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You’ll find that most sets of eyeshadow and blushes come with an applicator brush, but these aren’t as useful as a set of real high quality makeup brushes. The tiny brushes you get with most makeup wear out quickly and aren’t that great for applying the makeup. A good set of professional-grade makeup brushes are probably less expensive than you think and are a sound investment.
There are several different options to consider when trying to choose the right makeup brushes. No applicator arsenal is complete without a large brush for powdered makeups. These types of makeup brushes feature a round, thick brush with soft bristles that are designed for applying makeup evenly over the entire face.
A large powder brush should be used as a bronzer, it is sometimes confused with the similar but smaller blush brush. A blush brush is the optimal size for targeted application to specific areas of the face. If you try to use a large powder brush to apply blush you may end up with color in spots you don’t want. A good brush blush will give you both the control and coverage you need.
Most brushes are designed for applying makeup to one’s eyes. Your basic eyeshadow brush tends to have a square shape to the bristles making it perfect for applying to the eyelid and the brow.
When you want to use a variety of makeup affects on the eyes you’ll want to use an angled brush so that you can precisely apply color to the eyelid crease and the outer corners of the eyes. A brush with finer tip is great for applying either eyeliner or a thin line of eyeshadow right above the eyelashes for a stunning look.
You’ll also want to look for brushes that are made with natural fibers, these will not fall apart as easily and will be easier on the skin. Wash your makeup brushes in warm water with suds every few weeks, this will eliminate any dead skin cells or makeup residue that has built up.
You’ll also want to keep makeup brushes in a clean bag or container in an environment that is free of moisture, store them somewhere they won’t be crushed by other products. If any of the brushes in your set wear out they won’t be expensive to replace either. A good set of makeup brushes will do wonders for how you apply makeup without breaking the bank!