Sweet Shoppe Sprinkle Brush Set

If you’re new to using makeup brushes, knowing what you need can be difficult. There are so many different shapes, sizes and styles out there, each one with a different purpose.

Not to worry though, it doesn’t need to be complicated, especially since many brushes can easily be used for more than one outcome. Here’s a quick guide to the best makeup brushes for beginners.

Brush V7 for Concealer & Eyeshadow

Brush V7 Vegan Concealer Brush

Let’s begin with concealer, since covering up blemishes and dark circles is often what first brings beginners into the makeup world. To do this effectively, you’ll need a good concealer brush, ideally one that allows you to also precisely target smaller areas of concern.

With its soft but firm bristles, Brush V7 is perfect for this. It has a versatile tapered shape that can be used for just about everything, even flawless eyeshadow application.

Studio Pro Brush 4 for Foundation

Studio Pro Brush 4 Flat Top Buffing

Your foundation will only look flawless if your application technique is on-point, and a good foundation brush is how to achieve that. The flat top on the Studio Pro Brush 4 may look intimidating at first, but it's actually the secret behind a natural finish.

It can be used with liquid, cream and powder foundations, which is useful if you’re still trying out different formulas to see which works best for you. Simply dab the bristles into the product of your choice and then swirl over your face. The finish will be soft, smooth and streak-free, even if you’re still new to foundation!

Studio Pro Brush 7 for Eyeshadow

Studio Pro Brush 7 Flat Shader

If you’ve ever wondered what you need to get that professional finish on your eyes, the Studio Pro Brush 7 is it. Suitable for powders, liquids and creams, the dense bristles on this eyeshadow brush make it easy to build a more intense and saturated look.

Even better, it’s just the right shape and size for also reaching into those inner corners - something that you’ll struggle to achieve with many other makeup brushes. Try using it underneath your brows for a more lifted look.

Studio Pro Brush 13 for Eyebrows, Eyeliner & Lashes

Studio Pro Brush 13 Angled Liner/Spooley

The Studio Pro Brush 13 is a double-ended eye brush, making it a very versatile choice. Groom your brows with the spooley end, use the slanted brush end to fill in any sparse areas, and then go back to the spooley end to blend the color in.

The stiff bristles are perfect for applying a thin and precise line of eyeliner, and you can also use the spooley end to de-clump your lashes after applying mascara. If you’re trying to keep your makeup brush collection to a minimum, then this is a great one to add in.

Studio Pro Brush 1 for Highlighter, Bronzer, Setting Powder & Body Makeup

Studio Pro Brush 1 Deluxe Fan

The Studio Pro Brush 1 is a makeup brush that you’ll return to time and time again in the same session. This lush fan brush has bristles that are made from a special mix of synthetic hairs, giving them the ability to flawlessly blend.

A quick dusting of some highlighter or bronzer with this brush will leave you looking illuminated, and It’s even a good size for using on the body - perfect for when you need an all-over glow.

Poolside Chic Complete Makeup Brush Set for a Little Bit of Everything

Poolside Chic 12 Piece Brush Set

If you’re a beginner who is only planning on using a couple of different products, then single makeup brushes are all you need. However, if you really want to have some fun with your looks, then a brush set may be a better option.

For an easy-to-use professional makeup brush set that gives you a little of everything, the Poolside Chic makeup brush collection won’t disappoint. There are 12 makeup brushes in this set, featuring everything from an eyeshadow brush to a fan brush to a blending brush - pretty much all that a beginner needs when getting started.

As an added bonus, this set of makeup brushes also comes with a gorgeous holographic bag, making storing and organizing your new brushes a breeze.

The sheer number of makeup brushes out there can easily confuse someone just starting out. However, once you understand what each cosmetic brush is used for, you’ll easily be able to decide what you do and don’t need.