Sunday, July 12, 2015

Get To Know Your Brushes!

With so many brushes out there, it can be overwhelming and consuming to figure out what to use where and what may be lacking in your already existing brush collection.

Below is a cheat sheet I put together to understand what you're looking at when it comes to brushes.

Key Takeaways:

- The fluffier the brush, the better at blending, which means there won't be the best color pay off. In cases other than the eyelid itself, this is a good thing.

- White haired brushes are normally Goat Haired which means they have a lighter application. The bristles don't pick up or apply color as densely as most other brushes. This makes them absolutely perfect for blending matte colors or dark colors. For blush application, you should use this brush if it's a very pigmented bright color. In my opinion, whether on the face or eyelid, goat haired brushes will blend the best and most flawlessly.

- A Beauty Blender or a generic makeup sponge is a sure way to make sure you don't have "cake face". When you dampen them and blend out foundations or concealers, they pick up any extra product you may have in certain spots on your face. They are also great at removing any extra blush or bronzer you may not have wanted on your face.

Extra Brush Info:

- The first liner brush shown can also be used as an eyebrow brush. Gel or shadow products.

- I ran out of room to include Face Brushes. Womp womp. So for face brushes, the bigger and fluffier the better to apply setting powder and blend everything together. Even if you don't apply setting powders, you can use these if you feel it's necessary to get the blush, bronzer & highlighter to blend better and look more cohesive.

I feel like I could easily talk about brushes for a week so let me know if you have any questions or if you think I missed something. Everyone uses brushes differently and people have found what works best for them so this may vary for some. I just wanted to put a general guide together for what I normally see being used or shown and where some of the confusion could come into play.