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Uses of Face Brushes

Face Brush Glossary

The secret to a flawless face? It’s all in the brush. Our National Makeup Artists are here to explain exactly which of our specialized face brushes you need to achieve perfect coverage and professional application every time.

  • Angled Blush Brush

    Best for: Light contour application. Use with All-Over Face Color, Blush and Radiance.

    Use this brush to: Achieve fresh and subtle face contouring. The soft tapered bristles perfectly sculpt cheeks.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the brush in the lid, tap away excess, and let the brush "hug" the cheekbones, center of nose, and chin for subtle contouring.

    Expected Results: The coverage level is sheer, moderate, or full, depending on how many layers are applied.

    Material: Natural

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    Angled Blush Brush

  • Angled Face Brush

    Best for: Medium-to-full application. Good for contouring. Use it with All-Over Face Color, Blush and Radiance.

    Use this brush to: Contour areas of the face. Soft-tapered bristles hug your cheek contours for more control and perfect application.

    Artist Technique: Swirl All-Over Face Color into brush and tap away excess. Buff a small amount of minerals onto the high points of the face, where the sun would naturally hit.

    Expected Results: Medium Coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Angled Face Brush

  • Baby Buki Brush

    Best for:Full application, good for smaller areas of face.

    Use this brush to: Attain precise, full coverage anywhere you need it. Buff on just the right amount of bareMinerals with the firm, full brush head.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the brush in the lid of your bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation or Multi-Tasking Concealer, tap away excess, and buff on the area of concern with small, circular motions. This will give you amazing, precise coverage.

    Expected Results: The coverage level is full, focusing on areas of concern, yet still blends flawlessly into areas with less coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Baby Buki Brush

  • Flawless Application Face Brush

    Best for:Light-to-medium application for all over face. Use it with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, All-Over Face Color, Blush and Radiance.

    Use this brush to: Apply light-to-medium coverage of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. The soft-tapered, semi-round bristles also work beautifully with All-Over Face Color, such as Warmth and Faux Tan, and are perfect for sheer application of any Blush or Radiance.

    Artist Technique: Swirl bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation into brush and lightly tap to remove excess. Buff gently onto the skin. Repeat several times to build up your coverage. Finish off your look with the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush for expert-looking application.

    Expected Results: Light to medium coverage

    Material: Natural

  • Flawless Radiance Brush

    Best for:Soft wash of color for face.

    Use this brush to: Apply a soft and sheer application of any All-Over Face Color or Radiance. This brush is a long-layered, fluffy brush that diffuses the color of the minerals perfectly.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the minerals into the head of the brush and buff onto the skin for a diffused glow.

    Expected Results: Very sheer layer of color or glow.

    Material: Natural

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    Flawless Radiance Brush

  • Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

    Best for:Full application for all over face.

    Use this brush to: Achieve full coverage of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. The large, firm brush head allows for flawless application in record time.

    Artist Technique: For instant full coverage, swirl brush in bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, tap away excess, and buff all over face. For buildable coverage, swirl on Foundation first with the Flawless Application Brush, then finish off with the Kabuki for the look of a flawless complexion.

    Expected Results: Full coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

  • Full Flawless Face Brush

    Best for:Medium to full application.

    Use this brush to: Apply medium-to-full coverage of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Applies easily for a natural, seamless look.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the brush in the lid to pick up the foundation, tap out the excess and buff in a circular motion over the face.

    Expected Results: Medium-to-full coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Full Flawless Face Brush

  • Handy Buki Brush

    Best for:Full application, good for smaller areas of face.

    Use this brush to: Target smaller areas of the face that need full coverage. The firm brush head was designed for precise application.

    Artist Technique: Use this brush on areas of the face that need extra attention. This will give you full coverage in a smaller, concentrated area.

    Expected Results: Full coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Handy Buki Brush

  • Heavenly Face Brush

    Best for:Light to medium application for all over face.

    Use this brush to: Apply sheer-to-moderate coverage of any Mineral Veil or Radiance. This large, soft, blunt-cut brush sweeps on a sheer halo of bareMinerals.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the brush in the lid, tap away excess, and smooth Mineral Veil or Radiance all over the face. Layer for more coverage.

    Expected Results: Sheer to moderate, yet soft and diffused for a luminous daytime look.

    Material: Natural

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    Heavenly Face Brush

  • Hydrate & Brighten Brush

    Best for:Sheer coverage to face. Designed to work with Hydrating Mineral Veil.

    Use this brush to:Apply and blend Hydrating Mineral Veil and other Hydrating products. The lush, long-layered brush has antibacterial properties to prevent the breakdown of our delicate, water-encapsulated Hydrating Mineral Veil formula. The large brush head sweeps on the perfect smooth, fresh complexion.

