A Beginners Guide To Buying Makeup Brushes

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
A beginners guide to buying makeup brushes

Makeup brushes almost feel like a lifetime investment. TBH, I bought a couple of good quality makeup brushes with my first salary about 6 years ago, and with proper care and cleaning, they still work perfectly fine.

Good quality brushes are an expensive affair. But since they do last you for an eternity, they’re so worth it. But in order to ensure that your makeup brushes stay intact for years and offer the same results, there are certain things you need to consider to get the bang for your buck. Here’s everything you need to keep in mind while making the ‘big investment’…


Assess the quality of a brush

How to care for brushes to make them last - Guide to buying makeup brushes

To understand if a makeup brush is of good quality, always rub it at the back of your hand to see if the bristles feel soft or rough and scratchy. Next, while rubbing, keep an eye out to see if you notice any bristles falling out. This will determine the longevity of the brush.


Which bristles are better

How to care for brushes to make them last - Guide to buying makeup brushes

For powder products, it is best to opt for natural hair brushes as these bristles have cuticles just like real hair and they hold on to the pigment avoiding wastage. However, for cream and liquid products, it’s best to use either synthetic or dual haired brushes as they don’t soak up the product.


What are the make brushes that one must have

How to care for brushes to make them last - Guide to buying makeup brushes

A foundation brush is something that every girl must buy. Ensure that you pick something that has a flat top as it provides a better blending experience and gives the skin a smooth finish. Next, one must invest in eyeshadow blending brush, blush brush, concealer brush and a highlighter brush.


How to care for brushes to make them last

How to care for brushes to make them last - Guide to buying makeup brushes

In order to ensure that your brushes last for years and years, proper maintenance is the key. Ensure that you wash the brushes after every use using baby shampoo and dry them thoroughly. This will increase the longevity of the brush and help maintain its efficiency.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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