Apart from the source of their fibres, what’s the difference between synthetic and natural brushes, really?
If you’re choosing between natural or synthetic brushes, it’s important to understand what makes a good makeup brush for each purpose.
So, are natural or synthetic makeup brushes better?
Basically, in terms of performance we think you should choose your brush based on what you’re doing. However, if you are looking for Vegan brushes, synthetic brushes will be your best choice.
What you need to know about natural bristle makeup brushes
Let’s get to the point: what are natural makeup brushes made from?
Natural bristles are real animal hair—often sable, squirrel or goat hair in the case of makeup brushes.
Like human hair, natural bristle brushes have cuticles and these cuticles are particularly good at picking up the smallest bits of pigment and blending it out seamlessly for a natural look
Natural makeup brushes are great for powder eye shadow, blush, bronzer, and setting powder.