The thing that takes girls from makeup novices to makeup masters is expert use of makeup brushes, but don’t worry, we have the complete Beginners guide to Make-up brushes. everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the correct make-up brush. Do you know which brush is used for what? Read through as we show you which one you’ve been using wrong your whole life!
Beginners guide to Make-up brushes
Foundation is the base of your face and how you apply it can be the difference between looking like a supermodel and looking like you haven’t slept in days. Do you apply your foundation with your fingers? If so, stop right now. Go out and buy yourself a foundation brush and then continue reading our Beginners guide to make-up brushes.
You probably know what they look like, it a standard makeup brush. Before you use this brush you need to prepare your face. To do this, wash your face and pat it dry with a towel. Then rub a lightweight moisturizer on your skin and let it dry. Next, it’s time for primer and then concealer.
Now, its time to use the brush. Put a small amount of foundation on the back of your hand and then pick some of it up with your brush. If you want lighter coverage, then only dip one side in the foundation. If you want fuller coverage then you can dip both sides of the brush in the liquid. Start putting the makeup in the middle of the face and blend outwards. It’s best to use big downward strokes. Now, you can use the edges of the brush to blend makeup harder to reach spaces. That’s why this brush is perfect for foundation. Lastly check for harsh makeup streaks and you’re done!
2. Concealer Brush:
Especially on those days where you are running low on sleep or running high on stress. So, what better way to apply your concealer that with a concealer brush? Concealer brushes are on the smaller end of the spectrum and pretty flat. They are also taller in the middle of the brush. So, here’s how you use one. After you’ve washed your face and put on moisturizer, you are ready for foundation. After that, look at your face in natural light. Make a note of any dark circles under your eyes, breakouts, scars, or discoloration.
The concealer will fix all that. Now, pick a concealer one shade lighter that your natural skin tone. Use the concealer brush with synthetic bristles and begin to apply three dots of your product under your eyes. Now, dab the concealer to blend it into your skin. You can use the tip of your brush to make sure you get as close to your lash line as possible. Now move on to conceal any other dark or discolored areas on your face. When you are finished you should have an even-toned look.
3. Oval Brushes:
So, Brushes come in all different shapes and sizes, which bring us to the oval brushes. These brushes can be lifesavers if you know how to use them. They come in several different sizes as well so they have a wide range of uses. The big difference between oval brushes and other brushes is the density of the bristles. Oval brushes tend to have more bristles than other brushes, which means that when you would apply product to the brush it will all stay on top rather than soaking into the brush. This will cause you to use less product, which is always a good thing.
Oval brushes are also easier to use because of the rounded design, tilted tip, and the firm grip. They give you more control over the make-up you’re applying. In order to apply foundation, you should use a large oval brush. The same goes for powder. All you need to do is add the product directly to the brush and apply to your face. Use the brush to massage the product to your skin. Depending on what you need to get done, you can use a wide array of sizes for oval brushes. From concealer to blush, bronzer, or brows, the oval brush can help you tackle every aspect of your face.
4.Duo fiber brushes:
These are the brushes with two or more different fiber types. The duo-fiber
stippling brushes feature anima hair bristles and white synthetic bristles. So, in order to use on of these brushes for liquid foundation you need to squeeze some of the product on the back of your hand and then use the brush to get the foundation on the white bristles. After that pat the brush against your skin and swirl the brush to blend everything together. These brushes also work well with blush.
This is a wide, fluffy brush with a rounded top. Using a brush too small will cause streaks and blotches on your face. A general rule of thumb is to go with a bronzer two shades darker than your skin tone and swirl the brush around the bronzer. Apply the bronzer to your forehead, sides of your face in the shape of three, hit cheekbones and then your jawline. Finally use the brush to dust bronzer all over your chin, nose and neck. It is important to blend everything right.
The one look that is pretty much seen at every red carpet event is the smokeyeye. It’s an age-old eyeshadow trend that doesn’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon. If you always wanted to create a smokey eye-look but didn’t feel that you had the skill, the smudger brush is about to be your new best friend. The smudger brush is a tightly packed, small dome-shaped brush that allows you to easily blend out almost everything. You can find these brushes in two sizes.
The larger applicator is for the upper lid and the smaller one is for the lower. You can use these brushes the way that you would an eraser, but gentler. Once you’ve applied your eyeliner, use the smudger to rub over it in a smooth motion. For even more intense looks, you can dip the brush into a similarly hued powder to set your pencil liner! You can use this tool to get to the inside corners of your eyes and any other tiny space that needs attention.
Basically, the smudger brush is a must-have when it comes to eyeshadow. If you don’t have one
what are you waiting for?
7.Angled eyeliner brush:
Eyeliner is essential to complete any look. But, eyeliner isn’t the easiest thing to put on as you need to make sure that the product is equally applied on both the eyes. But fear no more as the angled eyeliner brush is here to help. It is perfectly shaped so that all you need to do is dip the edge of the brush into your gel liner and run it across your lash, and voila you have the perfect straight line of liner. You can use this brush to highlight your eye brows and lips as well by concealing their corners with this brush.
8.Double ended eyebrow and eyelash brush:
You are supposed to use the flexible brush side to give your eyebrows a voluminous bushy look, you will recognize this side of the brush because it has bristles. The other side of the brush looks like a comb, this side is for your lashes. This side is supposed to separate your lashes and take off any mascara clumps.
This brush has firm bristles and usually has an angled tip. The angle is there to help you have more precise contour lines. You should always tap off the excess powder before bringing the brush to your face. Hold the brush with the bottom bristles facing the way your hand is moving and apply your product. You can also use this brush to apply blush.
Fanned brushes have many uses, you can use them to brush away excess eyeshadow that has fallen on your face or use a large fan brush for contouring your nose, jawline, cheekbones and forehead. Most people use this for highlighting. These are also great for applying tinted moisturizer. Use them to evenly distribute lightweight tinted moisturizer to avoid excess product usage.
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