush #07

  • Eyeshadow

Swirl this brush, wet or dry, into your Perfect Eyeshadow and apply to entire your lid. Try a rolling motion with this brush to perfectly apply your base layer of shadow.

Dome Blender Brush #08

  • Eyeshadow

Contour, blend, and smooth the edges of your shadow for a flawlessly natural look. The dense, rounded head of this brush was designed to feel like the touch of your fingertip, but with more precision!

Angled Shadow Brush #09

  • Eyeshadow

After you’ve applied your base layer of eyeshadow, reach for this precision brush to add details. Use it to apply Perfect Eyeshadow to the crease and corners of the eye for a defined and dramatic look.

LimeLife by Alcone’s Pointed Blender Brush #10

Pointed Blender Brush #10

  • Eyeshadow
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Powder

Add depth and define facial features like your eyes and nose. This multi-purpose brush can be used with our Perfect Eyeshadow, Blush, Bronzer, or Pressed Powder.

Smokey Liner Brush #11

  • Eyeshadow

Smokey eye fans, make sure this one is in your makeup bag! Dampen it before dipping in Perfect Eyeshadow to line your eye with precision and control, or use it dry to smudge out shadow or liner and create a simple, smoldering eye.

Bold Lip Brush #12

  • Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss
  • Lip Color

Don’t overlook the power of a polished lip! Define them like a pro with this bold lip brush.

Angled Liner Brush #13

  • Brow color
  • Eyeshadow

Use this dense brush to fill in your brows with hair-like strokes, or to apply a thin line of Perfect Eyeshadow to your upper and lower lashes.

Brow Tamer Brush #14

  • Eyeshadow
  • Brushing Brows
  • Mascara

This brush pairs our Angled Liner Brush with a spoolie for all-in-one brow taming! Use the angled brush to fill in sparse with a matching shade of Perfect Eyeshadow, and smooth everything down with the opposite side. The spoolie end of this brush can also be used to comb through lashes after mascara application while still slightly wet to ensure your lashes are clump-free.

Bent Liner Brush #15

  • Eyeshadow

Create a smooth, clean-cut line with this conveniently bent liner brush. Use wet to transform Perfect Eyeshadow into a liquid liner and dry to set.

LimeLife by Alcone’s Fan Brush #16

Fan Brush #16

  • Setting Makeup
  • Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Perfect Glow Bronzing Lotion

Use this brush with a light touch to set your makeup or apply powder to your décolleté, collar bone, or body.

Diffuser Brush #17

  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Concealer
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer

Evenly apply cream or powder-based products to your entire face with this brush, and then go back and diffuse away harsh lines and edges.

Highlight & Contour Brush #18

  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter
  • Blush

Apply Perfect Bronzer across your forehead, down your nose and under your cheekbones with this easy-to-control brush. Follow up with your favorite highlighter for a healthy glow.

LimeLife by Alcone’s Small Tapered Powder Brush #19

Small Tapered Powder Brush #19

  • Powder
  • Highlighter
  • Bronzer

No detail goes unnoticed with this smaller version of our Tapered Powder Brush. Contour smaller facial features like the sides of your nose and precisely apply highlighter along your cheekbones and brow bone.

Small Shadow Brush #20

  • Eyeshadow

Create contrast and make your eyes pop with this perfectly sized shadow brush. Blend Perfect Eyeshadow across your lids and into the crease for a wide variety of eye looks.

Now that you’re a brush expert, don’t forget to care for them like a pro! Check out our tips for cleaning your brushes and sponges to show them some love. Have a go-to LimeLife brush that you can’t live without? Leave a comment to let us know which one and how it makes your signature look come together.

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