I became a big fan … of the fan brush! Last year I attended The Makeup Show and discovered this tiny Bdellium Tools “Mascara Fan” in my gift bag. I am not a makeup artist and at first was not even sure how to use it, but I have been in love with this brush ever since! It’s the answer to preventing the clumping of my mascara and because of this brush, I am able to wear some of the mascaras I own, but didn’t think I liked. So this actually saves me money. I am able to brush, separate and lengthen my lashes after applying mascara using this handy little brush. Just like everything else, you need the right tools to get the job done properly. When it comes to makeup application, fan brushes of all sizes are what you need to give your entire face a perfect finishing touch!
1. Bdellium Tools Professional Makeup Brush Studio Line – Mascara Fan Brush 731, $8.80
This brush minimizes both clumping and smearing of mascara while giving you the option of dictating the intensity of your application with ease.
2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Lash Fan #34, $21
The synthetic bristles and angled head of this unique fan brush are specifically designed to emphasize lashes. It can also be used to separate lashes or to fuse false lashes with real lashes for a more natural effect.
3. Claudio Riaz Lash Touch Brush, $65
This innovative badger lash brush is designed for mascara application to be used as a lash comb to build extra volume and length.
4. MAKE UP FOR EVER 200 Eye Fan Brush, $22
This small brush is frequently used by makeup artists as a tool for removing excess powder from the cheekbones and undereye area. It features straight fibers and can be used with loose and pressed powders.
5. Laura Mercier Fan Brush, $30
Laura Mercier Fan Powder Brush lightly sweeps setting powder onto skin to help create a soft focus effect, diminishing the look of fine lines and imperfections while visibly smoothing skin.
6. Kevyn Aucoin The Large Fan Brush, $60
This large flat, fan-shaped brush of soft synthetic fiber/goat hair blend is used for applying, bronzing, highlighting or contouring any powder-based products or to wisp away any excess product. It can also be used to apply, distribute and blend foundation into all areas of the face.
– Carol Calacci
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