But when it comes to achieving a gorg beauty look, your cosmetics are only as good as your application tools.
Intrigued? Below, find your guide to all the must-have makeup brushes to include in your kit from the MAKE UP FOR EVER brushes collection.
If you’re new to the brand, let us fill you in.
MAKE UP FOR EVER was founded by makeup artist Dany Sanz, who’s also a sculptor and painter.
So it’s no surprise she knows a thing or two when it comes to creating the best makeup brushes.
The brand now boasts an impressive line-up of makeup application tools that ensure your foundation applies like a second skin, your eyeshadow is blended to perfection, and your contour blends seamlessly into your skin.
Here Are Our Top 5 MAKE UP FOR EVER Brushes
To achieve the smoked-out eyeliner of your dreams, look no further than the MAKE UP FOR EVER Precision Blender Brush Medium 216. Its densely packed bristles and dome-shaped head make it perfect for creating smoky eye looks and crisp cut creases. It’s one of our favourite MAKE UP FOR EVER eyeshadow brushes and can be used with both powder and cream eyeshadows.
Once you’ve perfected your glam, set it with powder to guarantee it lasts through the day (or night). With a full, fluffy head, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Powder Brush Large 130 is a brilliant option for applying both pressed and loose powders to the face or body. It also makes light work of full-body glitter or highlighter applications if you’re adding some sparkle for a special event. With synthetic bristles and a handcrafted wooden handle, it’s a vegan-friendly brush option.
If you’re looking for the best brush for MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation application, the vegan-friendly MAKE UP FOR EVER Buffing Foundation Brush N112 wins. The curved brush head hugs the contours of the face so you can blend your base beautifully. The short, wide handle is super-comfortable to grip and gives you full control when applying foundation. Plus, it’s great for use with MAKE UP FOR EVER primers.
This MAKE UP FOR EVER fan brush has an elegant, curved silhouette that’s ideal for sweeping highlighter across the cheekbones and other high points of the face. It’s also one of the best makeup brushes for dusting illuminator over the collarbones and décolletage. And use this brush to sweep away excess powder if you’re ‘baking’ your look. The MAKE UP FOR EVER Powder Fan Brush - Large 134 is vegan-friendly too. Its soft, wavy fibres feel incredibly comfortable on the skin.
For the most precise concealer application ever, this is one of our holy grail makeup brushes. With firm, tapered bristles and a handmade wooden handle, its user-friendly design is excellent for applying and blending concealer with razor-sharp precision. This MUFU vegan-friendly concealer brush is suitable for use with both liquid and cream concealers (or any other liquid or cream cosmetics).
One More (Very Important) Thing: A Note on Makeup Brush Cleaning
Due to the nature of their usage, brushes are prone to build-up from makeup, dead skin cells, and oil.
All this gunk makes them a perfect breeding ground for breakout-causing bacteria.
To ensure your brushes remain hygienic, it’s important to clean them regularly—we recommend at least once per week if you’re a daily makeup-wearer.
Working with clean brushes also helps your cosmetics look their best. Using dirty tools can cause products to go on patchily or give a ‘muddy’ finished look.
One to try: MAKE UP FOR EVER Instant Brush Cleanser
One of the best makeup brush cleaners we can recommend is MAKE UP FOR EVER Instant Brush Cleanser. This formula contains Mint Oil Extract and can be used to instantly cleanse product and bacteria from both natural and synthetic fibre brushes. Because it dries fast, this cleanser is well-suited for quickly refreshing brushes between looks.
So there you have it: your tell-all guide to the best MAKE UP FOR EVER brushes.
The range is home to many cult-favourite products. Besides the MAKE UP FOR EVER brushes, another category we’d encourage you to check out is the foundations.
You can find more of our favourite makeup brushes in the guides below...
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