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Tools of the trade: The right brushes for beginners

by timetospa December 9, 2013
Tools of the trade: The right brushes for beginners

Using brushes to augment makeup design is an efficient way to complete a world class look. Although our own hands are perfectly acceptable tools for applying products of all kinds, achieving truly refined and focused applications come from knowing which brushes to use for different techniques.

Foundation brushes: powders and liquids
One of the tried and true tests for a makeup artist is in how they approach foundation. You'll notice that brushes come in all shapes and sizes, from long-stemmed for a gentle stroke to shorter handles for more precise applications. The ferrule - where the bristles meet the stem - is another important indication of the brush's purpose. 

For liquid foundations, for instance, the best tool for an all-over, full coverage complexion would be a medium-length brush with thick, tightly bound bristles that are flattened by the ferrule to produce a nice, even brush stroke. The goal is to push the pigment into the skin evenly without missing any surface area, and although a fluffy brush could accomplish the same, it often takes longer to create a similar effect.

Alternatively, and for powder foundations especially, a long-stemmed brush with dome-shaped, fluffy bristles is the optimal choice because the goal is to blend the formula across the surface of the skin. Some products, such as the Colescience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore, come with their own applicator to help narrow down the choice considerably. 

Brushes for the eyes
As young makeup artists become older, more sophisticated color artisans, it's important to move away from the limited control of traditional application wands that usually come with eye palettes. You know the type - they're flat and provide decent coverage, but they'll never let you achieve the same flawless look that a set of eye brushes will. 

Eye tools typically come in a range of shapes, from fluffy, tightly-bound crease brushes to very thin, fine eyeliner brushes, and when used together, they allow for very precise and efficient control over the pigment. No one should be afraid to try them out, especially not women who have been applying their own makeup all along. 

Cleaning brushes
It's essential that brushes are cleaned regularly to keep bacteria from growing within the bristles. There are several different brush cleansers for sale, but rather than spending money unnecessarily, try using a gentle face cleanser, such as the FreshSkin by Elemis Peachy Perfect Gentle Face Wash. Not only is it already on hand and convenient, but as most brushes are made from synthetic materials, gentle skin care cleansers are the perfect solution for handling your tools with care.

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