Brushes essentials: What a beginner needs?
Hello, hello! So I’ve been posting about how to clean your brushes, or a lot of make-up how-to charts, but I have to write this post about what brushes are the most essential, especially if you are a beginner.
In my opinion, you don’t need so many brushes, and most of them can be used for more than one area of the face. Actually in this post I am talking about the brushes I use the most everyday, and what I always look for when comes to buy new ones (just because it’s fun to have 3 brushes that are the same, or more).
I also will show you on what area of the face/eye to use them. The charts below are made by https://alecorina.ro (me).
First, you need a foundation brush, right? So the most common brushes that come in a brush set is the one below, flat, and made from plastic fibers, just because foundations have a liquid texture and you don’t want your brush to absorb the foundation, but you want the fibers to be soft enough to blend the foundation easy on your skin. So, a good foundation brush is very important. I personally don’t use the one below, I like to use a buffer brush that gives you a airbrush finish, just because I don’t like to have a thick layer of foundation, I just use it to even out my skin tone, since I don’t have any blemishes or scars. Currently I use the elf powder brush
Next one, is of course the powder brush, you need to set the foundation, or at least I have too, because I have a oily T zone. Most of powders comes with a flat sponge applicator, which in my opinion are the best. Brushes often can pick up more product and when applied can make your face cakey and powdery. But if you don’t like the sponge, use a big round fluffy brush with dense bristles and soft, like to one below. This brush is also perfect for blush, and this is the brush I use for applying my blush.
I am a countour girl type, so I can’t go out of the door without bronzer to contour my cheeks and temples. I think I do it most because I have a latina face, and next to my ear I have facial hair that is not that dark to remove it with wax, and I personally don’t want to, I don’t have a mustache either. I usually cover that area with bronzer and that’s it. For your contouring process I totally recommand an angled brush like below. I need to create a feather effect, like a shadow on your face not harsh lines, so a very soft brush and fluffy is what you need.
Let’s move on to the eye area. This is my focus everyday, because I wear heavy and dramatic looks, and brushes are very important. A perfect make-up requires good brushes and the right brushes.
The first one, and the most basic one, is the flat brush, for eyeshadow. It usually has a curved tip and it’s flat and soft. This is most used in the center of the lid, because is our main are of the eye, and is the most wider. Also, you can use this brush to apply your highlighter, under the brow, on the browbone. It’s wide and gives you control on that area.
Next one, you need a fluffy brush. You need to understand the necessity of blending your eyeshadow edges, to create a nice feather effect, and no harsh lines, except when you really are going for that look. The blending brush is the one to help you, it ussually has an elongated tip, with longer bristles but with a slimmer body and fluffy tip.
Of course, you may be looking for a pointier brush, like the pencil brush, for areas like the outer corner of your eye and inner corner. This brush is very tiny and has a dome shape, and is very stiff, this way you can create those precision looks with a dark outercorner, or you can put eyeshadow in your crease without over doing it. Also this brush gives you control to apply eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye, or on the lower lash line.
Last but not least is the angled brush, which I use the most, because is a good brush to fill your eyebrows, line your eyes and put eyeshadow on your lower lashline. You can use something a little fluffy like this one, or one that is much flatter. The flatter the brush, the more control you have when creating thin lines and winged eyeliners.
Well, of course there are many other brushes, that I won’t show you because this is for beginners, and if you are already are an advanced make-up girl, than you know what is best for you. Just to keep in mind, you may often get in your brush kit the lip brush, a brow wand, a fan brush, or a flat brush, and many other brushes that are similar with the foundation brush, perfect for concealer.
That’s it for this post, hope you find it useful, and if you do, please thumbs up this post and comment below what you want to see next. See’ya and stay happy!