When it comes to choosing one, you’ll want to think about the types of blush formulas you use — powder, liquid, cream — that will help guide you. The Duo bristle brush (both natural and synthetic) is great for blending and whipping cream and liquid productsbut they can also be used with powdery, expert make-up formulas Maya René. And she adds that synthetic brushes are best for liquid products and natural for loose or pressed powders. If you want a darker color, choose a thick brush, but for lighter applications, choose one with fine bristles.
And once you get a blush brush, make sure you take care of it. Clean it to remove any bacteria and dirt on the brush—this will also ensure that they last for a long time. Use your favorite brush cleaner to give it a good clean. How often you do this depends on your preference and how much you use it, but many makeup artists recommend using it once a week or every two weeks.
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