Among the high end beauty brands, there are hundreds of options when it comes to makeup tools for excellent color application. Modern day makeup companies have transformed the world of brushes into a seriously competitive industry. Whether your makeup skills are on point with expert methods of blending or the daily beauty look has your eye on some key essentials, there is always room for a new brush to complete a flawless face.
Since quality brushes last between eight to twelve years, the cost should be in a reasonable price range according to your personal expectation of brush usage. Most often tagged with a high dollar amount, complexion brushes are commonly packed with an abundant amount of hairs equating in an increased dollar amount. Think realistically about your makeup routine and devote a bigger budget for brushes that will get the most play time. If your go-to makeup look involves bare eyes and maximum blush, an expensive cheek brush meets your needs more than a selection of eye shadow smudge brushes.
For a hefty price tag, the overall appearance of the tools should feel and look sleek otherwise you could just go for a label-free generic brand. Building a personal makeup brush collection should involve aesthetic appeal just as much as function. From drugstore to designer, there will always be brushes that efficiently work but for the purpose of long-term tools but the façade should mirror the investment long after a few cleanses.
Discover top picks for best luxury makeup brushes by clicking the list link below.
Chantecaille Face Brush, Short Handle $74
This luxurious brush from Chantecaille is soft to touch, expertly crafted and provides the best application for powder foundation, loose powders, blush, bronzer and highlighters. With a sleek glossy cream colored handle and rich dark hairs, this brush looks just as exclusive as the application it provides.
Illamasqua Highlighter Brush $37.50
The petite complexion brush may be designated for highlighting but the shape of the hairs works with versatile benefits. A personal preference, smaller brush heads work to offer a gorgeous contouring effect by laying down the color in just the right area, making this a perfect candidate for both highlighting and contouring the face.
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Small Round Tip Eye Shadow Brush $32
Blending is the secret weapon to achieving a completely expert eye makeup application and to do so; the right blending brush can make a world of difference. Kevyn Aucoin not only makes professional color products but his incredible brushes are what make the brand a standout for proper makeup execution. Use this brush for smoky eyes, contouring the face and defining the eye lids.
Sephora Collection Pro Visionary Lash Fan Brush $18
Before purchasing this brush, the thought of spending money on a brush dedicated to defining eyelashes seemed strange considering the precision of contemporary mascaras. Designed with a unique mini fan shape, this brush does more than just separate eyelashes. It can be used for depositing mascara on the bottom lashes where smudging is commonly an issue or on the sensitive lash line to tight line with gel eyeliner.
MAKE UP FOREVER #270 Angled Eyebrow Brush $21
After a handful of washes the average angled brush can lose the firm shape required to achieve a defined eyebrow but the new MAKEUP FOREVER #270 Angled Eyebrow Brush has stable bristles that deposit cream or powder product with a clean finish making a major difference in the professional appearance of eyebrows.
Louise Young LY34 Super Foundation Brush $41
A makeup artist favorite, this supersized brush from Louise Young gives such a glorious blend making foundation look invisible to the naked eye. With the dense bristles and tapered brush head, this tool makes it easy to achieve an impeccable face makeup application with only a few strokes.
Dior Professional Finish Powder Foundation Brush $55
With an elegant matte black stem with signature silver label, this ultra-soft brush is idea for creating the perfect canvas. While the brand suggests using this flat top tool with loose and pressed powders, it also applies fluid foundation just as beautifully. Buff products into the skin and watch a seamless blend from face to neck.
Le Metier De Beaute Large Concealer Brush $50
The short handled precise concealer brush from Le Metier De Beaute is just the right size for camouflaging skin imperfections. A tapered point and firm bristles lay the product seamlessly into the skin and can provide a smooth blend by performing small patting and stroking motions. Use this brush to distribute both concealer and foundation evenly on the skin.