Basic Makeup Brushes: How to Choose Makeup Brushes

Just like it’d be impossible to build a house without the right construction materials and tools, it’s hard to create a flawless makeup look, if you don’t have the basic makeup brushes and high quality makeup products. All the makeup artists will state that they can’t do without their professional makeup brushes. If you are used to applying, for example, foundation with your fingers, try applying it with a foundation brush and you will never give it up. They seem to do half the work, making your face look like a silk! In the makeup application process every product has its brush, so let’s define the basic makeup brushes and give you some idea about how to choose makeup brushes!

Basic Makeup Brushes: How to Choose Makeup Brushes

Foundation Brush

Perhaps the most essential makeup brush in your beauty kit should be a foundation brush. The bad habit of applying the foundation with fingers makes oily skin shine pretty soon and doesn’t lead to a uniform look. Although a sponge can also be used for applying the liquid foundation, it doesn’t deliver the same flawless results, as a tight and flat-shaped foundation brush can do. Make sure to opt for a foundation brush with natural hair, since it glides more softly, perfectly covering the problem areas on your face.

Angled Brush

You will need an angled brush for contouring your face, especially of you are dealing with a creamy texture. If it is powdery, just opt for a normal powder brush. Otherwise, give preference to a synthetic brush.

Blush Brush

After perfectly covering your face with a liquid foundation and some loose powder, you may want to contour your face and add a touch of color to your cheeks. This is impossible to do without a good blush brush, which is recommended to be an angled synthetic one in case of dealing with cream or liquid blushes, and a natural dome-shaped medium brush, when you are applying a powder blush. Unlike all the other makeup brushes, it’s quite easy to get a good blush brush at an affordable price tag.

Brow Brush

Well defined brows are not enough for a stunning look, they also should be well shaped with a brush. When you are applying foundation and powder, there may be leftovers on your brows, so the brush will remove them away easily. For filling in and shaping your eyebrows, always opt for an angled brow brush with synthetic bristles.

Basic Makeup Brushes: How to Choose Makeup Brushes

Eyeshadow Brush

Eye makeup is where your creativity should work and where you can’t use your fingers. Although there are some girls, who like applying eyeshadows with their fingers, for a perfect eye makeup, you need to have different sizes of eyeshadow brushes with soft, natural bristles. In case you can’t afford buying many eyeshadow brushes in different sizes, just opt for a medium one and use it for applying different colors of eyeshadows all over your eyelids.

Blending Brush

Your blending brush should be the sister to your eyeshadow brush. With the help of this small magic stick, you can create a myriad of sexy looks, such as smokey eyes, which is all about blending different eyeshadow hues with each other. Make sure to choose a natural long-haired blending brush to create smashing eye makeup looks.

Eyeliner Brush

Applying eyeliner with the main brush or just with a harsh liner may be time taking and difficult. But when you use special eyeliner brush you have a completely different result. It makes the eyeliner application much easier, as well as gives you a flawless look. Opt for a pointy thin synthetic brush brush, which can also work for lipstick application.

Now you know the secret to amazing flawless makeup looks. Use the makeup brushes and make sure that makeup is not an everyday obligation for you, but a real pleasure and beatified process!

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