Professional Makeup Brushes – What Makes Them Special?
Executive Summary about Professional Makeup Brushes byK Walsh
A professional makeup brush usually has several key elements that separate it from the makeup brushes that are sold at your local drugstore. A professional makeup brush will be made from the highest grade. A higher grade natural fiber should also make the brush last longer and maintain its shape better over time. Synthetic fibers have become more popular with consumers and as a result there are now high quality brushes made with synthetic fibers that mimic the look, feel and performance of natural fiber brushes.
Ferrules: The ferrule is the piece of material that connects the brush handle to the bristles. A professional makeup brush will have a nickel or aluminum ferrule. A makeup brush should be cleaned on a regular basis and because of this wear and tear on the brush, a quality ferrule is one of the most important components of a makeup brush.
Handles: The majority of makeup brushes sold today have a wood handle. A professional makeup brush will tend to have a long handle because makeup artists find a long handle to be easier to use with clients. So buying the highest quality makeup brush that you can afford will prove to be a wise investment.
Choosing a Professional Makeup Brush
Professional makeup brushes are designed to be used by makeup artists, however the quality and durability of these brushes makes them a good choice for everyone.
- There are 3 general categories of fibers used for makeup brush bristles; natural, synthetic or a mix of the two.
- Natural fiber brushes are more durable than synthetic brushes and are good at applying dry products such as blush, bronzer, powder and mineral foundations.
Professional brushes made of natural fibers may have squirrel, pony, goat or sable hair.
- A complete set of professional brushes may include upwards of 32 brushes, since there are makeup brushes designed for every aspect of makeup application.
- Purchasing makeup brush sets is typically a more economical way to purchase multiple brushes.
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