Everything You Need to Know When Creating Your Cosmetic Brush Set

If you really want to know about the quality of brushes, you mush feel them, look at them, smell them and use them. Regardless of whether or not you are a professional makeup artist, you will know the difference when you compare one brush to another.


Here’s what you need to know:



1. Different Brush Types

Here are the main types of brushes:


(1): Concealer – for blemishes and the area under the eyes

(2): Foundation brush – for liquid, cream and mineral powder

(3): Powder – for all over the face, including the T-zone


There are many other brush types, but these are the initial types each person needs before moving to more specialized brushes.



 2. Brush Hair

In general, cosmetics brushes either use natural or artificial hair for their bristles.


A. Natural Hair: The most common natural hair is Goat Hair. It’s better because it is more dense. Horse Hair is also very soft, but has lower resilience. Sable and Weasel hair are beautiful hairs, very soft and resilient, but they are a little expensive. The most expensive is Chinchilla hair.


You can wash natural hair brushes once every 2-3months, because they will become more soft and good over time.


However, most modern consumers in the US do not wish to use animal products in their beauty. So, next we will talk about the more popular option: artificial brush hair.


B. Artificial Hair: Most modern brushes are made from artificial hair, usually nylon or another synthetic material. This kind of hair doesn't feel as good as natural hair--that is why the price is cheaper. Mostly artificial hair is used for foundation brushes. You can wash them once every 2-3 weeks.


Both artificial and natural brushes require brush shampoo to wash them. Alternatively, you can use water and a little alcohol to wash them after use.



3. Brush Handle Material


Brush handles are mostly made from wood or plastic.

A.    Wood: Wood handles are typically much better looking. You can choose from schima wood, cedar wood, or a mixture of different woods together. Wood—especially natural wood—is typically a lot more expensive, but can give a brush a very high-end look and feel.

B.    Plastic: Most brushes have plastic handles. Plastic is cheaper and can be customized to the color, shape and finish you require for your project.





If you are looking to make your custom brush set, please feel free to contact us. We have the full range of capabilities and long-standing relationships to get the exact brush set you need, customized to your needs.


In addition to brush sets, we can also provide brush holders, brush shampoo and brush cleaning spray. From beard brushes, to eye kits to kabukis—we’ve got you covered.