The Make-up Brushes Guide
Get the most out of your make-up with brushes that really do their job. We know it can feel like navigating a maze when it comes to finding the best make-up brushes. That’s why we’ve put together a simple guide on finding the right brushes for your needs. Read our guide to the best make-up brushes for your every make-up essential. From foundation to powder, we’ve got you covered.
“We wanted to develop a range that was high performance with low environmental impact, and these brushes are just that.”
– Jamie Cooper
Make-up Brand Manager at The Body Shop
Finding the right foundation brush all depends on the type of foundation you use and the coverage you like. Some would think it’s a “one size fits all” approach, but that’s not always the case.
FRESH NUDE FOUNDATION BRUSH
The Fresh Nude Foundation Brush has duo fibres which means they’re dense and tightly packed at the bottom while the top is fluffy and soft. It’s the perfect everyday brush for light coverage and a soft, even finish.
FOUNDATION BUFFING BRUSH
The Foundation Buffing Brush is a fluffier brush and great for heavier coverage. It beautifully buffs your foundation onto your skin, leaving a radiant yet well-covered finish. Great for a night out or when you want extra coverage.
The Concealer Brush is great for targeting blemishes and smaller areas like under your eyes. Whether you want to keep your make-up simple or tackle problem areas, this brush helps seamlessly blend your concealer for a fresh-faced look.
Powder brushes are the tools that help us contour, highlight, bronze and add a pop of colour to our cheeks. Whether you use pressed or loose powder, these brushes are all you need.
POINTED HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH
The Pointed Highlighter Brush is great for when you’re wanting to highlight certain areas of your face. Thanks to its angled edges and pointed tip, it helps target your cheekbones, under your brows and the bridge of your nose.
DOMED POWDER BRUSH
The Domed Powder Brush is here to help seamlessly sweep the powder across your face for an even finish. The bristles are the perfect density for light to medium coverage and work with both setting powder and everyday face powder.
ANGLED BLUSHER BRUSH
The Angled Blusher Brush has been designed specifically for blush powders. With its angled edge, it fits perfectly in the contour of your cheek and makes applying blush along your cheekbones all the easier.
RETRACTABLE BLUSHER BRUSH
The Retractable Blusher Brush is your on-the-go blusher brush, ready to add a pop of colour to your cheeks while you’re on the move. The case ensures that the bristles aren’t damaged while it’s in your bag.
EYESHADOW AND EYEBROW BRUSHES
Eyeshadow and eyebrow brushes help define and accentuate your eyes. They’re also the tools you need to take your look from desk to disco. But which is best for which job?
DOUBLE ENDED EYESHADOW BRUSH
The Double Ended Eyeshadow Brush is two brushes in one. The fluffy end helps pick up and distribute your eyeshadows across your eyelid while the angled end is great for controlled applications like eyeliner.
EYESHADOW BLENDING BRUSH
The Eyeshadow Blending Brush boasts larger, fluffier bristles in a domed shape which makes applying your eyeshadows a doddle. Perfect for blending multiple shades and for creating that soft, faded finish.
EYEBROW DUO BRUSH
The Eyebrow Duo Brush is another double ended brush that works with your brows. The spoolie and comb help brush out your eyebrows to create a natural, manicured look while the brush evenly distributes product through your brows.