Know Your Makeup Brushes
Makeup brushes are the investment because they can be expensive, but they also make applying makeup easier and leave you with better results. Assuming you decide to make this investment, there are plenty of options available. When sifting through the options, keep in mind that the quality of your cosmetic brush depends on whether the bristles are made with natural hair or synthetic bristles. Also note that just because a brush is more expensive doesn’t always mean it’s higher quality than the cheaper brushes.
In terms of functionality, each brush serves a different purpose, and unless you’re a professional makeup artist, you won’t need every type of brush ever made. You can buy cosmetic brushes in a set or individually, but either way, the cost can add up quickly. If you’re doing other people’s makeup professionally, then a full kit containing lots of makeup brushes would be ideal. Now that we’ve covered the basics, here is a rundown of makeup brushes commonly available to you.
1.Powder– A large fluffy brush is great for effortless sweeping of any powder foundation.
2.Blush/Contour – A slanted brush is similar to a regular blush brush, but makes it easier to contour the face.
3.Foundation/Concealer – This 2in1 is perfect, use the foundation side for back and forth motions like a paintbrush, and the concealer side for under eye, or concealing blemishes.
4.Foundation pt2 – More like a stippling brush, great for buffing liquid, cream or mouse foundation to achieve an airbrushed/natural finish
5.Eye Liner – Small, thin brush. Easier to create the perfect winged liner or even just any liner along the lash line.
6.Eyeshadow – Small, or large flat brushes used to deposit eyeshadow over your eyelid.
7.Blending – Small, fluffy round brush is great for blending harsh eyeshadow lines into a seamless look, also great for your crease.
8. Angled Brush/Spoolie – Perfect for brows, and the Spoolie to brush and make brow fillers look more natural.