Love our multi-functional brushes, but unsure when to use one versus another? No worries!  Sam breaks down the differences between the brushes and how to use them in her new brush tutorial.

Here are Sam’s tips, trick and makeup picks for getting the most out of your StipplingBuffing, and Expert Face brushes.

Flawless Finish:

  • Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream.  Choose your Stippling Brush for a sheer application of light foundations. Smooth over face with the full length of the brush and then press on with the just the tips of brush (stippling) for areas that need more coverage. Sam’s current picks are Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer ~$42 (1) and Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Cream ~$8.99 (2).
  • Powder or Cream-to-Powder Compact. The Buffing Brush is perfect for blending powder or cream evenly over the contours of your face.  Buff into skin with circular movements for a flawless finish. Sam likes MAC Studio Tech Compact ~$30 (3).
  • Liquid or Cream Foundation. When you want medium to full coverage, grab your Expert Face Brush and blend foundation on with strokes or circular motions from the center of the face out toward the jaw line.  This is an essential brush for creating a pixel-perfect finish while using very little product.  Sam uses Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ~$42 (4).


  • Highlighting. When using a mix of cream and powder, choose your Stippling Brush to add a highlight without disturbing any makeup underneath.  Lightly stipple cream along the top of your cheek bone for a foolproof finish.  Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer ~$34.50 (5) is Sam’s choice.
  • Bronzer.  Apply cream or powder bronzer in small circular strokes along cheekbones with your Buffing Brush.  This technique will apply product just were needed and pick up the high points of your cheekbone. Pro tip:  brush across the brow bone with the edge of brush to enhance eye shape. Sam recommends Nars Multiple in Maldives ~$39 (6).