The 15 Best Makeup Brushes for Every Use

Even if you’ve always used your fingers to apply makeup, the latest crop of new makeup brushes is hard to resist.


Giorgio Armani Contouring Powder Blush ($90, In celebration of 15 years in beauty, Giorgio Armani created a petting zoo for your cheekbones to hit the high and low points.


Trish McEvoy Wet/Dry Even Skin Brush ($60, If you only want to use one brush, this two-in-one will fit the bill.


Sigma Strobing Fan Brush ($18, It’s as fun to use as it is to look at, plus, you can use it to keep cool (Kidding!).


By Terry Sponge Foundation Brush ($36, Those blending sponges got a major upgrade with this chic brush version.


Smith Cosmetics Highlighter Brush ($24, If a fan is too much, a classic from this for artists by artists brand will fit the bill.


Bare Minerals BarePro Core Coverage Brush ($30, This travel-friendly foundation brush is made with synthetic hair, which means no irritation.


Revlon Smokey Eye Brush ($12, Try a dual-ended brush that will help you build and blend the smokiest of eyes.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Brush ($46, PETA-approved and powder, cream, and liquid-friendly, this brush will make sure your cheeks are covered.


Cover FX Custom Blending Brush ($40, DIY-ers will love this brush – it plays well with any custom color blend.


Urban Decay The Finger Brush ($26, Small like your finger, but better – this brush will diffuse imperfections.


Marc Jacobs The Bronze Bronzer Brush ($78, There’s an art to bronzer, hence this brush. It won’t look like contouring-gone-wrong, we promise.


Black Up Angled Blush Brush ($40, The angled bristles make for the ultimate brush blush, which is perfect for applying the ’80s overdrive flush that was all over the spring 2017 runways.


Sonia Kashuk Precision Pencil Brush ($10, When you prefer working with pencils, but the shade of the moment comes in a pot, you need this brush.


It Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush ($58, Make pores less obvious with this patent-pending, skincare-infused domed number.