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Makeup Brushes 101 // All You Need To Know About Makeup Brushes

Sarah, Certified Yoga Teacher & Makeup Artist

Makeup Brushes 101 // All You Need To Know About Makeup Brushes

Sarah, Certified Yoga Teacher & Makeup Artist

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10 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Makeup Brushes 101 intro

    • 2. 2 Types of Bristles

    • 3. Pros and Cons of Natural and Synthetic Bristles

    • 4. Different types of face brushes

    • 5. Different kinds of powder brushes

    • 6. Different kinds of cheek brushes

    • 7. Different kinds of eye brushes

    • 8. Eyebrow and lip brushes

    • 9. My brush recommendations and tips

    • 10. Tips on caring for brushes

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About This Class


Makeup brushes are essential to perfecting the finished makeup look. However, there is such a large variety of brushes out there in the market and it can be overwhelming. This class aims to help you understand more about the different types of brushes available and what you should consider before purchasing a specific one

This class will cover: 

  • 2 different kinds of bristles (natural and synthetic)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of having natural or synthetic bristles
  • Density and length of bristles (how it affects the finished look)
  • Different kinds of face brushes 
  • Different kinds of powder brushes
  • Different kinds of cheek brushes
  • Different kinds of eye brushes
  • A mention on eyebrow and lip brushes 
  • What kind of brushes I would recommend for a makeup beginner 
  • Tips on caring for your brushes 

I hope this class helps in understand the whole world of makeup brushes out there! Thank you for watching!

If you enjoyed this class and would like to learn more, feel free to watch my other makeup classes: 

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Hello, I'm Sarah! I am a certified yoga teacher, freelance makeup artist and a self growth enthusiast. I am so glad to be able to learn more and share all my passions with you here!

