There are many different types of makeup applicators on the market ranging from disposable applicators to expensive washable applicators. When choosing the right kind of makeup applicator, it is important to consider the task at hand. While a sponge may be a great tool for applying foundation, a brush won't allow you to blend foundation properly.
Essentially, any liquid makeup can be applied with a sponge. This type of makeup includes foundation, concealer, and cream blush. Powder makeup, such as powder blush and eyeshadow, should be applied using the proper brush. In order to choose the right type of brush, the best course of action is to invest in a complete makeup brush set. This type of set will include a blush brush, powder brush, angled eye-shadow brush, round eye-shadow brush, and a lip brush. Some brush sets may even include additional brushes depending upon the price of the set.
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When choosing a brush set, try and avoid cheaper sets that may include brushes that won't last more than a couple of months. Instead, select a set that can be cleaned regularly using brush cleaner. While these sets may be more expensive, they are also a worthwhile investment. Aside from selecting the right kinds of brushes to use for each type of makeup, be sure that your makeup applicators are clean.
Frequently, people use makeup sponges and brushes that are full of bacteria. When this bacteria is applied to your face, the result can be a face full of blemishes. Instead of using a dirty brush, take the time to clean your brushes properly using brush cleaner. This type of cleaner can be found at specialty makeup stores or in any drugstore. Alternatively, you can clean brushes with a solution of soap and hot water, only be sure to rinse the brushes properly before using them once again.
Makeup sponges should only be used once. Following the first use, these sponges should be thrown away. Keeping a makeup sponge for multiple uses will promote harmful bacteria. Likewise, sharing a sponge with another person is not a good idea, since this will also create unwanted germs.
To find the best makeup applicators for your face, spend some time searching for applicator and brush sets at a local beauty store. By testing a few different kinds of makeup applicators, you will be able to find the right one for your makeup needs. While makeup applicators may all seem the same, some of these items are better than others.