Makeup application does not have to be a complicated process that can only be mastered by the makeup artists. Anyone can use makeup brushes to get a flawless makeup application every time. This article will explore the types of bristles, brush selection, what brushes to start with, how to use the brushes, and how to take care of the brushes. Finally a brief mention is made of some of the more common brands.
Two Types of Bristles
There are two types of makeup brushes; those that have natural bristles and those with synthetic. The natural bristles are made from animal hair that might come from badger, pony, goat, squirrel, or sable. The synthetic brushes are made often of taklon or nylon. The advantage of the natural bristles is they hold powder much better than synthetic brushes. The advantage of the synthetic brushes are they are easier to clean and they hold onto creams much better.
Selecting the Perfect Brush
When choosing your makeup brushes, try them out in the store. Rub the brush against your skin. It should feel smooth, not rough or scratchy. Run the brush against your hand and see if any bristles fall out. If so,