Fortunately, today’s women have a myriad of makeup options to choose from. Some come in pots, palettes, and discs with hidden mini brushes or sponge applicators. How do you know what to apply with? Fear not! We’ll break it down for you. Here are the most common types of makeup and what brushes you should apply them with!
Liquid, the most popular foundation, is easily applied with a foundation brush or a concealer brush if you only want under eye coverage. The small shape of the concealer brush is a perfect shape for fitting under your eyes. You can apply liquid foundation with a sponge, but using a brush gives you a nice, velvet-y smooth finish and is a must for days when you want to look completely put together. Just don’t forget to clean your foundation brush a couple times a week in warm soapy water.
Powder or Mineral Foundation
Mineral powder has increased in popularity in the last decade. The best way to apply is with a flat, dense headed brush like a kabuki brush. The wide head helps evenly distribute the powder without caking. We also like our new buffing brush for buffing in powders, and it’s perfect for applying a powder sunscreen. The same goes for applying powder foundation. Use a powder brush, kabuki, or buffing brush for a light dusting of powder to set your makeup.
For powder blush, you want to apply with a fluffy, soft blush brush. A bronzer brush will work as well. For cream blush, use your foundation brush to apply the color to your cheek and then blend it in with your buffing brush. Accidently apply too much blush? Use your buffing brush in small circles to buff blush in your cheeks and tone down the color.
Eye Shadow & Mascara
Eye makeup application is exponentially easier with long handled brushes. Keep those tiny sponge applicators for applying dark color as eyeliner though, just dip them in water and line your lids. For blending and everyday styling, use a blending/shading brush for applying colors. Tip: If you apply colors lightest to darkest you won’t have to wipe your brush off mid application. For eyeliner or a darker color near your eyelashes, use an angled brush. It gives you expert control and great line definition. And of course we have to mention the dual-purpose lash and brow groomer. Use the brush for taming eyebrows, add a spritz of hairspray if they’re extra unruly, and then use the comb to remove clumps from your eyelashes after mascara application.
If you haven’t started using makeup brushes, give them a try. You’ll be amazed at how much more control and definition they offer. Plus, when properly taken care of and cleaned often, makeup brushes protect your face from oily fingers, bacterial breakouts, and will last a long time. Make sure you pick a sustainable and cruelty free brand of brush so you feel good using them every day! That’s what EcoTools offers you.