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1. Makeup Brushes 101 intro: Hi, everyone, welcome back to another class. I'm Sara, and today we'll be talking about makeup brushes. So in this class I will cover first of all, the different kinds of bristles. So we have natural bristles versus synthetic bristles. I will talk about the different kinds of brushes there are in the market. So brushes for phase for your eyes, for your lips end for your cheeks and eyebrows, and I'll also be giving you some tips as to how to use certain brushes. And if you really do need all the brushes that you know available on the market, so I hope this class is useful. Thank you very much for watching and let's get to the class. 2. 2 Types of Bristles: So when it comes to make up brushes, there are two main kinds of bristles so diverse This one will be natural bristle brushes. So for example, this is the morphy M 5 to 7, which is a natural bristle bronzer brush. Now I'm going to should bring it up closer to you so you can kind of see the bristles case of festival notice that they are not generally straight there Quite kinky like, you know, natural hair is and they have a lot more texture to them. Okay? And they generally do not gravitate towards you. They do not gravitate to its each other because off the texture in the hair. So what unnatural bristles, Natural bristles. I usually derived from animals like squirrels, Rabbits, Um and I believe sometimes goat hair as well. Okay, So what this does basically is that your natural hair bristle? Those are your natural bristles, basically have a lot more texture. Just that's the biggest difference in my opinion, is that the texture of the bristles ultimately determine how they apply your products, as well as how the products look after application. Ok, so now let's talk about the other bristle, which is synthetic bristles. So, for example, this is the rial techniques blush brush, so you can kind of see I'll bring it in again. The hairs are a lot more straight, and it's a lot smoother then in natural bristles. And if you realize, um, the synthetic bristles tend to kind of gravitate to which gravitate towards each other. And that's actually because the texture of the hairs are lots move there. So what is debate difference? Yet now synthetic bristles like its name suggests, are made from synthetic fibers. I think if I'm not wrong, real techniques ones on meat from tackle on, but I'm not very sure. So once the difference is that because the fibers or the Verceles are so smooth, they are excellent and picking up products and then basically depositing them the moment he touches skin. So for any liquids or creams, I love to use synthetic bristles, whereas if it comes for powder, I love natural bristles. Now, if you're gonna use natural bristles for creams or liquids, the bristles will absorb a lot more products, so that carries out in a bit of product wastage. So do keep that in mind. So generally my recommendation is natural bristles when it comes to powder. So like bronzer blush, uh, face powder and then, of course, for you, foundation and conceive. A. Generally I would prefer synthetic bristles, but it's my personal preference. Now, when it comes to a combination of those, there are some brushes that combine both bristles, and this is an example. So this brush is the sick Maduro fiber 50. You can see it's actually a combination off synthetic and natural fibres. Natural bristles. So if you take a look and did brown ones out of natural bristles, the white ones synthetic bristles. Okay, so what? This kind of brush does it. Basically, the synthetic bristles because it's much longer. As you can see, they will pick up the product, and then the natural ones basically helped to blend it out. Ah, lot more because natural bristles remember, they always hold on to my product. So when you actually apply it so especially like the foundation and things like that, you actually get a lot more than natural finish and a lot more kind of like a lighter coverage, because off the fight off the bristles here 3. Pros and Cons of Natural and Synthetic Bristles: now different bristles can also apply for eye brushes. So, for example, this is the famous Mac to 17 It's Jeff famous, blending brush. If I'm not wrong, this is made from goat hair. And then, of course, you have synthetic brushes for eyes, a small So, for example, this is also a blending brush. But it's definitely synthetic bristles. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using natural business? Synthetic bristles now for natural bristle. So, for example, these two, um, they grab onto a lot my product, and when they hold on to it and you apply it, it actually gives you a lot more of a natural finish, and your products on your face will look very, um, blended out. Natural bristles very soft, especially if you buy the great quality ones. Like, of course, the Hakuhodo Bren and I think the Ray Morrises are all very expensive, but they're extremely soft and because they don't gravitate to which each other, the bristles value to give very kind of like a blended effect where us when it comes to synthetic. So, for example, these two synthetic brushes the biggest advantage festival, I think, is maintenance now because the brushes sorry to bristles, uh, kind of actually synthetic. It's a lot easier to wash, and it's a lot easier to maintain as well. They hold on to dear shape a lot easier, Um, and also they are grateful liquids and creams because they don't hold onto the product so you don't waste any products or you don't waste as much if you use natural bristles. And the mounts thing is because they are generally cheaper. So my favorite brand off synthetic bristle brushes are real techniques, Andy. A lot more affordable than, ah, lot