Six makeup brushes essential for make-up artists
You must have these six brushes
When a professional makeup artist shakes off the cosmetic bag, rows of brushes with different shapes are often dazzling. The number of dozens of makeup brushes at once highlights the difference between professional and amateur. Of course, to cope with daily makeup, you don't have to make yourself like the master and ask for N brushes, you can combine according to your personal makeup habits. But there are 6 brushes that are required for the basic configuration: powder brush, concealer brush, blusher brush, eye shadow brush, eyebrow brush and lip brush.
Powder brush: A soft powder brush can make the powder makeup sweeped out have a silk texture, making the makeup surface more clean and lasting.
Concealer brush: The fine brush head can brush hard-to-reach areas, making the concealer effect more even and natural.
Blush brush: The blush brush is better than the puff to brush out the natural curvature of the blush, smudging the shadow, can perfectly highlight the contours of the face.
Eye shadow brushes: There are many types of eye shadow brushes. You can prepare different sizes of eye shadow brushes to match different eye contouring methods.
Eyebrow brush: With eyebrow powder, it can draw a quite natural eyebrow shape, it is easier to control the intensity and density than the eyebrow pencil.
Lip brush: Lip brush is an indispensable tool for exquisite lip makeup, it can accurately outline the lip shape, make the lips full and even color, more durable.
Selecting brushes is a science
Some people say that having a good set of makeup brushes means that a perfect makeup is half done. A high-quality brush, despite its high value, can be used for ten years if you take good care of it. Natural bristles are naturally the best, they will be as soft as human hair and have a natural cuticle. Blue squirrel hair is the best and most expensive, but pony hair, goat hair, and mink hair are also very good. Of course, don’t miss synthetic brushes, man-made fibers can be used to make up makeup liquids and creams.
When choosing a makeup brush, the curvature of the brush head is an important factor to distinguish whether this brush is worth buying. You can dip the bristle makeup with the bristles first to see if it can be evenly dipped. Then brush the bristles gently from the back of your hand to judge the symmetry of the bristles from the color of the brush. The color of the brush can maintain the color. Evenness, if the color cluster is unnatural, don't choose it. At the same time, you may wish to gently brush the back of the hand a few more times. When the bristles are gently crossed on the back of your hand, you can feel the elasticity of the bristles, good or bad, the hand will tell you. In addition, it is recommended to choose a round head brush as much as possible, because it will not cause too much damage to cosmetics.
Clean the brush every month
Own good brushes, you must treat them well, in order to make makeup look beautiful, the longer the use time. If your brushes have been used for a while, it is time to help them make a clean spa and relax.
Be aware that toothbrushes that have been used for more than three months have more bacteria on them than toilets. In fact, makeup brushes that have not been washed for more than a month will not have much less bacteria than toilet bowls. Moreover, these brushes are used on the face every day. They must be cleaned regularly to maintain healthy skin and draw a perfect makeup. In general, makeup brushes need to be cleaned once a month, at least once every two months to do deep cleaning, in addition, every time you use the brush can be quickly cleaned once a day.
It is easy to clean the brush. Put the brush head in warm soapy water to wash. For brushes made with natural hair, you can use a neutral shampoo to clean. Soak the shampoo in the palm of your hand, then moisten the brush, gently rub it clockwise with your fingers, wait for all the dirt to be washed out, rinse with clean water, and then gently dry it with paper towels, taking care not to squeeze, Place the brush flat until it is completely dry. Don't stand the brush upright in the cup to dry, because the center of gravity will run to the side of the wet bristles, which will deform the brush after drying.
Professional bristle brushes are generally divided into animal hair and synthetic hair. Natural animal wool cloth has complete scales, so the hair is soft and saturated with powder, which can make the color uniform and fit without irritating the skin. In general, animal hair is the best material for makeup brush bristles. To make your makeup as beautiful as possible, maybe you are just a set of tools. Make-up brushes have gone from the hands of professional stylists to the beauty of women. According to the makeup artist, mink hair is the best among the bristles, with a soft and moderate texture. Goat wool is the most common animal hair material with a soft and durable texture. The texture of pony hair is softer and more elastic than ordinary horse hair. Artificial hair and artificial fiber are harder than animal hair, and the tops are more elastic than animal hair, and they are not powder-absorbing. They are easy to clean and suitable for thick texture makeup. Nylon has the hardest texture and is mostly used as eyelash brush and eyebrow brush.