In make-up, it is not only the quality of the product that is important - how it will fit depends on what tool you apply it with. Star makeup artist Svetlana Grebenkova told BeautyHack which brushes each one should have.
From my own experience I know that it is most convenient to apply tonal products with a sponge. This is recognized by the majority of my clients whom I teach at master classes. I recommend choosing a blender that is not egg-shaped, but one that has a pointed edge on one side and a cut off on the other. With the flat side, you blend the foundation on the face, and with the pointed side, you work out the wings of the nose and the skin around the eyes.
If you prefer to work with brushes, try Baby Face. Makeup artist Natalia Shik makes them. Together with technologists, she developed them at a factory in Novosibirsk, and they turned out to be really good. For the first time in 12 years of my work, I have found brushes that are convenient to use when doing makeup for yourself! Includes three artificial bristle brushes with pearl handle. They work great with creamy textures. The wide, angled brush (N1) is ideal for applying creams, base and foundations, the fluffy (N2) for loose sheer powder, and the small for concealer and highlighter (N3).
There are those who like to apply foundation with natural bristle brushes. For this purpose, I recommend choosing sable ones, because the looser bristles will quickly absorb the oily tone and leave nothing to the skin. Makeup artist Evgeny Lukyanenko has these - Evgeny brushes made of sable nap and an ebony handle. They are very comfortable at work. I love the foundation brush: it can be used to spread the product on the face in seconds. He also has a powder brush, made of cashmere goat hair. I highly recommend it to all lovers of natural brushes.
Rarely did I come across a brush in sets with blush that could be ideal for use at home, so it's best to additionally purchase a blush brush. To apply dry textures, use a brush with natural bristles (Hakuhodo from goat hair), for gel and cream textures, use the Baby Face brush from SHIK No. 2 (I mentioned it above).
For dry highlighters, use a slightly smaller brush than for blush. It is desirable that it be flat: this will facilitate the process of shading the product on the protruding parts of the face. I use the Annbeauty makeup artist Ani Kartasheva's brush. When you need to stretch your eye makeup into a long veil, this brush also comes in handy.
A beveled (diverting) brush is suitable for sculpting: it fits comfortably under the cheekbone and literally draws the necessary shadow in two or three movements. My favorite is Hakuhodo J4003.
If a girl paints her eyebrows with dry means (lipstick, shadows), you need to use a flat and beveled brush. Not from the raccoon: it's too tough. Natasha Shik has two-sided: with one side you draw, and the other you comb your eyebrows.
For eye makeup, you must have three brushes. A flat brush is used to apply the base color to the eyes. I am using Annbeauty # 12.
Round fluffy brush - for feathering the borders and for drawing the corner of the eye. I have this SHIK 27K.
A thin brush with a round barrel - for drawing the lower eyelid and for blending the eyelash contour on the upper eyelid. I have a MAC Brush # 219 for this.
If I work with cream or gel eyeshadows, I only use artificial bristle brushes. I love Roque Cozzette: they have all three brushes that I need for my eye makeup.
I recommend applying lipsticks only with a brush - this will distribute the pigment more evenly and make it more durable, especially when it comes to matte textures. I have a JACKS beauty line brush - long, hard and flat. I love it when half of the lip is painted over from one stroke. I recommend choosing similar in shape and length.
Text: Karina Andreeva