of the other natural bristle brushes out there. So if you're a makeup begin, a synthetic brushes can be a good option for you. Okay, just keep in mind that for synthetic brushes, because the product, um, gets sucked in and then released the moment it touches the skin. You have to be very careful when it comes to blending. But if you work around it like you know, you just work and work it into the skin over time it will be fine. So just keep that in mind. So now that we talked about the different kinds of bristles, we're now going to talk about bristle length as well as the density of the bristles and what kind of effect it will give you. 4. Different types of face brushes: So now let's move on to the category of face brushes. Um, so I'm going to categorise face brushes. As for foundation and mostly concealer. So the general foundation brush out there is actually a buffing brush. Know what does buffing mean? It basically means the bristles are tightly packed and it helps to buff your foundation into the skin. There are many different shapes out that. So, for example, this is the Sigma three DHD Kabuki. As you can see, it's kind of like a it points up to the tip, right, that like a triangle. So what? It does it supposedly giving you a lot more control over the angles of your face. So, like that, you can also have something like this. This is the zoo. Ever, um, silk finish brush. So, as you can see, this one again is a very dense brush and its rounded at the top like that pretty dense again for foundation. Now, some people do say that rounded brushes like that are better for powder foundations like the bare minerals powder foundations. Personally, I struggle when I use dense brushes for powder foundations, so I usually keep these for liquid foundations. we can also have the one that I showed you. So, for example, this is another sigma brush you can see here. This is the flat angle Kabuki. Same thing. It's a kabuki brush. It's very dense, but it's pointed to decide like that. So basically gives you a little angle when you apply your foundation on your face. Then, of course, we also have the ones that I showed you just now for the examples. So these are also Kabuki brushes their angle Could bookies this one as well? So what exactly is the difference? I personally feel that the difference is really ultimately your personal preference. Now, for example, if you feel that you know you'll have more control you feel more comfortable of a brush shaped like that. Then off, cause this brush would be good for you. For example, if you feel that you know you like the versatility of thin Ah, you know, angled brush then have caused something like that will look great for you. So what do you look out for when it comes to choosing face brush? Really simple. It just depends ultimately, on the density of the brush. Do you think that it's dense enough to give you the coverage that you think you need as well as the length. So generally I feel that a lot of the foundation brushes out that the bristles amount that long, so you're not going to lose that much control. So I think ultimately sorry, I keep saying that. So I think when choosing a foundation brush, just choose one that is affordable for you. Firstly, and secondly, you feel comfortable using it. So I do recommend riel techniques. He half like X, but face brushes and all that which work really great. I just don't have with me right now. But the great start toe for face brushes. So as long as you find something that synthetic and you know you feel comfortable holding it, using it to buff product into your skin, you pretty much good to go when it comes to finding a foundation brush. I also have this. So as you can see, this is a tart foundation brush, and it is huge. So if I compare this to, let's say, um, sick moment and I was using just now just to get a difference in terms off the dye Amita off the brush. So what is the difference yet? It really is. I cover a lot more surface when I used a tart. So if I'm in a rush, I basically just used is and I like go if you you know a few strokes around my face and I'm pretty much done so. But one thing I would I would say, though, is because the tart one is so big. You don't have as much control because of Let's say, I want to go along the sides of like my temple area, for example, this is a little bit big, so what I'll do is I'll kind of squeeze and then I'll go along my temples. So generally I think this size of a brush is good enough for me, and that's what I would recommend fizz. Um, this one is a nice brush, but it's not something that I feel everyone needs now. So in addition to the buffing brush, you also have the traditional paddle brush is So, for example, this is the Sikma Foundation brush. So this is a pedal brush, then, like that flat, I didn't so it looks like a Facebook as a painting brush, though, because it looks like a paint brush. The ultimate purpose of it really is to kind of apply foundation onto the skin. So imagine if you dip it into foundation. You kind of like press it onto your skin like that. Now I personally don't prefer to blend my foundation with this because I find that it leaves quite a bit of streaks. So if I ever do have to use this brush, what I'll do is I'll use it to kind of put foundation where I want it, either on my face on my client's face. And then I'll go back, you know, with any like, buffing brush like that and then just to really buff it out, because I feel that buffing and the foundation gives it a better look on the skin. Bess is if you, you know, you swipe like that, does that make sense? I hope so, because if you think about it when you swipe Oh, you do that, you know, it's kind of moving the foundation instead of kind of pushing it into the skin. So definitely