A Brief Guide to Makeup Brushes

A Brief Guide to Makeup Brushes

It is a widely acknowledged truth that, generally speaking, the most expensive cosmetics are the best ones to use. They contain high-quality ingredients and are made using delicate manufacturing practices that cheap brands eschew in favor of keeping their products inexpensive. This is why women are so frustrated when they purchase makeup from designer brands and are unable to mimic the subtle, smooth application in the ads and packaging. What they do not realize is that using the right makeup brushes is just as important as choosing the proper kind of makeup.

It might seem pointless to purchase separate brushes when most cosmetics come with their own pads and applicators. These tools are passable if one only wants basic makeup coverage, but that manner of thinking defeats the purpose of buying top-of-the-line cosmetics. An obvious sign that someone is not knowledgeable about applying makeup is when her foundation is not properly blended. A common misconception is that this is always due to the foundation being the wrong shade. Even foundation that matches one’s skin perfectly will not blend in properly unless the right tools are used. Many women default to using their fingers when they apply liquid foundation, which spreads dirt and germs from their hands to their faces. Triangular makeup sponges are more sanitary, but they are not conducive to light application or seamless blending. A foundation brush has tightly-packed bristles of medium length that pick up the perfect amount of makeup and are not easily bent by the contours of the face. To use a foundation brush, all one needs to do is dip it in a small amount of foundation and lightly dab it on the face in short, downward strokes.

For the lightest coverage possible, a kabuki brush is best. The bristles are packed slightly more loosely than the ones in a traditional foundation brush, and they flare outward at a slight angle. Kabuki brushes are most commonly used to apply packed blushes or loose powders, but they can also be used to apply a sheer layer of foundation. A tight, swirling motion will distribute the product evenly and smoothly.

Kabuki Brush How-to: Face & Body




The teardrop-shaped sponge Beauty Blender applies foundation with a natural-looking finish. The round end of the Beauty Blender dabs makeup onto the cheeks, chin and forehead, and the pointy end aids in precision application around the nose and eyes.

Beauty Blender- First Impression


Anyone can learn to apply makeup like an expert. Upgrading to professional-grade brushes is the first start toward creating a flawless complexion every day.

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