Ask for one of these makeup brush sets for Christmas and blend your way to a smooth New Year
Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #7B, £18
Best for: Brushed up brows and eyeliner
This double-ended design works a dream on the eye area. Whether it’s adding fine hair-like strokes to sparse eyebrows, or using the spoolie side to brush those bad boys up, it’s a brow-tastic buy that can also double as an eyeliner brush.
Fenty Face & Body Kabuki Brush, £26 Best for: Body makeup
Selling out just days after its release, Rihanna’s Kabuki brush is definitely her best. It’s super dense, making it perfect for buffing in Body Lava, but we also like it for defining the collarbone with bronzer and highlighter or even dusting down the centre of your legs. An excellent all-around body makeup brush.
Morphe M310 Large Soft Fan Brush, £7 Best for: Highlighter
This blogger favourite is also really popular around GLAMOUR HQ. The fan-shaped brush is ideal for getting that highlighter just right on your cheekbones and nose tip.
Giorgio Armani Shaping Foundation Brush, £60 Best for: Liquid foundation application
This is ideal for easy application of any liquid foundations. The fibres are firm and guarantee a seamless end.
Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush, £26 Best for: Liquid and gel eyeliners
For those looking for a finish as close to the lash line as possible when doing their eyeliner. Great for sharp edges and wings as well.
By Terry Eyeliner Brush Angled 2, £29 Best for: Applying gel eyeliner or eyebrow products
A delicate, thin brush is ideal for applying gel liner accurately, or for putting powder on your brows.
Benefit Hoola Brush, £19.50 Best for: Contour
As well as looking rather gorgeous, Benefit’s Hoola bronzer brush is gorgeously tapered and perfect for getting in the hollows of your cheeks.
Mac 217 Brush, £21 Best for: Eyeshadow blending
This iconic brush is one of the most popular eyeshadow blenders around. It’s fluffy, soft and shaped to reach the crease of your eye sockets.
Real Techniques Blush Brush, £9.99 Best for: Blusher
If you prefer to apply your blush with a larger, fluffy brush, this is one of the very best – plus, it’s affordable.
bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush, £24 Best for: Foundation or cream blush
bareMinerals’ bestselling brush is unique in its shape and design. It’s perfect for applying your liquid foundation, as the product sits neatly within the centre.
Hourglass No.1 Brush, £52 Best for: All-over bronzer or powder
Slightly less dense than other bronzer brushers, this doubles up as a great tool for translucent powder on the t-zone.
Zoeva Dome Concealer Brush, £9 Best for: Concealer
If you really want seamless concealer application for blemishes or problem areas, a soft dome-shaped brush is vital. This Zoeva one is a GLAMOUR favourite.
NARS Ita Brush, £43 Best for: Contour
This flat, dense brush makes contouring easy, even for beginners. Be sure to blend out the tan line afterwards for seamless cheekbones.
SUQQU Cheek Brush, £85 Best for: Blusher
If you like using a smaller brush for your blusher, SUQQU’s is one of the best. Super soft, luxurious and sleek-looking, you will love having this in your kit.
Louise Young LY51, £20 Best for: Contouring or highlighting
We adore Louise Young brushes. This tool is small enough to get into all of the areas you would need to create shade or light.
Stila One Step Complexion Brush, £21 Best for: Concealer or colour corrector application
Stila’s double-ended brush can be used with concealer under the eyes or the corresponding Stila colour-correct palette. It’s great for blending in creamy consistences.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush, £35 Best for: Contour
Loved by bloggers and beauty editors alike, Charlotte’s powder and sculpt brush works side-by-side with her bronzing and highlighting palette. It’s tapered and small enough to get into the hollows of your cheeks.
Original Beauty Blender, £17 Best for: Foundation
This long-standing favourite is a must-have for any beauty junkie. It’s not too expensive compared to many other foundation brushes, either.
RMK Face Colour Brush, £32 Best for: Contour
All RMK brushes are brilliant, but this angled contour brush is one of our favourites.
Sigma E55 Brush at Love Makeup, £12.50 Best for: Eyeshadow application
Sigma brushes are some of the best in the business, and this soft, flat eye brush is ideal for patting on your eyeshadow before blending it out.