If you love makeup or do a lot of makeup, you must be having at least 2 types of makeup brushes! Brushes play a very important role in application of makeup (if you wish you have a flawless makeup) and they certainly make a huge difference to your face as compared to how you look without using brushes. There are different types of brushes specific for different application and purposes. Most of us are not aware how to use different brushes and their functions. Here is a complete guide to makeup brushes:

All you need to know about makeup brushes – Part 1



The foundation brush is used to achieve a smooth and flawless finish. Its bristles are tightly packed with a tapered tip for fluid application. This is most used makeup brush and plays a very important part in makeup application. It is used to smooth liquid or cream foundation for streak-free application. You may also pat on under-eye concealer and not just drag the brush.


Kabuki brush is an all- rounder brush and can be used to apply powder makeup. You can use it for applying translucent/compact powder, bronzer or blush which creates a very soft and natural finish thanks to the well-packed bristles. Buff out harsh lines by swirling the brush around your face and start of the neck too.


Fibre duo brush is perfect for blending and buffing colour. It has a flat, feathery and circular head that makes blending easy. Use it to blend cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks or for a light dusting of shimmer powder to your cheek and brow bones. Can also be used for applying highlighting concealer under the eyes.


This kind of brush is mostly used for applying the highlighter to cheekbones. Simply swipe the brush on highlighter and brush it in 2-3 thick strokes on the cheekbones. These brushes are also used to remove excess powder on the face, particularly after eyeshadow application.


This is the most common makeup brush and is owned by 9 out of 10 makeup lovers. This brush evenly distributes the powders thanks to its long, soft, dense and fluffy bristles. I usually just swipe the powder brush in compact powder and brush it all over my face, and I am done!


The difference between powder brush and blush brush is that this blush brush is angled (inclined) on one side. It is dense and soft just like a powder brush. The slanted bristles make it easier to apply products perfectly to your cheekbones.


Do you always complain about streaky lipstick? Well, then lipstick brush is something you need. Simply dab the bristles onto the lipstick, ensuring there is a moderate amount of product and line the lips with the brush. Take more product to fill in the rest of the lips; blot with a tissue and repeat for an intense pout a solid colour.


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