Natural v/s Synthetic Brushes

Natural v/s Synthetic Brushes

Amateur or professional, we all put in a lot of time before we get new makeup products, and thanks to social media, we are never disappointed! There is a whole range of products, brands, options to choose from, from full coverage brushes to the smallest of beauty tools to cater to your skin. Talking about makeup brushes, we all know how essential these are in our arsenal. Even the most expensive makeup product cannot be as effective if you don't have the correct applicator.

As the beauty industry has grown, newer, better beauty tools have been introduced and have given us the results. Synthetic Brushes have proved to be the new go-to for every makeup artist out there!
Natural v/s Synthetic Brushes


While choosing between natural and synthetic makeup brushes, it isn't just the material we talk about, there is a lot more to the picture, and here’s how:

Synthetic Brushes
Talking about natural brushes, we are all familiar with their components. Natural Brushes are made up of various animal hair (goat/squirrel). These brushes also differ in terms of the type of hair and the process they undergo. Similar to our hair, it also has cuticles and holds up product.

Synthetic Brushes, on the other hand, are typically made out of nylon or polyester fibers. Unlike natural brushes, it lacks cuticles and thus does not soak up any product, which means it is perfect for cream or liquid formulations.


Natural Makeup Brush
As natural brushes have cuticles, they tend to pick up dead skin cells and hold on to these on the bristles and can get unhygienic over some time. This might also lead to allergies in some conditions.
Natural Brushes are also not easy to clean as it has all your makeup accumulated on its bristles. And thus, continuous washing of these brushes might lead the quality to deteriorate.

synthetic brush hygiene
Since Synthetic Brushes are less likely to trap makeup, it is easily more hygienic and safer for your skin. It deposits all the makeup that it picks up and prevents any bacteria from growing on the surface.
Synthetic Brushes can be washed more often and with ease for that matter- without damaging the bristles.

Here’s a quick video to clean your makeup brushes the right way:-


natural brushes

Natural Brushes are often believed to give a more seamless and finished look, because of their soft bristles. They can be a perfect tool for providing a basic, smooth finish to your skin as they absorb makeup.

For creating sharp and precise makeup looks, synthetic brushes are your companion! From getting that perf winged eyeliner to concealing the bags under your eyes, synthetic brushes offer a range of variety suited just for your needs.

Synthetic Brushes
Earlier on the market, when brushes were made out of real animal hair, it was considered to be a luxury product. But these days, with newer options readily available, synthetic brushes have become a game-changer.
Not only do they not harm the animals, but they also are more affordable than natural brushes due to their easier manufacturing processes.

Although many makeup brushes are humanely sourced from animals, we still can't get our heads around the fact that these brushes undergo animal cruelty.

More often than not, natural brushes also tend to shed hair, just like human hair, after long periods. SYNTHETIC Brushes, made out of manmade materials do not go through a deteriorating process like the former.

So which ones do we shop for?

We’d say it depends on you, but if you don't want to spend a lot of money, or don’t want to indulge in using real animal hair, synthetic brushes might just be the right fit for you.