When it comes to make up, women will try just about anything to get that magical look. Creams, facial powders, artificial solvents and bleaches are just some of the chemicals that women have put on themselves in the search for beauty, with little success.
While one might think the problem lies in the concoctions used, a great percentage of stylists and make up artists claim that ignorance of what goes where and how much when it pertains to the face is what prevents a great number of them from attaining the drop dead looks they badly crave for. The secret lies in the application.
Some women use their plain fingers when it comes to applying their make up, others use sponges; both are at fault. For the best results make up brushes come highly recommended.
That said; there are several types that leave many baffled about their functions. Not to worry, if you’re one of those people who can’t differentiate which is which then I’m here to help you out.
I’ll start with the foundation brush. As the name suggests, this brush works on the freshly washed raw skin to ensure that the foundation is properly applied and blends perfectly with the face. Beauty professionals say they cannot live without it and consider it a necessity that every woman should have in their make up kit. These brushes have long flat bristles designed to create a flawless and soft finish.
The powder brushes have only one function- to dust make up powder evenly and loosely across the skin. Ideally they are flat with rounded edges to increase the ease with which they can squeeze into where shine is prevalent.
When it comes to make up brushes, Eyeshadow brushes are generally small and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These pointy or angled brushes are designed so to help line in the eyes. There are also blunt model brushes that are also useful in applying color to the eyelids.
When it comes to the blush brush, there are two distinct types. One has an angled edge for contouring your blush and usually goes under the slang name “bronzer” and the other a round edge.
To answer any beauty questions concerning the lipstick brush, it is a flat brush with a straight end that is apt for precise application. There are natural and synthetic brushes. Stiff synthetic lip brushes have been known to give a smooth finish and add gloss for extra shine.
If you are a newbie at make up brushes chances are you are not familiar with the Kabuki brush. This is a brush that comes with a very short handle with a lot of bristles firmly packed at its circular base. The short handle makes it conducive to buff powder into skin and the firmly packed bristles in a circle give it more coverage.
Concealer brushes are used along with the cream to hide the flaws in the skin. They can be used to distinguish a blemish or lighten under eye shadow. The idea is simple but brilliant- a tiny but full brush with a pointed head and the ability to deposit and buff Concealer on target areas without smearing stuff where you don’t need it. It works like magic.