Wouldn't it be great to have a fairy makeup artist and her repertoire of brushes at your disposal? Though it sounds too good to be true, you can be your own makeup artist extraordinaire once you understand the different types of makeup brushes and their uses. Then whether it's a gala or the grocery aisle, you'll no doubt be ready for your close-up.
Foundation is a liquid or mineral base that acts as a canvas for makeup application. Your foundation should appear opaque and allow your natural skin tone to shine through. A foundation brush helps to achieve this with flat and long bristles. Make sure to dampen the bristles before dipping into foundation to achieve a sheer, dewy look.
Concealer helps with spot coverage by evening skin tone and masking blemishes. Look for a concealer brush with flat, sturdy bristles that are small enough to deposit makeup evenly without looking it cake-like. The brush will be proportional to the amount of concealer you should apply. This will ensure that your natural beauty radiates.
Powder helps to set your foundation and concealer. A powder brush has big, soft fluffy bristles that evenly distribute your powder. Press the bristles into loose or pressed powder or bronzer and tap the excess powder off. Lightly dust the powder on your face for a soft, camera-ready finish.