Have you ever considered why when you walk into a beauty store that you find several different types of makeup brushes? If you’ve been using just one brush to apply your makeup, then you are doing it wrong! There has to be a different type of brush to be used for various types of makeup applications, or types of makeup for that matter. Brush up on these different types now so that you can apply your makeup with more ease and precision.
A concealer is one of the most important layering products to serve as foundation for your makeup. As the name implies, it conceals any imperfections on your skin including blemishes and freckles. A good concealer brush is therefore the key to ensure that the product is applied thoroughly and evenly on you skin. A good concealer brush must have fine tips to ensure that the product is properly blended into your skin.
This is another crucial type of brush to use, especially with the craze on contouring. This one comes at an angled tip to enable you to create precise and sharp lines on various areas of your face. The bristles of a shading or contouring brush should be firmer than other types of brushes such as your blusher. This will give you firm control on the brush when doing the contours.
A lip brush is one of those beauty tools that might initially appear as unnecessary. However, you will never do without it once you have uncovered its beauty benefits. For one, a lip brush should have a long handle to provide optimum control when applying lipstick or adding your lip gloss to provide a sexy sheen on your lips. Meanwhile, the bristles must be curved and tapered for more precision control and to adapt to the contours of your lips.
Like your lip brush, an eye liner brush should have a long handle to make it easier to navigate through the contors and shape of your eyes. It also comes with a square tip to achieve definition around your eyes when applying makeup. You can also find angled eyeliner brush tips to apply light strokes of makeup onto your eyes with much precision and control.
The bristles on a powder brush are looser and softer than the ones used for the lips and applying eye liner. The bristles are made to apply translucent powder and blusher onto your cheeks and forehead to give that healthy glow to your skin. The thickest point of the brush hits right around the cheek bones to give it that nice finish. In some cases, the brush comes with an angled tip for more precision in application to suit the natural curves of the face.
A foundation brush has tapered ends to ensure that it can be used for both powder and liquid foundation. The bristles are also soft, much like the powder brush, to ensure even coverage on your face and create that airbrush effect on your skin. You might have to look more closely into the type of foundation you are wearing to choose the right brush accordigly.
This is an optional type of brush to add into your makeup kit. They add more versatility when applying your makeup and are ideal for those utility makeup jobs, such as applying makeup on hard to reach places or corners that you might have trouble in with other types of brushes.
Are you using the right type of brush for your makeup?