Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beginners Guide to Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are an essential tool to makeup. Brushes are very important because no matter how good the quality of the product you’re using is, if you don’t have the right brushes, its pointless. There are many variables when it comes to buying makeup brushes, natural hair vs. synthetic hair, department store vs. drugstore, and there are soooo many brushes that accomplish the same look but differently. I’m not going go that deep as I've compiled an overall general guide to what makeup brushes a beginner needs.

These brushes can be purchased separately or if you purchase a brush set, make sure these brushes are included. The brushes below will allow you to complete a full look and as you get more advanced you can venture into different kinds of brushes and different brands. Please remember this is just a basic beginners guide.

Eyeshadow brush: Its used to apply eye shadow on your eye lid and can also be used to apply eye shadow on your brow bone.

Blending brush: I can’t stress enough how important blending your eyeshadow is. A blending brush will blend any harsh lines and allow your colors to blend naturally.

Liner brush: This brush has many purposes it can be used to apply your liquid and gel eyeliner and you can also line your eyes with eye shadow. This brush can also be used when filling in your eyebrows.

Eyebrow Spooly: It's used to groom and comb the eyebrows.

Eyebrow comb/brush: Another tool used to groom and comb the eyebrows.

Face brushes are a very important factor to a flawless face sometimes more than the foundation itself. Below are 3 different types of brushes for applying foundation. You don’t need all 3 however which one you use will be based on personal preference.

Foundation brush: It reminds me of a painters brush, when foundation is applied with this brush it provides great coverage however this brush can sometimes leave your face streaky.

Stippling brush: It provides an air brush finish, it’s a good brush but you have to really work with the brush and buff the foundation into your skin. Sometimes the bristles are not dense enough to buff the foundation into your skin.

Flat top brush: Buffs and blends the  foundation into your skins flawlessly and with ease however it can be difficult to apply foundation in the nooks and creases of the face.

Powder blush: This brush is big and fluffy as it’s meant to apply powder on your face.

Blush brush: Its used to apply blush on the face, it looks like a smaller version of the powder blush.

Concealer brush: Is used to apply concelear to the face.

What brands to buy?

If you’re a true beginner and you don’t want to invest too much in brushes at the moment go to www.eyeslipsface.com. These brushes are great for practice and even using on a daily basis. Brushes retail for $1-$3, can also be found at participating Target stores.

If you want to buy a quality brush and don't mind spending no more than $20 for a brush. Sigma brushes are great, I personally love their brushes and plan on collecting them all, the can be purchased at http://www.sigmabeauty.com/.

Another great line of brushes are Sonia Kashuk, this line is carried at Target.

And of course Mac always have great brushes… I mean they should for the price, right?

Well I hope you guys found this guide helpful and if you have any questions, please ask them in the comment section.

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