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1. Wand Mascara cosmetics stores. These mascara wands, aka spoolie brushes, also belong in your
makeup bag. The tips have 360 degree synthetic bristles (like the
Duct Cleaner) and often have a bendable head so you can shape them however you like. wish it.
If your mascara comes with built-in mascara, you might think you don’t need an extra
coil wand, but once you realize how versatile these types are, you
Different types of wands to mascara
Classic Mascara Wand The standard classic mascara wand is sure to get any woman who loves mascara!
(think Maybelline Great Lashes Mascara) This type of mascara (especially if it has thick
bristles) will make your lashes appear thicker.
2. Tapered Comb Mascara Wand The tip of the
Tapered Mascara Wand will help you reach the tiny
lashes to the inner corner of the eye.
Meanwhile, the wider tip of the
Wand concentrates formula on the outer lashes, helping you create the flattering cat-eye look of the
The comb-like bristles on this special wand help separate the eyelashes. This type of stick
is great for full coverage, but not so great for creating volume.
3. Curved Comb Mascara Wand The purpose of the
Curved Mascara Wand is always to curl lashes.
The tip of the wand mimics the natural curvature of
lashes, while the purpose of the comb is to prevent clumping. If you want to improve the curl of your lashes, focus your mascara on the roots.
Applying too much mascara to the tips of lashes can weigh lashes down and cause them to lose their curl.
4. Micro Wand
You may think a hairy wand is best for coverage, but
that’s not always the case!
Microstrips are great for achieving a clean, defined look.
This type of stick is ideal for layering mascara
without making lumps. The micro stick also allows for mess-free
application on those lower lashes!
5. Fat Brush Wand
The bigger the wand, the bigger the lashes!
If you are looking for a fuller baby look then
is the baguette style for you.
When you buy new
mascara and it doesn’t have the wand you like, clean it with eye makeup remover and then use the wand.
7. Ball Wand
Coverage is the only thing you can guarantee with this type of wand.
Because the wand only focuses on a few lashes at a time, you have enough coverage
from root to tip. Unlike larger brushes, the
does not always reach the root of your lashes (which can be very annoying if your lashes are blonde or light colored with the
), the wand ensures that every millimeter of your lashes is covered of
8. Ball Tip Stick
This is the standard stick with a
ball brush on top.
Like the tapered wand, this style is designed to allow the
to reach smaller lashes more easily. The
Ball Tip is also designed for
No Smudge on the lower lashes.
This type of wand is designed for maximum coverage and optimal volume. This is a slightly different take on the classic
10. Brushing Wand
This type of brush lengthens and volumizes, typically making
lashes appear thicker. The more layers, the more lashes look
Although it provides great volume to sparse
lashes, the main drawback of this wand is the risk of
clumping. The comb bristles also ensure precise definition.
11. Thin Wand
The short mascara wand is ideal for adding length and definition to lashes. They are also perfect for separating up to
If you are blessed with naturally thick lashes, then this wand is perfect for you.
However, if volume is what you are looking for, thin wands are usually never the best choice.
12. Triple Ball Wand
The idea behind this style is that when you apply mascara, it curls your lashes. (Opinions are divided on the
curling effect of this wand!
), it offers a very dramatic full-coverage
How to use a mascara wand:
Let’s start with the obvious: mascara. Use this type of makeup brush to apply mascara or to separate and loosen
lashes after applying too much product, or dab the bristles to remove
mascara smudges without moving makeup underneath. Use it to brush your brows to help even out
brow makeup, or use it to try soapy brows. Tame the flying base with a
Eyelash Serum or Brow Serum Applicator, a tool that does just about anything.
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Angled Eyeshadow Brush Some eyeshadow brushes are round, some are flat, and some are tapered, but the
eyeshadow brush we’re talking about is angled. These brushes may be fluffier than the
Angled Brush which is very thin and flat, but they have a similar angled profile with shorter bristles on one side of the
and longer and fuller on the other. .
How to use
Angled Eye Shadow Brush The angled shape of this brush follows the contour of the brow bone as you apply eye shadow in the crease of the eye (think of it as an eye contour brush). Because the bristles are both dense and fluffy, this brush is also ideal for applying eyeshadow in a
outer “V” for blending winged eyeshadow.
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Lip Liner Brush You may call it a lip brush or a precision brush.
Either way, you
will instantly recognize this brush when you see it because of its unique little pointed shape. You might think the tip of this brush is fine enough at
bristles, but it’s filled with synthetic bristles to help hold its shape so you can draw precise lines in the tiniest of places.
How to use Lip Liner Brush:
What spots are we talking about? Try this brush over
lip liner or on the lash line to accentuate the eyes. If you don’t have colored eyeliner, you can also use it for the cool graphic makeup
Eyeliner à la Euphoria.
