If you're into makeup, chances are you've heard the term kabuki brush, and you may be wondering exactly what it is and if it's necessary to your beauty regimen. It's not essential to creating a pretty, made up face, but it is a tool that most professionals use to create a flawless finish for their clients. Those who use kabuki brushes are looking to take their makeup to the next level. If you're looking to step up your makeup game, here's some things you definitely need to know about kabuki brushes.
A kabuki brush is usually small and compact. It is a collection of bristles that ark into a dome shape. Most kabuki brushes are soft and fluffy. You can get either synthetic or real fibers. The real fibers are usually the fur from squirrels or goats, but don't worry, there's no cruelty to animals. Cosmetic companies only shave the animals to gather fibers for kabuki brushes.
1) Use it to apply a finishing powder.
Kabuki brushes are for those times when you want a little extra. The times when you wear both foundation and powder.
2) Use it to buff or blend your powder.
You can create a smooth, flawless look with your kabuki brush. Instead of applying product to it, just apply your brush to your completely made up face. Swirl the brush around in circles to buff your powder, taking away any harsh streaks or un-blended lines.
3) Apply blush to create softer look.
Take your kabuki brush and dip it into your powdered blush, and then swirl onto your face. The very nature of the kabuki brush takes away the severe lines that commonly appear with blush application.
4) Use with mineral powder.
Because of its density, a kabuki brush is ideal for holding fine powder, like mineral powder.
5) Clean your brush regularly.
An important part of your routine is keeping your brushes clean. This cuts down on possible bacteria, and makes your brushes last longer. To clean your kabuki brush, use a regular makeup remover, or simply soak in a mixture of 1/2 shampoo, 1/2 water. Make sure you turn over on the bristles to dry.
6) Find a quality kabuki brush.
You may pay more for a quality brush, but if you buy cheap, you'll definitely pay more in the end with constant replacements, and shoddy color payoff. I'd always suggest getting real fibers, over synthetic, because they are more durable. Some top rated kabuki brushes come from the following brands: Mac, Smashbox, and Everyday Minerals.
Have fun shopping for a kabuki brush!