Makeup brushes are expensive assets for both amateurs and professional makeup artists. Quality brushes can last a lifetime as long as they are chosen and cared for correctly.
The secret lies in pairing the brush with the application
Most makeup applications have brushes to match. Using the right brush provides better, more satisfying results and simplifies makes application.
Basic, commonly used brushes include foundation, powder, blush, eyeshadow, lipstick and eyeliner brushes. Professional makeup artists can benefit from additional, more precise brushes like a base and corner eyeshadow brush, a kabuki brush, and a denser brush to create a smoky-eye effect.
Today, beginners or amateurs have multipurpose brushes at their disposal for the even, smooth application of any type of makeup with perfect results.
Choose a brush size suited to the size of your facial features for easy, convenient, more professional makeup application.
Synthetic or natural?
Current technology offers quality synthetic brushes that are similar to natural brushes, and brushes with natural fibers that provide similar results to those offered by synthetic brushes. Accordingly, brushes should meet your needs instead of your needs meeting the brush. Choose a brush that suits your individual needs and that feels good against your skin.
Where do we start?
The rule of thumb with makeup is that less is more. Start with a small amount of makeup and layer as needed. It is easier to add makeup than it is to blend excess makeup. Lightly tap the surface of makeup with your brush for a precise, subtle look.
How to clean brushes
Makeup brushes must be clean to keep skin healthy and to make it easier for them to pick up pigment. Brushes that have not been cleaned can transfer bacteria from one user to the next because they come into contact with sensitive areas like the eyes and lips.
Clean your brushes at least once a week. Wash with liquid soap or gentle shampoo and lay out to air-dry with the bristles pointed up. Keep handles dry to prevent the glue between the wood and nickel from dissolving.