Makeup brush buying guide

Find out everything you need to know about the must-have tools using our makeup brush buying guide.

With all the makeup brushes now available on the market, it can be daunting knowing where to start! Step in, Team Tilbury… we’ve created an easy to decipher makeup brush buying guide so you know exactly why and how different brushes are used to perfect your makeup look!


Bronzer & Blusher Brush

For gorgeous, glowing skin, a large-headed bronzer brush is a must. The size of this means that you can get a completely even application, which is crucial when creating that sun-kissed look!

This also doubles as the perfect blusher brush. The perfect blusher brush has a rounded head with lots of bristles to create a flush of colour, with the option to POP colour on the apples of your cheeks.



Powder & Sculpt Brush

You want your powder to be lightly applied only where you need to ensure a dewy, flawless complexion. Light fibres and a sculpted end mean that your application will be precise and not end up leaving your skin cakey and flat.

Magic Foundation Brush

A foundation brush with a flat paddle side means that you can reach all those hard to reach places on your face with minimal wastage. This is the best brush for getting that even, smooth base for your makeup.




Eyeshadow Blender Brush

A eyeshadow blender brush should be the essential brush in your makeup bag. Whether you want a light wash of colour or want an intense smokey eye, the blender brush is your ultimate starting point for any makeup look! The soft bristles mean that you can soften your look and get a seamless application.

Eye Liner Brush

An eyeliner brush is great for a super precise application, which is helped by the angled point to perfect your feline flick. You can also use this to lightly apply colour to your eyelids for a subtle, defined look.



Eyeshadow Smudger Brush

The eyeshadow smudger brush is your go-to for effortless definition in targeted areas. The small, packed bristles mean that it’s great for highlighting the inner corner of your eyes or getting close to your lash line!


Lip Brush

The square tip to a lip brush means you can get a precise finish to your makeup, perfectly angled for emphasising your Cupid’s bow, or you can even use it to soften lip liner and blend into your lip for a just-bitten pout.