Basic Makeup Brushes for Beginners

Currently, there are a large number of makeup brushes that are used to apply different products, however, many of us do not know how to use each one of them, and we probably do not have the time or money to buy and learn how to use all of the ones that exist in the market.

The first thing you should know about brushes is that there are two types, synthetic and natural. Although, in the beginning, the best ones were those with natural hair, today you can find synthetic brushes of excellent quality and at a very good price.

Now, what brushes are basic in any makeup kit?

From my experience it is important to have at least these five makeup brushes:

Foundation brush:

It is important that you have a synthetic hairbrush to apply cream or liquid products. It can be a flat kabuki brush, if you want your makeup to look more natural, or a flat foundation brush, if you want more coverage.

Powder brush:

This second brush is not essential, but in my opinion, it is preferable to apply the powder with a brush and not with the sponges that come in them. I recommend it as it seems more hygienic and, also because I feel that it gives a more natural finish. The type of brush I recommend for powders is one with long, soft bristles, preferably large so that it covers most of your face with just a few strokes.

Brush for blush and bronzer:

For this step you can use the same brush, as long as you remove the largest amount of product before applying the next one. To remove the product, you can simply brush over a paper towel several times until you see that the product no longer comes out. The type of brush that I personally like the most for this type of product are long bristle angled brushes, smaller than the powder brushes for greater precision.

Highlighter brush:

For this step you can use the classic fan brush, however, for me the best ones are the elongated ones that have a cone shape, since I feel that they apply the product better, but you can use the one that suits you more.


Crease blending brush:

Last but not least, you need a blending brush for your eyeshadows. With this brush you will be able to apply matte shadows either transition eyeshadows or a little darker one to give you a little depth to the eye. If in your case, you prefer to also use shiny or satin shadows, my recommendation is that you apply them with your fingers, since in this way the pigment will stick easily to your eyelids.

To conclude, I would like you to remember that, although brushes generally have a function specified by their manufacturer, you can give it the use that suits you best, if for you, a powder brush applies the bronzer better, use the one that suits and that you like better.

Additionally, keep in mind that you do not need a professional brush kit to apply your daily makeup, a few, well thought out brushes will be more than enough.

And finally, remember that a brush can be an investment that will last you for many years, as long as you take a proper care of it.

Please do not forget that you should wash them regularly and store them in a place where you will not mistreat them.

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