So, you've got the best eyeshadow, concealer, and foundation out there. (We like to think they're the Pressed Pigment Palette, Conceal + Correct, and Liquid Skin Tint or Pressed Mineral Foundation, but we digress.) But if you're not using the right tools to apply them, you're basically throwing that money down the drain.

Enter: CLOVE + HALLOW's brush trio, which was developed by our founder and CEO, makeup artist Sarah Biggers-Stewart, to give even beauty novices the flawless, speedy ease of application of a makeup artist. First, a bit more about the brushes themselves, then we'll dive into exactly how to use each one.


As a clean beauty brand, we knew we couldn't manufacture tools without them being as environmentally friendly as possible. Here's why our brushes are the most sustainable out there:

  • We never, ever use animal products—so the bristles are synthetic, A.K.A. vegan.
  • The handles are made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood. This means they're made of wood from sustainably and ethically managed forests.
  • The factory the brushes are manufactured in is known not only for its sustainability initiatives, but also its humanitarian working conditions.

    Hi, flawless foundation! The Perfecting Buffer is a dense kabuki-style brush that's a pro at blending powder, liquid, and cream foundations flawlessly. It's also ideal for applying other complexion products, like bronzer, blush, and highlighter.


    Never thought you needed a concealer brush? Think again. Try our Precision Buffer once for a gorgeous airbrush effect, and you'll never go back to blending with your fingers again.

    A few bonus ways to use the Precision Buffer:

  • Try it in a pinch as a fluffy eyeshadow brush. It works with all formula types to deposit color and blend into creases.
  • Love that very editorial, blurred lipstick look? Just apply lip color in the center of your mouth, and use the Precision Buffer to blur the outline.

    No exaggeration: You can pretty much create even the most complicated eye looks with our Shade + Blend brush alone. That's because one side features fluffy bristles for blending into creases and executing a soft wash of color, and the other has a flat shader panel for depositing intense pigment and glitter.

    A few bonus ways to use the Shade + Blend Dual-Sided Eyeshadow Brush:

  • Try the flat shader side to fill in brows with a shadow that's the same color as your brow hairs. Just create hair-like strokes on the brows.
  • Use the flat shader side with your favorite lip color to line and fill in lips.

    Dermatologists recommend cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week. Here's Sarah's favorite way:

    January 21, 2020

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