Most of us use makeup brushes, to apply our makeup but there are some things you didn’t know about them! Let’s find out what are they?
You don’t need every different kind:
Makeup industry, is overwhelm with all kinds of brushes and there is some variety every now and then and you might feel that you need them all! Actually you don’t. If you are on a budget and don’t want too much clutter, then investing in 6 good quality brushes is enough. All you need is a foundation/concealer brush, a powder brush, a contour brush, a crease brush, a blending brush, and an angle brush.
Never soak them:
Water will seep into the handle of the brush and it will loosen the grip, which in turn will make the brush fall apart. So never soak your brushes. You can hold the bristles of the brush and then gently run it under running water.
Know the bristles:
Did you know that there are 2 different kinds of bristles you get in your brushes, natural and synthetic. Natural makeup brushes are typically made out of various animal hairs, while synthetic brushes are made up of usually nylon or other synthetic fibres.
What are Natural bristled brushes?
What are synthetic brushes?
These brushes don’t have a cuticle, which makes them ideal for cream and liquid based products. Synthetic bristles, tend to gravitate towards one another, won’t trap makeup which makes them ideal for precise application.
Size of the bristle matters:
Short bristles of the brushes give you fuller application and more coverage while longer bristles provide softer application and a bit less coverage.
You don’t need a fancy brush cleanser:
You can use a gentle baby shampoo to rinse and wash your brushes. You don’t need costly brush cleansers with fancy names to do the cleaning job.
Lay them flat to dry:
After you are done cleaning the brushes, use a dry towel to gently squeeze around the bristles, so they’re not soaking wet. Now lay those brushes on a dry towel upon a table, making sure that bristles are hanging off the edge, of the table. This tip will ensure that brushes don’t lose their shape.
Clean them regularly and know when to say goodbye:
Your brushes should ideally be cleaned once a week, if you don’t want an uneven application of makeup and don’t want any breakouts. Also, if your brush is shedding, or the handle breaks, or you can’t get a brush clean anymore, it’s time to kiss that brush goodbye.
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