Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Types of Makeup Brushes



By Krista Sheehan

There are many makeup brushes available in a variety of shapes, sizes and bristles types. Before buying brushes, it's essential to know the function and benefits of each makeup brush. Knowing the differences among brushes like a kabuki or blending brush, will enhance your makeup kit and skills for application. Learning how to clean the different types of brushes helps promote flawless makeup coverage and also improve your complexion because you will avoid accumulating bacteria and oil on your brushes.

Types of Makeup Brushes
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Foundation Brush
Foundation brushes have long, flat bristles that are tapered at the ends, allowing for accurate and precise application of foundation or concealer.

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Powder Brush
Powder brushes are big and fluffy, with many bristles to pick up loose powder. These brushes are to dust makeup powder evenly and loosely across the skin.

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Kabuki Brush
A kabuki brush features a large bunch of bristles firmly packed into a circular base, with a very short handle. These brushes are used for face powder or mineral foundation and should provide complete, even coverage across the face.

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Blush Brush
A blush brush is used for adding blush colors onto the cheeks. Two main types of blush brushes are most popular: large and fluffy blush brushes or small and angled blush brushes. The bristles should be soft, as this provides a more natural look.

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Eyeshadow Brush
Eyeshadow brushes are small and come in a wide variety of shapes. Angled or pointy eyeshadow brushes help line the eyes; blunt brushes add color to the eyelids.
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