When it comes to a flawless face, our main focus is often on the many different options for the perfect foundation, powder, and every other product in the makeup book. While these are undoubtedly important, there is another essential element that plays a major role in the application process: makeup brushes. Today there are so many brands to choose from, and of course, the two different types - natural or synthetic. To break it down for you, natural brushes are made out of some type of animal hair (horses, goats, etc.), while synthetic brushes are made from synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester.
While many beauty junkies have their preference, we are going to dive into why synthetic brushes are our first choice for must-have makeup tools.
No animals were harmed!
The demand for products that do not use animal products of any kind in them is on the rise. When you use synthetic brushes, you know no animals were harmed in the making, as these brushes are made from synthetic materials. As a cruelty-free company, this is extremely important to us, which is why our soon-to-launch Fineapple Makeup Brush Set will be completely synthetic, cruelty-free and vegan! Score!
Absorbs Less Product
Another amazing thing about synthetic brushes? They absorb less of your products (say bye-bye to wastage), so no need to repurchase a brand new bottle of foundation too soon as if you were to use natural brushes.
Great for Sensitive Skin
For some people with sensitive skin, using animal hair brushes can lead to allergic reactions and even acne. In this case, synthetic brushes are a much better choice to prevent such occurrences.
More Hygienic and Easier To Clean
On the topic of acne, synthetic brushes are also more hygienic than natural ones. They are often anti-bacterial due to the use of synthetic fibers, which prevents the buildup of bacteria on the bristles. They're also easier to clean and keep clean since the synthetic materials do not trap and absorb too much product like natural brushes.
Much Stronger, Lasts Longer
If you want brushes that will last you a few years, invest in a great, quality set of synthetic brushes. The materials used to create them are much more durable than animal hair,so they are less likely to become damaged during the application and cleaning process, and will be on your vanity for a longer period. Natural brushes on the other hand have to be replaced often since they are more prone to shedding, and over a period of time, the bristles will begin to get sharp and prickly, which can aggravate the skin.