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Makeup Brushes: 10 Things You Need to Know

With the abundance of make-up brushes available, it's tough to choose which ones to pick and how to look after them. From choice, to application and upkeep, it can get a little bit overwhelming. We found the best things you need to know about make-up brushes:

  1. You do not require every kind: There's countless various types of make-up brushes that can be found in all various sizes and shapes, so often it like we're losing out if we do not have them all, only 6 brushes are essentials: a foundation/concealer brush, a powder brush, a shape brush, a fold brush, a mixing brush, and an angle brush, these are all the brushes that you need for your collection. 
  2. Cleansing brushes is a must: Dirty make-up brushes could create all sort of troubles from producing a sloppy application to producing outbreaks from the accumulated germs on your brushes. Cleaning your make-up brushes regularly every week will assist in maintaining a clear skin, keeping your make-up looking perfect, and your brushes lasting much longer.
  3. To clean your brushes, a moisturizing white bar soap, anti-bacterial fluid soap, as well as mild hair shampoos are will suffice. Simply wash the brushes in water, swirl them right into the soap so it lathers up, massage them completely so you're cleansing all the brush (not simply the ends); rinse them out up until the water runs clear.
  4. Do not soak your brushes as the water will get into the handle, causing the glue to loosen and make the brush break fall apart. To prevent this, make certain you only hold the bristles, facing down, under carefully running water.
  5. Once cleaned use a dry towel to dab the water out of the bristles gently, then lay the brushes on a completely dry towel on a table with the bristles hanging over the edge of the table in a well aired room. This will protect their shape and ensure that they smell fresh.
  6. Know the distinction in between bristles: There are 2 types – natural and synthetic.  Natural make-up brushes are usually constructed of different animal hair, while synthetic brushes are comprised of manmade bristles, generally from nylon or other synthetic fibres.
  7. Natural make-up brushes are best suited with powder products.  They are best with any type of powder from bronzers to eye shadows and everything in between, as their texture will give a far better application. Natural hair bristles allow you to pick up enough product and to mix it exquisitely. 
  8. If you use liquid or cream products, synthetic brushes are your best choice: Synthetic make-up brushes do not have a cuticle and that makes them terrific to make use of with liquid or cream products because they won’t clog with product. Synthetic bristles have the tendency to move close to each other, making them suitable for precision application.
  9. The size of your brush matters - the longer the bristle, the softer the coverage and application while shorter bristles are best for fuller application and coverage.
  10. Know when it's time to get rid of your brushes, nothing lasts forever.  If you care for your brushes, they will certainly last a very long time, but if your brush is losing bristles, or the handle breaks, or you can’t seem to get your brushes clean anymore, it's time to throw the brush away.