How to Clean Makeup Brushes?
There are many types of makeup brushes. Some are made from synthetic materials such as plastic or even leather. These brushes may not have any bristles at all, but they do have some sort of softness to them. They tend to be softer than natural hair and thus easier to use with your fingers. However, these brushes will eventually wear out over time. If you don’t take care of them properly, they’ll start falling apart and become useless.
So what’s the solution?
You need to buy a new one!
If you’re like most people, then when it comes to buying makeup brushes, you’ve probably been guilty of looking for a particular brand or type just because it was cheap. But if you really want to get the job done right, you need to invest in a good quality brush. A bad brush can ruin your makeup look completely.
But how do you know which ones are worth spending money on? How do you know which ones are going to last?
Well, there’s no way around it: You’re going to have to spend some money on finding out!
So what kind of brushes should you start with?
Here are some popular options:
Foundation brush: This is probably the most popular kind of brush to start with. You can get away with using your fingers to apply a liquid foundation, but using a brush provides you with a much more even and natural look. You can find both flat and round brushes. Just make sure to pick one that’s made of good quality materials.
Dome brush: These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Anything from a blush brush to an angled contour brush can be found under this category. Similar to the foundation brush, you’ll want to make sure it’s made with good quality materials so it doesn’t fall apart on you.
Concealer brush: This is just a small precision brush that is used for more detailed work. It’s good for concealing blemishes and other hard-to-reach spots on your face. You can also use this for things like applying eye shadow to your lower lash line.
Powder/Blush brush: This is the last type of brush we’ll be covering in this guide. The main purpose of this brush is, obviously, to put powder or blush on your face. For the most part, these brushes are usually fluffy and a little bit smaller in size. While they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on your preferences, just make sure to pick one that feels comfortable in your hand.
It should be noted that there are many other types of brushes out there such as eye liner or concealer brushes. These are not necessary though since you can easily achieve the same results with a regular pencil or your fingers.
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