Learning how to put on makeup can be a daunting task. Familiarizing yourself with different types of cosmetics and popular Korean makeup brands is a good start, but you also need proper tools and plenty of practice before you can use these products to your advantage. Add these basic eye and foundation brushes to your arsenal and practice putting on makeup that suit your style and mood.
Most of the time that goes into doing one’s makeup is spent on putting on eye cosmetics.To save time, some cut their eye makeup routine down to the bare minimum on weekdays, then make up for it by spending 2 hours perfecting elaborate makeup creations on weekends. Prepare to turn your weekdays and weekend makeup inspirations into life by purchasing these basic eyemakeup brushes.
- Angled brush – The angular toe of this brush makes it an ideal tool forspreadingeyebrow powder or cream gel. The angled brush is alsoused to smudge eyeliners.
- Blending brush – Part of the eye shadow brush set. This round, fluffy brush is used to blend the different colors or blur the edges of one’s eyeshadow.
- Crease brush–Part of the eyeshadow brush set. The crease brush is smaller, tighter, and rounder than the blending brush. It features a pointed or rounded toe.
- Eyeshadow brush – The last of the eyeshadow brush trio. This dense brush picks up a lot of pigmentsdue to its flat, rounded toe.
- Fine-tip brush–The fine-tipped brush is used to smudge gel eyeliners.
- Pencil brush – Optional eyebrow brush with a pointed or domed tip. The pencil brush is ideally used for precision work, such as smudging your eyeshadow along your lash line or defining the outer V of your eye.
- Smudger brush–Another optional eyeshadow brush. Smudger brushes are small and short with a rounded toe. These are typically used to smudge out eyeliner or to apply it to the lower lash line.
- Spoolie– After applying powder or cream gel to one’s eyebrows, even the product out by using a spoolie.
While not as complicated and time-consuming as putting on eye makeup, foundation application plays animportant role in letting you get your desired look for the day. Some people are content with just using a sponge to put on foundation. However, you can still up your game with the following tools at your disposal:
- Buffing brush – Used to blend foundations. Kabuki brushes can also be an alternative to the buffing brush.
- Flat or paddle brush – Used to apply a heavy layer of foundation. It is not ideal for blending as it leaves a streaky finish. Alternatively, you can use a sponge or your fingers to apply foundation.
- Kabuki brush – Sometimes called mushroom brush because of their shape, kabuki brushes are used to evenly distribute cosmetics across your face or body.
- Stippling brush or dual fiber brush – While time-consuming to use, a stippling or dual fiber brush can give your foundation that professional, airbrushed look.