As with any type of painting, the success in executing a good facial makeup lies greatly in the tools used to apply the different colors. Some women are adept at using their bare fingers to apply cosmetics, but the best makeup brushes will certainly deliver the right effects at the right corners.
The basic among the makeup brushes that should be present in every woman's makeup set is the powder brush. It is a full brush and is the largest among the set, designed to evenly apply loose makeup powder on the face. Upward and twirling strokes of this powder brush against the face help to avoid uneven caking of the powder on the skin. A foundation brush has flat but soft bristles and is used to apply cream based or liquid foundation. A soft foundation brush may be naturally made from sable fur or from a smooth, washable synthetic material.
The Kabuki brush originated from the Japanese theatres, where performers need a large, thick yet soft brush to apply heavy makeup in a quick time. The traditional Japanese plays showcase the expressive artistry of Japanese kabuki makeup. In the present times, kabuki brushes are gaining a following in parallel with the popularity of the mineral based makeup. This kind of brush has coarse bristles that can easily pick up loose, powdered minerals and that can conveniently set the mineral foundation unto the skin with a buffing action.
Concealer brushes are meant solely for concealer application. Since concealers are being used to conceal skin imperfections such as skin discoloration, zits and rough edges, these tools should come in the right form and weight. A tapered square head with flat firm brushes is the appropriate concealer brush to be used under the eye area. Tapered, round brushes on the other hand should be used to cover blemishes in other facial zones. Concealer brushes should have long brushes for flexibility in under the eye makeup application and they should have the right weight to place the right pressure without straining the hands. Dab the dark spot with the concealer and blend well using precise, short strokes.
A perfect blusher blush should have a full head of slightly tapered brushes for even and natural distribution of blush pigments. The small brushes that often comes with the blush are oftentimes too hard bristled that they pick up more pigments than necessary. Naturally blend the blush pigment into the skin tone by upwardly sweeping the blusher blush from the cheek mound up to the hairline.
A medium sized eyeshadow brush is the best to use for a multi purpose function. Use the side part to apply color across the entire eyelid area and the tip edge to define the eyelid crease. Do not forget to blend and sweep to achieve a harmonious skin tone hue. An eyebrow brush will take care of the final touches of defining the brows.
See and feel the difference of having your makeup applied using cosmetic brushes. Look naturally beautiful without the feeling of being too cosmetically made up with the help of the best makeup brushes.