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What Makeup Brush Should You Use for Concealer?

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By Amber Henderson
Lucia Gcingca
Edited by Lucia Gcingca

Updated November 21, 2023.

What makeup brush to use for concealer: a woman doing her makeup.

Concealer is a makeup essential that can help you achieve a flawless complexion. It can cover blemishes and dark circles, giving you a more even and radiant skin tone. But the key to achieving a perfect finish is the brush you use to apply it.

This guide explores the best brush for applying concealer and how to maintain it for optimal performance.

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Makeup Brush Advantages

A proper concealer makeup brush is crucial because it offers the following benefits:

  • Precision: You can apply concealer more precisely than with your fingers, essential when covering minor blemishes or dark circles.
  • Control: A makeup brush gives you more control over how much concealer you apply, preventing your skin from looking cakey.
  • Blending: If you want a natural-looking finish, a makeup brush can help you blend the concealer evenly.
  • Hygiene: Using a makeup brush is more hygienic than using fingers, which can transfer bacteria to your skin and lead to breakouts.
  • Versatility: You can use a makeup brush for other products, including foundation and eyeshadow.

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Best Brush for Applying Concealer

A flat brush is the best for applying concealer because its dense and pointy design helps cover blemishes precisely. It complements the natural contours of your eye. You can also use its bristles to blend the concealer by patting or stippling it onto the skin, which creates a natural-looking finish.

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How to Apply Concealer

  1. Start with a clean, moisturized face to ensure the concealer applies evenly.
  2. Choose the right concealer. If you have oily skin, look for a mattifying one; for dry skin, choose a hydrating concealer
  3. Apply a small amount to the areas you want to cover. You can use a gentle patting motion to work it into the skin better and prevent irritation caused by excessive swiping.
  4. Blend to create a natural-looking finish.

Brush Maintenance

Dirty brushes can leave behind old makeup particles and skin microorganisms, which can affect the application of your makeup and cause skin infections. I use a quick-drying cleaner called Cinema Secrets. To remove the dirt, I spray the bristles and wipe them with a cotton-based cloth or paper towel.

If you want a more thorough cleanse, use baby shampoo once or twice a week, but keep the handle dry so it doesn't break eventually. Lay the brush on a paper towel overnight to absorb excess water.

Concealer Mastery: The Perfect Brush

Achieving a flawless finish isn't just about selecting the right product. A flat brush will enable you to apply concealer precisely, while proper maintenance will help it keep its shape and effectiveness.

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