Friday, August 6, 2010

What Are Kabuki Brushes?

That's what I had to ask myself when I found out that they were included in our new product release,  I had no earthly idea what they were,  or why they were better.   So  off to the internet I went to find out more information.   Found a great explaination  at

What are Kabuki Brushes?  Contributor  By Tucker Cummings, eHow Contributing Writer

I want to do this! What's This? What Are Kabuki Brushes?

Kabuki brushes are a must-have accessory for anyone's makeup kit. Whether you are a pro makeup artist, a fashionista or just someone who likes to experiment with new techniques, adding a kabuki brush to your makeup kit is a great idea.

Identification   A kabuki brush is a makeup brush with a short flat head and a short stem. The brush head is usually rounded or flat, with a curved edge.

Origin of the Name  The name kabuki comes from a style of Japanese theatre defined by actors who wear heavy, stylized makeup.

Uses  Kabuki brushes are most commonly used to apply dry, powder-based makeup such as foundation or blush. Because of its size and shape, a kabuki brush is excellent for applying a concentrated amount of product in a strong blunt curve. These brushes are also excellent for creating all-over coverage with a natural look.

Storage  Kabuki brushes are very portable and easy to store, as they are quite small compared to other makeup brushes. Store in a cool dry place with low humidity.

Materials  Traditionally, the brush head of a kabuki brush was made of soft, semi-rigid animal fur, most commonly goat hair. These days, they often are made of Taklon or another synthetic fiber.  (Jordan Essentials uses a Thick Synthetic material)

Cleaning  You can clean a kabuki brush by simply tapping it on the back of your hand to remove any leftover pigment. You can also cleanse it with a mild makeup cleaner, available at most pharmacies and beauty counters. Make sure to dry it throughly with a paper towel. Dab it dry, rather than wringing, to ensure the integrity of the brush.

Hope that you were able to find this as informative as I have.

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