July 24, 2013

Makeup brushes for beginners

For those who decide to start a makeup kit/collection finding the right brush for different jobs can be an overwhelming task. So here are my suggestions of the most important eyes and face brushes that will help you create almost any look, whether it be for day or night time.

Eye brushes 

Eye shader brush
The eye shader brush is probably the most important of all eye brushes. It's flat dense shape is ideal for applying eyeshadow to the eye lids. If you flip the brush over, you could use the other side to apply a darker colour to the crease and/or the outer 'V' of the eye.

Tapered blending brush
After the eyeshadow application, the blending brush is crucial in ensuring that the eyeshadows blend together seamlessly. Blending out your eyeshadow is the difference between beautiful eye makeup or a completely disaster. Even if you're going for a natural look, always remember that blending your eyeshadows is a must.

Face brushes

Foundation brush
If you haven't guessed already, the Foundation brush is used to apply....yes foundation.  Some might as why can't I just use my fingers to apply foundation? It is simply because it's not the most hygienic way of applying makeup. In addition, if you have any oils or bacteria on your fingers, you would literally be rubbing it onto your face which may lead you to breakout. 
Using a foundation brush ensure that you get an even application of foundation for the most natural look.

Concealer brush 
The next step is concealer. This may not be a requirement for everyone, depending on the coverage of your foundation or the condition of your skin. Concealer brushes are usually made of a synthetic fibre so that product doesn't get absorbed into the brush. The flat surface is ideal for use even under the eye for covering dark circles. 

Blush brush
Blush adds a subtle glow to your complexion. Its shape is great for applying powder blush to the apples of your cheek and then blending them out ensuring you achieve a natural look.

Powder brush
This large fluffy brush is best for applying a dusting of setting powder to set your makeup. Using powder also helps if you have oily skin, it slows down the oil production helping reduce shininess, especially on your T-zone. This type of brush can also be used to apply bronzer to the high points of your face.

Hopefully this has helped you in deciding which brushes to purchase.
Keep in mind that these are just the bare essentials, as your skills and makeup collection expand so will your brush collection.

Have fun