The perfect makeup is based on several core principles, which require a particularly careful adjustment. Because also the perfect make-up would look not good, when it is not been selected according to the correct type, and when it is not been applied with the appropriate technology. Most makeup brands sell a range of makeup brushes to compliment their makeup. Good quality makeup brushes made from high quality fibres or hair can be pricey. You can either purchase all your brushes from your favourite brand or mix and match those you prefer or to get better value. So if you don’t know your contour blender from your smudge stick, brush up your tool knowledge with my tip top guide and brush recommendations to transform you from clueless to confident. Here are the types of makeup brushes that you need to own:
Foundation brush (picture 1)– is designed to achieve a smooth and flawless finish, the bristles are tightly packed with a tapered tip for fluid application. If you haven’t used a foundation brush before, it’s important to know the basics so that your makeup can be applied easily and flawlessly.Before you begin the foundation application process, prep your skin so the foundation has a smooth and healthy canvas to adhere to. First of all you need to wash the face and gently pat dry with a towel until completely dry. Than rub a lightweight moisturizer on to the skin (this is important even if you have oily skin) and let dry for several minutes. After several minutes apply a foundation primer to your skin. This can be done with your hands or with a small foundation brush. Apply an even coat to the entire face and let dry completely. Once your face has been prepped, it’s time to apply the foundation. First step is to put a small amount of foundation (assuming you are using a liquid) into the back of your hand. Pick up some foundation with the brush. If you prefer light coverage, dip only one side of the brush in the makeup. If you want fuller coverage, use both sides of the brush to pick up the makeup.Start applying the makeup in the center of the face so that you can blend outwards and avoid noticeable makeup lines.Use broad, downward strokes to sweep and blend the makeup onto the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin.
Use the tapered edges of the brush to blend the makeup into those hard-to-reach areas, like the corners of the nose, hairline and around the eyes and mouth.Check for tiny makeup lines that are left behind after the foundation has set. If you see any of these lines, use a clean end of the foundation brush and lightly blend these areas with small, circular motions.
Concealer brush( picture 2)– is a soft bristled, flat brush with a wider base and a pointed tip.
Use to apply concealer under the eyes, to spots and to camouflage problem areas such as broken capillaries and areas of discolouration. Synthetic brushes are ideal for blending liquid and cream makeup and the bristles don’t absorb as much product as brushes made from natural hair. Dab at the concealer until it’s completely blended.Dab at the concealer until it’s completely blended. Use a fine-tipped brush to get right under the lash line. Dab at the inner corner of the eye next to the nose. Lighten up this area to make deep-set eyes appear more balanced.
Powder brush (picture 3)– is soft, full and rounded. This brush can be used for both compact powder and bronzer. The bristles pick up the perfect amount of colour and distribute flawlessly onto the skin. Load your brush with the powder and shake away any excess before sweeping onto the skin.Select cosmetic loose powder, mineral powder or bronzer. Loose powder is often used to create a finished look and to set the makeup. Mineral powder is an all-natural loose powder that may be worn as a foundation. Choose a bronzer to bring a warm glow to your face. Dip the brush into the powder and swirl. Don’t press hard or gunk up your brush with tons of powder. Tap the brush on the side of the container to shake off excess powder.Brush powder onto face using light pressure. Use a small circular motion for the best possible coverage. Start at the jaw line and work your way in to the nose area. Then move to the chin area and the forehead.
Blusher brush (picture 4)– is made with fine, gentle fibres the blusher brush has a rounded head which is perfect for giving a pop of colour to the apples of your cheeks. Sweep and blend along your cheekbone drawing the brush up into your hairline.
Eye shadow brush (picture 5)– is a large, flat, short and brimming with bristles for excellent coverage. The soft bristles have a bevelled edge for a smooth application without ‘dragging’ the eyelid. Use to apply all over colour.
Angle shadow brush (picture 6)– is long, round and tapered brush perfect for shading the eye socket. Just gently follow the natural crease of the socket blending back and forth to build up depth of colour.Use with a base shadow for an easy, more natural look.
Blending eye shadow brush (picture 7)– Use this light brush to blend eye colours and to highlight the brow bone. Perfectly blended eye makeup takes time.Apply the eyeshadow with small circular
movements and then blend. Repeat at least three times until the result is flawless.
Eyeliner brush (picture 8)– this kind of brush delivers precise liquid and gel eyeliner application. A perfect line can be achieved in one stroke, or use the point to dot in between lashes for a more subtle effect.
Flat eyeliner brush (picture 9)– Allows eyeliner to be applied deep into the lash line for a richer and more distinct eye. Gently brush upwards to soften and blend the line for a smokey eye.
Eyebrow brush (picture 10)– Your eyes deceive you: this is no mascara wand. It’s designed specifically for the eyebrows, where it makes quick work of brushing brow hairs into place and applying brow gel. When used after lining and filling, it can soften the color so it looks more like your natural eyebrows. It also works just as well for removing mascara clumps from the lashes.
Brow and Lash Comb (picture 11) – it is used for shaping and grooming brows and separating lashes after mascara application.Use the bristle side to shape and groom the eyebrows or to blend brow color for a more natural appearance. The comb side can also be used to groom brows, though it’s especially good at separating mascara-darkened lashes, removing any clumps in the process.
Lip brush (picture 12)– This pointed brush plays a number of roles. If you use lip liner, the brush’s precise, tapered bristles can
blend the line inward and create a more natural-looking base for lipstick or gloss. You can also use the brush to apply lip color itself: after coating the bristles in color, apply it to the lips in thin layers. Start from the center and work your way out, so as not to overpower the corners with too much color.