By Sheila Arkee
When it comes to essential brushes for your makeup collection, lets not forget the kabuki brush.
The name “kabuki” comes from the Japanese theatrical performance, characterized by intense makeup applications. The kabuki is excellent for evenly dispersing powder or liquid with it’s short, concentrated fibers. The kabuki brush is built to be short, squat, and full. Imagine a the head of a full powder brush and that’s it.
Although it’s most commonly used with powder foundations, especially mineral foundations, one cool thing about the kabuki is that you can also use it with liquid foundations to get an airbrushed appearance. What is it about the word “airbrushed” that grabs your attention straightaway? Because a brush is much less expensive than a machine, perhaps? The promise of perfection at a fraction of the price!
Why does it work so well? It’s all about control. With the concentrated brush fibers, you have a bit more control over the intenisty of the makeup application.
Kabuki brushes are commonly manufactured and available at a variety of price ranges. Eco Tools makes a really beautiful version which retails for around $7.99.
Do you consider a kabuki brush an essential part of your brush collection?