Eyeliners and eye shadows are not enough for a perfect eye makeup. For a professional touch, you need eye makeup brushes. Here’re a few essentials.
Eyeliners and eye shadows are not enough for a perfect eye makeup. For a professional touch, you need eye makeup brushes. Here are a few essentials.Don’t get intimidated by the brushes. Really, they are quite harmless and when you start using them you will see that working with them makes life (read here: makeup) much easy. We caught up with Givenchy’s makeup artist, Ajoy Sengupta to de-mystify the use of makeup brushes. Read on to get a crash course.
1) Angled brush: You can easily identify this brush from a set of brushes from its “angled” shape. This brush is good for shaping your eyebrows and filling in the spaces. The angle in the brush helps in defining your eyes with gel liners perfectly in one gliding stroke. You can even smudge your kohl pencil with it.
2) Application brush: Start your eye makeup with this basic brush. It has dense bristles making it easier for you to pick the colour and apply on the eyelids. The efficient colour picking property of this brush makes it apt one for applying eye shadow to the lid without a spill. Remember the right strokes for applying an eye shadow is by patting and not sweeping. This brush comes in small and big sizes, you can choose one as per your need.
3) Blending brush: As you have a blending brush for blending your makeup base similarly a blending brush is required for merging the eye shadows. This comes handy when you want to blend two or more shades of eye shadow. It gives uniformed look to your eye makeup softening the shades by blending the colours in short cicular strokes. This is the most important brush and the best tool for achieving good makeup.
4) Eyeliner brush: To get well-defined precise stroke, this brush is a must. It can be used for applying liquid and creamy pot liners. Whether you want a thick line or thin line all can be done with this brush. If you want to smudge your liquid/pot liners then this brush would do the needful.
Start with the basics and see how you get on. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t get it in the first go. Keep using them and playing with them till you get the hang of it. Watch the video for a better understanding. All the best!