Friday, March 1, 2013

Makeup Brush 101

 Makeup Brush 101 THE BASICS

Ever find yourself at the makeup counter or in the store just staring at all the different makeup brushes and wondering,

 "what the heck do I do with that one"?

 Or have you been on Pinterest lately looking at all the amazing makeup pictures and think,

 "how am I gonna do THAT with THIS" 
Well, I am going to make this quick and easy so you can go take a look at your own collection and start playing around!!! 

Brushes come in all shapes, sizes and even materials. They can be synthetic or animal hair and have wooden or metal handles. 

Foundation brushes: 
Firm and tight bristles = max coverage
Soft and fuller bristles = medium to sheer coverage 

Blush brushes

Concealer brushes:
Usually narrow and firm with a flat edge 

Lip brushes

Eye shadow brushes:
 You can get these in all different sizes ranging from soft to firm. When I want to get a more vibrant, dense color, I use a firm, tight bristled brush. To blend out shadows, I use a fuller, softer brush. When applying darker colors (smokey eye for instance), I like to use a smaller more firm brush. 

Eyeliner brushes:
 Can be fine, tapered, angled brushes used to create all different thickness of eyeliner. 

Angle brushes: 
Firm, thin bristled; angled for use on the eyebrows or for easy eyeliner. 

Lash and brow brush:
 The comb like side is used to remove excess mascara on lashes, and the brush side is for taming those brows! 

That's a basic list of brushes you should have in your makeup wardrobe. I will be adding to this list in more detail in other posts!

Now on to more serious business on this wonderful Friday.....

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