Of all the workshops I have conducted recently, the most common thing I have been asked is “how do you know when to use which brush?” or “Do I need to buy sooo many brushes?” or other similar questions. So I thought why not blog it out for you!
I understand that it can be intimidating to go to a beauty store & try to pick up the right makeup brush; or to already own 10 types of brushes & not knowing how to use them. With so many types of makeup brushes available in the market & little explanation of what each stands for, the process of choosing can be quite frustrating.
Let me start with telling you that using fingers for applying makeup it absolutely cool – It really helps blend the makeup into the skin. But for any sort of precision application, makeup brushes are the most useful & quick when used correctly. There are different types of brushes available for your face, eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes & lips. I am listing below the few selected ones that I think you could invest in for everyday use:
- Powder Brush/ Powder Puff – Use the brush to apply any sort of powder to set your foundation. Use the puff in case you plan to wear make up for a longer time – It helps set the base better.
- Concealer Brush – This is firm & narrow brush that is tapered at the end – Allows patting the concealer on a concentrated area.
- Stippling Brush/ Duo Fibre Brush – This brush is a blend of synthetic fibers and goat hair. It is used for light powder, liquid or cream products. It picks up any sort of access product & gives you an airbrushed look.
- Contour Brush – This one is used for applying a darker colour of blush and or bronzers to the contour areas for an extremely chiselled look.
- Eye shadow blending brush – It helps to blend the shadow on to the lid professionally, & also helps different colours fade into one another.
- Angled Eye Brush – This one is my personal favourite! It can be used as an eyeliner as well as a brow brush. Its fine tip works very well to get those precise lines.
You would need Eye shadow brush & a Blush brush as well, but lots of brands provide these with the palette itself, so choose your products wisely! If you like smoky eyes, opt for eye pencils that have a smudge brush at the other end.
Do reach out to me in case you would like to know more about any other makeup brushes you may have.