Many of us share a secret dream – Being a makeup artist. 😉 Especially with Youtube tutorials, being a beauty vlogger seems like a dream career to many makeup enthusiasts or beginners. I had similar thoughts during high school but little did I know of techniques and logics when it comes to make-up. I remember applying foundation, setting powder and blush with the same Puffy brush. Because back then who cared about types of makeup brushes and how to use them? (Everybody except me! 😛) Even now, very few people know the various types of makeup brushes and how to use them.
I ended up looking like a clown- something I wish I realized then and not now. The walk down this memory lane is surely embarrassing. But hey, we got it covered for you- types of makeup brushes and how to use them in detail. If you haven’t yet ventured into this section of makeup and beauty then this post will serve as a perfect guide on how to use makeup brushes for beginners.
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Read ahead to know more on types of makeup brushes and how to use them.
Types Of Makeup Brushes And Their Uses With Pictures:
1.Foundation brush :
This one with tapered pointy and triangular edges helps in applying foundation from the center towards hairline of your face. It gives a good finish without by moving the product evenly.
This bushy fluffy brush is what I used for almost any makeup application when I was “Unaware” of right makeup techniques. I believe this brush alone gives me the pro Makeup artist feeling. With Kabuki brush, you can apply bronzer along the hairline, cheekbones, temple, and jawline.
Simply put- apply it in the shape of 3.
This one is again fluffy and bushy but the bristles are layered so that it evenly dusts or diffuses loose powder without smudging or mixing the existing blush, foundation or any makeup underneath setting powder.
4.Angled Blush Brush :
This one is a must-have if you are into using blush.You will not notice the difference it does to the blush application until and unless you use it and see the results yourself. The bristles are cut in an angled way which makes application of blush on the apples of your cheeks very easy and right. You should not end up looking like a clown and holding this one at an angle helps glide the product on the right curves evenly.
This again is a must if you tend to conceal area around the eyes or any small curves like around lips and nose. The point of having this small tapered brush it to reach the nooks corners and apply product evenly without going overboard or patchiness in the application. This is very important if you tend to go for Eye makeup or have dark circles to be covered without making it look like a big task.
The bristles make it a thick brush that holds the product and distributes or deposits the pigment in one swipe. So if you need an intense color application on the eyelids this one is the right brush to start with.
All Makeup artists stress on the art of Blending. At the end, your make up should not look patchy, or undone or leave any rough edges. For a soft look, Blending is a must. That makes Blending brush the most important one in your Vanity Kit. Just move the brush in circular motions in your eye crease till you achieve a soft look.
8.Smudging brush :
Is Smoky eye Look your favorite? This trend is here to stay and achieving it is even more simple now all thanks to the Smudging brush, Bristles on this brush are short and thick, concentrated in a way that it loosely wipes away the makeup, does not exactly blend but makes a thick pigment wash across the eyelid.
This has made achieving right winged eyeliner look very easy for me. You might have seen these angled eyeliners brushed with a Gel eyeliner pot. Just dip the angle in Gel or color of your choice and line the lash line, Now keeping the angle at the corner of your eyes pull it away keeping the angle intact, Go over this line with a softer hand now to achieve the dramatic winged look.
Also check out: How to do a perfect winged eyeliner for beginners
I remember using this brush in school while painting to create textures or to lightly remove any excess color. Guess what? It serves the same purpose in Makeup as well. Post Eye Makeup if there is anything on your cheeks or neck just dust it lightly with this brush. This makes Highlighter application also very easy without leaving a risk of applying too much of a Highlighter.
Brow makeup is gaining followers, everybody wants the perfect arched brow and Brow Brush with comb makes this job very easy. The comb part can also be used to de-clump your lashes post application of mascara.
Noticed the airbrush look celebs sport during events? Well, a Stippling brush helps achieve airbrushed look giving your makeup a flawless finish. The bristles are concentrated but light and feathery enough to glide the product across the face smoothly.
13. Lip Brush :
Now many tend to let this option go, especially with so many lipstick formulas coming in nobody really wants to go back to brush to apply lipstick. If you wish to achieve a properly finished lip and make lipstick long lasting then this brush is a must. Also if you tend to share your lipsticks with others, it is better to go with this lining brush to avoid any infection.
Also, check out these Shocking Factors You Never Knew About How To Choose Lipstick For Your Skin Tone
14.Mascara Brush or Mascara Wand:
Although many mascara bottles come with a brush of its own, it is not practical to use it for lashes as well as brows. Plus there is always a chance that you want a voluminous lash look but the wand existing in the tube has lesser and wider bristles, you can buy different mascara wands for this purpose. Plus I rarely go for mascara on a daily basis, just a dab of castor oil and dry mascara wand brushing the lashes does the job for me.
This has really come as a savior to any makeup beginner or enthusiast, There is something about this tiny Sponge piece that does magic when used with foundation or concealer. It instantly gives a soft look, without much hard work that goes when using a brush, easy to carry and wash this makes a perfect investment if you don’t wish to go Makeup brush shopping. Three differently angled and sized beauty blenders in your vanity kit should do fine. If you don’t wanna bust your brains out on the types of makeup brushes and how to use them then these beauty blenders are the way to go! 😊😊
I hope now you understand various types of makeup brushes and how to use them. Let us know in the comments below if you want to add something to this list!
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