The Best Brushes for a Flawless Face

by Kayla Reusche on October 15, 2020

Are you using the right makeup brushes? While the cheap makeup brushes at the drugstore may seem enticing, investing in the right brushes can be the deciding factor between a flawless look & a look that falls short.

All of our brushes are made with the highest quality vegan bristles (& they’re handmade right here in the USA!) Keep on reading to see which brushes you should be using in your beauty routine.

Face Brushes

#36 Wonder Brush

We're all about versatility, & our #36 Wonder Brush fits right in. It is an incredible multi-purpose vegan makeup brush that effortlessly buffs in powder foundation, blends blush & bronze as well as sculpts & contours.


#33 Buffy Blending Brush

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Looking for a brush that can do it all? Our #33 Buffy Blending Brush is an amazing multi-tasking face brush. It is one of our favorite brushes for buffing in powder foundation & even fits perfectly in our Pretty Paint tins to apply cream blush, bronze & illuminator. Effortlessly blend out your concealer or set your face for a brush that literally does it all.


#70 Airbrush Foundation Kabuki

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Any great base starts with Pretty Booster. Our Airbrush Foundation Kabuki is a dense, flat top brush that applies Pretty Booster & foundation like a DREAM. If you’re debating if you really need a brush just for foundation, this brush will change your mind in an instant. It gives a soft & smooth airbrushed finish for the first step of a flawless face.

Root's #70 Airbrush Foundation Kabuki

We especially love our Airbrush Foundation Kabuki for Pretty Booster & wet Pearl Powder application.


#11 Cheeky Brush

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Our #11 Cheeky Brush is a small fluffy face brush, perfect for being precise with blush or illuminator. Its small shape allows you to place the product exactly where you want it, & it also fits into our Pretty Paint tins for cream blush application.



#27 Precision Powder Brush

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Our #27 Precision Powder Brush will be your BFF when it comes to applying powder products. Add a pop of color with blush, bronze & illuminator, or set your entire face with Setting Silk for the perfect ending to a flawless base. This is another great multipurpose brush if you’re a gal on a budget!

Root #27 Precision Powder Brush



Eyeshadow Brushes

Now that you have a flawless base, it’s time to create a flawless eye look.

#14 Fluffy Flat Eyeshadow Brush


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Our Fluffy Flat Eyeshadow Brush is one of the most versatile eyeshadow brushes we offer. Its fluffy yet compact shape makes it perfect for applying eyeshadow to the crease, blending it out to perfection & packing eyeshadow onto the lid. If you only want a couple rockstar eyeshadow brushes, you’ll want to add this brush to your collection immediately.

Root #14 Fluffy Flat Eyeshadow Brush



#18 Angled Eyeshadow Brush

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Another staple brush in your collection, our #18 Angled Eyeshadow Brush is great for packing eyeshadow into the outer corner & even on the lid. It has dense yet fluffy bristles which make it great for intensifying color or creating a seamless blend.


#10 Small Flat Eyeshadow Brush 

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Our FAVORITE brush for packing eyeshadow onto the lid, our Small Flat Eyeshadow Brush will make your eyeshadow POP. We especially love using this brush to apply our eyeshadows wet for even more intensity. Its small size also makes it perfect for applying concealer under the eyes or on top of blemishes.

Root #10 Small Flat Brush

Check out our blog post here for a guide on how to apply eyeshadows wet.


#4 Pin Point Detail Brush

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Where are my eyeliner fanatics at? If you love a sharp wing, you’re going to love our #4 Pin Point Detail Brush! The brush head comes to a tiny pinpoint (hence the name), allowing you to get super precise with your eyeliner.


#8 Angled Brow & Liner Brush

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Another great brush option for eyeliner is our #8 Angled Brow & Liner Brush. The angled bristles allow you to perfectly guide your eyeliner in a straight line. This is also our favorite brush for BROWS! Its shape lets you sculpt & shape your brows to however bold or natural you prefer.

Root #8 Angled Brow & Liner Brush

In need of a brow tutorial? Click here to learn how to best use our brow powder & brow pomade.


Now that you have a breakdown of our favorite brushes, it’s time to get creating! Show us your looks by hashtagging #rootpretty on Instagram.

by Sophie on October 16, 2020

I absolutely love my Root Pretty brushes. The #70 and #33 brushes work better than the brushes I own from big chain beauty stores. These incredible Root Pretty brushes are slowly but surely replacing every single brush in my collection!

by Karen on October 16, 2020

Love this! Thank you for putting it together. I always struggle to remember what brushes are used for.


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