Start Your Cosmoholic Journey With This Easy Makeup Brushes And Application Guide

Start Your Cosmoholic Journey With This Easy Makeup Brush And Application Guide

Whenever we watch a makeup video or a makeup artist showcase multiple makeup brushes in their kit, we often get intimidated by their collection! Although those brushes might look the same from afar, each brush serves a different purpose. If you have recently started dipping your toes into the world of makeup, we can imagine how overwhelming everything is for you. To make things easier for you, we are here with an ultimate makeup brush guide. You can also call it the ‘beginner makeup brushes guide’ that will answer all your queries regarding makeup brushes, which ones to pick, and most importantly, how to use each makeup brush. Though remembering multiple brushes and their individual purpose can be a task, you can begin your journey with the ones listed below. These are a mix of face and eye brushes, and with these in your makeup kit, your daily makeup routine will become super easy and efficient. 

Types of makeup brushes and how to use them

If your search history is flooded with queries like how to use a makeup brush? Trust us, you’re not alone. But help is on your way. To begin with, there are different types of brushes available to help you upgrade your makeup skills. Since each brush is different in terms of shape, density and bristles, it’s important to use the right type of brush and know the right technique.


Using incorrect brushes or using them incorrectly can result in improper application and ruin your makeup look. For instance, if the brush is too fluffy, it will disperse the product to a larger portion of the face instead of targeted placement, or leave harsh strokes on your face.


On this note, let’s take a look at the different types of brushes and also understand how to use those makeup brushes using this makeup brush guide. 

Face makeup brushes guide

Check out the list of different types of face makeup brushes to ace the base makeup game. 

• Foundation brush

A flat foundation brush is a staple in every makeup kit. With this brush, you can evenly apply your foundation and achieve a smooth finish for your face makeup. This brush is ideal for applying cream and liquid foundation, as it doesn’t soak up too much product, which results in lesser wastage. A flat foundation brush is perfect for a lightweight finish, and if you want a full coverage foundation application, simply layer more product with this brush and then blend it out using a beauty blender.


How to use a foundation brush:  Apply the foundation in dots across your face. Then take the brush and swipe the product in vertical motions. Always move in an outward motion and continue blending in just one direction. Now you can tick off one item from your ‘how to use a makeup brush’ query list. 

• Concealer brush

A concealer brush is slightly rounded and densely packed. This brush is smaller in size and helps to get into the smaller areas of your face. You can easily blend your concealer under your eyes with a concealer brush as compared to a large fluffy brush. It is apt for blending creamy concealers as it gives a natural finish instead of making it look too cakey. 


How to use a concealer brush:  Dot concealer on the areas you want to correct and conceal. Blend it out in an upward motion for a creaseless finish. 

• Powder brush

A soft, fluffy powder brush is perfect for setting your face and a must-have in every beginner makeup brushes guide. This brush enables you to evenly distribute the powder on your face, without clinging to the dry patches. Applying loose powder becomes super-efficient with a fluffy brush as it gives an even finish. As a newbie to makeup, you can also use this brush to apply blush and bronzer. Powder blushes are easy to apply with this brush as it places the product perfectly, without depositing too much pigment. 


How to use powder brush:  Dip the brush in your product and dust off the excess powder. Now, gently buff the powder across your face for an even finish. 

• Highlighter brush

Another staple in every makeup brush guide, the highlighter brush is also popularly known as the fan brush. The fanned-out shape of this brush evenly distributes powder highlighter across the high points of your face. Using this brush instead of a dense one to apply your highlighter gives you the perfect glow from within. 


How to use a highlighter brush:  Take some product on your fan brush and with a light hand apply it to the high points of your face. For a beaming glow, you can repeat the process. 

• Eyeshadow brushes guide

Professionals use a variety of eyeshadow brushes to achieve the perfect eye makeup. However, if you are a beginner, you don’t need to buy them all right now. Picking a few essential brushes will be enough, and this beginner-friendly eye makeup brushes guide will help you choose the right ones. 

• Blending brush

An eyeshadow blending brush is perfect to blend your base colours and matte shades. The slightly domed shape along with densely-packed bristles help you blend out your eyeshadow effortlessly. 

• Flat brush

A flat brush is perfect to apply your glitter eyeshadows and should be a part of every eyeshadow brush guide. Since glitter shadows usually fall out, they need to be placed on your eyelids with precision. What’s more, with a flat brush, you can also create a halo eyeshadow look. 


In case, you have some doubts selecting a particular eye makeup or lip makeup product, you can try the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. This tool enables you to virtually try out different products and shades, so that you can shortlist the products you like the best. Similarly, if you’re not sure about which foundation or concealer shade will suit your skin tone best, you can utilise the Maybelline Foudation Finder tool that helps to find the correct shade match for your foundation.  


And there you have it, a makeup brush guide that is perfect for you to embark on your makeup journey. Once, you get access to all these makeup brushes and learn the correct techniques of using them, go ahead and unlock the possibility of creating endless makeup looks with Maybelline.  


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