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Makeup Brush Hair Types, Part VI: Badger

Badger hair has the firmest bristles, which makes it ideal for eyebrow brushes, fan brushes, bronzer brushes and for grooming. Badger hair typically comes from China and is similar to sable hair in the sense that it has a thicker middle and a thin top, tapering out into a conical shape.

High-quality badger hair has a light and dark brown color, while lower-quality badger hair is gray and is commonly found in shaving brushes. Although badger hair is extremely firm, it is also very soft and has an elastic quality so it will never scratch up your face.

This Shu Uemura Natural Fan Brush ($45) is a popular brush used for powder and liquid face color. It's great for blending and dusting with accuracy. Keep in mind that because badger hair is so soft and bouncy, it must be kept clean at all times.

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creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
I can never master all the brush types. confusing!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
I can never master all the brush types.confusing!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Everyday Minerals has a cheaper fan brush.. I want it!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
I wish i could afford those.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
I wish i could afford those.
miss_glitterati miss_glitterati 8 years
I would like to know whether brushes like this are humanely produced. Is it like the fur trade? I wouldn't buy real fur, especially not from China,and I'm thinking that this could be just as bad. Anyone know?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
It's expensive, but I bet it works wonders!
diorbaby diorbaby 8 years
Love that brush style, but it is wicked expensive.
tati33 tati33 8 years
wow to the price..
tati33 tati33 8 years
wow to the price..
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