Monday, February 19, 2007

Powder and Detail and Kabuki, Oh My! How to choose and use my brushes?

One of the unique features of mineral makeups is that they come in powder form rather than the liquid foundations many of us may be used to. And with powdered makeups come the need to learn about various makeup brushes. So, if you are wondering what the brushes are all about, here's a quick explanation about a few of the most common brushes, created by my friend Teresa:

Kabuki Brush - Foundation, Mineral Veil, Bronzers - Use to belnd and buff your entire face for a perfect finish.

Powder Brush - Foundation, Powder Me Again, Bronzers, Shimmer Powders, Blush

Powder Dispensing Brush
- Fill with foundation, veils, blush

Chisel Brush - concealers, eye shadows and foiling the eye shadows, lips

Angle Brush - eyeliners, detailed shimmer powders and eye shadows

Detail Brush - eyeliners, lip liners, detail with eye shadows

Oval Lip Brush - Lip Products

Smudgers - for smudging eye liners and eye shadows right around the eyes, used a lot in smokey looks.

Pro Spoolie
- (looks like a mascara brush) eyelashes and great for brushing and grooming (with a little hair spray, gel, etc) eyebrows into shape. Also, to remove powders trapped on eyebrows.

Fan Brushes - Use for blush on cheeks, foundation, etc. These should not move your foundation after it has been applied. Use with shimmers or bronzers also to highlight or contour the face.

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