Best Brush for Concealer

What's the best Brush for Concealer that you've tried?

For under the eyes,
I really love a slightly fluffy, tapered synthetic brush like Real Technique’s Setting Brush, which I think is only part of a kit.

— Christine

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Sephora used to have a cream eyeshadow brush – the #28 in their “pro” line – and it is the best concealer brush I’ve ever used. I was lucky to buy 3 of them – 2 I have kept for cream eyeshadows and one is for concealer. I got my husband to shorten the handle on that one and, really, it is better than any other concealer brush I’ve ever tried. I noticed recently that they’ve come out with a new concealer brush and I keep meaning to take in my stubby #28 to see if it’s the same thing “rebranded”. I also have the #57 Pro Concealer Brush but, while it is excellent, it is about twice the size of the #28.

No, the brush I’m talking about isn’t a mini #57 – it’s this wonderful #28. And it’s the 71 that I’m hoping might be similar to it. I looked at the pics online and it looks similar. I can’t see that it’s slanted, though. I really have to remember to take my 28 with me one of these days (I was just at Sephora today but, of course, didn’t even think of taking it). The brush is amazing for cream shadows and it works really well with the Chanel Illusion d’ombre shadows I have too.

The new 71 looks slanted to me, but it’s hard to tell. If it’s slanted, it looks like the MJ 14, which is a popular brush and I thought (maybe incorrectly) that Sephora had decided to make its own version of it. The MJ 14 is $30 and the new 71 is $22. Just read a review for the 71 and there’s a comment that says it’s slightly slanted. It’s gotten 3-5 star ratings so far. I’m still hoping to find a mini 57. All these numbers, lol. Like we’re writing in some sort of code.

My ring fingertips! Not kidding, either. The warmth of my fingertips makes it set exactly how I want it, very diffused and natural looking. The only other item that comes remotely close is a mini BB type sponge.

Urban Decay Pro – The Finger Brush. I just recently discovered this little gem and it has enabled me to bust out concealers that I had relegated to the impossible section of my makeup drawer. This brush is unbelievable and makes short work of the most difficult concealer formulas.

Actually, the real techniques setting brush is also sold individually.

I like synthetic eye brushes for pinpoint concealing, my fingers and beauty blender for undereye.

I followed someone’s recommendation (I think from a Youtube video but I can’t remember who it was) and bought the elf Studio Flawless Concealer Brush a few months back, and I can say it’s the best I’ve ever tried, and the best $3 I ever spent! It gives that airbrushed finish to my undereyes and solved the issue of creasing into my fine lines and cakiness on the dry, crepe-y skin in the inner corner that I had been struggling with for the past year. It really leaves my concealer looking flawless, where no other brush or beauty blender could do it.
It’s a rather large synthetic brush with a domed top, and it works beautifully with liquid as well as cream concealers. I usually tap the product on with my fingers, then even it out with the brush.

I SO agree with you about the elf brush! It changed my world. I feel like I look about 10 years younger, and creasing is gone. I love it!

For undereye concealing I use the RT Setting brush, the Elf Flawless Concealer brush, a Beauty Sponge and or my ring finger, depending upon which concealer/consistency I’m blending.

I’ve learned that brushes don’t work well on my skin with concealers (or foundation for that matter). I always stick to a sponge – whether it be a beautyBlender or a drugstore sponge. I just find that it blends everything in so much better and easier!

I love the RT Setting Brush! I bought it on its own, I use it for highlighting and setting powder, I haven’t used it for concealer. I prefer to use a small firm flat brush.

I like either the RT Miracle Complexion Sponge or the Sigma F86 pointed kabuki brush – both blend out concealer flawlessly, with the kabuki providing fuller coverage and the sponge a little less full-coverage. I generally will use the kabuki when I’m too lazy to wet my sponge!

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