January 27, 2011
Makeup 101 (for beginners): BRUSHES
Applying makeup is not just another thing on your todo list for the day. Whether you’re applying it to yourself or another person, it is a form of art and expression. Makeup should be used to enhance you natural beauty. Having the proper tools, to assist in the application whether it’s personal or professional will make all the difference!
Makeup brushes come in a plethora of types and styles. The bristles can be synthetic or natural (badger, goat hair).They each serve a specific purpose.
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Foundation brush: Used to apply liquid foundation to face and neck. Usually with long and flat bristles which taper at the end.
Powder Brush: Used for a variety of things including a shimmer to cheeks or a bronzer. Also in applying loose powder over foundation, to set it. Has fluffy bristles.
Concealer Brush: Used to apply concealer to imperfections on the face. (A smaller version of the foundation)
Blusher Brush: Used to apply blush on the cheeks. Two types, it can be angled or big & fluffy.
LIP BRUSH: Used to apply lipgloss or lipstick to the lips.
Eyeliner brush: used to line the eyes with precision. (really thin brush)
Shading (eyeshadow) brush: used to apply pigments or pressed shadows to lid,
Crease brush (pencil): for applying color to the crease, and outer V, and lower lash line.
Blending brush: used to blend colors in the crease.
Eyebrow Brush (spoolie): used to help shape the brows giving it a defined and precise arch.
Kabuki Brush: used to apply powered makeup such as blush, foundation and bronzer. It has a short handle and flat or sometimes rounded head.
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