Makeup Brushes 101

Darnell Cox: Hi, I’m Darnel Cox with Live
Young Lifestyle, and I’m here today with my makeup artist, Jenny Karl- Jenny Karl: Hey. Darnell Cox: … and my best friend, Gina. Gina: Hi. Darnell Cox: And we’re talking about basic
makeup brushes for beginners. Darnell Cox: Gina commented about the multitude
of brushes on the tool belt that Jenny uses every time. And so we’re just wondering what are we supposed
to have and what is it used for, for home use, for when we’re not walking around with
our makeup artist? Jenny Karl: Yes. This is what I use on set. I mean, obviously you don’t need all of these
brushes for yourself. Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: We’ll go through maybe eight to
10 of the basic brushes you need for at-home makeup application on yourself. Darnell Cox: Okay, perfect. Jenny Karl: So this is a foundation brush,
and it can be used for concealer as well. Foundation brushes are synthetic, usually
synthetic hair. Those are the best ones. And then it’s a flat head. So it’s good for pressing the foundation in
or painting the foundation on. Darnell Cox: And it gets in the little cracks
and stuff. Jenny Karl: And then it gets in the creases. Darnell Cox: Yeah, that’s why I love this
brush. Gina: I didn’t really know there was a difference
between pressing and painting. Interesting. Jenny Karl: Well yes, because concealer, you
want to press on. Darnell Cox: You want to press it in. Jenny Karl: Or if it’s a spot treatment. And foundation you want to paint on. Gina: Okay. Jenny Karl: The flat head is good for under
the eyes as well. Darnell Cox: [crosstalk 00:01:28]. Jenny Karl: So this is a great … I mean,
and most foundation brushes will look like this. Darnell Cox: Okay, then what- Jenny Karl: There’s some that are a bit bulkier
and some that are a bit skinnier, but that’s the basic. Darnell Cox: Okay, then what comes next? What else are we using? Jenny Karl: Next- Darnell Cox: Wait! Don’t you want to blend it? Do we have a blending brushes here? Jenny Karl: I don’t- Darnell Cox: Or what are you doing [inaudible
00:01:47]? Jenny Karl: I don’t do, I use these for blending. Darnell Cox: I love these. These are the toothbrush brushes. Gina: Toothbrushes. Jenny Karl: Yes. These are the toothbrush brushes. These are great for contour, highlight, and
blending. So after I do concealer, or even powder sometimes,
I will go underneath the eye and just … these are, again, synthetic, extremely soft- Darnell Cox: They’re super soft and dense. Jenny Karl: … and they’re great for blending. Darnell Cox: I blend my whole foundation with
this. Jenny Karl: Yep. Gina: I do too; I do too. Jenny Karl: You can actually apply foundation
with this as well because it’s synthetic, but most people will go toward that brush. Gina: Let me see this. Darnell Cox: I paint and then blend. Jenny Karl: But again- Darnell Cox: Paint, blend; paint blend. Jenny Karl: … dual purpose. Gina: But the great thing about these is it
usually comes in a set of eight. Jenny Karl: They usually come in a set. Gina: So you have small to large. Jenny Karl: Yeah, but you can buy them individually
if you only like certain sizes. Or you can buy the set, which are very inexpensive
on Amazon or something. Gina: They’re so soft. Darnell Cox: Okay. Jenny Karl: Yeah, so- Darnell Cox: So those are these. Jenny Karl: I love those. And the reason they’re called toothbrush brushes- Darnell Cox: Because it looks like a toothbrush. Jenny Karl: … is because you use them like
a toothbrush. Gina: Oh. Jenny Karl: The handle like a toothbrush. Darnell Cox: Gotcha. Jenny Karl: So that’s usually how you … Yeah,
you hold them as if it was a toothbrush. Jenny Karl: Next is, I guess, well, powder. Right? Darnell Cox: Big, fluffy. Jenny Karl: So if you’re using powder, and
some people don’t use powder if you’re extremely dry, but most of us need a little powder on
the T-Zone or just to set our foundation. Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: And so this is a great powder
brush. Anything huge and fluffy is … I even make
them even fluffier when I get them home. I fluff them out. Darnell Cox: Yeah. Jenny Karl: And again, make sure your hands
are clean before you touch your brushes. Darnell Cox: Okay, big, fluffy- Jenny Karl: So a big, fluffy brush- Darnell Cox: … powder brush. Jenny Karl: For powder. Darnell Cox: Okay. Gina: I want to play with this one. Jenny Karl: Okay, this one, I love for bronzer. Whew! You can see I had some bronzer on there. Darnell Cox: Bronzer was taking flight. Jenny Karl: Bronzer’s in there, because I
used this on you earlier. So I love this- Darnell Cox: It just went psh. Jenny Karl: … because you can stipple it. You can stipple it right into the the cheekbones
or wherever you like to put more bronzer. Darnell Cox: Right. You have more control over this than you do
the big fluffy one. Jenny Karl: You do. You do. You have more control. Gina: Ooh, I like that. Darnell Cox: Yeah. Jenny Karl: You can also use it on the neck
