Synthetic Vs. Natural Makeup Brushes

Feat. BH Cosmetics’ 14 pc Signature Brush Set

I got these lovelies last week in the mail and I am in LOVE. So cute, great quality, literally perfect. But that’s not the focus of this here post.  Lets get to the nitty gritty of how synthetic brushes and natural brushes differ :)

What are synthetic brushes made of?

- Nylon and other synthetic materials

What are the pros of synthetic brushes?

- Perfect for liquid or cream products (ex: foundations, gel liners, and concealers)

- Hypoallergenic

- Flat synthetic fibers don’t soak up cream products

- Less expensive

What are the cons of synthetic brushes?

- Sometimes cheaply made and break easily

- Do not blend blushes and powders flawlessly

What are natural brushes made of?

- More than likely your ‘natural’ brushes are made of animal fur (ex: squirrel, mink, goat, sable, and horse hair are some of the most popular types of fur used)

What are the pros of natural brushes?

- Perfect for powder products (ex: blushes, eye shadows, and setting powders)

- More durable

- Soft and fluffy fur brushes blend powders beautifully

- Hold pigments easier, making shadows appear more vibrant

- More controlled makeup application

What are the cons of natural brushes?

- Looking through brands for cruelty free brushes

- More expensive

- Shedding

- Difficult to wash due to density of the fibers

- Can cause allergic reactions

I hope that this post helps! I’ve honestly gone through a half of a bottle of wine while making this so.. i apologize for any spelling errors hehe.

Brands with amazing Synthetic Brush Options: Real Techniques, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Mac Cosmetics, NARS Cosmetics and EcoTools

Brands with amazing Natural Brush Options: SHANY cosmetic brushes, ETA Ultra, Too Faced and Sonia Kashuk


Human body parts grown in a lab

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.

It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab.

While only a handful of patients have received the British lab-made organs so far— including tear ducts, blood vessels and windpipes — researchers hope they will soon be able to transplant more types of body parts into patients, including what would be the world’s first nose made partly from stem cells. (AP)

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