    Artist Technique: Swirl a small amount of Hydrating Mineral Veil in the lid until all the Mineral Veil has been tucked into the bristles of the Hydrate & Brighten Brush. Tap away excess product; there should be no visible Hydrating Mineral Veil on the outside of the brush. Buff the Hydrating Mineral Veil into the skin in a circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbone, swirling as you go. Buff around your face and then approach your forehead, cheeks, and nose.

    Expected Results: Sheer coverage.

    Material: Synthetic

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    Hydrate & Brighten Brush

  • Light Stroke Brush

    Best for: Applying color to smaller areas of the face

    Use this brush to: Apply foundation or concealer on the face or eyes with a moderate amount of coverage. The bristles are both natural and synthetic, allowing for fuller coverage without heaviness.

    Artist Technique: Swirl product into the brush and tap to remove excess. Using the side or tip of the brush, press or buff the product onto the face or eye area.

    Expected Results: This brush contains both natural and synthetic bristles, so the color pay-off is a medium amount which prevents a heavy, thick application.

    Material: Synthetic/Natural

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    Light Stroke Brush

  • Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush

    Best for:Full coverage for concealing precise areas.

    Use this brush to:Achieve full, precise coverage when applying Multi-Tasking Concealer. Firm, medium-sized brush head holds the perfect amount of concealer.

    Artist Technique: Utilize under the eyes, around the nose and lip line, and on any imperfections to achieve more concentrated coverage.

    Expected Results: Full coverage.

    Material:Synthetic

  • Maximum Coverage Face Brush

    Best for:Concealing larger areas.

    Use this brush to:Achieve full-coverage concealing on larger areas of the face. The large, firm brush head applies the fullest, most precise application.

    Artist Technique: Swirl bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation or Multi-Tasking Concealer in the lid and tap away excess. Press and roll minerals onto face to achieve flawless, natural coverage.

    Expected Results: Medium to full coverage.

    Material: Synthetic

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    Maximum Coverage Face Brush

  • Precision Concealer Brush

    Best for:Concealing very small areas.

    Use this brush to:Conceal small blemishes or discolorations. This silky, petite brush works perfectly on specific, hard-to-reach imperfections.

    Artist Technique: Load the brush with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation or Multi-Tasking Concealer and lightly press the minerals on and around the area to conceal. Gently buff out the edges for a flawless, blended look.

    Expected Results: Full coverage.

    Material: Synthetic

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    Precision Concealer Brush

  • Refillable Buffing Brush

    Best for:All over face application.

    Use this brush to:Apply foundation on the go. The perfect travel companion for less-mess travel, this brush lets you control the flow of bareMinerals for even, flawless application.

    Artist Technique: To fill the brush, remove the empty cylinder and use scooper to fill with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation in either Original or Matte. Screw cylinder back into brush base until tight. Turn bottom dial to "Open" position, point brush downward and shake lightly to disperse minerals. Begin buffing bareMinerals onto the skin in a circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near the cheekbone. Buff around your face and then approach your forehead, cheeks, and nose. Once you have enough product distributed, turn dial to "Buff" and continue applying by buffing in a circular motion. When finished, return to "Closed" position and cap the brush.

    Expected Results: Sheer to complete coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Refillable Buffing Brush

  • Retractable Flawless Application Face Brush

    Best for:All over face light-to-medium application.

    Use this brush to:Easily complete on-the-go application of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Soft, tapered brush head applies light-to-medium coverage.

    Artist Technique: Gently buff minerals all over face.

    Expected Results: Sheer to medium coverage.

    Material: Natural

  • Soft Focus Face Brush

    Best for:Light application for all over face.

    Use this brush to:Achieve soft coverage of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, Mineral Veil, All-Over Face Color and Radiances. Plush brush applies sheer, natural, goof-proof perfection.

    Artist Technique: Swirl the brush in the lid, tap away excess and gently buff onto the face.

    Expected Results: Light coverage.

    Material: Synthetic

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    Soft Focus Face Brush

  • Tapered Blush Brush

    Best for:Light application. Use with All-Over Face Color, Blush and Radiance.

    Use this brush to:Apply any All-Over Face Color and/or Blush for subtle contouring, and blending. Perfectly round brush head and soft bristles blend on a natural flush.

    Artist Technique: Using a small amount of minerals, buff lightly on the apples of the cheeks, sweeping brush back toward the hairline.

    Expected Results: Sheer coverage.

    Material: Natural

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    Tapered Blush Brush