However, by lightly dunking your blush brush into a cream blush or bronzer, and then gently stippling the product onto the face, you'll get a beautifully even application. Layer on more color for a dramatic finish, or use this technique to get the faintest of color. Best of all, this stippling method won't disturb your foundation or concealer beneath.
Welcome to the second installment of my makeup brush hair types series. Today's topic is pony hair. It's the most common type of hair in fluffy cheek, contour and powder brushes where dense color deposits are needed.
Like goat hair, pony hair does not come to a point — another great reason to use it on cheeks, because the bristles lend themselves well to blending.
Pony hair is a little bit less coarse than goat hair, though. It comes from the mane of young horses and is very fine and soft. In the finest quality of brushes, the hair comes from the belly of the pony.
As you can see in this Make Up Forever Blush Brush ($38) the brush is a cylindrical shape. Stay tuned for more makeup brush hair types all week long!
I get a lot of readers writing in with beauty questions, and makeup brushes are without a doubt one of the hottest topics. Obviously, I want to make sure we have all of the beauty basics covered, so I've created a definitive guide to makeup brushes that you can come back to again and again. Here's a roundup of my posts about six essential types of makeup brushes and how to clean and care for them.
- Powder Brushes
- Blush Brushes
- Angled Eye Shadow Brushes
- Lip Brushes
- Eyeliner Brushes
- Fan Brushes
- Professional Brush Cleaners
- Do-It-Yourself Brush Cleaning
Bridesmaids gifts can be predictable to say the least. Raise your hand if you'd be happy to never get another pair of sterling-silver earrings or a random necklace to match your baby-pink bridesmaid's dress. And don't even get me started on the monogrammed beach bags.
Since it's so rare that we treat ourselves to new make-up brushes, why not get your gals a beautiful sterling silver blush brush they can both treasure for life and use every day? This Gorham Sterling Silver Cosmetic Brush in the lacy chantilly pattern was just featured in the September 2006 issue of InStyle and sells for just $54.99. Plus, the handle can be engraved with your bridesmaids' names for a more personalized touch. Call (800) 737-5223 to order it over the phone, or buy it here.