A makeup brush is a tool with bristles, used for the application of make up or face painting. The bristles could be made out of natural or synthetic materials, while the handle is usually made out of plastic or wood. When cosmetics are applied using the appropriate brush they blend better into the skin.
There is a large variety of shapes and sizes of make up brushes, depending on the face area where make up will be applied, the cosmetic product and the wanted result. For example, the shape of the brush tip can be chiseled, straight, angular, round, flat or tapered.
Foundation brush - long, flat bristles and tapered tip
Powder brush - fluffy bristles; soft, full and rounded
Fan brush - similar to a fan painting brush, used for light touches
Blush brush - fine bristles and rounded head
Concealer brush - soft and flat with a pointed tip and a wide base
Kabuki brush - very thick and rounded with a short handle
Duo fiber multipurpose brush - flat, circular and feathery head
Mineral powder brush - thick and rounded
Face Contour Brush - Slanted and rounded for cheekbones
Face Sponge - Varied Shape, Sponge Texture
basic eyeshadow brush
contour brush/blending brush
Angle eyeshadow brush - small, soft and rounded angled tip
Eyeliner brush - very thin and fine with soft bristles
Blending eyeshadow brush - long with a round head
Smudge brush - flat and soft
Mascara (usually comes with the mascara)
Eyebrow brush - long, thin with tougher bristles
Slanted Eyebrow Definer Brush - Stiff and Angeled
Lipstick brush - fine, soft and tapered
Lip gloss brush (usually comes with the lip gloss)
Makeup brush Wikipedia
Makeup application can alter due to the materials used to create a makeup brush. Bristles of a makeup brush can either be synthetic or natural. The brush itself is important to the application of makeup as it can densely pack on product or loosely pack on product.
Synthetic bristles are the most common material used in a makeup brush. They are widely found in drugstores and makeup specific stores. The bristles are made out of plastic, and are often dyed to get some color on the bristles. Synthetic bristles are often used with liquid and cream products, as they tend to blend out products more easily and will not absorb product as much compared to a natural bristle brush. Synthetic are cruelty-free. The bristles are usually made from nylon or other synthetic fibers. The longevity of synthetic brushes are usually longer than natural haired bristles as they do not degrade or breakdown and are not as fragile.
Natural bristles are made from real hair as opposed to plastic. Many prefer to use natural bristles, since they could be less abrasive to the skin. Although natural bristles are more preferred in the cosmetic industry, the bristles themselves can cause allergic reactions because of the animal fur/hair. Natural bristles may be easier to control the product when blending out or even packing on a product. Natural bristles do have hair cuticles which is why it is easier for the brush to pick up more product and blending it out.Sable