Thursday, October 4, 2012

Make up Brushes ~ WHICH BRUSH TO USE

make up brushes

Last week I bought my eldest daughter a set of makeup brushes. We have been looking around for a few months now and the price ranges are from one end of the spectrum to the other. We looked at one set which was not sold at a beauty department but a little kiosk. I was not happy to spend that so we walked away. I also new that she would not use them all or now what each brush was used for. The brushes we ended up buying where a set of six and we purchased a separate foundation brush to complete the set. I myself so not know what each brush is used for and I would like to teach my daughter how to use them properly to achieve the best results for her.

I found this tutorial at The Beauty Department


Foundation Cream 
If you use a cream foundation, which both my daughters and myself do, you will need a flat headed slightly slanted brush so it presses the foundation into your skin as you swirl it all over. Natural bristles build coverage without streaking.

Foundation Liquid 
A synthetic, densely-packed flat but wide brush to effortlessly cover more space when you’re in a hurry in the mornings. Look for ones with nylon or Taklon bristles for the smoothest application.

Foundation Smoothing + Blending 
Take 20 seconds with a clean natural bristle brush and smooth over your foundation before powdering to really blend it into your skin. It will take you from “it’s obvious she’s wearing foundation” to “wow she has such perfect skin.”

Foundation Mineral Powder 
synthetic or natural bristle powder brush, but look for one with a plump shape designed for the swirling motion we do when applying minerals.

Concealer Under Eye 
flat synthetic concealer brush for covering dark circles because you can really “lay down” the product by using the side of the brush. The other component to look for is a tapered edge because this helps you avoid clumping during application. The synthetic bristles will pick up less product so your coverage will last longer

Concealer for Blemishes 
A pointed and tapered concealer brush made of synthetic bristles so you can apply it precisely on top of any kind of blemish (pimple, scar, broken capillary, etc.) without touching the surrounding skin. Practice mini-swirling motions gently on top of the blemish then lightly blend the perimeters with your ring finger.

Powder 
Use an eyeshadow blending brush made with natural hair bristles as a powder brush just for the areas that tend to shine: between your brows, around and on the tip of your nose, your upper lip and your chin. This allows the rest of your face to glow and breathe.

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