5 Key Makeup Brushes You'll Use Everyday

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Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush

Clarisonic

If you like the look of airbrush makeup but don't want to hassle with the machine, this new brush from Clarisonic is revolutionary in the way it applies and blends makeup. Simply apply your foundation of choice to the skin with a Beauty Blender or your finger in small strokes, then use the oscillating brush to blend your makeup flawlessly into skin. If you already use a Clarisonic to cleanse your face, you can just purchase the detachable sonic brush and pop the cleansing one off, replacing it with the foundation brush, and interchange them when you need. It works with all liquid forms of makeup and some cream to powder finishes too. You'll be thrilled with the results.

Use it With: IPKN Moist and Firm Beauty Balm SPF 45, La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

Makeup Artist Tip: It's imperative to clean your makeup brushes every week after use to make sure no germs build up or product gets stuck in the bristles. Since this brush is detachable, you can use the same cleansing technique that you would for any other brush by using soap and water or your brush cleanser of choice. 

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MISSHA Artistool Blending Brush #204

MISSHA

To achieve your best look, it's super important to use a contour and blending brush for eyeshadow, and this one from MISSHA helps blend shadow on the lid and in the crease until it's perfect. Contoured brushes are the best to use for the crease because they can reach where flat brushes can't. Simply apply shadow and blend in a circular and rotating motion until you get the desired look you want and your eyeshadow appears smooth. Have excess shadow on the brush? Just tap it off to remove the extra before applying. 

Use it With: Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette Rose Gold Edition , Flower Beauty Shimmer and Shade Eyeshadow Palette, Laura Geller "The Delectables" Eyeshadow Palette

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Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R Brush

Artis

This round brush from Artis applies lipstick in a way we never thought possible and helps shape your lips without the use of llip liner. The shape of the brush head allows lipstick to be smoothed around the contours of your lip making it easy for anyone to have a flawless lipstick application. It also acts as a buffer for lipliner and places where you might have applied too much product. A perfect way to get a full pout and help your lipstick last, too. 

Have dry lips? Use this Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil from Clarins before applying lipstick for a nourishing, priming, and shine treatment. If you want a firmer, fine line-free pout, use this anti-aging Nightly Lip Treatment from Dermalogica each night before bed.

Use it With: L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour , Stila Color Balm Lipstick, Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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MAC 116 Blush Brush

MAC Cosmetics

This blush brush from MAC is perfect for applying powder, cream, and liquid formulas, and you can even use it for bronzer too. The shape is ideal because it's not too big and gives a more concentrated application of product, making it the perfect brush to use on the apples of the cheeks. Tap product in an upward motion along the cheekbones and if you're using a liquid highlighter, go ahead and lightly tap right on top of where you've placed your blush. 

Use it With: Stila Convertible Color Blush, Milani Cosmetics Baked Blush, Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush

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Alima Pure Allover Shadow Brush

Alima Pure

Applying eyeshadow can be tricky at times because different techniques require different brushes. While crease brushes are popular, flat eyeshadow brushes are used to pack pigment on the eyelid and can be used every day no matter what eyeshadow look you're creating.​ This brush from Alima Pure allows you to apply any kind of shadow to the lid, packing on the pigment for a professional-looking result. Its shape and size make it easy to fit on the lid and blend any kind of shadow, making it the perfect complement to any other shadow brushes in your collection. Start with this eyeshadow primer, and then move on to your powders or cream textures. 

Use it With: Alima Pure Pressed Eyeshadow, Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow