HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES?

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES?

Tips to choose your makeup brushes

In the marvelous world of makeup and beauty, we sometimes come up against unexpected difficulties such as makeup that does not apply well, or the color that does not fade too much … Did you know that all this was in fact due to a simple story of brushes? We do not use the same brush to make up the eyelid and the cheeks, that goes without saying … But what is the difference between the brush reserved for the eyebrows and the one used in the hollow of the eyelid? Of the hundreds of different makeup brushes that exist, which one is used for what? Cosmo takes the basics with you.

Brushes, there are lots!
There are those for the complexion, those for the eyes, those for the lips …
And they are never the same hairs and the same shapes!

So to know which brushes to use to make up each part of the face, Cosmo offers you a remedial course.

What kind of hair prefer?


Depending on the area and intensity of the desired makeup, brushes with more or less flexible hairs are used.

Natural hairs are very soft and supple.
They allow to apply the makeup and powders on the whole face in light veil.

Natural bristles are also the most suitable to achieve a color gradient or blur the face or powder.
Most often, they are pony, marten or goat hair.

Synthetic bristles are stiffer and thicker.
Usually cheaper and nylon, these brushes are used to apply thicker materials such as creams, lipsticks or concealer .

Finally after any use, it is very important to clean your makeup brushes  to keep them in good condition and get a better result. 

1 / 3 The makeup brushes for the complexion

Tips for makeup brushes for the complexion

  • Corrective brush / concealer

– What’s this ?
A straight and flat brush, bevelled and very sharp for a very precise correction.

– Is it used for?
Hide imperfections, correct dark circles or a line of eyebrows and make up for burrs.

– We use it with?
Creamy and fluid textures.

  • The illuminator brush

– What’s this ?
An ideal firm brush to deposit touches of light on specific areas of the face.

– Is it used for?
Create areas of shadow and light on the face and obtain flexible coverage results.

– We use it with?
Compact and free powder and gel textures.

There is also the fan brush, which allows to apply precise touches of the highlight at the top of the cheekbones

  • The Kabuki brush

– What’s this ?
A small brush without handle, bushy and rounded.

– Is it used for?
The whole face. It gives a homogeneous and fast result. His short handle allows to control his actions.

– We use it with?
Cream, fluid foundation and compact powder.

  • The blush brush

– What’s this ?
An elongated and tapered brush.

– Is it used for?
Apply the pigments to the cheekbones and degrade them.

– We use it with?
Compact powder and loose powder.

2 / 3 The makeup brushes for eyes

Tips to choose brushes for eyes

  • Shading brush

– What’s this ?
A brush with short hairs, dense, tapered for precise work.

– Is it used for?
Apply eye shadow evenly on the eyelid.

– We use it with?
Creamy and fluid textures.

  • The blending brush

– What’s this ?
A soft, round brush for easy use.

– Is it used for?
Fade, degrade and blur smoky.

– We use it with?
Creams, compact powders and free.

  • The brush for the hollow of the eyelid 

– What’s this ?
A long, slender, sharp and ultra flexible brush.

– Is it used for?
Apply material in the fold of the eyelid and give depth to the eyes.

– We use it with?
Fluid, liquid cream and powders.

  • The eyeliner brush

– What’s this ?
A straight brush or beveled more or less fine.

– Is it used for?
A clean and controlled application of the line flush with the lashes or in the mucous membrane.

– We use it with?
Cream, fluid, gel and powder textures (depending on the brush chosen)

  • The eyebrow brush

– What’s this ?
Generally, a double-ended brush with a beveled side and a brushed side.

– Is it used for?
The beveled side: fill and define the line of the eyebrows.
The side brush: to brush the eyebrows.

– We use it with?
Gel textures, creams and powders.

3 / 3 What makeup brush to her lips?

Tips to makeup brushes for lips

  • The lip brush

– What’s this ?
A firm and rounded brush in fine hair

– Is it used for?
A precise application of the product on the lips and to draw the contours of the mouth.

– We use it with?
Lipstick and gloss


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