Proper use for every make up brush

Do you feel intimidated at the sight of so many make up brushes that you see in the stores? With so many options to choose from, you might wonder which will work for you and which will not! As a result, you may end up making too many ‘bad buys’. So why don’t you do a homework on the right usage of myriad make up brushes?

Foundation Brush

These are designed to give you a silky smooth, flawless appearance. You’ll see that the bristles of these brushes have a tapered tip, which helps in easy fluid application. To use it, slightly wet the brush in lukewarm water and squeeze the excess water, using a tissue or a towel. This will allow for better makeup application. You might also want to use a dampened wedged or natural sponge to blend the brush strokes.

Camouflage/ Concealer Brush

They are flat in shape and have soft bristles. Usually, they have broad base with pointed tip. You can use these brushes while applying concealer to spots, under your eyes or other problem area like skin discoloration (if any) and blemish marks.

Dual Fiber Brush

These make up brushes are made from a unique combination of authentic goat fibers and synthetic fibers. You can use their circular, flat and fluffy bristles to create a flawless coverage of cream, liquid or fiber. For example, use this brush to impeccably blend creamy blush on the apple of your cheek, or use it for a dusting of shimmering powders.

Powder/ Bronzer Brush

These full, rounded and soft brushes are perfect for using both with your bronzer and compact powder. The bristles are designed in such a way that they pick just the right quantity of color that it will need to impart that perfect finish. However, you should still shake away any extra powder before sweeping the brush on your skin.

Mineral Powder Brushes

The most interesting thing about this bundled, thick brushes it that, you can use it both dry and wet. It can help you ‘rub’ mineral powder on the skin to give that very perfect look. To gain the best results, apply the color in circular movements with this brush.

Fan Powder Type Brushes

These are exclusively designed for loose powder. Use it to sweep up the dusting of powder on the skin for a velvety smooth finish. Also, fan powder brushes try to avoid heavy coverage. This is undoubtedly good for your look; because high coverage make up often highlights skin imperfections like fine lines. You can also use these brushes to remove excess powder eye shadow or face powder after you have applied it.

Blusher Brushes

As the name suggests, these brushes will help you give the rosy, blushing effect on your cheeks. Just the thing you will need to add a pop of color to your cheeks!

Face Contour Brush        

These brushes have a curious tilted and rounded shape. Basically, contour brushes are made to replicate your cheekbone angles. Use it to highlight and shade your face while using an illuminating powder or a bronzer. You can even use it with gel, powder or cream to form a sculpted finish to your look. This is a must when you are donning a dramatic and defined makeup.

Eye Shadow Brush

We all own them, right? After all, they always come complimentary with our eye shadow boxes. However, make sure that the eye brow brushes, which you own, have really soft bristles. Otherwise, you might not enjoy a smooth application.

Angled Eye Shadow Brush

Now this is something that you might not find in your regular eye-shadow box. They are elongated, roundish and tapered. These brushes are perfect to highlight your eye sockets. To use it, follow the natural crease of your eye socket, gently blending forth and back. This will help to build the depth of color.

Eyeliner Brushes

Did you know that even eyeliner brushes differ in forms and applications? For example, the fine liner brushes are there to give you a perfect gel and/ or liquid eyeliner application. Get the perfect line with just one stroke; otherwise, use the brush to dot between your lashes. This will give a delicate look. On the other hand, you can make use of the flat eyeliner brushes to don a more dramatic, distinct look. Use it to create those Smokey eyes, in particular.

Lip Brush

The short and well sculpted tip of these brushes help you gain a perfect lip line.