The key to a smooth, sleek makeup application is understanding the tools that are available. A race car driver couldn’t keep speed if he (or she) didn’t understand how to get from 1st to 3rd gear. Be the first at the beauty finish line, optimize your brush set by learning each brush and its function.
Powder brushes are essential for a pristine makeup application. A coarse, short haired brush can be used to buff out liquid foundation or to create a silky matte finish when used with a powder foundation. This application, if applied heavily will look slightly weighty, powdery and more matte.
The longer and more flexible the brush hair, the more sheer and light weight the powder application. Longer brush hair gives less resistance. Be sure not to overuse product which can cause spillage. Less is always more when using loose powders in conjunction with lengthy hair powder brushes.
Powder Brush Picks:
The NARS Super Goat hair distributes bronzing powder naturally and effortlessly for a radiant glow. Each brush is designed with fine quality hair and a delicately weighted handle to provide the necessary balance for professional and precise makeup application. This brush is perfect when using lightly pigmented bronzers, blending along the neck and jawline and applying a dense powder application throughout the face. $52.00
Adesign’s top grade goat hair and round softened dome makes an all-purpose powder brush that pairs with pressed powder, loose powders and translucent powders. I have used this brush to set both soft natural foundation applications as well as high pigmented body makeup. The hair is gentle and soft. $35.00
The Guerlain Météorites brush, which is ideal for applying a sheer loose or translucent powders. The brush’s girlie pink and the hairs are silky, soft. This brush’s wispy yet coarse hairs allow for a smooth and sheer powder application. $36.00
Shu Uemura’s Natural Pony Brush #20 is made with pony hair, and is ideal for powder face color application. the soft, flexible bristles are best for sharply defined cheeks and precise, delicate shading. also suitable for applying face powder. $50.00
M.A.C. 182 Buffer Brush’s full, dome-shaped brush of extra soft goat hair. Specially created to flawlessly blend powder onto the skin for an immaculate polished finish. Its handle is short while long, flexible and moderate coarse hairs a great for packing pressed powder onto the skin for a silky, matte finish. $47.00
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