In manicure, the brush is used for modeling, decorating, painting nails with varnishes, paints. Any brush includes three elements: a handle, a crimp ring, and a beam.
Brushes have a certain classification. First of all, they are divided by the material they consist of.
1. Natural. It is slower than the others to remove the applied material, so it is convenient to draw watercolors, apply shadows, shade, and just work slowly and rhythmically. Although they are very expensive, they quickly become unusable under the influence of acetone.
2. Synthetic (nylon). Perfect for working with gel Polish.
Next, the brushes are divided by the thickness of the pile. To create large, three-dimensional elements and drawings, use a brush with a thick pile. And to emphasize, highlight or draw detailed lines, patterns, etc., a thin pile is used. Each brush has a label that indicates the material from which the pile is made, and its thickness.
The next item in the classification is destination.
1. For varnish. This brush is much more convenient than the one that is sold with the bottle. Moreover, you can control the thickness and length of the pile when choosing.
2. For acrylic.
3. For gel. As a rule, they have a square or rectangular shape.
4. For nail design. They are used during the creation of patterns, paintings, and three-dimensional decor.
Next, the brushes differ in the shape of the dome.
1. Liner (hair or striper). Using acrylic or gel Polish, they draw lace patterns, long lines, different geometries, and curls. You need to have certain skills to successfully work with such a brush.
2. Spot. It is used to create small parts, and only the tip is dipped into the paint.
3. Fan-shaped (fan-shaped). Ideal for original decor: applying sequins, shading the picture, gradient manicure.
4. The shape of the petal. Having a sufficient level of skill, you can use this brush instead of a point and beveled one. It is mainly used if you need to make a Chinese painting with floral ornaments.
5. Flat (wide). Great for those who have just started doing manicures and do not yet have sufficient skills.
6. Sloping. It is convenient to do a French manicure, a sophisticated decor.
7. Dots. This is a tool that has balls of different diameters at both ends. In some cases, you can use it instead of a liner or dot brush.
8. Rounded. It has a short or medium pile.
9. Brush for French manicure. Most often used in French manicure.
10. Shapers (silicone brushes). Silicone tips replace the pile. These brushes do not drip varnish, they are much longer than normal.
As you can understand, certain types of brushes are used for specific tasks, sometimes they can be replaced with one, but most often you have to combine them. Each master must have a complete set to be able to cope with any task.