Makeup Brushes: Determining Hairs and Fibres

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One of the important reasons to use the right makeup brushes, is dependent upon how its hairs and fibers hold fast to the powdered products to deposit its content evenly on the skin. Technology has increased the choices of modern cosmetic brushes, which has introduced naturally organic and synthetic fibers. Early professional makeup artists enjoyed using animal hair brushes. This too has changed because animal hair brushes are less sensitive to the skin and they are designed to be more antiseptic. Durability is now available in the brushes used for makeup, whether they are the luxury models or the inexpensive models.

Brushes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are mainly designed on the requests of makeup artists in entertainment, the cosmetic industry and to be used in unique techniques in applying the beauty products to the skin. Every cosmetic designer is familiar with the shapes of the brushes, identified as: 
o round 
o chisel 
o angled 
o pointed 
o Kabuki

Makeup brushes who are made from animal hair are generally made from goat, pony, camel, squirrel, sable, mink and badger hair. Animal hair brushes were the first brush types to be used by professionals, especially in the entertainment industry. These brushes were favored because of their ability to carry and deposit coloring for a natural, more defined look and because their hairs were soft. Animal hair is still being used, but differently from its origin. No animals were harmed in the making of this product is now the motto for animal cosmetic brushes and they are user-friendly.

Synthetic brushes used in applying makeup are made of nylon or polyester fibers which are more durable, versatile, soft and are allergy free. They are easier to keep clean with less fuss and their fibers allow the makeup artist to give their clients a more natural and evenly layered look. There is now a wonderful marriage between animal hair and synthetic brushes.

Duo brushes or fiber optic brushes combine dual colored brushes, especially in black and white hairs and fibers. The black represents animal hair bristles and the white coloring represents the synthetic fiber portion of the brushes. The dark or black animal hairs do not come in contact with the skin, instead they provide spacing from the synthetic bristles to give support to a more natural looking blush or foundation application.

Makeup brushes commonly used for eye makeup include industry recognized types, which include flat blending, round angled, long tapered, smudge, contour blending, precision eyeliner and flat liner. Brushes used for the lips and face are commonly called powder, highlighter, foundation, all-over, concealer, stippling, lip liner, Kabuki, fan and feather duster.

Choosing the right cosmetic brush tools make all the difference for a natural close-up designed face. When using the right type of brush saves users cosmetic powders and mineral products and saves time in the application and coverage. The good news in using the right cosmetic brushes, is that there are no right or wrong choices, their technology makes experimenting with options, fun and beautiful.

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