There are so many decisions to make on makeup brushes… it’s really hard to decide where to start. I would start with choosing the type of material the brush is made of. There are generally two types; synthetic and natural. Synthetic works really well for a wetter product (like a liquid foundation or cream-based product). Natural hair brushes give a smoother appearance with less chance of streaks. Here are seven “must have” brushes to start your collection:
- foundation brush (synthetic bristles)
- concealer brush (synthetic bristles)
- large eye shadow brush (natural bristles)
- medium eye shadow brush (natural bristles)
- small eye shadow brush (natural bristles)
Having these will set you up for a professional makeup application. The brushes should be cleaned every three to four days with a gentle face cleanser. And a very important tip is to lay the brush at an angle to dry, with the handle lying upwards, so the water does not travel to the wooden base. With proper care and handling, the makeup brushes should last a very long time.