A great makeup product is only as good as the brush you use to apply it. Even the best professional products can fall short when applied with a bad brush. The quality and type of the brush you use are equal factors in how well it will work for your product and purpose. Our team of makeup experts have a whole kit of brushes for every type of makeup, but not everyone can buy every brush in Sephora! Learn from our wedding makeup artists about how choosing the right makeup brushes can make a huge difference on how flawless your makeup comes out! Plus, you can EARN A FREE MAKEUP BRUSH by the end of this blog!
5 Must Have Types of Brushes
Powder brushes are versatile for many products. You can use these for blending or baking. The long, fluffy bristles can be used to dust powder or delicately place blush. A lightweight, quality powder brush can apply product without disrupting any other makeup.
Good liner starts with a crisp brush. Applying line requires a steady hand and a thin, angled line. The quality of these bristles must be dense enough to hold the product but thin enough to create the perfect line. This type of brush can double for applying product to eyebrows due to the sharp end.
You want a contour brush to be dense and flat. To apply contour like a pro, use the brush to apply product in a defining area such as the nose and cheekbones and then blend out. When you are looking for that ultra contoured look, blending is everything!
When in doubt, blend it out! The rounded end and amount of bristles both contribute to how easily your shadow will blend with one of these brushes. Pro Tip: swipe eyeshadow onto tip of brush and tap out excess over your alternate hand for an easier application. Use the brush on an angle in a circular motion to blend shadow softly on the lid.
The LAST thing you want when applying your makeup is loose bristles coming out when applying your foundation. Having a high-quality foundation brush is your ultimate investment if you wear foundation on a regular basis. The bristles will maximize your use of product rather than soak it in. Your application will look almost airbrushed with the perfect foundation brush.
Wash & Care
Properly caring and cleansing your makeup brushes will keep them in tip-top quality and increase their longevity. Just rinsing them in water isn’t enough and some soaps may be harsh or damaging to the bristles. Choose a professional makeup brush cleaning product. Our favorite is Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner that offers a set of sizes for daily or professional makeup work. Clean your brushes once a month to keep them in like-new quality. You’ll be doing a favor for your skin, too, eliminating excess product and bacteria.
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