Finding the right brushes for your makeup application can be difficult. There are so many brushes and brands out there to choose from. Knowing a bit about each type of brush is one helpful way to decide what brush, be it individual, or what set is going to be right for you.
Catch All Sets
There are also sets that have brushes that fit all the categories mentioned so far and then some. This type of set is perfect for those that may not be sure what type of brush they need and therefore need a wider variety of the. The SHANY Pro Signature Brush Set 24 Pieces Handmade Natural/Synthetic Bristle with Wooden Handle, The Masterpiece is a great option for these buyers.
Those that like smaller details like cat eye liner and very precise lip lines may want to look for smaller brushes. While large kabuki type brushes are great for buffing and fluffy brushes can add subtle color, smaller brushes can add the level of detail that you want. Something like the Professional Studio Quality 12 Piece Natural Cosmetic Makeup Brush Brushes Set Kit with Pouch Case Bag is a great option.
Kabuki and Stiff Bristle Brushes
Stiffer bristle brushes are good for two things specifically, applying and buffing in product, and getting a density of color. These are two very important factors when it comes to applying makeup. Something like the Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set Cosmetics Foundation Blending Blush Eyeliner Face Powder Brush Makeup Brush Kit (10pcs, Golden Black) is a great option for those that want something that is not real hair and that is going to be stiff enough to apply dense color and strong enough to blend it well. This type of foundation brush is perfect for really getting an air brushed look and a synthetic brush works well with a wide range of textures in your products.
Fluffier brushes are great as well but for a very different reason. Fluffy brushes work best for applying a thin wash of color and not really concentrating or buffing color in. This type of brush also works best with powder products and does not do all that well with cream or liquid items. Something like the Makeup Brush Set – 9pc Pink Chevron Professional Makeup Brushes Set. Fluffier brushes are perfect for just about any application and is great for those that need a full set and just want something that is going to be a great starter set.
Real Hair Brushes
For those that may have an allergy to synthetics or that want something softer, a real hair set of brushes may be what you are looking for. These are often a bit more delicate and therefore need a bit more care and cannot be used with cream products that will cause them to shed. The ETA Ultra Natural Goat Hair Premium Makeup Brush Set (10 pcs, Bamboo) is a good starter set.
No matter what type of brush or set you choose, it is always helpful to have a bit of information and knowing what types of brushes are out there can help you choose what is right for you every time.