Cosmetics can be overwhelming – and makeup styling brushes can be even more intimidating! Stippling, tilted, fan and shape – which sweep is to be used with which makeup product?
Fear not, I am here to provide you with a run down on all you need to know about makeup styling brushes to live in the big and terrifying globe of makeup.
Different Types Of Makeup Brushes
- Foundation Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Stippling Brush
- Angled Brush
- Powder Brush
- Contour Brush
- Highlight Fan Brush
- Eyeshadow Brush
- Blush Brushes
- Lip Brush
1. Foundation Brush
The major purpose of a foundation brush is to aid the even application of your base or foundation onto the skin. Using a brush of good eminence makes all the difference in the world. choosing a wrong brush can make you look cakey and washed over.
A high-quality foundation brush will allow you to unify the foundation out smoothly so that you can polish the product into the skin, giving it the most natural look. Application areas of foundation is showed in above image.
Lakme Absolute Foundation Brush
A mid-sized curved base sweep, this sweep is one of the many beginners released in the new Absolute range from Lakme. Elegant is the first term that comes in your thoughts when you see this smooth, flat dark elegance.
The bristles are largely loaded, guaranteeing an even, streak-free program of your base. Due to its curved exercise go, it is ideal for both fluid and powdered base as well and is applicable both equivalent performance.
A bit costly for a Lakmé sweep, but an excellent buy nonetheless! Price: INR 475. Brush Type: Rounded Foundation Brush
2. Concealer Brush
A concealer brush is ideal for spot rectification. As the name proposes, the use of concealer brushes is to even out concealers – to make the product look as natural as it can on the skin. While using a concealer brush, never merge it out. You should never move the product around, but cautiously tap the product onto the skin to conceal the area.
While using a concealer brush, never merge it out. You should never move the product around, but cautiously tap the product onto the skin to conceal the area.
VEGA Concealer Brush
The VEGA Concealer is a brush with smooth bristles and a pointed tip. It helps in the application and blending of the concealer. The brush assists you to get to the smallest of the flaws.
3. Strippling Brush
This is one more brush that you would utilize for your base. The foundation brush helps you to get the product onto the skin effortlessly, and the stippling brush gives you an airbrushed look.
If you vigilantly scrutinize the brush, you would see that the ends of the brush are very light and fluffy when contrasted to the base. The light fibers of the brush aid you in achieving a perfect, airbrushed finish.
Real Techniques Stippling Brush
This stippling brush by Real Techniques is a dual fiber brush. It holds two types of bristles of different lengths that help you attain that airbrushed look you long for. Plus, the bristles are so squashy, they feel like feathers on your skin.
4. Angled Brush
An angled brush has numerous uses. It can be utilized for brows and eyeliner. The angled shape of the brush aids to fill in eyebrows in the shape of your preference. The sharp ends also make it expedient to draw out a killer winged liner.
KENT Angled Brush
The fine hair on the brush acclimatizes to your style of stroke and the medium, whether it be liquid, powder or cream. It permits you to attain that “eyebrows on fleek” look.
5. Powder Brush
The chief function of a powder brush is to dust your face with compact powder, without making you look like the ghoul from The Grudge. A high-quality powder brush will permit you to set and stroke up your makeup without moving any of the other present makeup on your skin.
ORIFLAME Powder Brush
The ORIFLAME Powder Brush is super soft and was specially designed to spread the powder evenly on the face. With a brush like this, looking chalky can be avoided. It picks up a good amount of the product and distributes it all over the face, making it look as natural as possible.
6. Contour Brush
Contouring is one thing that, at any cost, can not be done without a brush. And if you manage to do it, you’d perhaps end up looking like a clay sculpture. Quite a few people use a blush brush for contouring. A contour brush will have firmer bristles than a blush brush, and a more angled tip. It is particularly designed to help you aim the areas that you want to contour and shape.
VEGA Contour Brush
Reviewers say that using this brush makes you sense like an artist. This brush is idyllic for sculpting the face, whether it’s for contouring or highlighting. The ends of the brush are tapering and allow you to contour the hollows of the cheeks, the sides of your nose, and your jawline to give you a sharp, yet soft look.
7. Highlight Fan Brush
The bristles in a fan brush are exclusively designed for highlighters. The bristles are increase out so that the brush picks up a small amount of the product. It is then slightly dusted on the top of the cheekbones and other areas of the face that need to be highlighted. It is best to go in with a light hand to avoid using too much product.
Sigma F41 Fan Brush
The Sigma F41 Fan Brush works with cream, liquid, and powder highlighters. The light bristles of the brush help in distributing the product evenly so that the product doesn’t end up looking patchy or cakey.
8. Eyeshadow Brush
An eyeshadow brush helps you to apply eyeshadow, whether it be in the form of cream or powder, effortlessly and with precision onto your eyelid. A good eyeshadow brush will pick up a decent amount of the product and will permit you to pack it onto the eyelid with minimal fallout.
FACES Eyeshadow Brush
If you’re looking for a good brush that will pick up a good amount of color, then this is a brush that you should certainly check out. The brush packs on the product onto the eyelid, and makes it appear highly pigmented. This would work extremely well when dealing with heavy glitter.
9. Blush Brush
Unlike the angled blush brush, this one is not angled. This is somewhat like a powder brush, but more rounded and compacted to pick up the pigments of the blush. The bristles are proposed to permit blending so that there are no harsh lines.
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush
The bristles are incredibly soft and can be used for cream, liquid, and powder blushes. The short bristles are there for accurate placement of product, and the longer bristles make it easy to blend the product. The brush is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types.
10. Lip Brush
Most of the times we use the doe brush that comes with the lip products, or we apply it directly in the case of lipsticks. However, if you want precision and perfectly lined lips like you see in makeup tutorials and photo shoots, a lip brush is a must.
Colorbar Fabulips Lip Brush
Perfect for on the go, this brush is retractable, which means that you can carry it around in your bag. The brushes are carefully assembled to help you achieve the perfect lip makeup look.
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