Makeup Brushes Series! Concealer Brushes

By Sarah - Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Sunday all! Hope you guys are doing well ;)

This is another segment of my makeup brush series where I will be talking to about the essentials and the purposes of the various makeup brushes. Today, let's dive into the concealer brushes!

Unlike foundation brushes, concealer brushes are not necessary for everyone's makeup routine. Many people do like to apply their concealers using their fingers and that works just fine. It depends however, on the type of concealer you are using as well!

Practically speaking, any brush can be used for your concealer. Almost any.  It depends on what kind of concealer you are using, what finish you are looking for, what coverage you need and what works best for you. 

For me, I usually use face brushes for my concealer rather than those that are specifically designed for that purpose (such as the Sigma F70 Concealer brush - which I find terribly small and not suitable for me. I use that F70 brush for eyeshadow instead!). My absolute favourite will have to be the Sigma F86 Tapered Face Kabuki. It fits perfectly on my undereye areas and it blends in my concealer like a dream. It does not absorb too much product due to its synthetic bristles but it takes away excess concealer - which is excellent as I always tend to apply too much! The pump of the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer... it is hard to get the right amount out! Additionally, due to its tapered point, I use to sharpen the lines of my eyeshadow at the edges as well. However, I do not use this brush to set my undereyes with powder. I use a separate brush (13rushes round cheek brush) as this Sigma F86 has really dense bristles which can result in cakey undereyes when too much powder is applied! Overall, I do love this brush and I really do recommend it for those of you wanting a concealer brush. Fuss free and fool proof. Thumbs up. 

I also do love using the E.L.F. small stipple brush for both applying, blending and setting my concealer. This brush is super soft and it does give your concealer an airbrushed look. However, as bristles are duo-fibre and less dense, coverage obtained from this brush would be lesser than that of the Sigma F86. This brush is also excellent for setting your concealer as it does not pick up too much powder due to its bristles! Great for those who tend to be slightly heavy-handed ;). 

Other options which I alternate in between are the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and the Sigma E40 Blending Brush. Yes, eye brushes are also great for blending out concealer! Just make sure you use one with synthetic bristles so it will not absorb all the concealer away! It makes washing of your brushes waaaay easier as well!

Left to right : 13rushes Round Cheek Brush, Sigma F86, ELF Small Stipple Brush, Sigma E40, Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
These are just some options which I personally use!
There are so many options available for blending out concealers. Face brushes, eye brushes, sponges - all will work! Experiment to find the best fit for you.

I did post some tips of preventing undereye creasing before and if you would like to read it, click here!

Have a great makeup day!XO.

Disclaimer: Brushes shown here are purchased with my own money.

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