Thursday, 11 April 2013

What Make Up Brush Does What!!?

I don't know about you, but when it comes to make up brushes, i really don't have a clue -and being 33 that's kinda sad!  So i thought i'd have a look and see what i'm missing in my brush collection, and why and seek to rectify it ASAP!!

So, a quick run through for what brush does what, where, how and whys!
hope this helps you as much as it helps me!!

Foundation Brush:
Foundation Brush

Applies liquid and cream foundation easily, even, giving an "air brushed" effect, flawless finish. Usually Soft synthetic bristles. simplifies application, reaches places sponges may not quite reach, like by the nose.

Blusher Brush
Blusher brush

Uses fine and gentle fibres and a softly rounded head. Great to add colour along the cheek bones and not too heavy.

Bronzer Brush

Bronzer Brush

The tightly packed, soft, full and rounded natural hair brush and short handle distributes bronzing powder effortlessly with greater control and precision. 
The bristles pick up the perfect amount of colour and distribute flawlessly onto the skin. 
Load your brush with the powder and shake away any excess before sweeping onto the skin.

Stippling Brush

Stippling Brush
Used for cream foundation, powder-finish foundation and cream blush. Good for blending, and delivering a flawless finish.  The brush is densely packed with a flat head
Almost a similar comparison to a painting brush. Load up the brush, and  use gentle "stabbing" actions on the face which apparently leaves a "light and dusty effect".

Concealer Brush
Concealer Brush

Soft flat brush. Wider at the base and slimmer at the tip. Good for dark circles, and camouflage small problem areas.

Eye Shadow Brushes

These can vary in size and brush style. The can be slanted, wider at the bottom slim at the top, or a soft sponge at the end.

Eyeshadow Brush

The main basic one (above) is normally large, flat, short and brimming with bristles for all over coverage

Angled Eye Shadow Brush

Angle Eye Shadow Brush - a long tapered perfect for shading the eye socket.

Blending Eye Shadow brush

Blending Eye Shadow Brush -  used to blend eye colours and to highlight the brow bone

Smudger Brush

Smudger Brush

The small soft sponge tip or small soft brush is used to soften eyeliner for a smokey look and to reduce the harshness of a straight line. Also used to apply a soft liner with shadow
Usually found as a double ended with an eye liner pencil.  

Fan Powder Brush
Fan Powder Brush

For use with loose face powder. Due to its fineness and fan shape this applies the powder with a light dusting, creating a soft and velvety effect.  Used for light coverage, not heavy.  Is also used to remove excess powder and handy to use after eyeshadow application if some has fallen to the skin below -this brush lightly removes it.

Lip Brush
Lip Brush

A sculpted thin brush to achieve a flawless line along the lips edges.

And the worst thing - this isn't all of them, there are so so many out there, but alot of beauty pages, shops and kits have a core 7 (foundation, blusher, lip brush, eyeshadow, smudge brush, Eyebrow mini comb and concealer brush) -mainly as some brushes can be doubled up to apply something else....although caution and cleaning is strongly recommended for this (you dont want red lipstick round your eye!)

And obviously careful cleaning of the brushes will keep them a forever faithful friend in your make up bag.

1 comment:

  1. Good going! It is important to know what goes where :)
    I use a similar brush to what you call the bronzer brush as my foundation brush as I use mineral make up (called kabuki brush) but I am sure it works very well for bronzer as well!
    Kristina xx


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