Who doesn’t love a good multi-purpose product? There’s a thrill that comes with discovering new uses for old standbys—and that certainly applies to makeup brushes. These tools might be designed for one or two functions, but with a little experimentation, the fun won’t stop there. To show you what we mean, we got creative with 4 PRO Studio makeup brushes below.

THE BRUSH: Powder Fan Brush, P176 This fanned-out flat brush is ideal for powders. It gives you a nice, light dusting of product and finely blends the color until it looks built in. Its loose bristles create a sheer, soft-focus effect that can be intensified to suit your preference. When the brush is used clean, the shape of its head is also good for sweeping away any stray particles.

PERFECT FOR: 1. Contouring the perimeter of your face with a soft wash of bronzer
2. Dusting just the right amount of blush over your cheeks for a natural flush.
3. Highlighting your cheekbones, nose, and cupid’s bow.

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THE BRUSH: Multi-Purpose Kabuki Brush, P399 This dome-shaped kabuki brush is also designed for powder formulas. It applies even layers of powder over large areas of the face. Its densely-packed bristles allow you to pick up a lot of product at once! This makes it a great default brush for high-coverage makeup, especially when you’re in a hurry and don’t have the time to build things up slowly.

PERFECT FOR: 1. Quickly applying mineral foundation for an even base.
2. Concentrating color on the apples of your cheeks for a baby-doll look.
3. Packing on the bronzer for a beachy glow.
4. Setting your makeup with loose powder.
5. Buffing out harsh lines for a seamless finish.

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THE BRUSH: Compact Angled Stippling Brush, P299 This angled stippling brush applies both powder and liquid products. The slanted shape of its bristles allow you to create perfect lines. It also gives you access to hard-to-reach areas of the face, so you get truly perfect coverage.

PERFECT FOR: 1. Applying and blending out liquid foundation or concealer.
2. Stippling concealer over problem areas for concentrated coverage.
3. Carving out your cheekbones with contour or bronzer.
4. Contouring your nose for a subtle lift.
5. “Non-touring” with highlighter on the high points of your face.

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Credits:
Illustrations by Carli Dagdag. Face Mapping by Kat Austria.

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