One of the latest trends in makeup to improve your appearance is the kabuki brush. It is a specialized brush that was made for the kabuki actors in japan as the act requires a lot of makeup being applied. This brush has made its way into regular people’s hands now and comes in a variety of shapes.

Using a kabuki brush is not difficult and it offers a variety of ways to apply makeup. It is very versatile and at least one of the varieties deserves a spot in your arsenal.

In this article, we will go over what a kabuki brush does and what the various types are so you can pick the best ones for you.

Anatomy of a kabuki brush

The traditional kabuki brush has soft bristles with a rounded tip. The handle is generally short. In some cases just an inch or two long.

Because of the shape and the softness of the bristles they are excellent at spreading powder and even liquid foundations. The way they are able to cover areas evenly makes for a seamless application.

Although the traditional brush is rounded, they now come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This means that they can be used for applications that range beyond just trying to cover a large area with powder.

Rounded brush

Since the rounded brush is designed specifically to cover a big area with foundation, it is ideal to use it to do so. When you need to not only cover your face, but also your shoulder and cleavage, this brush will do it. You’ll get even coverage everywhere and it goes on very fast.

When you’re in a rush to put makeup on, the rounded brush is the one to go for. It can be used for both liquid or powder foundations, but make sure to have one for each. You can’t switch back and forth between the two of them.

Angled brush

This version features the same type of soft bristles but rather than a rounded head it is angled to one side. This is the best tool to use if you are looking for a contoured effect. The way the brush is designed allows you to be very precise with the application.

You’ll be able to sculpt your face in any way you like with precision and also ease. It involves less of a learning curve for contouring since it goes on so easily.

Flat top brush

The flat top kabuki is like the Swiss Army knife of applicators. You can do a wide variety of applications with it so you can have less tools to deal with. If your makeup bag is overflowing then this brush is a good start to get it more organized.

You can get the hard to reach spots with the flat top brush so those spots you always seem to miss won’t annoy you any longer. You should have one to stipple liquid foundations and one to use for powder.