Our experts are excited to introduce you to our NEW range of vegan makeup brushes, and explain how to use 6 of the key brushes in the range.
At INIKA, we’re committed to reducing our footprint on the planet and creating (high performance) feel-good makeup. Our vegan brushes are no exception, and they stand out for a few reasons. They’re professional-grade and designed to work with a range of textures for the most precise finish, from powders to creams and liquids.
The bristles are made with high-quality vegan fibres, which are soft, thick and long-lasting. They’re also gentler, unlike other brushes which can scratch, irritate and dry out the skin. The handles are made from biodegradable PLA material, sourced from raw corn and cassava through a natural fermentation process. The material is eco-friendly, and decomposes without a trace.
Finally, each brush comes with a pouch that’s crafted from sustainable paper. Most plastics don’t break down, which is why we’re dedicated to using sustainable beauty packaging for all of our products.
While you can use your fingers or a sponge to apply foundation, you’ll get the most flawless finish with a brush. The Foundation Brush features soft, flat bristles that can easily pick up liquid foundation and buff it onto the skin. It’s slightly tapered on the sides to get to those hard-to-reach areas of your face, like around the nose. To build up your coverage, try applying your foundation in layers until you’re happy with the result.
Thanks to their short, dense and firm bristles, kabuki brushes are perfect for applying powder foundation with light-to-full coverage. Since these brushes are so dense, they’re suitable for superfine powders as well as mineral foundations. We have two brushes to choose from. The Kabuki Brush is the traditional shape, with tapered bristles, while the Flat Top Kabuki Brush features flat bristles — which is great for heavier foundation formulas.
If you use baked bronzers, blushes and highlighters, the Sculptor Brush is a great one to add to your collection. The best contour brush, it has a curved head and dense bristles, making it ideal for defining the cheekbones, under the chin and around the forehead. If you’re new to contouring, the slanted bristles will help you to apply your powders clearly and precisely, without streaks or harsh makeup lines.
Prefer loose bronzers, blushes and highlighters? Reach for the Powder Brush, a dome-shaped brush with large, fluffy bristles that’s best for dusting on loose powders. The curved bristles make it easy to buff and blend powder formulas without caking or creasing. Plus, the long handle is perfect for distributing product adding definitions.
To make the most of your richly pigmented eyeshadow, use the Shadow Brush. It features fine, dense and slightly rounded bristles to pick up loose eyeshadow and evenly apply it to the lids. You can use the best eyeshadow blending brush with cream and powder formulas, too!
Concealer is a must-have in any makeup kit — and so is the Blending Brush. This brush has a tapered head and soft, fine and dense bristles. Thanks to its design, it’s great for getting into all the nooks and crannies of your face and disguising dark circles, blemishes and redness. You could even use it to apply loose eyeshadow and highlighter under the brow bone.
With so many brushes on the market, it can be confusing to know which ones to add to your makeup bag. Hopefully, this guide helped you to learn the difference between makeup brush types, and how to use them.
Now that you have the know-how, it's time to experiment with brushes on your own. Shop our range of cruelty-free makeup brushes.