5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

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5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

A Flat Top Kabuki Brush is an essential tool for makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts alike. Fans of this brush love the versatility of using it when applying their makeup. Find out what types of makeup they are used for and how to use them!

Why Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush?

Using a Flat Top Kabuki Brush gives you an airbrushed look most people only think is available with the help of a Professional Makeup Artist. But did you know that using this brush also helps decrease the signs of aging? We asked MintPear’s Master Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, Rita Almusa, to weigh in on the subject. “This brush allows you to apply your makeup gently and avoid pulling and tugging on your skin when applying makeup with your hands, which can impact your skin’s elasticity,” shared Rita.

5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

Below you will see the five different ways Professional Makeup Artist, Rita, recommends using your Flat Top Kabuki Brush for an airbrushed makeup look. Read below to learn why this makeup brush is the only one you will ever need.

Liquid or Crème Foundation

There is a misconception that this brush is for foundation powder only, but it is fantastic for applying liquid or crème foundation. “I recommend starting with two pumps on your brush using a liquid foundation. Then touch the brush on your forehead, cheeks, and chin to apply a little bit of foundation before beginning to blend using a circular motion,” said Rita. In addition, the Flat Top Kabuki Brush allows for even coverage that leaves your skin with an airbrushed look.


A flat top brush allows you quickly add the amount of coverage needed for the beautiful look you crave. Begin by gently blending your concealer, starting at the corner of your eye and working towards your nose. Want to watch Rita apply concealer using her Flat Top Kabuki? Check out Rita’s Flat Top Kabuki Tutorial.


Give your skin the perfect amount of glow when applying bronzer with this style of makeup brush. Like putting on your foundation, apply your bronzer in a circular buffing motion with your Kabuki. Also, remember to use a small amount of bronzer and gently tap your brush before application to remove excess bronzer.


A Flat Top Kabuki Brush can replace your blush brush with some practice. This brush allows you to apply your blush evenly without any harsh lines.


The Kabuki brush is ideal for the final step in your makeup application and is traditionally known to be great for powder. “A Flat Top Kabuki Brush is a must-have for flawlessly blending powder for a perfect finish. In addition, I recommend using a translucent powder to help set your makeup look,” shared Rita.

flat top kabuki brush by MintPear.
5 Ways to Use a Flat Top Kabuki Brush

How to Care for Your Kabuki Brush

One of the biggest makeup application mistakes we can make is using dirty brushes. Not cleaning our makeup brushes enough allows bacteria to grow, which we then apply directly to our skin. Yuck! Here are some tips from MintPear’s Master Esthetician and Professional Makeup Artist, Rita Almusa.

  1. Wash new brushes before the first application
  2. Use a mild soap and lukewarm water to clean
  3. Allow brushes to air dry completely before using them again
  4. Wash brushes weekly
  5. Purchase new brushes if they begin to lose bristles-remember to buy quality brushes in the first place as it will save you money in the future

What Makes MintPear’s Flat Top Kabuki Better Than the Rest?

MintPear’s Flat Top Kabuki Brush features dense Vegan bristles that create the perfect flawless finish for buffing, stippling, and blending liquid makeup, powder, bronzer, blush, or mineral cosmetics.

  • Our unique copper ferrule prevents bristles from shedding
  • Handmade and approved to ensure performance consistency
  • Ultra-soft premium quality bristles perfect for blending

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for flawless-looking makeup that looks like it has been applied by a professional, then our Flat Top Kabuki Brush is a must-have beauty accessory.

Katie Pierson

Katie is the creator of MT Girl Fitness and a freelance writer and marketer with a passion for the health and wellness industry. She has been a certified health and fitness professional for almost twenty years. She currently holds ten certifications and looks forward to sharing her passion for health and wellness with you.

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