Just like a craftsman, makeup artists wouldn’t go to work without their tools. An integral part of every cosmetologist’s kit are makeup brushes – the key to flawless and long-lasting makeup.
Most of us,are guilty of inheriting our makeup brushes from long used up compacts and department store samples. But beauty addicts and professional makeup artists will spend a lot of time finding exactly the right ones to get the most out of it. Because of their longevity, makeup brushes can be very expensive, so to the most out of your money it’s important to care for them. A quick monthly swish in a sink filled with lukewarm water and liquid hand soap or baby shampoo (avoid hot water it can cause bristles to fall out) will do the trick. Rinse well, squeeze out the excess water, and reshape before placing them on some paper towels to dry. An additional spritz of brush cleaner once a week will keep them in tip top condition between washes – just remember to dry them with a tissue before use.
An additional spritz of brush cleaner once a week will keep them in tip top condition between washes – just remember to dry them with a tissue before use.
To ensure you get the most our of your makeup this article will present you the best makeup brushes out available and tips on how best to use them. From the eyelash curlers which have been expertly engineered to apply precise pressure for optimum curl in minimum time, to the foundation buffer built with a innovative fluid reservoir, which prevents spillages from bottle to brush, we reveal the tools of the trade. Which one is your cosmetics case crying out for? Beautiful brushes need to be housed in a beautiful case.
1- Bobbi Brown Lip Brush (approximately 1,050 THB)
‘The small, firm bristles of this tapered brush make it easier to apply darker lip colours with precision. After lining lips, use it to soften and blend lip-pencil lines. Using a brush allows for richer, more accurate application of colour,’ says make-up guru Bobbi Brown.
2- Max Factor Blusher Brush (approximately 650 THB)
‘Be in control of your brush. Pinch the base to tighten the hairs so you get a smaller, more natural hint of colour on the apples of cheeks,’ says Caroline Barnes.
3- Nars Kabuki brush (approximately 2,200 THB)
‘Look for a full brush head with soft bristles, and buff in circular motions. This helps to diffuse and blend bronzer across the skin, making you look naturally sun-kissed without being patchy,’ explains international make-up artist Jane Richardson.
4- Clinique Eye Contour Brush (approximately 700 THB)
‘A shadow brush with a small head picks up just the right amount of shadow to sweep across the lid, and the slant is ideal for contouring darker shades across the brow bone,’ says Tom Pecheux.
5- Bare Minerals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush (approximately 700 THB)
‘A must for lightening under eyes and around nose and lips,’ says A-list make-up artist Gucci Westman. ‘I dab concealer on to the back of my hand to warm it up, which stops me using too much.
‘A flat, tapered brush gives a more natural-looking, even finish,’ says Lancôme’s Aaron de May. Apply your moisturiser with the brush, then use the same brush to apply foundation. Leftover moisturiser on the brush will dilute the foundation, so it’s much more sheer.
7- MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush (approximately 850 THB)
‘This brush is your saviour for a partial or patchy brow. Apply a cool, neutral shadow in strokes that mimic the length and direction of the natural hair to fill in gaps,’ explains Debbie Finnegan, MAC senior artist. ‘Lightly dampen and dip into shadow to create a more defined line for the ‘tail’ end of the brow.’
Information adapted from the Womenandhome