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slightly angled (rather than straight up and down) as you draw it to make the
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Dual Fiber Brush A dual fiber brush is just a fancy way of saying it contains two different types of bristles, the
comes in two different lengths. Pack it with two types of bristles, making the
brush more compact at the bottom and finer at the top. You will usually find a larger size duo fiber brush for applying
liquid foundation, but as pictured here they also offer a smaller size brush for blending cream blush and
liquid highlighter and even powder and loose powder pigment. How to use the
Duo Fiber Brush: When using the
Duo Fiber Brush, consider lightly smudged makeup rather than the curved bristles of the
. If you press too hard, the longer bristles will fray and leave marks
on your makeup, then work the product into the skin
by gently pressing in circular motions.
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5. Stippling brush
Not to be confused with a double fiber brush, a stippling brush…well…you see…ok, All right.
You are definitely confusing a stippling brush with a double fiber brush, since the
stippling brush is known for its double fiber, so they are basically the same thing.
If you want a softer foundation application or a brushier finish, stick with
stitches. Due to the lightweight finish, these brushes are also great for applying tinted moisturizers or
liquids and creams without messing up the product underneath (have you ever blended
with your fingers and only smudges remain? That’s the case).
How to use a stippling brush:
Dip bristles in liquid makeup, or sweep bristles in cream or loose powder, then
swirl them gently onto skin.
Remember: just hints. If you have heavy hands or tend to dig the brush into your skin (why would we do that?!), hold the brush last.
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6. Kabuki Pen
In many ways, Kabuki pens are the opposite of stippling brushes. The name might not ring a bell, but
If you’ve ever tried makeup, this classic brush sure will. Known as the Japanese Drama
Kabuki, this style of brush is known for its short, full
handle and very dense, firm, flat or curved bristles. The
Synthetic Kabuki Brush can be used to apply liquid foundation or body makeup, giving the
medium to full coverage, but the brush’s density makes it ideal for lathering over
Micro Powder or Mineral Foundation for a more complete finish.
How to use the Kabuki Brush:
Because these bristles are so dense and strong, you may find that a light
pressure is needed to work the product into the skin. Take the
product at the end of the bristles, then twist and brush it on the face.
7. Foundation Brush
While using a brush to apply liquid makeup is optional (you can choose a sponge or clean fingers instead), you should definitely use some kind of applicator brush for
mineral makeup or foundation. Enter: a foundation brush.
9. Concealer Brush
Think of the Concealer Brush as a miniature foundation brush. Whether you want to apply
under the eyes or cover bright red spots, these synthetic brushes are ideal for targeting specific small areas of
that you want to cover. Of course, you can use the
spongy toe applicator straight from the concealer tube, but a brush like this is not only more hygienic, but the
gives a more realistic, even finish.
How to use the concealer brush:
Dip the tip of the brush in a small amount of concealer, then
dab the brush on the brow bone, under the eyes,
whatever. Once the area is covered, blend the contours of the
while being careful not to rub off the rest of the
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Loose Powder Brush If a shiny T-zone or under-eye wrinkles are your biggest concern
, let me introduce you to your new best friend: Overview
– Loose Powder. By the way, paint. Depending on the area you want to cover
this brush will vary in size from small to large,
usually has long, dense and fluffy bristles.
The fluffier it is, the less product it absorbs (ideal when you just want the color to be flush).
How to Use the Bronzer/Blush Brush:
When it comes to bronzer and blush, how you use the brush is almost more important than the brush itself
. For bronzer, sweep brush loosely in a “3” pattern, starting at forehead
, sweeping across cheekbones, then moving outward and down to jawline
. blush, gently swirl product onto cheekbones, then blend
Contour Brush The contour brush is hard to choose from the crowd because it can come in so many different shapes. Some people’s hair is cut straight and spiky, while others’
may be more of an “S” shape to suit the shape of your cheekbones. The Angled
Contouring Brush is the most versatile, making it easy to shape your face by cleanly and precisely blending your contouring powder under your cheekbones, chin,
and forehead. Use a brush with blunt bristles and sharp edges for a sharper
style, or a brush with a softer slope for subtle shading.
How to use the Contour Brush:
Dip the brush in the contour powder, dab on the (important) excess, then
gently glide the brush back and forth under your cheekbones to accentuate your natural
For a more defined look, reload the brush and rotate it
under your jawline and along your hairline.
13. Highlighter brush
The shape of the highlighter brush depends entirely on how bright you want
it. Use a long, pointed brush or a
extra-long bristle fan brush (more on that later) for a more diffused
effect, or a short, dense bristle brush to make the
a super-shiny, opaque cheap highlighter too. late to see
How to use Highlighter Brush:
Place the brush on the powdery highlights of the face, dab the excess, then lightly sweep the
brush and blend on the cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow and wherever light naturally strikes your face. Want a brighter glow? Spray your brushes first with a fixative to enhance the effect of the
fan brush has finally arrived!
