Mineral makeup is currently making it huge in the beauty industry. Almost all of the popularly used foundations are made up of micronized minerals, namely zinc oxide and talc. If applied in the proper fashion, these can give you an impeccable finish. A lot of things like coverage and texture are dependent on the application process and the types of brushes you are using. Apart from giving you a smooth finish, these mineral cosmetics also have a lot of nourishing effects on your skin.
Given the benefits of these mineral cosmetics, it becomes important that you couple it with the right makeup brush set. The brush options may vary depending on price, design, brand and materials used. Although you can easily opt for the cheaper makeup brush set, it would be more sensible to go for the branded ones, which can get slightly cheaper but will give you a very good lasting and superior application.
If you are going to invest in high-quality brushes, you should also make it a point that you are making the right pick. Shortlisted below are the different types of brushes that are used for applying mineral makeup.
- Flat top brush
Flat top brushes are the most appropriate pick for applying mineral foundations. These brushes can grip a generous amount of powder, thus allowing you to attain a great coverage. However, they tend to concentrate the makeup on a smaller section which will then have to be buffed and blended till the evenness is attained. If you fail to this, you may end up looking like a theatre performer. This can be avoided by dipping the brush very lightly into the foundation and then giving it a sharp tap till the excess of the foundation is dusted off. Nonetheless, flat top brushes are the best for applying full coverage make up on a regular basis.
- Dome top brush
Dome top brushes are best for achieving natural looking gradations. Since the maximum amount of makeup gets deposited on the dome, when you swivel the brush around your skin, the makeup gets deposited more heavily on the central point of application and gradually fades towards the sides. These brushes come in a number of sizes and you can pick the one that befits you the most. They are especially great for creating contours under the cheekbones and the temples.
- Light coverage brush
A dome shaped brush with loosely packed goat hair is the best for a light coverage. These type of brushes ensure that the powder does not get concentrated on just one spot thus making it easier to get an even and lighter distribution. This is a must have in your make up brush set if you prefer a light touch up with loose powder during your make up.
- Medium coverage brush
A soft goat hair brush or a high-quality synthetic fiber brush, both are ideal for applying medium coverage makeup. Since these are the most frequently used brushes in your makeup brush set, it will do good to invest in a pricey and high-quality medium coverage brush.