I was going to publish a "favorite in replay posts" that I wrote a little more than a year ago, which I remember was very much appreciated then :)
It's about different kinds of mascara brushes! Because it is very often I get questions about just this, which brush is best and "which one fits my lashes?". And this can not be answered exactly as it 1. depends on what your own lashes look like and 2. what you want for results, separation / volume / length etc.
Can also recommend my big mascara test: Mascara best in test - Best Mascara
There are thousands of different mascaras, the "mascara cream" itself has different kinds of formula, but what makes the biggest difference in the result in terms of appearance is usually the mascara brush!
Therefore, I thought I would now have a little basic overview of what the different mascara brushes have for effects and which eyelashes they are best suited for :)
I have googled a few different pictures and made my own little clip with different shapes that I was going to talk about.
There are many more brushes than these, and in addition the variants can be combined with each other, but now you will hopefully understand what basic properties you should look for!
1. "Classic" straight mascara brush - All lashes
The classic mascara brush is a good brush if you are unsure which one to have. It is namely easy to use and fits most eyelashes as it both reaches the shorter lashes and gives length and volume. It is completely straight, or almost completely straight (many are a little narrower at the top) and gives a fair amount of mascara.
2. Curved mascara brush - Straight lashes
The curved mascara brush is for bending the eyelashes and fits them with very straight eyelashes. I can also recommend a waterproof mascara if you have straight lashes, it has a lighter formula and makes the lashes stay curled all day.
If you already have very curved lashes, however, you can get too curved with this shape, and then you can easily get mascara dots on the eyelid.
Thick mascara brush - Long lashes
A thick mascara brush gives a lot of volume to the eyelashes, and since it gets a lot of mascara cream, it is great if you want an intense and "dramatic" look. However, it does not work very well for short, straight and thin eyelashes, as it easily weighs them down, you should have quite long and thick eyelashes already.
In addition, it can be difficult and you have small eyes, because it gets so big compared to the eye.
4. Rubber brush - All lashes
Rubber brushes are what usually fit my lashes best. They separate well because the spikes are a little harder and more "determined" than soft straws. But since the rubber is quite soft and flexible, you still get volume and length. It is rare to get mascara lumps with a good rubber brush because it combs the lashes well.
A rubber brush fits all lashes a bit depending on the size, a thick rubber brush is better for long lashes while a narrow one is better for short ones.
5. Tapered brush - Short eyelashes
If you have short eyelashes, most people want length and volume so that they do not look so short, at the same time as you need a brush that when all short straws. Then a tapered shape is perfect, ie thicker at the edge and narrower at the top. Then you reach all the straws, even closest to the corner of the eye, while the slightly thicker outer part gives more length and volume.
6. Comb brush - Short & thin eyelashes
A flat comb brush made of plastic is good if you want to separate the eyelashes, it gives a very natural result if you just apply a quick layer, but you can also work out more length if you work more with the mascara. A comb brush with spikes that sit very tightly gives more length and volume. Personally, however, I am not so much for comb brushes, at least have not tested one that I think is good.
Hope the tips were helpful! :)
These brushes can also be varied, there are rubber brushes that are thick, comb brushes that are curved and thick brushes that are cone-shaped, but you have to combine the required properties and then test yourself.