A Guide To Makeup Brushes
If you want to know the secret to creating a perfect smoky eye, ask any makeup artist: it’s all in the brushes. You can learn every tip and trick there is, but if you don’t have high-quality brushes, your final product will never look as good as it could.
Clean emails are not only good for applying makeup, but they’re also great for blending our products evenly to create a flawless finish. Here at 100% Pure, we love using brushes too!
Face brushes are primarily used to apply products such as foundation, concealer, and powder. However, some facial cleansing brushes can be used in conjunction with your cleanser to both cleanse and exfoliate your skin simultaneously.
Now that we know what face brushes are typically used for, let’s discuss why you need them, how they work.
What Is A Face Brush?
You may be familiar with smaller eye shadow brushes and use one daily to apply makeup or tame your brows. Mascara typically comes with a spoolie, which is a specialized brush designed for mascaras. Unlike regular eye makeup brushes, face brushes are much larger in order to cover more surface area on your face; they’re also made to work well with foundation products.
Difference Between Face Brushes and Eyebrow Brushes
Eyeshadow brushes are much smaller than face brushes and have been designed to help you blend eyeshadow powders and creams on your eyelids.
Some eye makeup brushes, like liners, offer precision application for your lash line. Additionally, many eyeshadow brushes are angled to apply shadows perfectly in the crease area of your lids.
Types of Face Brushes
Different types of face brushes serve different functions – let’s explore a few popular options and see why each one might be beneficial for your makeup routine.
Unlike other foundation brushes that streak or are harsh on the skin, a Foundation Brush is made with gentle, circular bristles that apply foundation as if you’re touching your own skin. You don’t even need a mirror to use it!
The Foundation Brush allows for precise and even coverage without pigment build-up or streaks. The bristles are soft yet firm, making it easy to cover all angles of your face with foundation.
If you use a blush brush that is too large, you will end up with clown-like color. If the brush is too small, you will spend time blending the product away from a concentrated area of color. Choose your brush size wisely!
A Blush Brush has synthetic bristles that are extra soft at the tip, allowing for a gentle application of color to your cheeks without disrupting any already applied foundation.
With this result, your skin will have a rosy hue as if it’s been airbrushed on, with seamless edges and perfect blending.
While contouring may look fabulous in a Facebook video, the harsh truth is that most of us don’t need it. Contouring is meant for people who appear on camera frequently and know what they’re doing; if you don’t use it correctly, it can backfire horribly in real life situations.
Choose a contour brush with a flat, angled edge for greater precision when applying powder or cream. With most techniques, you’ll need to use your fingers to blend and avoid harsh lines.
A Luminizer is not only perfect for creating luminous skin, but also for highlights. You can use it on your emails to apply and create a brightening effect that will last all day long!
If you want a powder highlighter, this Luminizer Brush is the only brush you need. The bristles are angled and dense so that you can get perfect coverage with just one sweep.
If you want a more precise application of luminizer or bronzer, opt for a fan brush. Fan brushes help to evenly distribute color and allow you to apply light powder over cream-based products.
A good brightening brush is the secret weapon in your arsenal. These brushes, with medium length, dense bristles and a rounded head, enable you to add highlights to special features on your face like the bridge of your nose or just above your cupid’s bow.
Not only can you use a brightening brush to apply concealer, but doing so will also improve product distribution and prevent the cakey or artificial appearance that often results from manual application.
Are Face Brushes Necessary For Beginners?
Even though you don’t need to use a face brush, it does help with makeup application if you’re new to using makeup. By investing in a multi-piece brush set, you’ll be able to try out many new looks and techniques that otherwise may have been difficult.
How To Know Which Brush to Use
Most makeup brushes have a label that indicates what type of product they are best suited for. If you’re still unsure, there are plenty of how-to videos available online, or you can schedule a consultation with a professional makeup artist who would be more than happy to help.
When Should You Wash Your Face Brushes?
Dermatologists typically tell their patients to wash makeup brushes every seven to ten days. This helps get rid of any existing makeup and bacteria that might cause breakouts, especially for people with sensitive skin or acne.
Before you start, gather all of your brushes. To clean them correctly, run lukewarm water over each brush to remove any leftover products like powders, liquids, and creams. In the palm of your hand, put a small amount of soap then swirl the bristles around in a circle until the bristles are submerged.
Rinse your brushes under warm water until the liquid runs clear. Then, set them on a dry towel or paper to air out and dry completely.
Should I Use Sponges or Face Brushes?
A makeup sponge is ideal for using liquid and cream-based products. Dampening the sponge before application can also help to better blend your product. Whether you prefer brushes or makeup sponges comes down to what results you want and how comfortable you are with each tool.
Not only do face brushes aid you in creating a smooth finish, but they are also useful for perfecting application techniques. Furthermore, it is necessary to check that your brushes are vegan and animal cruelty-free. The process of collecting hair from animals for brush bristles isn’t always done in a way that doesn’t harm them.
If you’re looking for the best vegan, cruelty-free face brushes on the market, look no further than 100% Pure. Our makeup brushes are put through a series of tests by our experienced team of makeup artists to ensure that they meet our high standards. In addition, our brushes are made with only synthetic materials and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.