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Makeup brushes: how to choose and use correctly


Tips and life hacks from a professional

Lately, the world has become obsessed with contouring, strobing and draping, but none of these beauty techniques can be performed without the right makeup brush.

When choosing the perfect brush, you need to be guided by the following factors: its shape, type of bristle and direct purpose. As a rule, cosmetic brands automatically divide brushes into subgroups depending on which product will be applied with their help: there are brushes for tone, powder, blush, eyeshadow, and even for contouring.

However, makeup artists are confident that any brush can be multifunctional. So, with a concealer brush, you can easily apply shadows, and with a blush brush, spread the foundation for the lightest and most invisible coverage.

makeup artists are confident that any brush can be multifunctional

By the type of pile, all brushes can be divided into natural and synthetic. Natural bristles are more porous in structure, therefore, retains the product between the bristles and releases it gradually, creating a light coating. On the other hand, synthetic bristles immediately transfer most of the product to the skin, which means that the makeup is more intense. That is why most often you can find brushes with a combined type of bristle, which allows you to achieve an optimal result.

When choosing a brush, pay attention to its quality: the pile should not fall out or break. The brush itself should be soft and not irritating to the skin when touched. Pay attention to the fact that the pile has a slightly narrowed, thin tip - this way the brush will not leave unpleasant streaks when applying the product.

When choosing a brush, pay attention to its quality: the pile should not fall out or break

Here is the required minimum of brushes, with which you can easily create makeup of any level of complexity:

- brush for foundation (flat or round);

- Blush brush (medium-sized fluffy brush. This brush is perfect for sculpting);

- powder brush (largest, softest and fluffiest brush);

- a brush for shadows (it is better to have two: a flat dense one for applying shadows and a small fluffy one for shading them);

- foldable lip brush.