For anybody who’s serious about their cosmetic arsenal, the search for the right makeup brushes might seem a bit daunting at first. With so many different kinds and materials, you might be asking yourself where to start.
First of all, it helps to know what your goals are. If you plan to be working with powder mostly (people who benefit the most from using powder have oily skin) then choose a makeup brush with real hair. Go for squirrel, sable or anything that’s natural. Real hair may be more expensive in the stores but your powder will blend seamlessly and, if cared for properly, those brushes will last you a long time. Go with synthetic hair if you plan to be working with cream products.
A good rule of thumb when applying makeup is to emphasize your features, not to try and compensate for them. If you apply too much concealer to your face, it can make your skin look heavy and fake and take away your skin’s natural glow. When choosing makeup brushes to apply powder and concealer, it’s a good strategy to think big. The wholesale mac cosmetics suppliers powder brush in your arsenal should be the largest one in your collection and that’s because larger brushes blend makeup more naturally and soft. A larger brush also makes it much easier to go over your face with powder in order to target shine. If you don’t intend to add contour then a wide brush makes applying blush much easier, too.
People often want to know which brands others would recommend most. M.A.C is an excellent choice and they have a number of different brushes tailored to different needs. MAC’s 150 brush is a good loose, fluffy brush for applying sheer powder foundation. For liquid foundation, look no further than MAC’s 187.
Eye makeup requires different sizes, shapes and styles of brushes in order to achieve flawless results. Many women try to get away with using a single brush to get the entire job done. This just isn’t the best strategy. A medium sized brush is needed to apply eye shadow. A small brush will make the eye shadow look condensed, whereas a brush that’s too large may leave eye shadow where it doesn’t belong. However, a slightly larger brush is recommended when highlighting underneath the eyebrow, preferably one with soft bristles. The highlight in that area should be applied delicately. A subtle approach will often yield the best results.