DECIPHERING POWDER BRUSHES
All of a sudden, there are a ton of powder brushes that are being offered in the market. But the question is: Do you really need all of them?
Designed to create an air- brushed look. The edge of the stippling brush's hair is usually made of synthetic fibers, while the bottom part of the brush is thicker, and is made of animal hair. The edges of the hair are fine so as to control the distribution of powder for a more natural finish.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but methinks that Shu Uemura popularized this brush. It's designed for powder application on the face and body. It provides medium coverage. It can also be used in bronzers too.
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BIG FAN BRUSH
A fan brush is actually used to sweep away eyeshadow fall outs and excess powders, but bigger fan brushes were made for a velvety and sheer powder coverage. It can also be used to create a chiseled look on your cheeks.
FLAT TOP BRUSHES
These big, fat babies are designed to impart full coverage. It's best used on traditional and mineral powder foundation.
MINERAL POWDER BRUSHES
Specifically designed to apply Mineral make- up powders. Mineral powders are quite hard to work with because of their texture, that's why the cosmetic industry introduced a brush that will evenly distribute and buff loose and pressed mineral powder on the skin. Mineral powder brushes also come in angled styles for better buffing.
DOME POWDER BRUSHES
These are the biggest and bad- ass brushes in the world of make- up tools. They're thick, fluffy, and rounded. They're designed to impart medium to full coverage. They can be used for face and body powder application, and are ideally used on traditional pressed finishers. They are also used to apply bronzer too. Chiseled dome brushes work just the same, but the edge of the chiseled brush can be used to target planes and corners on the face.
SMALL POWDER BLUSHES
It's best used on the corners of the face that the dome powder can't reach. It is fluffy, yet it tapers at the ferrule part for a compact look. It can be used to apply powder on the under eyes, lids, corners of the nose, chin, and Philtrum.
It's the everyday powder brush. It is rounded at the top, and it can be used on loose or pressed finishers. It's a travel- sized version of the dome powder brush.
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