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Makeup Brush Bristles

BRISTLES AND WHAT THEY ARE MADE OF

The bristles of a makeup brush can be made from animal hair or synthetic hair (or a mix of the two).

ANIMAL MAKEUP BRUSHES

Made of: Animal hair (sometimes referred to as NATURAL) comes from animals, including goats, badgers, squirrels, weasels (sable) and horses (pony).
Benefits: Natural hair contains a cuticle, a layered outer coating on the hair shaft, which picks up and distributes powder products well, creating a natural, non-blotchy look.
Best Uses: Natural brushes are best used for applying powder-based blushes and bronzers, and other makeup products
such as eye shadow, finishing and setting powder.

SYNTHETIC MAKEUP BRUSHES

Made of: Typically man-made materials like nylon, taklon or polyester fibers, including Taklon, Nylon, Natrafil®., etc..
Benefits: Synthetic bristles are very smooth, naturally gravitate toward each other, and trap less product in the bristles than animal hair brushes, this makes them great for creams, gels and liquids. Synthetic brushes are used for more precise, smooth and streak-free application.
As an exception, Taklon and Natrafil were created specifically to mimic the different properties of animal hair, making them good substitutes for using with powder products.
Best Uses: Synthetic makeup brushes are ideal for liquid products like foundations, cream blush or gel eyeliner. Because of the hairs' precise properties, they are great for angled, sharply cut brushes.

Makeup Brush Hair Types

Weasel Hair  Weasel hair is obtained from any member of the weasel family, written by the private label makeup brush manufacturer in China.
Weasel Hair
Weasel hair is obtained from any member of the weasel family. Quality and characteristics of weasel hair vary greatly. It is generally considered to be the best material for it is usually used for eye shadow brush and lip brushes due to its strength, spring, absorbency and ability to retain its shape ("snap"). It holds liquid the longest and retain a fine point when wet. This is considered a professional grade of hair, and if properly cared for, it will last for many years. The finest soft brush hair is that obtained from the Kolinsky, an animal found in cold regions of Russia and China. Each Kolinsky hair has a fine point, and its overall structure ensures that the hairs cling closely together when wet. More specifically, the guard hairs from the tail of a male Kolinsky make the best brushes. These hairs, unsurpassed for spring and strength, are the standard by which all other soft hairs (synthetic or natural) are judged.
squirrel hair eye shadow makeup brushes from custom brush factory in China. A very fine, thin hair, taken from squirrel tails, it points as well as Kolinsky, but has very little "snap" because the hair is not very resilient. Squirrel hair is often simply categorized among camel hair brushes but also merits individual mention because it is used in so many styles of good quality brushes for a variety of tasks. It works best in lighter mediums.
Squirrel Hair
A very fine, thin hair, taken from squirrel tails, it points as well as Kolinsky, but has very little "snap" because the hair is not very resilient. Squirrel hair is often simply categorized among camel hair brushes but also merits individual mention because it is used in so many styles of good quality brushes for a variety of tasks. It works best in lighter mediums.
goat hair makeup brushes from China makeup brush factory. It is used the most popularly for making cosmetic brushes. Hair from different parts of goat body feels and performs differently, into a few classes. 1.	XGF hair. The most expensive class among goat hair. The hair tip is thin, soft, long and straight, harvested from goat back neck and legs or arm pits. XGF hair is used for luxurious brushes only.  2.	ZGF hair. Expensive but inferior to XGF hair, also thin, soft, long and straight, harvested from goat back neck and legs or arm pits. ZGF hair is used for luxurious brushes only. 3.	BJF hair. Expensive but inferior to XGF hair, also thin, long and straight, with good tip, but not as soft as ZGF hair, harvested from goat shoulder and forefoot side. BJF hair is used for luxurious brushes only. 4.	HJF hair. Expensive but inferior to BJF hair, especially in terms of softness, harvested from goat shoulder and forefoot side. It is thin, short and soft.  HJF hair is used by many ’mainstream’ high end brands. 5.	Goat hair from other parts, like the goat back/waist, legs, stomach and tail is also used in making cosmetic brushes, with less expensive prices.
Goat Hair
It is used the most popularly for making cosmetic brushes. Hair from different parts of goat body feels and performs differently, into a few classes. 1. XGF hair. The most expensive class among goat hair. The hair tip is thin, soft, long and straight, harvested from goat back neck and legs or arm pits. XGF hair is used for luxurious brushes only. 2. ZGF hair. Expensive but inferior to XGF hair, also thin, soft, long and straight, harvested from goat back neck and legs or arm pits. ZGF hair is used for luxurious brushes only. 3. BJF hair. Expensive but inferior to XGF hair, also thin, long and straight, with good tip, but not as soft as ZGF hair, harvested from goat shoulder and forefoot side. BJF hair is used for luxurious brushes only. 4. HJF hair. Expensive but inferior to BJF hair, especially in terms of softness, harvested from goat shoulder and forefoot side. It is thin, short and soft. HJF hair is used by many mainstream high end brands. 5. Goat hair from other parts, like the goat back/waist, legs, stomach and tail is also used in making cosmetic brushes, with less expensive prices.
dressed pony hair makeup brush from Chinese makeup brush manufacturer. Pony Hair Pony is a cylindrical hair that is less expensive than squirrel and more expensive than goat. Pony Hair is soft but strong, so it is used primarily for making blush brush and eye shadow brushes.  Pony hair originates form the chest hair area of mature animals about 2 years of age. The hair is shaved from the pony and is the first hair cut. This hair is both very soft and produces a very fine point, holds a lot of makeup product and which will deliver the product in a uniform way. In addition it can deliver very quickly, if needed. That is one of the best and most unique capabilities of this brush.
Pony Hair
Pony is a cylindrical hair that is less expensive than squirrel and more expensive than goat. Pony Hair is soft but strong, so it is used primarily for making blush brush and eye shadow brushes. Pony hair originates form the chest hair area of mature animals about 2 years of age. The hair is shaved from the pony and is the first hair cut. This hair is both very soft and produces a very fine point, holds a lot of makeup product and which will deliver the product in a uniform way. In addition it can deliver very quickly, if needed. That is one of the best and most unique capabilities of this brush.
badger shaving brush made by Chinese brush manufacturer. Badger Hair Badger hair is an age-old tradition. It comes from various parts of the world and is more readily available than most animal hair, although the quality varies greatly. Badger hair is thickest at the point, and relatively thin at the root, so it has a distinctive "bushy" appearance. China is the main producer of badger hair, the bulk of which is used for making men's shaving brushes.
Badger Hair
Badger hair is an age-old tradition. It comes from various parts of the world and is more readily available than most animal hair, although the quality varies greatly. Badger hair is thickest at the point, and relatively thin at the root, so it has a distinctive "bushy" appearance. China is the main producer of badger hair, the bulk of which is used for making men's shaving brushes.
synthetic hair vegan free makeup brushes made in Chinese cosmetic brush manufacturer. SYNTHETIC FILAMENTS Synthetics are man-made of either nylon or polyester filaments. They can be tapered ending in a fine point, flagged, abraded or etched to increase color carrying ability. Often, synthetic filaments are dyed and baked to make them softer and more absorbent. The common name for this filament is 'Taklon'. Synthetic brushes are easier to keep clean than animal hair brushes because the filaments don't have animal scale structures to trap makeup products.
Synthetic Hair
Synthetics are man-made of either nylon or polyester filaments. They can be tapered ending in a fine point, flagged, abraded or etched to increase color carrying ability. Often, synthetic filaments are dyed and baked to make them softer and more absorbent. The common name for this filament is "Taklon". Synthetic brushes are easier to keep clean than animal hair brushes because the filaments don't have animal scale structures to trap makeup products.
 
