How to Choose Quality Makeup Brushes that Last
Shopping for new makeup brushes is fun… until that cute lil’ brush you bought breaks after a couple of blends (rude, much?). There’s nothing worse than a bad purchase, so how do you decide how to choose quality makeup brushes that won’t let you (or your makeup) down? Trying to find quality makeup brushes can be daunting so we’re here to blend it out for ya! We’ve created a makeup brush buying guide that will help you find brushes that will last, all while making you look extra flawless!
How to Choose a Good Quality Makeup Brush
With so many options, it’s easy to get side-tracked by brush sets or those super cute and colorful brushes with the mermaid/unicorn handles… but looks aren’t the most important factors when buying quality makeup brushes (that hit right in the feels, didn’t it?). There’s more to choosing a quality makeup brush that will last you a long time and will deliver quality blends every single time, so we’re here to spill all the tea.
Blending with a rough and scratchy brush is not the vibe (especially on clients) so it’s better to test the bristles before throwing it in your shopping cart. A quick way to test if the bristles are soft enough is to simply brush your inner wrist– if it feels scratchy, don’t buy it! Another thing to test when buying a makeup brush is how well the bristles are glued. Tug at the bristles gently– it’s normal for a new brush to shed a few bristles, but drop that brush if it starts balding in your hands!
We know what you’re thinking, “the ferru-what?”. The brush ferrule is the metal band that connects the bristles to the handle and this part says a lot about how well the brush was constructed. The top of the ferrule should be a smooth even edge. If it’s jagged chances are the brush was finished cheaply with little to no attention to detail (#TEA). To see how secure the ferrule is, hold the ferrule in one hand and the handle in the other. It should not feel wobbly or loose. If it does… ditch that brush!
Blending is cardio (in our book 😉) so you want a tool that will feel comfortable in your hands when you’re doing all that hard work! Hold the brush in application position, it should feel substantial but most of all comfortable and easy for you to hold! This is the main reason to stay away from gimmicky handles because, although they might be hella cute, they won’t enhance the performance of your brush and they’ll probably be uncomfortable to use after long periods of time.
Use these tips for choosing good quality makeup brushes on your next makeup brush haul! If you don’t want to go through all these steps but you still wanna buy quality makeup brushes, you’re at the right place! Join our Makeup Brush Subscription Club, MorpheMe, for all the best quality brushes at a super wallet-friendly price! You’ll get 3-8 certified Morphe brushes delivered straight to your door every month for just $19.99. The best part? These brushes will slay by your side without falling apart!
Ana is a Los Angeles based beauty blogger and influencer with a passion for everything that makes you feel beautiful. When she's not creating new makeup looks or tips for her followers, she's most likely journaling or lifting some weights at the gym. View all the posts by Ana Delgadillo