Best Brush for Powder Bronzer

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

I find that I use the same brushes for bronzer as I do for blushes. Some of the popular bronzing brushes (Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs)
are lovely brushes but are so large that I just never use them for bronzer! I often use a denser brush like Tom Ford Cheek or Hakuhodo J5543 for bronzer.

— Christine


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kjh Avatar

I think the only dedicated bronzer brushes I have are a dense kabuki from Sephora, I think, and a thick fan from Paula Dorf. Guess I don’t bronze enough to even get them dirty. They get washed periodically, and show no color. Wouldn’t think of either of them as blush-appropriate. Maybe there’s a bronzer brush in a RT or IT multiset. Clearly, dg much of an s. I know people who think bronzer is everything, though. Dislike the Nars (when I love the blush) and virtually all run too yellow. Often, if it’s coppery, like I prefer, it winds up as more of a blush, but occ w/typical bronzer placement. The only bronzer I have ever replaced is tf snow bunny. It’s light enough to be an all over face color.

LindaP Avatar

I have been frustrated with bronzer brushes, feeling the ones I have are not quite what I want. So on a flyer I asked a young SA in Sephora what she recommended. It looked appealing, felt good, and I had a sense it would work.

This. Brush. SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Precision Powder Brush #59. I absolutely love it! For the way I like to use bronzer this brush is it! I use it every day, and am finally content.

Joyce Avatar

For a slightly sculpting manner, I really like the Elf Complexion blush. It’s a very slightly “flattened” semi-fluffy brush that’s great for the perimeter of the face.

For an all-over deposit of warmth, I really like the Real Techniques Powder brush so there’s isn’t too much color focused anywhere.

Ziwei Avatar

I use the same brush for bronzer and contour. I use quite a large one (Mac 135). For bronzing I would buff it out more and for contour I would be quite light handed and just focus on the hollow of my cheek bones.

Anne Avatar

I use the original WG #13 with a very cool-color powder, and apply it a little like a contour/bronzer. I know that doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it works for me.

Shannon. N Avatar

I’m currently using ELF Foundation Blurring brush, its a rounded dense foundation buffing brush. I tap it into the bronzer, then I tap off excess product, then I buff the bronzer in upward motions along my cheek bones. It fits PERFECTLY Into my cheeks!!!

Lea Avatar

I’m another Tom Ford bronzer brush devotee; I don’t contour so I don’t need anything precision. I just like the overall warmth added to my face and the Tom Ford does that beautifully. I also really like my Laura Mercier duo-fiber that I was using for bronzer, but I was sucked in by Tom Ford, so that one is relegated to any liquid bronzer use if I don’t want to use my fingers.

Lulle Avatar

I don’t have a brush that’s specific for bronzer. I usually use a blush brush that’s moderately dense and fluffy, like the Ecotools tapered blush brush. If I want to bronze larger areas rather than just the cheeks/temples/jaw line, I use a big powder brush.

Stacey Avatar

Tom Ford bronzer brush….so so soft. The are others….try and test.

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Karen Avatar

A couple of years ago I was gifted the Marc Jacobs Bronzer brush which is lovely and so very soft but is a bit large for my face and it feels heavy in my hand. I will never part with it but use it mainly for all over powder..sometimes bronzer…
The one I find myself using the most for bronzer is the Real Techniques Blush brush. That one is big for me for blush but perfect for bronzer. I also have a brush from Pur, no name or number, but I think it was a powder brush, that works well too. I keep meaning to pull my Elf Complexion brush out of storage and use it again after just seeing a video extolling its use for all manner of face products.

Silvia Avatar

I use a very light brush either small or big but has to be soft so I don’t end up over applying to this pale face it could turn bad easily. Lol!

Tracey E. Avatar

For powder bronzing, I use typically use WG 00/Holiday Brush or WG Fan Brush. Sometimes I reach for WG Air Brush or, if I want some definition around the cheekbones, Chartlotte Tilbury’s Powder & Sculpt brush. For cream bronzer, I use Bobbi Brown’s Full Coverage Face brush.

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