bone. Darnell Cox: On the collarbones. Yeah, yeah. Jenny Karl: Collarbone. You can use it to give a little highlight
in the- Darnell Cox: Right. So this has more control. Jenny Karl: … cleavage. Darnell Cox: That’s why it’s a little bit- Jenny Karl: It’s denser. Darnell Cox: … denser. Gina: I like this one. Darnell Cox: Okay. Gina: Sign me up. Jenny Karl: Yeah, and you can get these vegan,
you can get these with natural hair if you want. I mean, there’s so many different types. Jenny Karl: So this one is a blush brush. Angled- Darnell Cox: But you can also use it if it’s
not angled, right? Jenny Karl: You can. Darnell Cox: So what is the purpose of the
angle? Jenny Karl: The angle is like blush brush
for dummies. So you just crack a little- Darnell Cox: It’s still fluffy. Jenny Karl: It is fluffy, but it’s smaller,
it’s denser, and it’s angled. So you just crack a little smile- Darnell Cox: Smile. Jenny Karl: … and you go right onto … and
I like to also stipple in as well. Once I get the blush on in a nice, and I can
see it, I like to stipple it in. Darnell Cox: You’re big stippling. Jenny Karl: Like that. I am, because it makes the makeup stay on
longer. Darnell Cox: What else do we have? Jenny Karl: We have lid brash. Now this- Darnell Cox: I have this kind of brush. Jenny Karl: … is just a small, it’s kind
of fluffy, and it’s very soft. Darnell Cox: And it’s kind of flat. Jenny Karl: It’s kind of flat. Darnell Cox: It’s flat. Jenny Karl: And again, it’s angled as well. So you can really just get it on the ball
of the eye, kind of right there, inside. Jenny Karl: Exactly. Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: Yep. Darnell Cox: Okay. Like that one. Gina: Am I the collector now? Jenny Karl: You can also- Darnell Cox: Well, we’re sharing. Jenny Karl: Wait, one second. Okay. So this brush, you can also … I like balance
on the eyes, so whatever I do on the top, I usually do a little on the bottom. So this also, with this angle, you can go
right underneath the eye as well and just add some color underneath the eye. You can also go in the corners of the eye
to add a highlight right there. Darnell Cox: Okay. Jenny Karl: See? That little peak right there? Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: You can just boop right there
a little highlight. Darnell Cox: And this is also a little bit
flat. Jenny Karl: It is a little flat. Darnell Cox: Okay. Jenny Karl: Yeah. Darnell Cox: Got it. What else? Jenny Karl: This one is not flat. This is probably the only one other than the
powder brush that doesn’t have kind of a curve or a flatness, because this is for the crease. So it comes up into a peak, but it’s real
fluffy. Darnell Cox: Okay. Jenny Karl: This is your basic crease brush. Darnell Cox: So it’s fluffy, and it kind of
comes a little bit to a point so that you can get in the crease. Jenny Karl: So you can get right in the corner
here and do that crease. Darnell Cox: Right, and it’s round. Jenny Karl: It’s round. Darnell Cox: It’s round. Jenny Karl: All crease brushes should be round,
and they should be a little fluffy. The more compact they are, the more they’re
going to put on that dark crease color. Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: So you have to be careful. Darnell Cox: Okay. Jenny Karl: Angle brush. Again, dual purpose angle brush. This is, again, flat and angled, hence the
name angle brush. So this is great for brows, right? Darnell Cox: To get those little hair lines- Jenny Karl: Get those little hairs. Yep. And then it’s good for eyeliner, so to get
that cat dye, that cat eye that everyone loves. Darnell Cox: And then do you just wipe this
off with a paper towel in between? Jenny Karl: Yeah, or you can just have two
of them and have one for eye … usually I have two. One’s for eye … if you can see. One’s for eye liner. Darnell Cox: Oh yeah, one’s black. Jenny Karl: One is black. Darnell Cox: And one’s brown, which is my
eyebrow color. Jenny Karl: Yeah, because one … I have two. Gina: Would you wet that to put on the eyeliner? Jenny Karl: So if you’re using it for powder,
yes. You want to dampen it a little bit. If using it for liquid or creams or whatever,
then obviously you don’t have to because it’s already wet. But yeah, you can dampen it, or for brows,
you can dip this right into your wax first and then do your powder. Gina: Oh, that’s a great idea. Jenny Karl: So again, these are all dual purpose. Darnell Cox: I just do this for powder. Jenny Karl: And you can wipe them in between
as well. Darnell Cox: Right. Jenny Karl: Some dark black colors will be
harder to get out, but you can wipe it. Darnell Cox: So it’s one thing to have the
right makeup put on, but having the right tools is also important. Jenny Karl: Very important. Darnell Cox: And these make your life easier. Jenny Karl: Oh, they do. Darnell Cox: So that’s a really good way to
live young. I love this one.

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