Applying nail polish is a skill that many of us take for granted. But for those who want to create intricate designs or try out different painting techniques, a regular brush just won't cut it. That's where nail art brushes come in! In this blog post, we'll introduce many things about the different types of nail art brushes we use frequently to you. and tell you the functions of them, how to clean and preserve them. By the end, you'll know which brush is right for your next painting project.
Nail art brushes are complex. They include different kinds and can be divided according to different standards, such as their shapes, functions, brands, and so on. The post doesn't tell about this too much and it mainly tells you about several commonly used brushes.
Frequently Used Nail Art Brushes
The round brush is the most versatile type of nail art brush. It comes in a wide range of sizes, from small to large, so you can use them for everything from detailed work to painting large areas. The round brush is also good for creating both thin and thick lines.
The brush is used to apply gel, draw large patterns, swirl colorful gels, and so on, which has a multifunctional property. Like a flat art brush, a round brush has a big top and is suitable for flowers but is more suitable for flat petals.Flat Brush
The flat brush is the most versatile of all the brushes. It can be used for both wide strokes and thin lines, making it perfect for beginners. The best part about the flat brush is that it comes in a variety of sizes, so you can find one that fits your nail size perfectly. If you're ever unsure about which brush to use, reach for a flat brush first. You really can't go wrong with it.
As mentioned above, it is similar to a round brush in terms of its function, but it can be used for 3D flowers. Some people have at least 3 flat brushes. One is used to apply gels, including base coat, strengthened, builder gel and so on, one for colored gel and another for special gel such as a glittered gel. Independent three brushes can prevent the nails from affecting different materials and colors.
The angled brush is perfect for painting stripes and other straight lines. If you're new to painting stripes, we recommend starting with a wider angled brush before moving on to a thinner one. This will help you get a feel for how much pressure to apply and how close together your strokes should be. Once you've mastered the basics, you can experiment with different thicknesses and patterns. Just remember, practice makes perfect!Striper/Liner Brush
Striper brush has long, thin bristles that come to a sharp point. As you might've guessed from its name, this is perfect for making clean lines and stripes when painting your nails. It can also be used to create other kinds of designs, like geometric shapes or flowers with petals that taper to a point. Striper brush usually comes in only one size, but again, shorter bristles will give you more control. If you like the simple style and are skillful at nails, you can use the striper brush to decorate your nails.Detailing Brush
As the name suggests, the detailing brush is perfect for adding small details to your designs. This type of brush comes in different sizes, so you can pick one that suits your needs. If you're just starting out, we recommend choosing a larger detailing brush so that your mistakes aren't as noticeable. As you become more confident in your skills, you can experiment with smaller and smaller brushes. Just be patient and take your time— detailed designs require precision and a steady hand!Dotter
A dotter is an easy way to add dots of color to your nails without using a paintbrush. Dotters come in various sizes, so you can choose one that matches the size of your nails. They're also great for creating half-moon designs or polka dots. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even use them to create detailed flower designs. The sky's the limit!
And now have you understood them and their functions? Next, I will tell you some tips to keep your nail art brushes longer.
1. Don't mix different brushes. When using your nail art brushes, you should use specialized brushes and couldn't use brushes used to apply gel to swirl.
2. Swirl and design nail art brushes should be cleaned with dry cotton pads and don't need to clean too much with water.
3. Do not use nail polish remover or nail wash to clean nail art brushes. They will destroy the protein of the bristles and affect the use of the brush.
4. Be sure to moisten the nail art brushes before use. Because dry brushes are very difficult to take gel and swirl. Keep in mind that don't directly use a particularly dry brush to do style or apply the colored gel.
5. It is forbidden to let the nail art brushes be perpendicular to the nail surface during use, which is easy to cause the top of the brush bristles to bend and inconvenient as well.
6. If the brushes appear to be split or not smooth, you can soak the tips in slightly hot water for 20 seconds to straighten their hairs after the base coat and cleaning solution are cleaned up.
7. Wash gently. Repeatedly pat the front and back and do not wash against the hair.
8. Do not wash the brush too often. It's better once a day to clean. Otherwise, the brush will become brittle and easy to break, and the life of the brush will become shorter.
9. When putting the brushes into the brush pot after using, you should ensure that your brushes are at their natural straight station.
10. When placed in the brush holder, the brushes should face upward to prevent the top of the brushes from causing bending.
11. Store away from light. Both ordinary light sources and LED lights will dry out the brush.
Q1: My brushes are split. What can I do?
A1: Cut. You can cut some split and crude hairs at the root of your nail art brushes. And then shape. You can use some base coat or top gel to shape. Finally, clean. When using, cleaning them is OK.
Q2: How can I choose one nail art brush? What factors should I consider?
A2: Hand feels. You should feel comfortable when touching and trying; Quality of hair. It must be smooth. Otherwise, no matter how well your skill is, your nail will be influenced; Style. It is unnecessary and simple, which plays a tiny role in your use. However, fashion and beauty are difficult to ignore for everyone, especially in the colorful age.
Q3: Which nail art brushes are necessary?
A3: It varies from person to person. If you are a professional nail artist, every brush is necessary so that you can meet every consumer's needs. If you are a newcomer, the brushes mentioned above are necessary. So, you can choose according to your needs.
We hope this blog post has been helpful in introducing you to the different types of nail art brushes and their uses! Remember, there's no right or wrong way to use these brushes—it's all about experimentation and finding what works best for you. So go ahead and give them a try—you might be surprised at what you can create.