Tools of the trade…

Ok, so I’ve been mentioning this “fluffy dome brush” in my make up posts a LOT. Well, today I figured I’d actually explain to you what I mean.
For you ladies with a basic knowledge of brushes, I wouldn’t wanna bore you, so click here.

Normally when I think of a tool, this comes to mind…


but, I figured I’d explain the OTHER kind to you…
A fluffy dome brush is one that is extremely versatile, hence I own 5674683264 of them 😛 It gets it’s name from the shape, which is tapered into a dome. This allows for a subtle, smoky wash of colour. They’re usually made of natural hair  (and we remember that natural hairs deposit less colour, than synthetics, right?!? 😛 ) and vary in size from tiny to quite large.

Can you see how the swatched line gets thinner and thinner? That’s because the size of the brush is proportional to the application you’re gonna get. Smaller brush=thinner, more precise line. Larger brush=broader, more diffused line. This was swatched with a pretty dark eyeshadow (Nars), which shows you just how diluted the application can be! These brushes are fantastic for novices and pros alike, as they are very forgiving and hide any mishaps quite well…
Their uses don’t end at eyeshadow either. They can be used to apply concealer under the eyes, highlighter where needed, as well as transculent powder exactly where necessary…

Now, if I could just find a tutorial on these brushes, I’d be set… 😛

Let me know ladies, was this helpful at all?