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Why Use Makeup Brushes?

Makeup brushes are so important, but there are a lot of people who skip out on using them all together. Many people see them as unnecessary since so many makeup products already come with applicators. We even have our own natural applicators…Our hands! But a good makeup brushes set really is a lot better than using the cheap applicators and sponges that makeup sets come with. Here are some of the reasons why.

Better application, distribution and coverage
You can easily take a liquid makeup, pour it all over your hand and begin to smudge it in. However you’re not going to get the same result that you would get from using a makeup brush. Using a makeup brush with products like foundation will help you evenly apply the makeup all over the face. Your makeup brush will also allow you to properly blend the makeup on your skin so that you have a natural finish. The last thing you want is for people to see all of your foundation caked on around your face.

Perfect eye makeup
All of those cool eyeshadow looks that you have seen all over the internet and Pinterest can only be achieved by using makeup brushes. Imagine trying to use only your fingers to achieve a complex smokey eye. Using eyeshadow brushes will allow you to really get the most out of your pigmented colors. You’ll be able to blend and smudge and create different looks. Blending different eyeshadows using a makeup brush will give you a much cleaner look. Using a finger or a dirty applicator will leave you with muddy, unattractive colors. Not great if murky brown isn’t the look you’re going for.

Certain makeup requires a brush for proper use
There’s just some makeup that really can’t be applied properly if you aren’t using a brush. You won’t be able to take powders and just smear them around on your face. That’s going to leave you with a cakey, streaky finish. Using a brush will allow you to dust the powder around your face evenly in a way that is natural and unnoticeable. Brushing your powder on will help you set your makeup in place and it will last for a long time so that you don’t have to keep reapplying.

Less mess!
Applying makeup using your hands can be messy! You’ll have all kinds of colors all over your fingers and things are going to get mixed and match in a way that you don’t want them to. Having specific brushes that you use for specific tasks will cut the mess out completely. Keeping clean brushes on hand is also a great way to keep the mess off of your face as well, especially if you if you are doing a look that requires you to switch between different colors.