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Your Guide to Choosing Makeup Brushes

Your makeup application is only as good as the brushes you use to apply it. Whether you are going for that “no makeup” look or nighttime glittery glam, the proper brush is your secret weapon when it comes to perfect application. 

Here are a few tips to help you select the right brush for your lifestyle: 

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup Brush 

If you are concerned about animal cruelty or you are simply looking for the best makeup brush available, a vegan, cruelty-free brush might be just right for you. 

In the past, one might have had to sacrifice one’s values in order to purchase a quality makeup brush. Luckily, you no longer need to choose between flawless looking makeup and a brush that suits your beliefs and ideals. 

Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a vegan, cruelty-free makeup brush: 

* Synthetic Brush Fibers are Stronger 

The strands that go into synthetic brushes are made out of are much tougher than animal hair and can take much more use without facing damage. 

* Synthetic, Animal-friendly brushes are easier to clean 

Synthetic brushes absorb less of the makeup pigment and are therefore easier to clean and need not be washed as frequently. 

* Synthetic brushes are better for sensitive skin 

Many people with sensitive skin find that they are allergic to the animal hair that many brushes are made of, so synthetic brushes provide a hypoallergenic alternative for them. 

* Synthetic brushes create a soft and beautiful look 

* Vegan brushes are kinder to animals. 

Perhaps most obvious, when you choose to use vegan makeup brushes, it is kinder to animals. If you are concerned about using animal products, opting for synthetic brushes is the way to go. 

Makeup brush fiber technology has come a long way in recent years and these cruelty-free brushes are easily as soft and easy to use as their animal-hair counterparts. 

Quality brushes 

High-quality brushes are worth the price you pay for them.   Not only do they do the best job, they also last for years, and make applying your makeup a real pleasure.   This doesn’t mean you have to pay a small fortune for a set of makeup brushes if you keep a few things in mind: 

The makeup brushes you buy: 

* Should not fall apart, leaving bristles in your makeup and becoming useless 

* Should not smell of glue 

* Should not irritate the skin 

* Should offer even, smooth application 

* Should not have rough bristles 

* Should be enjoyable to use 

Remember… you can find quality, synthetic brushes without spending a lot.

Buy Inexpensive… not cheap 

Buying all the brushes you need 

As any makeup artist will tell you, having a full set of brushes makes all the difference in getting that perfect result. 

A complete set up makeup brushes will include: 

Powder Brush - Flat Kabuki Brush

Foundation Brush - Angle Brush

Round Concealer Brush - Concealer Brush  

Eyeshadow Brush - Flat Brow Brush  

Smudge Brush - Coverage Concealer Brush

Brow Comb & Eyelash Brush - Lip Brush 

For a cruelty-free option in makeup brushes the latest in synthetic fibers in the answer. The key is finding a set of makeup brushesthat is high-quality and offered at a good price. Read the description and reviews before buying.