Our makeup kits are an assortment of odds and ends of application tools. More often, our makeup is either out of fashion or to a makeup junkie, full of products as a result of a makeup addiction. Depending on your skill level, and usage, my general rule is choose quality brushes. When buying brushes, make sure it doesn’t scratch on your face. It should be soft, smooth and leaves no excess brush hair on the face. It shouldn’t push, pull and lift your skin, but rather glide and make it easier to get the look that you want effortlessly.
The most important thing in getting your makeup on fleek is to have the right tools. A small collection of the right beauty products suited for you is better to have, because the investment in possessing the right, quality brushes is the more important aspect in a good makeup application. They do half the battle for you so to speak.
One last thing, as we get older, we tend to use less fewer products on our face. Getting the right look and making it last longer is all about simplicity.
Here is what you essentially need:
A rounded end of a foundation brush made of synthetic nylon material is best used for a liquid or cream based foundation. The bristles doesn’t absorb much product eliminating waste. Look for a tight firm brush head. Spread foundation from the centre of the face going outwards. Tap or stipple foundation when you see brush streaks or use a sponge to remove unwanted lines.
Micro Fiber Foundation Brush
A Micro Fiber foundation brush makes liquid and powder foundation look flawless. It is used to give you an airbrushed look. The white hairs absorb the product while the darker portion helps buff, polish it in so no need for loading up with product.
Cream Foundation Brush
I added this to the list of essentials because I normally use cream or liquid foundations and I find that these are my favourite foundation brushes because it applies and buffs product on my face at the same time and it also gives me an airbrushed look.
A dome shape is what you need to look for when buying. Made of animal hair, it is used for both powder and blush. There are good ones made with synthetic fibres that mimic animal hair. Just make sure it is not too big and too loosely held as this disperses the product too much.
It is good for removing messy eyelash fallout, it is used for applying highlighter to the cheekbone, centre of the forehead and the chin.
Look for one that is made of animal hair to get the most use of this brush. It is meant to blend cream or liquid products for shading or contouring on the areas of the face.
For the application of liquid or cream based concealers specifically under the eyes. It is usually made of synthetic fibres which do not absorb product. It an also double as a lip brush depending on the size.
A Beauty Blender Sponge
It looks egg shaped and best used when damp. It doubles in size when wet. I use this when I want to sheer out my foundation and blend out any edges of my makeup.
What are your favourite face brushes? Do you prefer synthetic ones or those with natural hair? Let me know in the comments section below.