Fresh Vancouver Magazine states that characteristics of professional makeup brushes include the type of hair a makeup brush is made from and the design of the brush for a specific area of a face. It's important to use good quality makeup brushes to achieve a flawless look.
Professional makeup brushes are made with animal hair or synthetic hair. Animal hair brushes are graded by length, firmness and evenness of cut. Synthetic brushes are made with polyester fibre that mimics animal hair, but it is vegan and animal cruelty-free. Foundation brushes have thick, firm hairs that blend makeup well. Eyelid brushes have firm, flat and compact hairs to cover a small area with makeup. Eyebrow brushes are slim and firm. Blush brushes are angled and firm to create contour on the cheeks.