Makeup Monday Q&A: Why you should buy makeup brushes (regarding personal application) and the difference between Natural versus Synthetic Brushes
If you are not a frequent makeup user you may skip buying those pricey brushes and think ”hey, these fingers kinda fit perfectly applying my makeup, so whats the problem?" But, What if I tell you that brushes (or any makeup brush) are designed to be even BETTER than your very own perfect hands! Well, it’s true and especially regarding bacteria...now, in a perfect world, getting out the shower and applying makeup with our hands isn’t that bad. But think of where we touch-up our makeup throughout the course of the day, and how our face sweats, sneazes, rubs, and collects and produces bacteria. And then remind yourself that makeup (depending) often blocks pores and it also has an expiration date. Additionally, once you start buying and getting used to working with your makeup brushes you will be able to do new and precise applications because they are designed to help in these spaces on your face. **Also I have yet to see (or do) spectacular makeup with hands alone.
- Natural fibers makeup brush VS Synthetic.
Let me preface this with legitimate bias. I have a lot of different brushes from varying brands and price ranges. I personally prefer synthetic because when you wash them, everything is good, but on natural brushes, they shed. Also with the whole industry and animal cruelty subject in mind, I’m happy to use the synthetic /cruelty free wherever possible.
Ok now for actual facts.
Natural Brushes are great for powders and blending. This includes eyshadows, powder foundations, or any product or pigment that needs to get picked up into the bristles of the brush itself, specifically powders. They are porous and the synthetic are not.
Synthetic Brushes are great for liquid foundation, gel liner, or anything where you need precision. They are factory made with a set angle and spacing. Their fibers are mechanically lined up which help to evenly coat and lay a smooth base. It gives seamless results when you sweep over for an even application and give flawless results. Ideal for creams, liquids, or any bases that you need to disperse evenly.