Have you ever stopped to think about the different makeup brushes available? There is a surprising amount of them, and each type has its unique purpose. This post explores the different kinds of makeup brushes and their use. By the end, you’ll know which brushes you need in your kit and how to use them!
Eye Shadow Brush
Eye shadow brushes are typically small and dense, with a tapered tip. They’re used to apply color to the eyelids and create a range of looks, from a subtle wash of color to a dramatic smoky eye. Also, depending on the size and shape of the eye shadow brush, they are used to apply color pigment to the eyelid’s crease or blend colors.
Powder brushes are more prominent than eye shadow brushes and have softer bristles. They’re designed to evenly distribute powder products over the face, like setting powder or bronzer. Powder brushes can also apply blush; though smaller powder brushes may work better.
A foundation brush is a must-have for anyone who wants a flawless makeup application. Foundation brushes are typically flat with synthetic bristles. The flat shape and synthetic bristles help to create an even, streak-free application.
Concealer brushes are similar to foundation brushes but smaller and have a more tapered tip. They are used to apply concealer to small areas, like under the eyes or around the nose. They can also blend out harsh lines created by other makeup products, like lipstick or eyeliner. It’s essential to use a clean concealer brush for each application to avoid bacteria buildup.