Brush Up: A Guide to Our Cruelty-Free Makeup Brushes

May 30, 2024

To truly get the most out of our clean, mineral makeup you'll need the right tools. We're talking about makeup brushes, of course. Our large collection features cruelty-free, professional-quality brushes with options ranging from foundation and concealer brushes to eye brushes to face, cheek and lip brushes so you can build a brush wardrobe and create all of your favorite clean beauty looks. Plus, all of our brushes can be paired with more than one makeup product.

Whether you're looking to expand your brush portfolio or you're questioning which of our brushes works best with your favorite skin-loving formulas, just keep scrolling to look at our entire collection of makeup brushes.

Foundation & Concealer Brushes

What it is: Smoothing Face Brush

What it's for: Liquid and stick foundations

Pair it with: COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30 

Why it's special: The dynamic dual-fiber vegan foundation brush provides a beautiful airbrushed finish. Shorter brown fibers easily pick up product, while the longer ivory fibers create a diffused effect, for quick and flawless application.


What it is: Luxe Performance Brush

What it's for: Liquid foundations

Pair it with: BAREPRO 24Hr Skin-Perfecting Matte Liquid Foundation SPF 20

Why it's special: Specifically made for smooth full-coverage application, the dense, tapered vegan fibers mimic the shape of your fingertips for fast, easy blending of liquid foundation makeup even around your nose and eyes.


What it is: Beautiful Finish Brush

What it's for: Loose powder foundations

Pair it with: ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15 and MATTE Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15

Why it's special: One of our best sellers, this vegan brush is engineered to hold loose powder foundation like water in a sponge. It features a rounded center for even coverage. Plus, it's designed to fit perfectly into the lids of our award-winning ORIGINAL and MATTE Loose Mineral Foundation pots for the Swirl, Tap, Buff application method.


What it is: Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush

What it's for: Liquid, stick or loose powder concealers

Pair it with: ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15 and MATTE Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15, Loose Powder Concealer SPF 20

Why it's special: Designed to fully cover everything from blemishes to dark circles, this vegan brush features synthetic fibers (stretched to extra-thin, flexible lengths) that easily maneuver tight areas around the eyes and nose.


Eye Brushes

What it is: Shade & Diffuse Eye Brush

What it's for: Pressed powder, loose powder and bouncy eyeshadows, plus stick concealers

Pair it with: GEN NUDE Eyeshadow PaletteLoose Eyeshadow 

Why it's special: This multi-purpose vegan brush creates a natural-looking finish thanks to two types of synthetic bristles. The longer, stretched fibers blend, diffuse and deliver a sheer finish while the shorter, packed fibers place and build color intensity.


What it is: Dramatic Definer Dual-Ended Eye Brush

What it's for: Loose Powders, the smaller end can be used to apply eyeshadow as a liner

Pair it with: GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Palette Loose Eyeshadow 

Why it's special: This multi-purpose vegan brush is super versatile. Large, flat end packs on eyeshadow for rich color. Flip it over and use the smaller side for applying eyeshadow as liner.


Face, Cheek & Lip Brushes

What it is: Supreme Finisher Brush

What it's for: Loose powders and pressed powders

Pair it with: ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15 , MINERAL VEIL Finishing Powder

Why it's special: The softest in our entire collection, this fluffy vegan brush deposits product delicately. The domed shape and waved fibers evenly (and easily) pick up and distribute powder for sheer application.


What it is: Diffused Highlight Brush

What it's for: Pressed powders

Pair it with: GEN NUDE Blonzer

Why it's special: Made specifically for our pressed mineral highlighter, this vegan highlighter brush features a pointed, tapered head that hugs contours and provides precise application.


What it is: Full Flawless Face Brush

What it's for: Loose powders

Pair it with: ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15 , MINERAL VEIL Finishing Powder

Why it's special: This natural-fiber brush has a semi-rounded tip for a natural-looking finish. It's versatile and a go-to for every complexion need, so you can pack it in your bag to use with all your mineral makeup.


What it is: Blooming Blush Brush

What it's for: Loose and pressed blushes

Pair it with: GEN NUDE BlonzerLoose Blush

Why it's special: An innovative design, this vegan blush brush has an angled shape to chisel the cheekbones and a domed tip to diffuse and soften edges, plus flared sides to sweep over a wider surface area. The densely packed, soft bristles lay color effortlessly for a natural-looking finish.


What it is: Double Ended Perfect Fill Lip Brush

What it's for: Lip glosses and lipsticks

Pair it with: Any of our mineral lip colors

Why it's special: Perfect for any lip look, this vegan lip tool features one end with a slim brush for controlled definition and precision lining and a fuller brush on the other end to fill in lips with color. Plus, the retractable cover and protective cap keep both ends in tip-top shape.

Once you've found your perfect tools, don't forget to keep them clean. You can read our brush cleaning tips here.