something like a buffing brush to push the product in to give you the coverage that you want is what I would recommend. So do you really need this? Um, personally, I don't think you need I don't think you need it. Unless, you know, maybe your makeup artists you want, like, a way to apply foundation onto your client skin without putting your fingers on it. Then this is something great. One thing good for foundation brushes like that, too. It gives you a lot of control because off the can you see it's tape it at the end here like that, it's tape it, and because it's so flat, it gives you kind of like the ability to create that itch. So if I put it against my hand, you can kind of see if I want to create a shop online. Maybe like, you know, use a bit of concealer to clean up something I can definitely use. This brush is. Well, then, of course, we also have tape it buffing kabuki brush is so for example, this is the Morphey um G two. And then this is the Sigma Tapit Kabuki. So as you can see, it's again very dense, but it's pointed to one to a tip like that. So what I like to do with this is actually I use it for my under eye concealer because you're under I, um sometimes a big bluffing brush like that may not be able to fit underneath that I really well, you might poke you are, you know, when things like that but for this one, because it's pointed to a tip, it's a lot easier to kind of like bland your under eye concealer or, you know, spot correcting. So let's have a pimple right here. I would just use that to, like, blended in. So as you can see the signal ones a lot more tape it. This is the Morphy win. But ultimately the shape, um, it's kind of up to you again. Which one you prefer. I feel that for under eye concealer. I prefer to sigma one just because it's a lot more precise. So, like I said, if I wanted to clean up maybe my eye shadow, I can you know that these have that control. This is this one. You know, the mind may not be a street. Okay, then. Lastly for face you can use your stippling brushes now does serve you have really good skin . You just want, you know, light coverage to, you know, even out your skin tone. Dual five of Russia's are really great because they applied foundation relieved naturally. So it gives you a really kind of like natural glow off, you know, natural history. It gives you really good natural coverage on your skin. There is another example of the duo fiber brush. This one is, for example, these a waiver petites deplete brush so you can see it's jewel fiber again. But this time round, the synthetic bristles are not as long as the signaling, right. So again, it's basically what finish you want to get. So because the difference in Brussels is not that big, um, this one's going to give me a lot. Not a lot, but definitely more coverage than the other one. So because this one, both Brussels will generally touched the face. Um, so I think that you know it really again depends on what you are looking out for when it comes to your foundation. Off face brush 5. Different kinds of powder brushes: now when it comes to powder, because once you don't your foundation and your concealer, you're going to move on to powder. Generally, powder brushes there again. Different shapes, different sizes, um, and also different fibers. So, for example, this one is a tape it powder brush. This is called a locks face definer from Suceava natural bristle brush, and you can see it's kind of like a little bit tape ID and circular. And then, for example, I have this one which is develop here. Clemency, um, powder brush. This one is tape it, and I believe this is actually natural bristled as well, really soft. And then the last one I have is a makeup revolution and powder brush. This one is actually synthetic bristles, so actually, I don't really use this much for powder, so powder pro for powder brushes. So as I mentioned in the 1st 1 I prefer using natural bristle because it just holds onto products and he pauses. It deposits, deposits the product over time buzzes, you know, you dip it in and applying, and all the product comes out at the same time, so I do generally prefer natural bristle brushes. When it comes to powder, the shape is really again up to you because ultimately you're kind of going around your whole fates to set the makeup. Um, so usually what I prefer is I like something pretty big. I like longer bristle brushes because then when I apply my powder, I have less pressure. So therefore, the I won't have too much powder on one area that if that makes sense, so usually what I do, I actually preferred the shape. It's just my personal preference. I'll put a little bit of powder swollen around in the cap or whatever, and then I go to my face and I just like, lightly dust it because for me, powder is to set to my makeup, not to further at coverage. So I don't need something that will provide me of a lot of powder application at once. So something like that will work for powder as well. Okay, 6. Different kinds of cheek brushes: Now let's talk a little bit about cheek brushes. There is a lot. So, for example, these are just some brushes that I fuel can be used for the cheek area because the cheek involves contraire, ing bronzing. You also have highlighting and blush, so there is a large variety of brushes out there for the cheeks. Now do you need to have all of it? No, it's again personal preference, but just let me show you a few so you can kind of see what is out there. And you know, if it if it's if it's what you want. So for blush, let's talk a little bit about Blush Fist for Blash. Basically, you wanna apple. You want to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks, right? So usually they will have specific, specific brushes like this is the equal tools blush brush. I