Beauty School: Know Your Make-Up Brushes

Divya Rao , 06 Aug 2014
Make-Up Brushes (photo courtesy | femalefirst.co.uk)
Make-Up Brushes (photo courtesy | femalefirst.co.uk)

Having the right make-up isn’t all. You also need to have the right make-up tools, i.e. the right make-up brushes! While there are a lot of make-up brushes and their variants in the market, here are just the basic ones you must know of. From why you should have it to what they’re used for – we’ll tell you everything! We know they can be a little expensive but trust us; they’re definitely worth the investment!

#1 Foundation brush

While there are people that like to use their fingers to apply their foundation, a foundation brush is good to evenly apply the product on your skin. It gives you an airbrushed finish, which you don’t get when you use them fingers! Brushes with synthetic bristles soak up less liquid than natural bristles do. So, if you’re using any liquid product, it may be useful to use a synthetic brush.

Foundation brush | Courtesy: www.getpretty,com.au
Foundation brush | Courtesy: www.getpretty.com.au

#2 Large powder brush

You know those really fluffy brushes we’ve seen make-up artists use? Yes, those! These brushes cover most of your face and are great to set your make-up, giving it a very natural, dewy look. It can also be used to sweep away any excess eye make-up that may have fallen onto your cheeks.

Powder Brush
Powder Brush

#3 Blush brush

The name explains itself, doesn’t it? While using this brush, be sure not to put the bristles directly on your cheeks because it can ruin the bristles. Instead, tilt the brush and sweep outwards. FYI – The more dense the brush, the more intense the colour on your cheeks. So, pick your blush brush wisely.

Blush Brush
Blush Brush

 #4 Large eye shadow brush

If you’re like me and are extremely finicky about your make-up getting dirty, use an eye shadow brush! Using your hands can some times put germs into your make-up, since we touching so many things throughout the day and may not even realize. (Always wash your hands before applying make-up). Using this brush makes it easier to apply eye shadow and gives you an even application. The brush needs to be flat and stiff, so it picks up a lot of colour.

Eye-Shadow brush
Eye-Shadow brush

#5 Crease brush

Yup, you guessed right! This brush is used to apply eye shadow in the crease of your eye. It’s great to layer on the colour and you can even use this to do the smokey eye since it’s perfect for blending. The stiffer the bristles, the more colour it picks up. The softer the bristles, the more doe-eyed look you’ll get.

Crease Brush | Courtesy: www.nordstrom.com
Crease Brush | Courtesy: www.nordstrom.com

#6 Eyeliner brush

This isn’t a must have if you’re using an eye pencil, but if you do use gel liners, go for an angled eye liner brush as it makes applying the liner easier. You can also use this brush to fill in your eyebrows.

Eyeliner Brush  Courtesy www.helloluvvy.com
Eyeliner Brush Courtesy www.helloluvvy.com

These are just some of the essential make-up brushes every woman must own! Don’t forget to clean out your brushes regularly. Also, MAC makes some great make-up brushes, but of course, there are a ton of other options you can pick from. :) Do let us know your favourites!

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