Concealer brushes, foundation brushes, lip brushes and mascara wands – it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused when trying to figure out what each different type of makeup brush does and why you need it.
We have made it easy for you! We have broken down the different types of makeup brushes, explained how to use them and which Burst Makeup Brushes are the best to buy!
A foundation brush is used to apply your base face makeup like your foundation or BB cream. If you invest in a brush then this is the brush to invest in because it is the foundation of your look, a good quality makeup brush will help you create a flawless look.
Use this brush in fast circular movements to “air-whip” the foundation onto your skin, or to buff your foundation into a velvety finish after you have applied it. Perfect skin, every time!
Works great with a loose translucent powder to avoid a very powdery look.
PRO TIP: This brush can also be used with dry products like translucent powder, or cream and powder blushers, to achieve a very light application!
This brush is 14 mm in diameter and is made of synthetic/vegan hair.
Use this brush for anything! Liquid and cream foundation, concealer, contour, highlighter, primer — the list is endless. This is a fantastic all-rounder brush and a great investment!
PRO TIP: Versatile brushes like this one are vital additions to your brush collection; they save you time and money!
A stipple brush is used to create beautiful soft layers, it does this by adding texture to create a natural result. Depending on your mood you can create a sheer look or heavy coverage. This brush can be used for liquid, cream or powder products.
This brush is made of exceptional quality synthetic hair and can be used with any type of foundation. It has a unique flat top to stipple foundation onto the skin.
With this revolutionary foundation brush, you can totally control the coverage of your foundation – from the lightest whisper of natural colour to glamorous full coverage!
Apply the foundation directly to the brush and spread the makeup in stippling and circular movements for a light and natural finish. Or if full coverage is what you’re after, apply the foundation directly to your skin and use the brush in stippling movements to create heavier coverage.
PRO TIP: Professional makeup artists agree that you’ll never use another foundation brush again! This is a must-have!
Concealer brushes are, traditionally smaller makeup bruges that are used to apply and blend out liquid, cream and powder concealer formulas. The brushes are packed and flat, making it easy to apply and blend.
This brush is made of synthetic/vegan hair to ensure that the oiliness of the concealing product does not affect the bristles of the brush.
It is designed to work on both small areas like imperfections, and also larger areas that may need concealing, like dark circles or pigmentation.
PRO TIP: This brush is perfect to double-up as a lip brush!
A quality powder brush is a must have brush in any makeup brush collection. These brushes are often thick, full-fibered brushes that can be used for a range of different applications.
This brush is 23mm in diameter and is made of superior-quality synthetic/vegan hair. It is cut round from the front and sides so that it distributes your makeup evenly.Use this brush to apply loose powder, or to dust excess loose powder off the face. It can be used in side-to-side or circular movements.
PRO TIP: This brush is perfect to use on the face, but is also big enough to apply makeup to the body – a versatile investment!
This brush is 19mm in diameter and is made of special grade white goat hair. It is cut round from the front and sides so that it evenly distributes makeup products.
Use this brush to apply loose powder, or in side-to-side movements to dust excess loose powder off the face. Try using it in side-to-side or circular movements to buff the powder onto the face for a perfectly matte finish!
PRO TIP: This brush can also double-up as a blusher brush for colour or definition!
A blusher brush is used to add colour and brighten up your skin. It is a fluffy brush that has a rounded or oval brush head.
This brush is 15mm in diameter and is made of squirrel hair. It is cut round from the sides to distribute makeup evenly, and it is extremely soft with a luxurious feel on the skin.
Use this brush to apply your desired blush colour on the apples of your cheeks for a beautiful healthy flush. Use it in either side-to-side movements or circular movements to achieve the desired effect.
PRO TIP: This brush may also be used to apply bronzer or highlighter – it’s a versatile investment!
This brush is 13mm in diameter and is made of black goat hair.
Use it to apply colour to the cheeks, or for contouring, or to apply illuminator. It is a fabulous all-rounder!
PRO TIP: This brush is also part of our special contouring set!
This brush is 15mm in diameter and is made of goat hair. It is cut round from the front and sides to distribute your makeup evenly.
Use this brush to apply your desired blush colour to the apple of the cheek for a beautiful, healthy flush. It can be used either in side-to-side or circular movements to achieve the desired effect.
PRO TIP: This brush is also ideal for applying bronzer or highlighter to the face!
A contour brush is used to contour along your cheekbones, forehead and jawline. They are usually large, flat brushes that have densely packed bristles.
This brush is 15mm in diameter and is made of soft sable hair.
Use it to create either a soft contour or a very strong contour. It is small enough to use on the sides of the nose, the jawline, and to create a beautifully-defined cheekbone. This brush could also be used on the eyes as a big intermediate blender.
PRO TIP: Use this brush in circular motions for a softer contour, or in side-to-side sweeping motions for a strong contour. It is also included in our special contouring set!
This brush is 13mm in diameter and is made of special-grade goat hair. It is cut on a soft slant and round from the sides to create the perfect defined cheek.
Use it in circular sweeping movements achieve the desired application. This brush can also be used on the apple of the cheek, or to create definition beneath the cheekbone.
PRO TIP: This is a versatile, all-rounder brush – the type that professional makeup artists know to invest in!
Eyeshadow brushes are used to apply eyeshadow, they are flat brushes allowing them to pick up eyeshadow and apply evenly. An eye shadow brush is another one of our must have brushes.
This brush is 8mm in diameter and is made of superior-quality synthetic/vegan hair. It is cut round from the sides with a flat front.
Use this brush flat on the eye in sweeping motions to apply highlighter. Or use it to press the pigment into the skin when using darker colours to create a sultry, smoky eye!
PRO TIP: This brush can also be used as a large concealer brush, or even for contouring on smaller areas!
This brush is 4.5mm in diameter and is made of sable hair. It is cut round from the sides with a flat front.
Use this brush flat on the eye in sweeping motions to apply highlighter, or use it to press the pigment into the skin when applying darker colours.
PRO TIP: This brush is perfect for creating definition on the eye, and it is small enough to work underneath the eye. It is included in our 7-piece set!
This brush is 6mm is diameter and is made of sable hair. It is cut round from the sides with a flat front.
Use this brush flat on the eye in sweeping motions for highlighter, or to help press the pigment into the skin when using darker colours. It is perfect for creating definition on and around the eyes.
<strong>PRO TIP</strong>: This brush is a professional makeup artist favourite, as it is small and flat enough to work under the eye to create that beautiful, sultry smoky look!
Mascara brushes are used to apply mascara to your eyelashes. Different types of brushes create different effects, allowing you to create the looks you want.
This brush is made of synthetic/vegan hair, and is shaped like a miniature fan to perfectly coat your lashes from root to tip.
We recommend using it with tube mascara for best results, but it can also be used in the place of a disposable mascara wand and carefully disinfected between each use.
Apply the mascara to the tips of the bristles, and then use the brush to coat your lashes in mascara with a painting motion.
PRO TIP: Try wiggling the brush from side to side as you stroke it up the eyelashes – this will both separate and define your lashes!
This is a standard-size mascara wand.
Use it to comb the eyebrows into place, and to remove clumps of mascara from the lashes for a perfectly-defined flutter!
Lip brushes are long pencil like brushes that have soft bristles that form a tapered point and are used to apply your lipstick or lip gloss.