Whenever we think about makeup, makeup brushes always include in the list. And how to use makeup brushes? This is a common question of any newbie. There are so many brushes in the market now-a-days that any new makeup lover can get confused. Also without makeup brushes any makeup kit will be unfinished as you really can’t use your fingers for everything. Basically we all need makeup brushes in our life!!! Among all the brushes in the market, I have sorted 21 makeup brushes and their uses and applications for my newbie’s; so that they can be makeup brush pros and create masterpieces.
I have divided makeup brushes in three different sections. Face, eye and lip brushes. So here are the details about how to use makeup brushes and details of all the makeup brushes and their uses.
Face brushes: There are many kinds of face brushes for different sections of your face. Also most brushes have multipurpose uses too. I have sorted out 14 different brushes for face makeup. So here are the details about how to use makeup brushes on face and their uses.
Large fan brush: This brush is made of long bristles shaped into a fan that distribute the product accordingly.
Uses: To brush away excess products from the face. It brushes off the excess powder without making your makeup move. The best way to use this brush is to hold lightly and fan around slightly to dust away the powder. It is great for applying and dusting away highlighters too. It gives an air dust flawless finish to your skin.
Small fan brush: This brush is thin and flexible fan shaped. It comes with many different sizes.
Uses: This brush is good for applying highlighter and brush away blushes. Also this brush is helpful to create a gentle contour and chisel down your cheeks sharply. This fan brush is awesome for swiping away the powder and eye shadow fall outs from your under eye precisely.
Flat foundation brush: The bristles are thin, flat shaped and square end brush. This brush works the same way as a traditional foundation brush.
Uses: This brush is good for applying foundation. Also this brush is great for applying concealer and also great for lining under eyes and lips. Apply foundation with this brush in small batches and do small strokes back and forth. It gives a very detailed application flawless look.
Foundation brush: This is a soft, small, dense and rounded end foundation brush which gives the maximum coverage of foundation. The density of the brush gives a good coverage for liquid products.
Uses: This brush is like a paint brush and best for applying liquid foundations, concealer and any kind of liquid products. The back and forth small strokes give a photo finish skin with a light or medium coverage of your choice.
Flat top brush/ kabuki brush: This brush is large, flat, round top and dense and perfect for applying liquid foundation and also powder foundation. This comes in many sizes.
Uses: This brush is the best for applying liquid foundation. Because of its density this brush applies foundation a lot better. This is a very good blend able brush and top favorite of makeup artists. You can also apply liquid blush and sweep of powder with this brush.
Angled foundation brush: This brush is dense and flat with an angled end. Thicker than foundation brush and good for liquid and powder products.
Uses: This brush is the best for sculpting your face. You can use it n the corner of your face hollows of your cheeks, jaw line and temple areas where you need to contour and highlight. This is the best brush for contour, bronze and highlight.
Concealer brush: Flat brush with a pointy wide end. It has soft bristles and dense.
Uses: this brush is perfect for applying under eye conceal, hollows of cheek bones and also the chin area.
Medium blending brush: This brush is perfect dense, soft, small and round end. Good for blending creamy and powder products.
Uses: Best for blending any patchy areas of your face, under eyes dark circle. Also it can be used for chiseled your face contour, and applying highlighter on the high point precisely.
Small concealer brush: Smaller than regular concealer brush, dense, and pointy rounded end.
Uses: Best for precise use like conceal the pimple or highlight the tip of the nose or corner of your eyes.
Powder brush: Large, dense, fluffy and a soft brush which is perfect for your powder. The density of the brush gives a maximum flawless powder finish.
Uses: This powder is basically for applying foundation powder of loose powder, apply blush on the cheeks, highlighter.
Face contour brush: Thick bundled brush, medium size, dense and rounded with angled top. Can be used wet and dry both. There are other kinds of contour brushes too.
Uses: Best brush for cream and powder contouring and bronze. It can do better countour of cheekbones and other areas. Better for blending cheek color. Apply in a circular motion for a flawless airbrushed finish.
Blush brush: This brush is rounded, fluffy, medium size, dense and soft bristles.
Uses: Apply in small batches gives a flawless finish. This brush is best for apply and blend out blush, bronze, highlighter, also contour and set the under eye concealer. The round shape gives a easy blending.
Angled blush brush: Smaller than powder brush, dense and very fluffy and bundled.
Uses: Good for dusting away blushes off from cheeks to hairline and blend with bronzer.
Highlighter brush: Small, dense, soft and pointy rounded brush. The size gives a precise highlighter application.
Uses: This brush can be used wet and dry both. Best for applying highlighter on the top of your cheek bones, bridge of your nose, nose tip, chin and Cupid’s bow. Wet brush gives more dense to your highlighter.
Eye brush: If you search for eye brushes, you will get crazy. There are so many different eye brushes in the market. So I have sorted 11 eye brushes among them.
Eye shadow blending brush: This is small, fluffy round end brush that is a must have item for your makeup kit. Normally this brush is not to put colors on the eye.
Uses: These brushes are for the blending and make your eye makeup flawless. After putting color, this brush blends out the colors perfectly and gives a flawless finish to your eye makeup.
Domed eye shadow brush: This brush is very small but the end is very pointy like a doom.
Uses: this brush is perfect to go more specific with the eye shadows placement. This small yet precise brush is good for applying strong color on both top and lower lids. This brush is also good for applyiong inner corner highlight.
Angle eye shadow brush: this brush is small and top is angled, also the bristles are strong.
Uses: Good for making cut creases, half cut crease and glitter application.
Large shadow brush: This brush is small, fluffy and thin but catches the eye shadows and place it properly.
Uses: This brush is good for lay down the base of the eye shadow and places it properly on the lid. This is essential for eye makeup.
Small eye shadow brush: This brush is smaller than the larger one, precise and thin.
Uses: This brush basically use for putting shimmery or any particular color on the eye lid. The size helps to put the eye shadow on point.
Smudge brush: This brush is short and has strong bristles.
Uses: Best for smudge out the lower or upper lash line eye shadow and it creates a smokey effect to the eye.
Small powder liner brush: This brush is straight, very short bristles and gives you control over the eye shadow.
Uses: Best for using eye shadow to the lower lashes and also good for applying highlighter on the lower lashes close to the inner or outer corner.
Angled liner brush: This is also very thin and has an angled end. It is good for applying eye liner to the very close of the lash line and gives a soften eye liner look.
Pointed liner brush: Very small, thin and pointed brush that gives a precise line. It gives a extra fine line and a super pointy end to your liner. It can be used for gel and liquid liners and one stroke can give a perfect line.
Eye brow definer brush: This brush is small; bristles are stiff and angled end. You can apply cream, liquid or powder with this brush. Do small strokes, fill gap areas, mimic hair ad elongate and shape a perfect brow.
Eye brow spoolie: Eye brow spoolie mainly use for combing eye brow hair and push it upwards for a precise and proper look.
Lip brush: There are not many kinds of lip brushes. I have chosen two types of lip brushes here.
Angled lip brush: This brush is small and angled. Mainly used for line the lip and good for applying inner corner of the lips.
Lip brush: Small brush. Fill the lips completely and gives a smooth finished lip makeup.
There are other makeup brushes in the market. But these are the most common and basic makeup brushes that you need in your kit to apply your makeup properly.
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