How To Get The Best One
Do you have a kabuki brush? It’s one of the newest tools for using with mineral cosmetics and the difference it can make in the look of your foundation is simply amazing. When you look at this short bristle fluffy little thing you might be wondering how could it possibly make a difference? It’s natural give the strange appearance, but once you find the right one you won’t want to part with it.
How To choose The Best Kabuki Brush
There’s a major difference in the quality of makeup brushes. When these new makeup tools first came out they were fairy expensive, but oh so worth it! Makeup artists knew where to buy the very best kabuki brush and only the best would do. Once the brushes caught on as a great applicator for mineral makeup, a number of cosmetic companies began offering them. The quality of the brush makes a difference. Here are three makeup tips for choosing the best:
Makeup Tip 1: Look for shorter bristles that will maintain their shape. The reason is that this is a brush which is actually used to “buff” your foundation. It’s not used to slide like a blush brush would.
Makeup Tip 2: You want to inspect and see if it has densely packed natural bristles. This helps it maintain its shape as well as pick up the powder. If the hairs are packed together it helps keep the powder on the top of the bristles. When using mineral makeup that’s exactly where the powder belongs.
Makeup Tip 3: Check to make sure the hairs don’t fall out. The only way to tell is to test it. Take the brush and swish it around on the palm of your hand. Then lift off. Did any of the hairs fall out? If so, either return it or toss it, or you’ll be struggling with falling hair the rest of the time you have it.
Types Of Kabuki Brushes
Okay, so now that you have a few makeup tips for choosing this marvelous makeup tool, which type do you get? You have a few really good choices here. When you’re just starting, go with a traditional foundation brush and then experiment with the others.
- Retractable Kabuki Brushes – This is the type you use when you find that you’ve just got to have in on you. Naturally, it won’t be as thick and fluffy as your best brush, but it has the advantage in that you can just toss it into your purse and go. Use a retractable one for touch ups.
- Synthetic Brushes – Why would anyone want a synthetic kabuki brush? Because you can use them to apply liquids and creams. Synthetic makeup brushes actually have stronger bristles that do not absorb the liquids and that makes them perfect for applying liquid foundation.
- Baby Kabuki Brushes – Oh so cute! I love these for shaping, shading and even for a applying blush. They can be tossed into your makeup kit without taking up much room. However, before you pick up one of these, make sure to get the best brush for everyday foundation application.
How To Use A Kabuki Brush
It’s simple makeup application at it’s best when you’ve got one of these handy makeup tools in your hand. It’s a simple 4 step process when you are applying loose mineral powders:
- Step One: Tap into the powder.
- Step Two: Swish the brush in a circular motion.
- Step Three: Tap off excess.
- Step Four: Press, swirl and buff to apply.
If you haven’t added this foundation brush to your set – try one out. Go with the best foundation brush you can afford, and remember that there are some very affordable makeup selections that work great. Try one or two then start collecting.