Different Types of Makeup Brushes
Do you love working with makeup? If so, it’s best to have a good collection of brushes on hand. The brushes make applying makeup easier and faster, but they also help the product to go on smoothly and evenly. The goal is to create a flawless, beautiful finish.
If you’re just starting to get interested in makeup, you’ll love having good brushes as you learn to apply each product.
There are many different types of brushes, which can be confusing when looking for the right one. So, we’ve put together some information about the different brushes and which ones to use for each makeup product.
1. Foundation Brush
Many people start their makeup routine with a base of foundation. Foundation can be challenging to apply correctly without the right brush. The foundation brush (also called a kabuki brush) acts like a paintbrush. These brushes have a flat top and are used to apply foundation for a flawless look.
A good foundation brush has straight, flexible, firm bristles that can be used to apply foundation to your face. When using this brush, it’s essential to work the product into the skin to avoid harsh lines or streak marks.
When applying foundation, start by dotting the product on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Use the brush to blend the foundation over your entire face.
Foundation brushes come in different lengths; however, the one you choose depends on your personal preference. Some come with a short handle, while other brushes have a long handle. Longer handles on foundation brushes give you more control when applying foundation.
Once you’re finished using the brush, it’s essential to wash it regularly. As you wash the brush, use your fingers to reshape the brush as it dries.
2. Stippling Brush
The stippling brush is used to create a flawless, airbrushed base with high definition. It is used to apply foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and highlighters. The stippling brush is very effective for applying liquid and cream products.
A stippling brush has duo-fibre bristles at the top, which makes for a light, gentle application that looks very natural. The end of the brush has a feathery feel.
To use the stippling brush, apply the product to the top of the bristles and then work it into the skin with circular motions. Be careful to really buff out any harsh lines and create even coverage. You can also use a stippling motion by moving the brush up and down to dot the product onto your skin.
In addition, you’ll want to ensure the foundation around your jawline and neck is buffed evenly for the most airbrushed, natural look.
You may also want to apply multiple layers until you reach your desired coverage level. Like a foundation brush, it’s best to wash your stippling brush regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria and other nasties.
3. Concealer Brush
Once you’ve applied your foundation, you can use concealer to cover any imperfections and brighten the dull areas on your face (if you have them!). The small, flat concealer brush is the best one to use to apply this product.
The concealer brush looks like a small version of a foundation brush. It’s shaped like a paintbrush but is a little denser. When using concealer brushes, apply a small amount of product to the desired area and lightly dab it onto your skin until the concealer blends in with your foundation.
Do this with small amounts of product until you’ve covered the imperfections.
4. Powder Blush
Once the foundation and concealer have been applied, you may want to apply a layer of loose powder foundation. The powder helps the foundation and concealer stay in place all day and creates a more flawless look.
To apply your powder, the powder brush is the best choice. Powder brushes are very large and fluffy, with a domed shape that works to evenly apply the product over the skin.
When using a powder brush, it’s best to apply the product very lightly. Once you have the product on the powder brush, it’s best to tap excess product off the brush before applying the powder to your face.
5. Blush Brush
Powder blush is a popular form of blush. If you use this type of product, you’ll also need the right brush for a natural look when applying blush. Without the right brush, the result can be a cakey, unnatural-looking mess.
A good blush brush has the same fluffy look as the powder brush; however, it is a little smaller to better fit the cheeks. Some blush brushes have a slight angle to them for more precise blush application.
If you’re using a powder blush, start applying the product to the apples of your cheeks, gently sweeping the brush out towards your temples. Apply most of the product to the apples of your cheeks.
If you’re using a cream blush, you may want to use a stippling motion with the brush blush. This motion produces the most natural effect.
When you apply blush, always start with a small amount and keep building and blending. This creates a natural look without applying too much product. Too much blush can make you end up looking like a circus clown!
6. Highlight Brush
The highlight brush has a very different shape than other makeup brushes. You can easily spot this brush! It’s the one that looks like a fan! Highlight brushes have thin, synthetic bristles. The shape allows you to apply highlighter evenly across the tops of your cheekbones.
Highlighter is a trendy makeup product right now, so you may want to add this brush to your collection.
To use the brush, gently pick up a small amount of product with the fluffy bristles and sweep the brush back and forth over the tops of your cheekbones, moving from side to side. You can also apply a highlighter to the tip of your nose and above your cupid’s bow for a more glowy look.
Summing It Up
Finding a high-quality brush set can be challenging; however, it’s worth the effort and time to find the right set for you. Remember to look for a set that has quality brushes. The bristles should be durable and last through many washings. In addition, the handle should be durable and not be easy to separate from the bristles.
Having a high-quality makeup brush set is a great way to get that flawless look you love!