actually really like this because again it's tape it, and actually what I do have discretion. Because of its shape. I just dip it into the blusher, go to the apples of my cheeks, and then I just simply tap it in and then slowly swipe it. So I do like the shape of this. This is, I believe, a natural bristle. Brush the equal tools when it's quite affordable. I got mine off. I have, and then you can also have to slanted one. Do use that a more typical one. So this, for example, is the Lux sheer cheek brush from Zoe, Va. As you can see, it's mounted, so it fits perfectly on the apples off your cheeks. It can also work for, like, bronzing because, you know, because of the flaunt it angle, it goes really nicely to do your three. You know, your forehead, your cheeks and then you're Jewell. So it works really well. I do like it. And again, it's not that dense, as you can see. So therefore, it will be a lot more of a natural application of blush invested, something that's a lot denser. We can also have, um, something like that. So this one is suggest that brush now just up is a brand I believe you can find on my eBay on Amazon. I got mine actually off eBay like, four years ago, but I really like it. It's a very affordable brand. Now. This is a dual five, a powder blush. Oh, powder slash blush brush. OK, so that was a mouthful. But if you take a look, same thing black one is natural white. One is synthetic. Now what it does again, because I think of it as whenever it's do. If I bet you're just going to get a lot more natural light of finish off your product so and the shape again, it's tape ID. So this is really good for you to kind off focus your product on a certain part of your face and give it a very natural Shia. Kind of like finish to it. So I like this now if you feel like you tend to go a heavy hand of your blush or you know you use really pigmented blush is like, for example, Nars is extremely pigmented, and I had a few times, but I really have to blend it out cause the whole ping spot landed. I landed on my cheeks. A door fiber brush is great because generally, due to the way the fighters are made, you won't. You won't get, like a lot of product that position at one time, so it's a lot more natural, so I do Like this brush is well, um, and the other one which I feel is really great for blush is actually named Ah, highlighting brush. So this is, for example, sorry. The elf highlighting brush, but presently for me my my cheeks, at least Sorry. It's a little bit out of shape, but you can kind of see, um it's a little bit big for me. And so for me, I don't mostly highlight the top of my cheekbones of this feels a little bit bulky for me. But what this is grateful I feel, is blush. So if it's really nicely on the apples of my cheeks and I just slowly like, you know, bring it from the temples down it looks quite good for bronze as well. Especially if you have a small face. Because baked bronze a brushes like, for example, the one I showed you my morphy wind. Wait, where is it? So if you're gonna have if you have a small fees and you use a bronzer brush like this, what could happen is your face will just be really bronze. My bronze. Oh, a pretty much get everywhere. So if you choose a smaller brush like that, you have a lot more control. You can see where your bronzes going. And because the bristles are quite long, they basically give a very kind of like blended and diffused Look with your bronzer and blush is so I do recommend his blush. Just this brush. Sorry, just not for highlighting. Now when it comes to, um, a special kind of brush, you can technically also use fan brushes. I know some famous makeup otters. They use fan brushes or blush, and it's actually because off the way it shaped. So what they do is they kind of use the angle of the blush off the brush to apply blush on the cheeks like So, um, I haven't mastered that technique yet, so actually, there's brushes just kind of hanging around in my collection. But ultimately, I would see this as grateful, grateful contouring as well, because of the angle. So you can go underneath your cheekbones to apply that control powder and then, you know, blended out your bronze or things like that. You also can have him much smaller fan brush. So, for example, this is the real techniques. One. I like this a lot for highlighting again. It's dual fiber it, which basically means you won't go overboard, and it looks a lot more natural. So some highlighters are really glittery, like, you know, I end up looking like a disco ball if I don't do it right, so something like that will work really well. And it's really focused so you can go on top of your cheekbones down your nose, you know, and it gives you a lot of control because of how thin the bristles are and the length of the bristles. Not very long as well. Hopefully you can see. So that's quite OK. I do like this, but I do think this one came in a set. This is D fan brush, and when it comes to my favorite highlighting brush, I'm sorry it's a little bit dirty, but this is my favorite. This is DeMora fee. Why 12? Sorry Y 14. So it's small as you can see messes, you know, for example, the elf one which they say is we're highlighting. So what does does it? It gives me a lot of control where I can place my highlight on my cheekbones and as you can see, it's also tape it right. So therefore, I used a tape it site to my advantage, put it on my cheekbones and I'm good to go. So I've been using this brush almost everyday. So sorry. It's a bit dirty, but something like that works really well for me. However, some people prefer something else. Like, I know people like the shape off brushes like that. So this is again a setting brush. So it's called a setting brush, which I feel I could work, you know, especially