There’s no need to feel overwhelmed at the sight of seemingly innumerable makeup brushes and tools. You don’t need all of them to create the perfect look.
Unless you earn from instructional videos, you should invest only in must-have items.
Tips on how to use your brushes
You need to know how to use your makeup brushes and tools if you wish to look stylish every day. Depending on the type, each brush should be used with practised moves specific for its purpose. As every painter knows, each brush has a unique task.
To get acquainted with specific moves of particular brushes, feel free to browse Youtube tutorials made by experienced makeup artists.
Know your tools
There is no wrong answer when it comes to which type of fibres is the best. Both real hair and synthetic fibres have their benefits. Namely, it all depends on what you need the brush for.
Natural bristles are good for dry products and synthetic for wet, creamy ones because they soak less. Moreover, finding an affordable brush set to help you obtain a perfect makeup look is just as important as finding an affordable trainer to help you get fit.
Thanks to all the lovely makeup artists Youtubing almost daily, you will easily learn what kind of makeup brushes you should truly invest in. There aren’t any beauty secrets about brushes, not anymore.
Unless you wish to be a professional, you don’t need all of them. However, the ones listed below are the ones used most frequently. Investing in quality makeup brushes doesn’t make you a master artist but it helps greatly.
1. Foundation Brush
A good quality foundation brush is meant to provide even and smooth coverage. Furthermore, it should be rounded, fluffy, and with densely packed bristles for a perfectly poreless finish.
2. Powder Brush
The large, dense, feathery soft long-bristled brush has two tasks. It fixes the powder and removes the excess without disturbing the foundation.
3. Blush Brush
A good blush brush with domed bristles can easily pick and spread enough blush to define and shade the apples of your cheeks. A good quality brush doesn’t make up for poor makeup skills. No pun intended.
4. Blending Brush
This brush creates a smooth and smokey but also precisely blended look. If you wish to have more control over the application, choose a brush with a narrow tip. The more rounded tip is sturdier and may overemphasize your makeup.
5. Concealer Brush
A good concealer brush is a lifesaver. A small tapered brush with flexible and firm bristles allow much-needed precision, required to cover various skin imperfections.
6. Contouring Brush
This slightly angled fluffy brush is perfect for enhancing your features. Whether you want to highlight your cheekbones or narrow your face, a good contouring brush works well with both dry and wet makeup products.
7. Eyeliner Brush
A slim eyeliner brush is also called an angled brush. It should be easy to grip and firm enough to offer perfect control while you draw sharp lines.
8. Highlighter Brush
A highlighter brush or kabuki brush is perfect for loose powdered make-up. Its soft feathery texture should provide even and natural coverage.
Whether you’re using a bronzer or a highlighter, you should hold it lightly and apply makeup gently to get the most of its design.
9. Lip Brush
Pencil-like brush forming a tapered point with its soft bristles is perfect for application and blending colours.
10. Spoolie Brush
This brush is versatile: you can use it to groom your eyebrows or spread pigment evenly. Also, it removes mascara clumps from your eyelashes.
You don’t need expensive makeup tools to achieve a stylish look. Don’t underestimate beauty hacks or tips from makeup artists.
However, investing in quality makeup tools will save you money in the long run, especially if you apply makeup frequently.
1. Blending Sponge
Natural finish is what makeup artists strive for and a reason why they use sponges for even and smoother application of creamy makeup products.
Foundation, concealer, blush or contour, it is up to you. Size matters. Use larger sponges for larger surfaces and smaller ones for the area around the nose.
Moreover, the smaller the sponge spores, the better. They won’t soak up too much of your makeup and will spread it evenly.
2. Blender Cleanser
Makeup sponges always retain some of the makeup particles and water, no matter how good you wash and dry them. They are a perfect medium for bacteria.
Growing in sponge pores, bacteria will cause skin irritations and allergic reactions. Thankfully, there is a product that efficiently fights them for you.
3. Lighted Vanity Mirror
A quality set of lights and a good zoom are indispensable features of a proper vanity mirror. If you invest in it, unevenly applied makeup and discolourations will be a thing of the past.
4. False Eyelashes Applicator
If you aren’t skilled enough, this is a perfect tool for you. It saves you precious time, helps you smoothly apply false eyelashes, and is gentle to them at the same time.
5. Eyelash Curler
Investment in a quality curler is a good one. Their pads last longer, the pressure on eyelashes is optimized, and they are ergonomic.
6. Eyebrow Comb
Brow comb can serve as a lash comb, too. It doesn’t just help you style your eyebrows but wipes away superfluous brow powder.
7. Eyebrow Stencils
Once your eyebrows are plucked and styled, it is time to fill in any gaps. Stencils come in many shapes, perfect for many different types of eyebrows.
You only need to apply it to your brow, gently fill with brow powder and even more gently remove the stencil afterwards.
Yes, it is a makeup tool and a very important one. It doesn’t just keep your baby-hair away, but it allows you to blend your makeup better where the skin meets the hairline.
Finding out which brushes are worth the investment is not an easy task. Whether the art of makeup is your hobby or profession, you shouldn’t hesitate to experiment and find out which set suits you best before you spend on quality products.