Here are some tips for choosing a brush. Natural hair is ideal for dry products such as blush, eyeshadow or compact powder, while artificial hair (synthetic) for creamy textures such as concealers, liquid powders, creamy powders, cream blushes and the like. Synthetic hair absorbs far less product, so it is used with creamy and liquid textures, and natural with dry textures.
You can apply liquid, mineral and creamy foundations with thick, compact and firm brushes that will pick up the product, tie it to its many fibers, and help smooth the complexion in just a few strokes.
How to use it? Apply a small amount of liquid foundation on your hand (hazelnut size), the heat of the body will soften it slightly, and dip the brush into the foundation. Apply the foundation from the center of the face to the outer edges. You can use a tapping technique for the application itself, then blend in with long gentle movements. Look for a brush like the Fenty Beauty Full-Bodied Foundation Brush.
If you want a more natural and even looking liquid foundation, choose a sponge like the Beauty Blender. It is used moist and allows quick blending with the skin.
Compact powder is best applied with large, soft and round brushes with natural hair. Try M.A.C 150 brush that will apply each thin coat evenly.
How to use it? Dip the brush into the powder and remove the excess product by tapping your finger on the brush, then apply gentle movements over the entire face.
I'm a big fan of creamy textures that are easy to apply, but when it comes to blushes, the vast majority of women still opt for compact blushes. A good selection of blush brushes is important to achieve a fused blush appearance without visible rough edges. Try the CHANEL Blush brush.
How to use it? Dip the brush into the blush and apply to the cheekbones starting from the cheek itself towards the top of the ear.
For eyeshadow, it is important to distinguish between brushes for packing on eyeshadow and blending brushes. A small, firm, flattened natural fiber brush is used to apply eyeshadow all over the eyelid. Try NARS # 49.
How to use it? Dip the brush into the eyeshadow and apply a gentle moving brush to the eyelid, from the inside of the eye to the outer edges.
Blend Blend Brush - Gentle soft natural hair with a slightly rounded tip. Perfect for defining eyelid folds and blending eyeshadows. Try the Charlotte Tilbury Eye Blender Brush.
How to use it? Dip the tip of the brush into the shade and apply from the outer corner of the eye inwards through the crease of the eye.
End tip - brush maintenance
Be sure to wash your brushes regularly, once a week. With a little washing, disinfection and proper drying, the investment will last longer. Use a brush cleaner on a daily basis. Spray a handkerchief with a cleaning substance and remove dirt and makeup from the brush in a circular motion. Wash them thoroughly with a gentle hair shampoo or dedicated wash product. Allow them to dry lying down on a towel or turn their top down so that the water drains outwards.