for under eye powders. You want toe set your concealer. That's fine, but I do think this fits really nicely on top of the cheekbones. It's well for highlighting. So as you can see some brushes, the names me not, um, correlate to how you're going to use it. But if it works out for you, you can definitely multi pup as a brush as well, and just a little quick one when it comes to maybe bronzing and corn touring. So, for example, for bronzer, you try to find something that has longer bristles. So even like the Morphy won that I keep bringing in this example, you can see the bristles are really long. And that's because when it comes to bronzer, you don't want a concentrated application. If not, you're going to have, like, a brown patch on your forehead, you know? So this one's my favorite. This, I think, is to Murphy. What is it? And 500 So same thing very long bristles, natural bristles cause great for powder. And, um, it flares out from a very thin feral. So when I applied bronzer, it's just very diffused and sometimes, um, not very noticeable, which is kind of what I like. I'm generally not a fan of getting really bronzy, you know, and all that, because I don't wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis anymore. But this books really well, foot bronzing, in my opinion. Or if you want to really light dusting of powder to set your make up, something like that can work as well so you can always multi pup as a brush. This one is great for applying contouring powder, or let's say, you know, cream contours as well, cause it's synthetic. So this is the real techniques Contra brushed. It came from their call collection set fits quite nicely underneath the cheekbones. It can also look as I a cream blush brush. I suppose so. Something like that kind work. So, as you can see, the difference ultimately, when it comes to cheat brushes, is that it's a lot smaller. This is the foundation brushes because ultimately foundation brushes, they want to cover more surface on your skin. The last brush I want to show you is I'm sorry. It's kind of out of shape. But, you know, it's the typical flett brush that this is the Lux face paintbrush from Zueva. As you can see, he has a very straight line. Oh, it's supposed to I don't know what happened to my brush, but what is does is natural bristle. So it's for powder. And, um, what you're going to do is you're gonna dip it into your contouring powder, not bronzer, because bronze is usually a shimmery. I did a whole class on difference. If you want to check that out and then if you put it into contouring powder, you just go underneath your cheekbone and you kind of like draw that line. You can use this brush you kind of like blended out a little bit. But the main benefit of this brush, it's the priest precision. It gives you in applying products like that. Now I'm gonna move on to my brushes. 7. Different kinds of eye brushes: Jason. Now let's talk about the eye brushes. So there again, it's a whole new category. You have a lot of different kinds of brushes are ultimately three categories of my brushes , so you have blending brushes. You have Shadab rushes to apply to call on your lid as well as pencil brushes to kind of give you that precision when it comes to applying shades. Okay, so let's talk about blending brushes. Office. There are ultimately two different kinds of blending brushes. In my opinion, you have a tape it blending brush like the Mac to 17 and then you have a fluffy blending brush like the luck soft crease from Zueva. So as you can see, I will try and bring it for you. You can festival see the difference in the feral, so the tape it blending brush is like its name suggests. It's tape it pinched at a top. Worst you notice, however, one is round throughout, so if I bring it like that, you can kind of see the difference, right? Because of the taper. The tape it Farrell. This one is a lot. Not a lot, but narrow of us is too fluffy one. So what is the difference? It ultimately depends on first of all, the amount of islets space you have and a look that you want. So generally, for people with smaller islets hormonal, it's. I generally recommend tapit brushes because they give you okay. So if you see when tapit brushes a touch your skin, they kind of touch less surface area when you blend, whereas for fluffy brushes, if you touch it to your skin, it basically kind of like touches a lot more surface area. So if you blend your, I shouldn't maybe more blown out than what you want. So if you don't have a lot of islets space to work with, um, something like the tea, but one will work better. So if you didn't see hopefully I don't know if you can tell. Okay, Um, generally, I prefer natural bristle blending brushes the same thing because off the natural bristles, it holds onto the product, and it's slowly deposited as you planned. So it makes blending a lot easier if you use a synthetic one. So I know like one of the most famous one is two Sigma e 40. I have that I just don't know where it went. Um, but ultimately, what that does is because it's synthetic when you dip into your eye shadow and the moment you kind of like touch that area of your islet. Ah, lot of product will end up there. So then you kind of have to be more. How would I say? Be more careful when you use synthetic blending brushes. So for me, I always recommend a natural bristle blending brush a fluffy one if you have more than space and a tapered one. If you have, you know, model, it's or smaller Asian islets, then we also have shade of brushes. Shada brushes. Uh, you know, it's kind of like the pedal brush from the foundation. It's kind of like this where basically the main goal of these kind of brushes is to apply the color. So if you can see this is an elf, See, I showed a C brush. I love