Make up brushes are found on millions of women’s bathroom counters. You can buy single brushes or some sets with 30. You might have several brushes, but maybe you only use one or two—it can be tricky to master exactly how to use these brushes with these right products and in the right areas. Instead of letting the brushes sit there and collect dust, learn to master the makeup brush and use them for their intended purposes. Read on to learn how you can become the master of your own makeup.
TRADITIONAL FOUNDATION BRUSH
This is a large size brush that is flat and firm. This brush is the best thing to use when applying liquid foundation. When using this brush, most women tend to drag the brush across the face in longer strokes, but to get the smooth desired look you want, you should use dabbing or tapping motions to give your foundation a natural and smooth polished look.
This brush is medium size, fluffy brush can be used to apply both powder makeup and bronzer. The brush is designed to evenly apply powder to help set your make up so it looks fresh all day. Depending on the consistency of your powder, you only need to dab the brush lightly and apply it on your cheekbones, chin, between the eyes and up to the forehead. If you’re using bronzer, don’t forget to use the brush to blend the color into your neck so that your face and neck aren’t two different colors.
SMALL ROUND BRUSH
Used for applying eye shadow, this is a dome-shaped brush that makes blending easy. This brush is perfect for applying shadow in the creases of the eyelids and shapes your eyes. Be sure that you start with a little eye shadow at the time and work your way up.
AN ANGLED BRUSH
Some of today’s hottest looks are accomplished and made easier by using this brush. From thin lines to Smokey eyes you can accomplish them all. This brush is angled for perfect control when using to applying eyebrow powder and eyeliners. The bristles are firm so it holds the product but are fine enough to prevent heaviness. For intense color saturation can be achieved by dipping the tip of the brush in water.
BROW GROOMER BRUSH
Your eyebrows frame your face, which is why it is so important to choose the perfect shape to complement you. Once you have chosen the shape you desire the eyebrow brush can help groom and maintain the look. The brush has 2 sides on the same end. There is a brush on one side and on the other side there is a comb. You can use a little eye shadow to help define your brows with the brush, and after a fresh wax use can use the comb side brush to keep the salon look you paid good money for.
These are what are considered to be the 5 most important make up brushes to have in your beauty arsenal. With the descriptions provided there is no reason not to blow the dust off the old make up brushes and put them to good use. Once you learn how to use your beauty tools to your advantage, you’ll be amazed at the type of looks you can pull off. Now that you know the ropes, it’s time to show those brushes whose boss!