Friday, February 17, 2012

Brush 101 : Beginner Brush Kit :)

Haha. okay okay.. I'm kidding you guys! The fiction book is made by Photoshop & Me :P
But, it will make a good cover to the thing I want to talk about. 
Brush 101 : Beginner Brush Kit :)

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Essentialy, there is brush for your eyes, lips and face. But, I think I’m gonna skip the lip brush. Because maybe some of you just wearing lipgloss straight from it doe foot applicator or a lip liner to do so.
I will be categorizing it as 7 essential brushes for eyes & 5 essential brushes for face.
Let's get started!


1.     Eye Liner Brush
SIGMA E05 - $9
It's an extra-fine tipped made of synthetic fiber bristles to wear your gel liner with. But of course you can save this brush if you wearing felt tip liquid eyeliner or pencil eyeliner. But I’m telling you.. gotta have this baby for safety! :)

     similar to MAC 209 - $18

2.     Pencil Brush 
SIGMA E30 - $9
Usually, it made of natural bristles. This brush needed to create depth into your eyes, so your eyes will pop out beautifully like a shadow effect. It gave precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. 

     similar to MAC 219 $24.50

3.     Tapered Blending Brush
SIGMA E40 - $11
The shape of the brush is rounded and tapered at the top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Usually, it made of natural bristles. It needed to blend the harsh line when you applying eyeshadow colours, so it goes on smoothly and naturally.

similar to MAC 224 $30

4.     Eye Shading Brush
SIGMA E55 - $9
Usually, it made of natural bristles. It should be soft and dense with a rounded finish. The function of this brush is to applies pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments on the lid evenly, also ideal to build intense color on the eyelid.

 similar to MAC 242 $24.50

5.     Large Shader Brush
SIGMA E60 - $11 
The shape is flat and ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Usually it made of natural bristles.

     similar to MAC 249 $30 

6.     Small Angle Brush
SIGMA E65 - $9
This brush is ideal for filling in the brows, but also good for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. Usually it made of synthetic bristles.

similar to MAC 263 $18

7.     Medium Angled Shading Brush
SIGMA E70 – $9
The shape of the brush is angled, tapered and flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Usually it made of natural bristles.

 similar to MAC 275 $24.50

1.     Large Powder Brush
SIGMA F30 – $19
The volume of the bristles is very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Usually it made of natural bristles.

similar to 134 $52

2.     Large Angled Contour Brush
SIGMA F40 – $14
This angled shape brush best for application of blush, bronzer and contouring powder. Usually made of natural bristles.

 similar to MAC 168 $34

3.     Duo Fibre Brush
SIGMA F50 – $18
This brush is specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. The bristles are blend of synthetic bristles (white top part) and natural bristles (black bottom part).
- My favourite brush! ^.^ -

 similar to MAC 187 $42

4.     Foundation Brush
SIGMA F60 – $14
This brush can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Usually made of synthetic bristles.

 similar to MAC 190 $33

5.     Concealer Brush
SIGMA F70 – $9
The rounded, tapered and flat shape of the brush makes this ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small and defined areas of the face using cream and liquid products. Usually made of synthetic bristles.

similar to MAC 195 $22.50


So here you go, my review about 12 essential brushes that we should have if you just start to learn make up like I do :) and yes maybe it's all quite expensive for some of us. But i'm giving the information of the picture and it's function so you know the shape and got the essence from the good quailty one. :D

I hope you all like my review, and please let me know if there any brand of brushes that you like and have a great price beside sigma and mac. I'd love hearing from you guys! it could be my references too! 

Let me know what you think!
Good day all! 
Smile :)

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