Kabuki Brushes

The kabuki brush is based on tools used in Japanese Kabuki Theater, where the makeup is required to be heavy, and yet, is beautifully flawless. Beginning in the 1950s, the brushes gained popularity among makeup artists, particularly those working in fashion and film, where those same levels of heaviness and flawlessness are essential. They can be used for applying various forms of facial make-up including powder, blush and bronzer, as well as for adding shimmer or glow effects to the body. Also, there are dozens of excellent varieties to choose from.This versatile brush is perfect for professional makeup artist, and those of you who likes to experiment with new makeup techniques.

The kabuki brush is made up of soft, densely packed bristles, usually in a dome shape. Traditionally, the brush bristles were made from animal hair and many are still created and sold from these sources. There are many types of animal hair that can be made into makeup brushes, and many different grades within a type of animal hair. Most natural kabuki brushes are made from goat’s hair. Goat hair is also very soft, which anyone who adores cashmere already knows. The strong hairs pick up more makeup than the squirrel, thus giving you more coverage. Goat hair’s flexibility also means you don’t have to put in as much effort in the makeup application process; the brush will just about do it for you. However, kabuki brushes can also be made of synthetic materials, such as nylon or taklon, to mimic the properties of animal hair bristles.

Because of its size and shape, a kabuki brush is excellent for applying a concentrated amount of product in a strong blunt curve. These brushes are also excellent for creating all-over coverage with a natural look. And how to use a kabuki brush? It just simple. You should tap a little powder into the container lid or other dish. Then swirl the brush into the powder several times, making sure the powder has coated the entire brush, then tapping it slightly to remove any excess. The powder is then applied to the appropriate areas of the face using a circular motion to blend it into the skin. Also, don’t forget to always cleaning the kabuki brush after each use by tapping out any excess pigment or powder. The brushes can be washed in a mild soap and water and thoroughly rinsed. Dry the cleaned brushes horizontally to avoid bending the bristles.