The 10 Best Brushes to Blend Your Makeup

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The 10 Best Brushes to Blend Your Makeup

If there's one thing you should change about your makeup application, it is most likely that you need to blend more. Very few of us blend our makeup properly (and I'm sure I'm included in that group most days). When I talk to makeup artists about makeup mistakes "regular" people make, blending is almost always the answer. I have to tell them I want answers that are not "blend more."

There are some pretty amazing brushes and tools out there to blend your makeup! After talking to makeup artists, bloggers and looking around myself, these are my favorites! I've included 10 in the graphic, but note that there are often similar products available at other price points, so I've listed a lot of those below as well. Happy Blending!


All Over Blending
1. MAC 217 Blending Brush
2. Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush
Similar: Sephora Pro Blending Brush #27, Make Up For Ever 242 Large Blender Brush, Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush

3. e.l.f. Essential Smudge Brush
4. NARS #45 Smudge Brush
Similar: Sephora Collection Pro Smudge Brush #11, Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Smudge Brush #105


5. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Similar: Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush, Shu Uemura #18 Foundation Brush (discontinued currently)

6. IT Cosmetics Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush
Similar: IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Foundation/Concealer Brush

7. IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush

8. BeautyBlender Sponge
Similar: Sephora The Perfectionist Makeup Sponge

9. IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush
Similar: Sephora Pro Buffing Brush #62, Cover FX Liquid Foundation Brush

10. Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Makeup Brush

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  1. The MAC 217 brush is my absolute favorite for blending out the crease, I own about 4 but would be totally happy having 4 more! LOL

  2. Excellent choices. I have a few of these and would buy them again in a minute.


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