Brushes Clarified

Brushes Clarified

There are plenty of make-up brushes out there and it can be hard to keep track of which one is used for what. You have a powder brush and that’s different from a foundation brush which is also different from the 100s of different eye shadow brushes you can choose from! It can be overwhelming. Good news for you, we’ve broken down what some of your basic brushes are used for!

Kabuki Brush

The Kabuki Brush is a stout, short-handled brush that is ideal for mineral (powder) foundation. It’s soft enough for the brush to glide across your skin but it is not as fluffy as a powder brush. This is so that when you apply your foundation, you get better coverage and can evenly apply your foundation. You can see what the Kabuki brush looks like by clicking here

 Blush Brush

The Blush Brush has softer bristles and is not as dense as the Kabuki Brush. This allows for a more blended look rather than a full coverage look. When you apply blush, you want it to look blended and soft (unless you want to be bold, then add on layers)! This brush is designed to let you lightly apply your blush without any harshness in the color or coverage.

Eye Shadow Brush

This brush is used exactly as the name states! It’s used for eye shadows. The great thing about this brush is that it can be used to brush eye shadow onto your eye but given the flat nature of the brush, it can also be used to pat on eye shadow to give the color more vibrancy.

Eye Liner Brush

This brush is used for eyeliner. How? Simple. All you have to do is dip it into your favorite color and line your eyes just as you would with a liquid liner. Fun fact, any Demure eye shadow can be transformed into a liquid liner by just adding a few drops of water to it! So you can use your Demure Eye Liner Brush and your Demure eye colors to create some unique, awesome make-up looks!

Angled Brush

This has to be one of my favorite brushes because it can be used in so many ways. You can use this brush with a little eyeshadow and it’s perfect to fill in your brows. You can also create a soft eye liner look by using your favorite eye shadow and apply it using the Angled Brush, just like you would use a regular Eye Liner Brush. You can also use this brush to get that defining line in your crease. Use the angle brush to really get the color in there and then use a fluffy brush to blend it out!

The take away

Each brush has a specific reason that they are designed the way they are. This means that each brush has a specific use and purpose. That doesn’t mean that you can’t also use them in different ways! Get creative and see what works for you! At the end of the day, as long as you enjoy doing your make-up the way you want to do it, who cares? That being said, a little knowledge on what the actual purpose of each brush is can always be helpful!



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