How To Select Makeup Brushes

How To Select Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are an essential tool for achieving a flawless look! There are so many different types of brushes available though and it can be difficult to know which one(s) to choose. 

Here are some tips from our team at Aubrie’s Beauty Workshop to help you select the perfect makeup brushes for your needs!

Determining the Type of Brush

When it comes to makeup brushes, there are a wide range available to select from. Each of them have their own unique purpose, but here are the most common types of brushes:

  • Powder Brushes: This type of brush is used to apply loose or pressed powder to set your foundation and even out your skin tone. They are usually large, fluffy, and dome shaped.
  • Blush Brushes: Blush brushes are smaller and more compact than the powder brush. They are used to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. They come in various shapes, including angled and circular.
  • Foundation Brushes: These brushes are designed to apply liquid or cream foundation as well as smooth, even coverage. They are usually flat and have dense, synthetic bristles. 
  • Concealer Brushes: Concealer brushes are smaller and more precise than foundation brushes. They are used to apply concealer to specific areas of your face. They have a pointed or tapered tip for precise application.
  • Eye Shadow Brushes: Eye shadow brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes that include fluffy blending brushes, flat shading brushes, and angled brushes for precise application.

So when you select a brush, ensure that the brush you choose matches with the makeup you will be applying.

Consider the Bristles

If you want to achieve a desired look or feel, then the type of bristles used in a brush are very important. Synthetic brushes are great for liquid and cream products because they provide a smooth and even application. Natural hair brushes (goat hair or squirrel hair) are best for your powder products. They will provide a softer, more natural finish.

Shape of Brush

Another factor that plays a significant role in makeup application is the shape of the brush. A fluffy brush is ideal for blending whereas a flat brush will provide more precise application. Another style of brush, an angled brush, is used more for contouring and defining. 

Brush Size

The size of the brush is another important factor to consider. Brush size can affect the precision and coverage of your makeup application. Larger brushes tend to be better for applying foundation and powder products and smaller brushes are better for more precise applications such as concealer and eye shadow. 

Handle of the Brush

A factor that many may not take into consideration but should is the handle of the brush. The handle affects your comfort level and control when applying makeup. Short handle brushes are more compact and easy to carry compared to longer handle brushes which provide better control.

Budgeting for Brushes

Makeup brushes not only come in different shapes and sizes, but they also come in various price ranges. It is important to also consider a budget when purchasing your brushes. Keep in mind that higher end brushes may be more expensive, but they can also be higher quality and last longer.

Taking Care of Your Brush

To ensure longevity with your brushes, it is important to take proper care of them. We suggest cleaning your brushes regularly by using a gentle brush cleaner or soap and water. Store your brushes in a dry and clean place. Make sure to keep your brushes away from direct sunlight and moisture too.

A Natural Makeup Solution

At Aubrie’s Beauty Workshop we strive to provide our clients with amazing cosmetic products that are eco-friendly, cruelty free, and safe for kids, teens, and all ages. 

So if you are looking for natural and organic products, contact us today at  We look forward to helping you make healthier and safer cosmetic choices for you and your family because Natural is Beautiful!

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