A brush whose name and shape really mean something! The bristles on this brush are
fanned out and flattened giving it a very unique profile that sets it apart from other brushes. Imagine if
you took a loose powder brush and pinched the bottom bristles to flatten it – that’s a fan brush.
These may be smaller in size (like an inch in diameter) with sparse hairs, or they may extend up to several inches at their widest point and be filled with denser hairs.
How to use the Fan Brush:
Use side-to-side motions (like windshield wipers), use the bristles of the
Wide or Medium Fan Brush to sweep dust or excess setting powder under the eyes, or
to apply eye shadow. illuminator along your eyes. cheekbones.
If you’re using a smaller brush, the
can even be used to apply mascara for a clump-free finish. Using a fan brush on the
stick of your favorite mascara, then pressing the pigment into the roots, pick up the
base and work through the length of the lashes.
Flat Eyeshadow Brush Well, as fancy as the name might sound, the eyeshadow brush is actually the key to achieving an even, opaque layer of color on the eyelid with the
. These brushes are generally flat, the
has a rounded tip and are very dense so they can pick up a lot of
powder or cream for concentrated color payoff.
How to use Eyeshadow Brush:
After rubbing brush into product, dab or press eyeshadow onto
eyelid, gently swirling edge of brush to blend.
You can also wet your brush first with the spray to deepen the opacity of the Pigment Powder
or to better capture the shimmering eye shadows. Take it with you and really get
clean cut eyes.
16. Eyeshadow Crease Brush
Unlike eyeshadow brushes, which essentially wrap around pigment to give you a ton of color on your lids
, eyeshadow crease brushes blend powder for a very smooth finish. transparent and diffuse
– essentially a smog Tips for smoky eyes or natural shadows behind smoke.
Instructions for use of the pencil brush:
After drawing the eyeliner, gently blend with the tip of the brush. Or the
skips the eyeliner and uses the tip to draw shadow under the lower lashes. You
can also accentuate smaller areas around the eyes, such as the inner and outer corners, when using intense pigments.
Smudger Brush The short, dense bristles of the
make this brush ideal for applying paint exactly where you want it and then smudging it. Because the bristles are wider and flatter than the
Precision Pencil Brush, this Smudger Brush is best suited for use along the
upper and lower lash lines.
How to use the Smudger Brush: Dip the
brush straight into in eyeshadow and apply along your lash line to create a thick, smoky line with
, or use it to diffuse and define your eyeliner. Here’s what I mean:
Apply eyeliner or pencil liner, then use a brush to blend the edges of the
Then use the same brush to apply a similar eyeshadow shade
over the eyeliner. Not only will this set the color underneath, it will also set
layers of texture to create depth, so your smoky eye won’t look one-dimensional.
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19. Eyeliner Brush The
Eyeliner Brush is another tool that can have a million different looks, but no matter the shape of the handle or the
bristles, it will always be the one of your smallest (if not the smallest)
brushes. Some have tapered, pointed tips, some have straight or angled bristles (like the
pictured here), and some eyeliner brushes have handles that bend at a 45-degree angle for easy access to position.
. Narrow space.
How to Use
Eyeliner Brush Whether you use gel eyeliner or prefer to use
Powder Eyeshadow for a more diffused silhouette, you’ll find that the v Eyeliner Brush helps evenly apply
product to your lashes. . Dip the bristles into the product, then use the
to apply your eyeliner as you would a regular
pencil or liquid eyeliner.
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Eyebrow Brush Surely you’ve seen your
curled or combed eyebrows – maybe even brushed over them, but double-ended eyebrow brushes like this one also have flat, blunt,
and angled bristles to help you create individual brows with
brow gel or powder.
How to use the eyebrow brush:
First use the coil side to shape the eyebrows, then flip it over the stiff, angled bristles of the small eyebrow brush
to fill in sparse eyebrows with eyebrow powder. If you have filled them with too much
product, you can also use the spoolie brush to brush your brows afterwards, then remove the
makeup to soften the brows. ALTERNATE USE: Comb, tame and detangle your lashes – just make sure the rollers are clean first.
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21. Lip Brush Easily confused with the Concealer Brush, the Lip Brush has the same flat curved shape but is typically smaller
so it fits the arch of Cupid and defines the lips.Most often it also comes with a
case so you can carry it in your purse for the finishing touch. You might think lip brushes are just for professional makeup artists with the
, but if you’re lining your lips, you’ll find the lip brush very useful for diffusing the harsh lines of the
from your lip liner and blending them into your lipstick. lips. .
How to use the lip brush:
Line your lips with a lip liner, then glide the lip brush bristles along the inner edge of the line to soften the
lip brush If you are using your own products, you can hold brush directly over lipstick to scan to pick up product
for more precise application. If you want to create your own custom lipstick, mix
different lipsticks with your brush and use it to apply the product.