this. It's only, I think, $3 I think, but it's very good, and, um, it's tape it here, but it's flat like that. So I did it into my shadow, and I just put the color on my mobile islet. Now, when I do that, I'm not going to use this brush to blend. Because festival if you can see the bristles off the shade of brush. Sorry. Hold on. So I don't know if you can see this, but the bristles are a lot shorter and it's a lot denser, right? This is a blending brush like that. So what is the difference? This one is still kind of give you the color deposition off. You know the main color you want on your island. But when you want to blend it out, you're going to go something that's longer bristles. And Leslie Sorry. Longer bristle and less dense so that it helps to blend it out a lot more. All right. And the last one, if you want really precise application, it's going to be a pencil brush. So, for example, this is depends. So brush from Sigma, as you can see, very, very little brushes that densely packed not very long bristles as well. So what does does is if you want concentrated color at a specific spot on your islet. This is your best friend, so Mm. I actually like to use this when it comes to applying color in my outer V, so it's really good for just depositing color. And then same thing going back to a blending brush blended out. So, like you can see again the difference in the length of bristles, the density of the bristles as well. So that's ultimately what, um, the differences are. 8. Eyebrow and lip brushes: I'm just a little quick note on lip and eyebrow brush is so I'm a brushes. There are few, especially catering toe eyebrows. So, for example, this is a soy Eva. Um, what does it say? So, for example, this is a story of a brown line brush. Um, it's a angled brush that's wide at a normal. It's supposedly helping you to shape your eyebrows. It's not a very long bristle brush giving you a lot of control. And then, of course, you have a typical angle. Brush like that slightly longer bristles if you can see. But what I honestly feel, in my opinion, is that angle brushes. They pretty much work the same for me. So I actually don't use this much. I use the typical one more because I feel that you can use this for more purposes like, for example, this one. I can also use it to use eyeshadow to line my eyes. Um, you know, and I can use it if I really am, you know, out of brushes. I can use this for concealer to kind of like clean up my lip mine or anything like that, and then lit brushes. Now I can't find my specific lip brush. But what lip brushes on? It's mostly I feel for makeup artist when you want precise application of lipstick. My favorite brush to actually apply lipstick for my clients is not a brush when it comes to the market, this is the real tight next brush. It actually say is This is a real techniques detailer brush Now I because it's so okay because it's so small, precise and is again tape ID at the top. I hope you can see that this is great for, you know, getting the Cupid's bow of the lips and, you know, kind of like cleaning it up with the edges. So I used it a lot on my clients. I don't use brushes acid to be lip brushes, but I mean, you know, to each it's own so as you can kind of see the market, you know, they were market sudden brushes for certain purposes. But if you can multi pup, you know you can use the brush for anything, really, if you just feel comfortable using it and it gives you the results that you want 9. My brush recommendations and tips: another gone through. Most of the brush is available on the market. Want Do I generally recommend when it comes to an ultimate makeup beginner? The first thing I think you definitely need would be a foundation brush. Um, I would recommend something with an angle. So, like I said in the previous video, you can kind of uses for different purposes, you don't have to buy the specific brush. You know, real techniques have a lot more affordable options, But if you have something that's dense, compact allow you to play foundation in a pinch, you can help you apply concealer. It can also help you cream products. That bronzes, cream blush is and cream cream conto is is ball. So that's the 1st 1 the 2nd 1 I do feel you do need to have a powder brush because sometimes when you buy powder foundations or powders date don't come of applicators or to come back with that sponge. If you use that sponge to apply your foundation. Sorry, for example, that say, you get like a lower rail. True match powder. You want to set your makeup. It usually comes with a sponge like that. It's minus goes I'm sorry. Um, the sponge will really apply a lot of product at once and in spots, so give you really high coverage. If that is not something you want, I would actually recommend investing in the powder brush. I would recommend, um, something that has long bristles pretty flat out. So it's It covers a lot more surface, so it's a lot more natural and something that is natural bristle. So I would recommend getting a powder brush of that is what you need when it comes to cheeks. I do think that you can kind of have a bronze A and blush brush together. You don't have to buy separate ones. So one that I do recommend is something like that. It's slanted, so it works great for blush. It can work great for bronze ads and you know you can actually pinch it. So, um, if the bristles are too flat out for you, you can kind of like slowly pinch it or you want. You can use a bobby pin and like, you know, press it down and then you kind of have that line you can also use. It will calm during if you want to. So something like that, it's pretty versatile. So I would recommend something like that for a cheek brush again. You don't have to get this brand. It knows the way. I was pretty