Natural and Synthetic Mixes
Natural and synthetic hairs are also being used in combination. The natural hair increases the softness and absorbency, while the synthetic hair maintains the spring and point of fine natural hair and keeps the price down.


Summary of Synthetic vs Animal Makeup Brush Bristles

  Synthetic Hair Animal Hair
Allergy Good alternative if allergic to animal hair Some people are allergic to certain types of animal hair
Best Uses Cream, gel and liquid. Powders can also be applied with the textured synthetic bristles Powder makeup products
Feel on Skin Bristles tend to be firmer, though more flexible versions are available Bristles can vary from very soft and fluffy to firmer, depending on type of hair used
Washing and Cleaning Stands up to solvents and doesn’t dry out. Smooth fibres make it easier to clean and bounce back into place with minimal effort Hair is prone to breakage, drying out and can lose its shape. Hair can shed. Has cuticles which traps powders, dead skin cells, bacteria and chemicals. Cleaning may not necessarily remove all these particles. Must be reset / restyled after shampooing
Ethos Cruelty free. No protein element, so vegan friendly Animal treatment issues
Bristles Made From Man-made materials like nylon, polyester, PBT fibres Animal hair from  goats, badgers, squirrels, weasels (sable) and horses (pony)
Color Dyed in any color. * Shiny and dull options for same color in nature May exhibit radical color changes in a short distance
Pricing Generally cheaper than natural hair Rare and expensive

makeup brush hair shiny color vs dull color, provided by professional makeup brush manufacturer Shenzhen City Kosmos Beauty Co., Ltd. For reference of customization


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