Choosing a Kabuki Mineral Makeup Brush
Natural mineral makeup is the way to go if you want to keep your skin healthy and look your best. The secret is in the ingredients of the makeup that improve the look of your skin. Applying this makeup takes special tools to do the job well.
The makeup brush is a girl's best friend. When it comes to mineral makeup, there are synthetic and natural hair makeup brushes for application. The brush that most mineral makeup users have is a Kabuki makeup brush.
Have you heard that name before? Maybe you've seen someone wearing kabuki makeup. The name comes from the Japanese theater. In ancient Japan, actors would perform with their makeup as a white background with various bold colors used to create different expressions for their characters.
That brush is now used for mineral makeup application. These brushes have a look that is unique from most makeup brushes on the market. Traditional makeup brushes can be stiff and blunt cut at the end. The bristles can be hard to your delicate facial skin. When you dip the brushes into the makeup powder, all of the makeup stays at the tips of the bristles where it can potentially clump.
It doesn't take much mineral makeup to get smooth even coverage across your entire face. The Kabuki brush provides wide coverage for mineral makeup users. The brush contains fluffy bristles that are dense and form a dome shape if you choose a natural hair Kabuki brush you have a few choices for hairs:
- Italian Badger
Kabuki brushes have soft natural hairs that won't damage skin in the application. These bristles spread apart so that the mineral makeup can cling to the entire length of the hair. These bristles again part when they touch your face so that all of the makeup gets used.
Synthetic Kabuki brushes to exist. Using synthetic bristles can cause skin irritations in some people. Natural hairs aren't known for this type of problem.
Kabuki brushes exist for applying not only foundation but also mineral blushes and eye shadows. They typically have short, blunt handles for easier gripping and control. Some have longer handles like typical makeup brushes but the telltale dense dome head identifies them as Kabuki brushes. For women who travel a lot, Kabuki brushes can be purchased with dispenser handles to hold your mineral makeup.
To extend the life of your Kabuki brush, keep it clean. For daily makeup wearers, clean a Kabuki brush at least once a week. Natural hair brushes can be cleaned with your shampoo. Work up a lather to remove all dirt and makeup. Rinse your brushes in clean water. Squeeze your brush to remove any excess water and shake to fluff. Let dry on a flat clean surface. You might have to further fluff the bristles after drying.
Kabuki makeup brushes have a long and illustrious history for superb makeup coverage. Mineral makeup users will find that they get superior coverage and control with these brushes.