affordable when I bought it. And then, um, for highlighting. I have to tell you that my personal favorite full highlighting is there Morphy win. But do you specifically need ah highlighting brush? No, not necessarily. If you even want to, you can take like the tip off the blush brush and my dip it into your highlighter and go along your cheekbones so it's not necessary. But if you want thinking of ah highlighting brush, I do like this one. And then when it comes to eye brushes So I do think you need a minimum of three brushes. Eso If you watch my class on the three basic eye shadow looks you can dio. I talked about four order from brushes. The tape it blending brush, the fluffy Brent blending brush, the shade, a brush and a pencil brush. But if you're studying out, just need three so pencil rush don't want. It's really control. Put science because if you're going to do any, like precision work. You know you want Apply a sit in color acid and Ada said in place This is your talk, and then you're gonna need a shade of brush like that. Um, some people ask me, Can I use my fingers off? Course you can, But, um, your finger will not give you as much control as this brushed up. So if I let's say one, apply a product like that, my product will be in a sudden shape. Whereas if I use my finger, it's not gonna be as precise. So that's something to keep in mind. But this brush I remember I bought it for $3. So definitely something. I think you can investing and the last one will be blending brushes. Now, if you really, really cannot afford these two, I highly recommend getting a blending brush because that's something actually, your fingers can do or do Well, in my opinion, So I I actually like the waiver blending brushes, So if you have a lot of that spans or you like blown out eye shadows, the soft crees from saliva is my favorite. It reminds me of Designate you 40 except It's natural bristles, so it covers a lot more area, but it feels really good. It doesn't feel scratchy on the islets. Um, honestly, to make them sorry to Mac to 17 right, It feels actually scratching on my eyelets. I don't use it much at all. And I don't know if you can actually tell my Farrell is Rusty is interesting. Although it's tainted, it's just because I don't use it anymore, So I don't like this as much. However, if you want a tape, it wouldn't, um, there are two good options that I would recommend So they have the distance to Sigma T 25 is dmurphy F 433 They are pretty similar. Sick Mullen is a little bit shorter, so more control like that and still still smaller. So if you have small islets is the good one, you can see the above tape ID, so I would recommend these two over to Matt and the Met. One wasn't very cheap either. So definitely get a blending brush that can work for you. So these are the oil. Please get a blending brush, shada and pencil, and that's what I recommend for the eyes, the entire face. Generally you only need six brushes like that. I feel 10. Tips on caring for brushes: the last part ultimately is brushes and not cheap. How are you going to take good care of them now? I would recommend washing your brushes. Maybe once a week already is twice a week because, um, you know, especially natural brushes. They hold on to a lot of bacteria, so you don't want to be spreading it out over your face. I personally love the soap from die, so this works really well in removing the product off my brushes. So I definitely recommend this if you can find it. If not, I actually just use any like face so that I don't really like on my face, because it's gentle enough. I also want these two things die so you can find them. This is actually a silicon Matt from the kitchen section, so I think it's for you to put your pots of its hot or, you know, to use it to hold a pots. If it's hot. About one thing great about this is I don't know if you can see it has ridges like that. So what I do if let's say I have about product on the brushes, I swirl it around and removes the product wonderfully, so I definitely used is I just try it in the sink, do that. So it's a cheap alternative to the Sigma the Sigma. I think it's like the washing mats of something and then does this, which is also in the laundry section. I'm not exactly sure what's it called it, says Laundry Board, but I honestly don't know how you uses for laundry, but same thing. Put your fingers in through that grateful I brushes. This is really good for face brushes, so I would recommend getting something all. Of course, you know you can just do it on your fingers. That's fine now. When it comes to drying your brushes, though, I would recommend living it upside down. So when you're done washing it, if you can point it my upside down like that so that the water doesn't go into the Farrell because what happens if you let it to dry like that? If you put it back in the container or something, the water can go in. It may disrupt the glue, and then what happens is your bristles could fall out a lot easier because the glue is weakened. So you know if you have, like, a water bottle or something, User Robin and my cold it and then you can have, like, a few brushes upside down. If not, you can leave it like that on the table. Maybe preferably over an itch. So does more like circulation. But other than that, I've been doing that for years. And disa Mac brush actually has been with me for seven years, So definitely take care of your brushes. Well, you don't have to buy them over and over again if you treat them well. Um, the tools, like the ones I mentioned. I useful. But if that say, you don't want to do that, always you can just use your hands to wash it out. It's perfectly fine. All right. I hope this class was useful. Thank you so much for watching, and I'll see you soon, But by