Monday, 14 March 2016

Makeup Brushes: The Difference Between Natural And Synthetic!

Natural vs Synthetic Makeup Bushes


Makeup brushes come in all shapes and sizes, shaped to for-fill all of our makeup application needs, it can be a little overwhelming choosing which makeup brush is best for you. When it comes to the angle and cut of the brush it is totally personal preference to the finish or application you wish to achieve, however one way we can narrow down what makeup brushes are best for you is to look at the bristles themselves. Makeup brushes have either natural for synthetic hairs, both have their pros and cons, so what should you use them for?

Natural Makeup Brushes

Natural makeup brushes are made from animal hairs such as goat or squirrel hairs. Due to being made from natural hair these brushes have the ability to pick up a lot of product therefore are best used with powder products or pigments. These brushes are extremely soft and fluffy and have the ability to blend over the skin with effortlessly for a flawless and non-blotchy finish. Natural brushes are really easy to use, especially if you are a novice they are best for blending out eyeshadows or applying powder bronzers and blushers. Cons of these makeup brushes are that they can be harder to clean as they do absorb a lot of product, you may also find that the bristles may shed whilst using them too.


Synthetic Makeup Brushes

Synthetic brushes are made up of man-made materials such as nylon or polyester fibres. Unlike natural hair brushes these do not have a cuticle therefore do not absorb as much product, which does mean less waste of product and that they are easier to clean. Perfect for applying liquid and cream products these apply liquid foundations and blend cream blushes and bronzers flawlessly. Synthetic bristles are unique in a way that they naturally gravitate towards each other meaning these are the perfect brushes for any precise makeup application such as gel eyeliner and lipsticks. One con to synthetic brushes is that if you do use these with powders they can cause fall out due to the bustles being a little tougher. 

No one is better than the other when it comes to natural or synthetic brushes, they are both suited to work with different products for an easy and flawless application. Now you know how to apply your makeup like a pro! Which makeup brushes do you love using? 

Zoe x 

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18 comments

  1. This is a really handy post! I think all of my brushes are synthetic (which I'm actually pretty happy about - I'm not sure how I feel about wiping squirrel fur over my face!)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. Thankyou hun! Yes most of mine are synthetic too I think xx

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  2. Aww, this is very useful! Thanks for sharing. I agree, that both of them are pretty good for different products, and go perfectly together. I myself have both natural and synthetic brushes.

    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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    1. Thankyou hun, I do find natural are better at blending especially shadows x

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  3. I'm pretty sure all my brushes are synthetic, which I never really was aware of now. This was such an interesting read! x

    Darling Jordan

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  4. This was a really useful post, I use the Zoeva brushes but i'd never really thought too much about what they were made of!

    Caz | This is Caz

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  5. I'm so glad I came across this post! I seriously didn't know this. I will keep that in mind next time I'm out buying brushes!

    xo Jasmine| http://www.jasmineworewhat.com

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  6. I seriously need to pick up some new brushes, I've never invested in them and so mine are all falling apart!

    Thanks for the informative post!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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    1. No problem hun, once you get new ones they will last a really long time so you should treat yourself xx

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  7. I need some new brushes pronto, will deffo be buying natural in the future! xoxo

    http://isobelmarian.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You will have to share how you get on with them if you do xx

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  8. i love natural for some of my products, like my viseart palettes. but i have more synthetic.

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    1. same here hun I have more synthetic brushes too, natural ones can be so expensive to xx

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  9. This is a very helpful post! I love natural hair for blushers and bronzers, for liquid and creamy products I usually prefer beauty blenders :)
    Jessie | Bear and Berries | Instagram

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    1. Thankyou Jessie, me too I love the beauty blender! x

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