Here's everything you need to know about makeup brushes.
When you're ready to start applying makeup, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of brushes and tools available. But don't worry: as with any other tool, there are a few basic things you need to know about makeup brushes in order to use them properly.
Makeup brushes are used for applying all types of makeup products in different ways, from foundation or concealer to lipstick or blush. Most makeup brushes have long handles that allow you to hold them while applying your cosmetics—the exception being flat-top and round-top kabuki brushes that require up close contact with the skin (more on those later). There are several different materials that makeup brush bristles can be made with: natural fibers like sable or goat hair; synthetic fibers like nylon; and manmade fibers like polyester. In addition, there are many different shapes that makeup brush bristles come in—from thin tapered styles which give control over where product is applied (such as eyeliner), through broader rounded head shapes which provide maximum coverage when blending product into skin (like foundation), all the way up through full fanning softness which helps add volume around cheekbones when contouring them:
This brush comprises long, soft, fluffy bristles which are ideal for applying loose powder evenly across your face. The brush, ever so lightly, helps “set and touch up” your make-up without making it look cakey or distorting any other make-up present.
To use, pick up a layer of loose powder with the brush (tap away any excess content first instead of blowing), and dust the powder under your eyes and over your T-zone.
Depending on your preference, simply use a light dusting technique to help set your concealer/foundation or add more of the powder to ‘bake’ your make-up.
This brush, with its densely packed soft bristles and dome shaped top is ideal for applying liquid foundation. The brush makes it easy to buff out and blend foundation to provide a natural and flawless full coverage finish.
The densely packed soft bristles with a flat angled top makes this brush multi-functional. It is designed to be used for applying liquid and powder formulations to the face, as well as contouring and blending. The angled shape is useful for precise application, as well as targeting harder to reach areas.
This brush is made from soft, fluffy bristles with a dome shaped top, making it ideal for applying loose/pressed bronzer, blush and/or highlighter. The fluffy nature of this brush allows less product to be transferred whilst also distributing the powder pigments more evenly to provide a seamless, subtle look.
Some useful tips when using this brush:
- When using a bronzer, select a shade that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone the face
- After swirling the brush in your chosen bronzer shade, be mindful to blow/tap of any excess before applying to
- Use this brush to apply the bronzer to your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline (e.g. in a '3' shaped pattern).
- When applying blusher using this brush, once again tap of any excess, then gently sweep the brush upwards from the apples of your cheeks to your cheekbones
This brush is distinguished by its flat top and ‘pinched’ sides which makes it ideal for applying, buffing and blending contour powder evenly and with precision.
For a chiselled look, gently sweep this brush back and fourth to apply contour powder to the top of your forehead, along your hairline, across your cheekbones and onto your jawline.
When contouring your nose we suggest using Concealer & buffer Brush.
This soft and fluffy brush is designed to blend eyeshadow onto the eyelids/creases effortlessly with complete ease. Not only is it used to create a mesmerizing, natural looking, soft focus effect, it can be used to set concealer with a powder or used to highlight underneath the brow bone.
The soft, long & fluffy tapered bristles of this brush are ideal for applying and blending powdered highlighter. The design of the brush allows the pigments to sweep on gently giving a seamless, luminescent finish.
Using this brush, apply highlighter to specific areas of your face that are naturally hit by the sun e.g. on top of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose, the inner corners of your eyes, brow bone and cupids bow.
The soft, slightly fan shaped bristles on this brush glide smoothly over the eyelids to help blend and diffuse powdered eyeshadow seamlessly.
When creating a smokey-eye effect or blending multiple shades together, gently swirl this brush in small circular motions into the creases of your eyelids.
This versatile brush can be used for applying liquid foundation, concealers and powders such as blush and bronzers. It is can be used to dab, buff, and blend make-up offering a precise and even application giving the ultimate airbrushed, full coverage effect.
Use this brush to gently dab your desired concealer where needed e.g. underneath your eyes (to help cover dark circles), or to any spot/blemishes you wish to hide. Applying concealer underneath your eyes is best done in an upside down triangle shape. To finish buff and blend accordingly.
The soft, densely compacted short bristles makes this brush ideal for picking up and applying a concentrated amount of eyeshadow to allow a premium pigmented look.
A brush set is a collection of makeup brushes that are used for applying products such as foundation, powder, cream blush, and eye shadow. The brush set is often sold in a case or bag with a mirror.
Brushes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, which you can use to apply makeup more precisely. The most common types include:
Powder brush: This is used for applying loose powder or pressed powder to set your foundation. It’s generally large and round with soft bristles that are densely packed together.
Stippling brush: This is used to apply liquid or cream foundations. It has bristles that are firm but soft, and it can be used with a circular motion for more coverage or a back-and-forth motion for lighter coverage.
Blush brush: This is used for applying blush, bronzer and highlighter to your cheeks. It’s rounder at the top than other brushes so you can easily apply makeup to hard-to-reach areas like around your nose or mouth.
Angled brush: This is used for applying eyeshadow, concealer and eyeliner. It has a thin handle with angled bristles on one end that allows you to get into hard-to-reach areas like around your nose or mouth.
Eyeliner brush: This is used for applying eyeliner and shadow above the lash line. It has long bristles that are thin enough to create a precise line but thick enough to cover an entire lid if needed.
Lip brush: This is used for applying lipstick or lip liner. It’s small and round with short bristles that are densely packed together so it will deposit just the right amount of color on your lips.
Eyeshadow brush: This is used for applying eyeshadow. It has long bristles that are thin enough to create a precise line but thick enough to cover an entire lid if needed.
Makeup Brush Set
Our makeup brush set is a perfect gift for bridesmaids, or you can use it yourself to create the most beautiful looks. The sleek rose gold color will go with any style. We have included everything you need in this set: full coverage foundation brush, powder contour eyeshadow brush, eye shadow blending brush, concealer blending sponge tip applicator, lip liner pencil sharpener and more!
- Cleaning your brushes is so important to keep them in good condition and make sure that you don't transfer bacteria or makeup to your skin. It's also important to me because I'm a little bit OCD and it makes me feel better.
- You can use just about any kind of oil based cleanser for this, but I prefer baby shampoo because it's cheap and smells nice!
Brushes are the most important part of your makeup routine. They help you apply your makeup and achieve the look you want. However, brushes can be expensive and it is important that you keep them clean to avoid spreading germs and bacteria.
The Brush Holder is a stylish option for keeping your brushes clean, organized and tidy. The durable constructed holder features 5 compartments for storing different sizes of makeup brushes so all you need to do is pull out the compartment that fits each brush size perfectly! Plus it comes with an attached cleaning pad so all you have to do is wipe off any excess product before putting them back in their place!
- A makeup organizer can help you keep your brushes organized and easy to find, so that your morning routine will be a breeze.
- A makeup brush holder is essential for storing and protecting your brushes. It keeps them dust-free and protected from damage, while also making them easier to transport.
- A makeup brush case can hold more than one set of brushes, as well as other beauty items like lipsticks or glosses, which is great if you want all your cosmetics in one place but don't want them all out at once on the countertop or dresser top.
- A makeup brush bag is another option for storing multiple sets of tools in an easy-to-carry package that won't take up much space in a purse or bag; they're often designed with colorful patterns on the outside so they look nice too! If you're traveling far away from home (or just running errands), having everything together makes it easier on yourself when trying new products—you don't have to go digging through drawers looking for what's missing before heading out into public again!
We hope you enjoyed reading about the different makeup brushes and how they can help you achieve a flawless look. We know that finding the right brushes can be confusing, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!