Some time in the past, I shared with you a tip on the greatest solution to apply concealer for a stunning subtle and pure end. I don’t know if anybody continues to be practising it, however I nonetheless am, and it nonetheless amazes me to this present day, how easy it’s and appears.
The subsequent query that naturally arose was what’s the greatest concealer brush to make use of?
I’ve been meddling round for some time since, making an attempt to determine which make-up brush I favoured for making use of concealer, and I feel I’ve lastly discovered one of the best ones.
Do observe that I’ll share with you one of the best SHAPES you must look out for, as a result of there are a lot of completely different manufacturers of brushes on the market, and you should use this guideline to search out one inside your funds. You will have realised by now, that my tastes run into champagne territory, not iced tea 😛
The concealer brush I don’t suggest
This will probably be harsh, however I WILL NOT suggest the flat paddle-shaped brush that’s often labelled “concealer”. That is the silver Shu Uemura brush with artificial bristles that you simply see in these footage.
The Shu Uemura brush I’ve is previous and should now not be out there. However most brushes which are pushed to be used to use concealer, particularly across the under-eye space, are formed like this. That is additionally the identical brush that’s typically peddled for throughout eyeshadow software. Sure, I don’t prefer it for that goal both.
I needed to study it the arduous approach, after amassing just a few in several manufacturers and bristles, solely to understand that it doesn’t work very nicely. The explanation I say so is as a result of these form of brushes, which resemble paint brushes, apply product too thickly to the pores and skin, identical to paint brushes. In case you are something like me, and abhor having thick make-up in your face, then this can be a brush you’ll want to keep away from. The identical precept is true for basis. Nonetheless, if you happen to favor having extra product in your face, then you definitely’d need this brush as a result of my suggestions won’t give you the results you want 😛
The perfect brushes for making use of concealer
The perfect form of brushes for making use of concealer for me subsequently, are brushes which are dense and versatile. The explanation for that is fairly easy. A dense brush permits so that you can use a lighter hand, and for the comb to mix much less product extra seamlessly onto your pores and skin to construct protection. A versatile brush head permits the comb to flex extra simply and diffuse product extra evenly. With these brushes, I expertise no streaking, no patchiness and importantly, permits me to make use of simply little or no product.
The important thing factor to notice is that none of those brushes are labelled to be used for concealer and are the truth is for eyeshadow software. In truth, they aren’t even labelled to be used with cream-based merchandise as they’re all pure hair brushes! However work inside your consolation zone – there are a lot of good high quality artificial brushes out there right this moment.
This can be a brush typically labelled a mixing brush. It often has longer, extra versatile bristles, that fan out to a rounded head. Brushes like these come in several sizes, and are sometimes recommended for mixing eyeshadow. The one I’ve proven here’s a Hakuhodo J142 (white goat bristle) and I’ve additionally different related formed brushes in different manufacturers.
With a brush like this, you’ll be able to work your concealer round your under-eye space in little round motions, and it leads to a really subtle, seamless look – just about like mixing your eyeshadow.
Massive Domed Eyeshadow Brush
Brushes like these are pretty massive and dense, and work nicely for these with massive eyelid house. However I discovered it to be glorious for making use of and mixing my concealer. The dense head picks up product very simply (particularly helpful with drier formulation just like the NARS Gentle Matte Concealer – I’ve a newfound admiration for it) and diffuses little or no product very effectively. In the event you favor extra protection, that is the comb you need.
I often dip the pinnacle of the comb into the pot, permitting the ideas of the comb head to choose up product. Then, I dab it the place I would like it, earlier than flippantly mixing. It’s extremely straightforward to regulate as a result of bigger head, straightforward to mix and diffuse, attributable to its dense however versatile bristles, and fast, as a result of it’s so massive! The comb I take advantage of is the NARS Eyeshadow Brush #40 and it’s stellar for mixing concealer! It’s the one I take advantage of most frequently.
Left to Proper: Wayne Goss Shadow Mixing Brush #16, NARS Eyeshadow Brush #40, Hakuhodo J142
Massive Dense Shadow Mixing Brush
Once more, that is an eyeshadow brush and once more, it’s a massive one. I’m undecided why I purchased it, however I feel it got here in one of many Wayne Goss brush units I purchased a few years again. (I’ve stopped gathering quickly 😛 ). I wasn’t certain what to do with it at first, as a result of it’s so massive. It’s purported to be helpful for making use of and mixing out shadow.
The distinction between a brush of this form and the one earlier than this, is that it has a spherical ferrule versus a flattened one.
I later discovered that this carried out equally to the domed eyeshadow brush. The dense bristles permit me to choose up product extra simply, and the dense however longer, versatile brushes permit me to mix product higher for a extra subtle and seamless look.
Yow will discover an identical form in different brush manufacturers. I’ve seen an identical form of brush in additional inexpensive manufacturers like Zoeva or Sigma.
How I take advantage of these brushes to use and mix concealer
With a drier system that is available in a bathtub, I dab the comb into the pot and diffuse it instantly on my pores and skin. Often one dab per eye and cheek space. I don’t find yourself with an excessive amount of product on my pores and skin, and the outcomes are very pure.
Once I use extra liquid system like these present in a tube e.g. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I often flippantly dot 1-2 dots on my under-eye space, and 3-4 dots for my pigmentation. Then, I seize one of many brushes right here, and simply mix it out. It’s impressively fast, and the outcomes are flawless. Additionally, if I really feel like I would like a contact extra concealer after I’m carried out with the remainder of my make-up, I simply decide up the comb and flippantly mix the place I would like it. Accomplished in a two shakes of a lamb’s tail! 😀
Can’t I take advantage of my fingers?
After all you’ll be able to! I used to be utilizing my fingers for the longest time as a result of I didn’t like the comb I used to be utilizing, and I discovered I had to make use of the heat of my fingers to mix out any streaks. However when I discovered the best brushes, every little thing fell into place! 😀
Do you employ brushes to use and mix your concealer? What are your favourites?
It took me some time to determine which brushes labored, and to suppose outdoors the field. I used to be afraid of utilizing eyeshadow brushes for the longest time as a result of they’re not “meant to be used that approach”. However I’m glad I jumped out of that field! 😀