Makeup Brushes 101: A Beginner's Guide to Brush Types and Uses


When it comes to achieving flawless makeup looks, the right brushes and tools can make all the difference. With a range of makeup brushes available here at Soinvogue, this blog will provide all the necessary information you need to become a brush expert and take your makeup game to the next level!

Foundation Brush

If you want to achieve a flawless base, foundation brushes are your best friend. These specialised brushes are designed to provide smooth and even application of foundation, ensuring a seamless finish that blurs imperfections and enhances your skin’s natural beauty. 

The Brushworks Buffing Foundation Brush is perfect for blending liquid, cream and powder foundations into the skin. With its dense bristles, and flat top design, this brush excels in building coverage, making it an ideal choice for those seeking medium-to-full coverage. The buffing motion creates a seamless blend, minimising the appearance of imperfections and leaving behind a natural-looking complexion. 

Tip: Apply a light layer of foundation to the centre of your face and work the product outwards using small circular motions to ensure even coverage and a natural finish. Adding too much can result in a cakey look and be difficult to blend out!

Concealer Brush

A concealer brush can be your secret weapon! These brushes are designed to deliver smooth and precise application of concealer, resulting in a seamless finish. Their pointed tips allow you to get in all the right areas and are super handy to spot conceal with ease.

The So Eco Concealer Brush is perfect for precise application on blemishes and imperfections due to its size and shape. It features super soft, domed bristles which enable you to cover even the smallest of blemishes, as well as adding coverage to the under eye areas.  Its ability to provide precise application and seamless blending makes it an essential tool for creating a flawless and natural-looking finish. 

Tip: Start with a small amount of product and gradually build up the coverage. This allows for better control and ensures a more natural-looking result.

Powder Brush

A powder brush is perfect for setting your foundation, controlling shine and creating a matte or natural-looking complexion. Whether you’re setting your makeup or touching up throughout the day, a powder brush is a must-have tool for achieving a flawless and long-lasting complexion!

The Brushworks HD Tapered Powder Brush is a must-have tool for achieving a flawless finish with powder products. Its tapered shape and ultra-soft, densely packed bristles allow for precise application and effortless blending. Whether you’re setting your foundation or controlling shine this brush provides exceptional control and coverage.

Tip: Lightly press the powder into your skin when setting your foundation. Avoid buffing the brush over your foundation, this can ruin your base makeup and can make it look cakey. Remember less is more.

Bronzer Brush

Bronzer brushes feature soft, fluffy bristles that effortlessly distribute bronzing products for a natural-looking glow. These brushes provide even coverage and seamless blending, allowing you to achieve a sun-kissed complexion and a sculpted look. A must-have tool for creating a radiant and flawless finish, bronzer brushes make applying bronzer a breeze.

The So Eco Bronzer Brush is a must-have tool for achieving a flawless bronzed look. With its super fluffy and large design, this brush effortlessly sweeps bronzer across the face, providing even coverage and a seamless blend. The soft and hypoallergenic bristles allow for a comfortable application experience while ensuring a natural and sun-kissed finish. Whether you’re aiming for a subtle warmth or an intense holiday glow, the So Eco Bronzer Brush is your go-to.

Tip: To create a lifted and bronzed glow, apply bronzer only to the areas where the sun would naturally hit, such as the high points of the cheeks, temples, and bridge of the nose. Avoid placing it too low on the cheeks, as this can drag the face down.

Blush Brush

Blush brushes are essential tools for adding a pop of colour and a healthy flush to the cheeks. With their soft and fluffy bristles, these brushes expertly distribute blush onto the skin, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking application. The shape and density of the bristles allow for precise control and effortless blending, enabling you to achieve the perfect amount of colour for a glowing complexion.

The Brushworks HD Blush Brush is a game-changer when it comes to adding a flush of colour to your cheeks. With its domed and fluffy shape, this brush distributes blush evenly and effortlessly over the apples of your cheeks. The brush’s size is just right, allowing for precise application and enabling you to build up the colour for a natural and healthy-looking glow!


Tip: Apply blush onto the high points above your bronzer,  to accentuate your cheekbones and give a lifted effect. Also lightly dust some blush over the bridge of your nose for a natural and sunkissed glow.

Highlighter Brush

A highlight brush is designed to enhance your natural glow and create a radiant complexion. Its soft, fluffy bristles are expertly crafted to pick up just the right amount of product and evenly apply it to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose.

The So Eco Contour and Highlight brushes are a dynamic duo for achieving a beautifully sculpted and highlighted complexion. Both brushes feature fluffy and soft bristles that effortlessly pick up and distribute contour and highlight products with precision and ease. The contour brush is designed for seamless sculpting, while the highlight brush allows for a radiant and luminous glow. Elevate your makeup game with your new go-to tools for creating stunning definition and enhancing your natural features.

Tip: Lightly dust highlighter onto the high points of your face, focusing on areas that catch the light naturally to really enhance your features.