Applying makeup with brushes, versus your fingers or the applicator provided, is the only way to create a precise, smooth, finished look (IMO). Although I have collected an obscene number of brushes, I am here to assure you that you will only need five brushes to duplicate the perfect airbrushed face.
The key to these five brushes will be their multi-purpose use. Check out my top five favorite brushes and find out how each brush can be used in different ways and with different products.
Find a powder brush that has a slight taper at the top. You can apply either blush or bronzer with this brush. My favorite: MAC 150 Brush