For models and people who are in the limelight, especially who do not have their private makeup artist, you definitely need to get yourself your own professional makeup brush set. As much as allowed, you will need to use it to put on your own makeup primarily for sanitary reasons. Enough said.
If you are satisfied with just a miniature brush that comes free with a makeup you bought, think twice. Truly, a professional brush is different from a mini brush. Mini brushes have synthetic materials that could irritate a sensitive skin. Also, the bristles in a mini brush are quite brittle so it tends to fall off easily, making them temporary.
Professional brushes generally cost more and are never given free and rightly so. Few pro brushes contain synthetic materials. Most come from sables, goats and even squirrels. Professional makeup brushes also come in different sizes that will allow for the proper application of makeup into the face or the body.
For everyday make up, here are the four most common applicators you will need to achieve best results on applying your makeup:
The Application Brush is a synthetic brush that is straight and sturdy. This brush is used to apply eye shadows and concealers to areas that need it most. You can find different sizes of this brush so choose that which you will need.
Angled brushes are used to apply eye liners and eye brow color on sparse spaces on eyebrows with an eye shadow. An angled brush also contains synthetic material and is slanted at an angle. It is a great choice for applying eye liners especially if you have difficulty. All you have to do is to connect the dots to achieve a straight eye line.
Blending brush with synthetic or natural bristles. A blending brush is fluffy and is used to blend eye shadows for removing harsh lines. To achieve a concentrated color blending, the use of a small brush is needed. The larger heads are used to spread out some pigmentation.
Powder brushes are also available with natural materials. This brush should be small enough to apply all over the face and large enough to dust off some blush from the cheeks. The bristles are tapered so blending will be easy and a large head evens it out.
You can build out your set later but first, at least get the basic essentials you need. You will be more satisfied with how your makeup goes on and looking good with your own set of professional makeup brush set.