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Top 10 Blush Brushes

Must-Have Brushes For Applying Your Favorite Blush

Must-Have Brushes For Applying Your Favorite Blush

When it comes to achieving your best look, you’ve got to have the tools of the trade at your disposal. You wouldn’t fix an engine without the proper equipment, so why would you do your makeup without the correct set of brushes? That's why today, we're giving you the Top 10 brushes beloved around the web that are designed specifically to apply your favorite blush. Your not-so-secret weapon when it comes to getting your best look, each of these brushes is expertly designed to give you superior color application control. Blush is your friend when it comes to giving your face more life and dimension. So dip, tap and twirl your way to a rosy complexion with the help of these magnificent blush brushes. What’s that? You’re blushing at the prospect? Exactly. Opening image: @realtechniques

Love our 10 Best Blush Brushes? Check out our 10 Best Bronzer, Blush, and Highlighter Palettes next!

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July 25, 2019

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Too Faced Mr. Right The Perfect Powder Brush

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The cruelty-free bristles can be used on both wet and dry formulas.

HELPFUL TIP: By simply adjusting the bowtie you can gain a more precise application. 


IT Brushes for Ulta Love Beauty Fully Flawless Blush Brush #227

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: The ultra-soft and medium dense bristles will feel like silk when applying blush to your cheeks.

FUN FACT: This makeup brush is an award winner!


Hourglass No. 2 Foundation/Blush Brush

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This brush is, quite simply, superb. I have used a range of different brushes over the years but the quality of Hourglass is, in my opinion, the best. This particular brush is so versatile: I use it to apply/buff foundation, bronzer and blush. There has been no shedding of bristles and it is like new after cleaning. A gem of a brush!"

FUN FACT: This brush is PETA-approved!


e.l.f. Cosmetics Angled Blush Brush

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The $4 price tag and ridiculously soft brush head

USERS SAID: "I've always loved e.l.f. brushes and this one is no exception. Handle is sturdy, the angled bristles are good at picking up product and distributing it evenly on top of the cheekbones. This would not be good if you want to apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks." 


EcoTools Precision Blush Brush

Our Score

BEST FOR: A cruelty-free option

FUN FACT: EcoTools annually donates $100,000 to a non-profit that improves the world we live in.


Sephora Collection Pro Angled Blush Brush #49

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Giving you precise and beautifully applied blush every single time

USERS SAID: "I LOVE this brush! I had never seen an angled brush before and when the shop assistant in New York (8th and W. 42nd) showed this to me, I thought it was fantastic but maybe she was just using the sales pitch to get me to buy it. I am SO glad I bought it!!! SO soft and applies blush so easily and evenly." 


Bobbi Brown Blush Brush

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USERS SAID: "Bobbi brushes are the best bang for your buck in quality brushes. This is my first blush brush and I love it....really does make a difference in application."

HELPFUL TIP: Gently stroke the Blush Brush over the blush of your choice and lightly tap off excess. Apply to the apples of the cheeks, blending outward and downward toward hairline for the most natural effect.


Bare Minerals Full Flawless Face Brush

Our Score

BEST FOR: This is the do-it-all brush. Use it with foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter, or setting and finishing powder to give your entire face the perfect airbrushed look. 

LOVED FOR: The natural hair bristles are ideal for layering product to give you the exact amount of product wherever you would like.


Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Brush

Our Score

BEST FOR: With this two-in-one bronze and glow blush, you can cut down on your tools to help streamline your beauty routine. 

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Use with Tarte's highly rated Tartiest PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette!


Real Techniques Blush Brush

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This seems like a high-quality brush for the price. Super fluffy and soft. I have only used it for my blush so far. I like it because it doesn't deposit too much product for a softer look."

FUN FACT: The bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.

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