The proper makeup brushes can make a big difference in your make up application. The right brushes contain soft bristles and the right angles for smooth, flawless make up every time. To select the right brushes for your make up application, just use these tips.
This brush contains compacted bristles that are great for buffing cream and liquid foundations into the skin for flawless coverage.
Classic Foundation Brush
This brush is excellent for using big, sweeping motions to blend liquid foundations into the skin. It is also great for patting concealer into the skin.
Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
This brush creates a lighter, soft-airbrushed finish and is great for applying both liquid and cream foundations.
Mac 191 Square Brush
This is a great brush for dabbing concealer under the eyes, and can also be used for sculpting or contouring soft lines down the outer area of the nose.
Face Powder Brushes
Large Tapered Powder Brush
This brush is great for applying loose powder. It is fairly large, so it covers a large area of the skin with powder. Use this brush to lightly dab the powder on, or use light sweeping motions to apply your loose powder.
Large Fan Brush
Fan brushes, because of their shape and large, soft bristles, can cover a fairly large area of skin, which makes them great for applying loose powder. Their unique shape and bristles also makes them great for applying bronzer.
Small Fan Brush
The small fan brush picks up very little product, so it is great for applying highlighter to the cheeks, down the nose, chin and even the brow bone.
Mac 163 Brush
This brush has compact brushes that make it great for contouring. It has fairly large bristles which allow you to contour the sides of the nose, forehead and cheekbones all in one sweep.
Tapered Face Brush
This is a great brush for contouring and applying bronzer. The tapered bristles get right in the temples, jawline and hollows of the cheek.
Short Bristle Brush
This brush has short, compacted bristles that makes it great for applying high pigmented eye shadow.
A small, tapered brush with a pointed end is just perfect for getting eyeshadow into the crease of the eye. Apply eyeshadow with the inner bristles, then use the outer bristles to blend the color.
A large fluffy brush, such as the Mac 224 brush, will allow you to blend color flawlessly. It can also be used for contouring down your nose and cheekbones.
A small round brush is great for combing and distributing product through the brows. It’s also great for removing mascara clumps from your eyelashes.
Classic Lip Brush
A classic lip brush is great for applying even color, and for blending your lip liner.
Always apply cream make up with a synthetic brush. Natural bristles will soak up the product, which will lessen the amount of product on your skin and damage the bristles.
Clean your brushes often-at least once a week for personal use and after each client for make up artists-to avoid bacteria, dirt and make up build up.