What Is and Where to Use a Kabuki Brush?

If you use make-up (and most probably you do) it is a must to have a kabuki brush in your kit. This is used for the application of bronzer or blush. It makes the application even and easy. Make sure that you keep your brush clean so that you apply only the needed amount of make-up.

Identify the brush with the name of kabuki

This is a make-up brush, as it has been mentioned before that comes with a short stem and a flat head. In the majority of the cases the head of the brush is rounded, but it could also be flat. It is a must for the end to be curved so that the amount of make-up that you apply can be controlled.

Kabuki Brush


Just as you may have thought, the name of the kabuki applier comes from the Japanese language. In fact kabuki is a specific Japanese theater. In this case the actors have heavy make-up on. This is why the brush got this name.


The kabuki brush is usually used to apply powder-based and dry makeup like blush or foundation. Because it has the right shape, it is just perfect to apply a concentrated amount of make-up with a strong curve. You can also use the brush to apply an all-over coverage on the entire face.


The best thing about the kabuki brushes is that they are easy to store and to transport. This is because they are relatively small compared to the other make-up brushes. It is best to keep them in a dry and cool place with a low level of humidity.


In the past the head of the kabuki brush was made of semi-rigid and soft animal fur. Usually people used goat hair for this purpose. However in our days when everything is synthetic, these brushes are made of Taklon or some other kind of synthetic fiber that behaves as goat fur.


It is important to keep the Kabuki brushes clean. This is something simple to do. All you need to do is to tap the brush on the back of your hand to remove all the unnecessary pigment.

In the same time the kabuki brush can also be cleaned with a mild make-up cleaner. You can find products of this kind at the beauty and pharmaceutical counters. After cleaning, make sure that it is completely dry. It is best to use a paper towel to remove the excess moisture.

When it comes to the kabuki appliers, it is important to have the hairs of the brush intact, so you have to be careful with the integrity of the brush. For this you should dab it dry instead of wringing.

Now you know a lot more about the kabuki brush and you may realize that this is a brush that you need in your make-up kit. You can find it at the majority of the professional make-up stores.


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