How to use makeup brushes

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Hakuhodo make the most of the hair tip and arrange bristles three-dimensionally. The makeup brushes we create are designed to distribute makeup as smoothly and as evenly as possible.
By gliding the brush gently on your face, you can quickly and effortlessly achieve a flawless finish. Using our brushes correctly will help you create a seamless look and the brushes will last for years.

How to use makeup brushes

  • Foundation

    This brush applies and blends liquid or cream-based foundation quickly and evenly on the contours of your face.
    Apply a moderate amount of liquid or cream-based foundation on your forehead, cheeks and chin.

  • Concealer

    This brush applies and blends concealer smoothly and evenly to cover blemishes and even pimples.
    Apply concealer to the areas of your face that you want to disguise, such as dullness under the eyes, besides the nostrils, blemishes and lip line.
    Finish your makeup and blend by gently tapping the edges of these areas with the brush.

  • Powder

    Using this brush you are able to apply all types of power effortlessly and evenly over the entire face.
    To achieve an even and polished look, use the full surface of the brush tip and gently sweep the powder from the center of the face outwards.

  • Finishing and Highlight

    This brush can be used for all-over-face blending or wiping off any excess powder to create a radiant look after makeup is applied.
    It can also be used for highlighting large areas of the face.
    Disperse powder evenly over the face and blend highlighter to complete your makeup.

  • Highlight

    This brush is designed for effortless contouring and highlighting.
    Apply highlighter to the parts of your face you would like to accentuate, such as bridge of the nose, around the eyes and on the chin.

  • Eye shadow 1

    This brush can be used to apply eye shadow onto the whole upper eyelid area.
    Blend a strong color by sweeping the brush from under eyebrow to the entire upper eyelid area.
    Natural blending of colors will be created by holding the brush flat on the area of your eyes.

  • Eye shadow 2

    This brush can be used to apply a natural color of eye shadow to the upper eyelid.
    It can create natural coloring with several strokes, blending colors into the area of highlighter.

  • Eye liner

    With the brush create a line from the outer corner of the eye to the middle in one sweep and finish the line from the inner corner of the eye to the middle.
    The thickness of the line is easily controlled using this eyeliner brush.
    This brush can also be used for powder that fills the gaps between eyelashes.

  • Eyebrow

    This brush applies color to the eyebrow to create a natural finish. Start at the arch of the brow and work your way to the outer end of the brow.
    Fill the brow with color using short strokes, then smudge color to create a softer look by using remaining color in the bristles.

  • Lip

    Designed to apply lip color and can also be used as a concealer brush. Apply lip color up to the ferrule edge of the bristles.
    Using the wide and flat side you can get a nice, even coverage of lipstick in one sweep.

  • Blush

    Makeup is all about highlights and shadows and this brush allows you to achieve both.
    Sweep gently along the cheekbone by using the entire surface of the bristles so you can enjoy natural blending of color.
    This brush can also be used to highlight the areas of your face that you want to accentuate.


Move the round-shaped brush in a circular motion on makeup trying to load the entire surface of the bristles evenly and lightly.
For the flat-shaped brush, load makeup on the both sides of the bristles.
This will help you achieve a seamless and flawless finish when makeup is applied.

  • Powder

    Dip the brush into the powder lightly and rub it in a circular motion on a sponge trying to load the entire surface of the bristles with the powder then apply on the face.

  • Blush

    With the brush head flat, load the chiseled side of the bristles with color.

  • Eye shadow

    With the brush head flat, apply color evenly to both flat sides of the bristles.

  • Eye liner

    To apply the eyeliner smoothly, dip the brush into the eyeliner covering all the bristles.

  • Eyebrow

    While holding the brush vertically, apply powder to the brush. Dab any excess off on to the back of your hand.
    This helps create a softer look.

  • Lip

    Apply enough lip color to cover the bristles from root to tip.
    Use both sides of the brush to apply the color to your lips.