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Makeup Brush Handles: Materials, Styles, and Customization

For 18 years, we’ve been crafting exceptional makeup brushes, and the handle is a key element that deserves just as much attention as the bristles. The right handle material and style can elevate your brush’s functionality, comfort, and design aesthetic.

This guide explores the world of makeup brush handles, from popular materials like bamboo handle and aluminum handle to the latest trends and customizable options.

Materials used in makeup brush handles

  • Natural Materials:
    • Bamboo Handle: Eco-friendly, lightweight, and naturally beautiful. Bamboo is a great choice for a sustainable and comfortable brush.
    • FSC Wood Handle: Opt for FSC-certified wood for a luxurious, classic look while ensuring responsible forestry practices.
bamboo makeup brush handle
  • Metal Handles:
    • Metal Handle: Metal offers a sturdy, professional feel and can be finished in various colors or textures.
    • Aluminum Handle: Lightweight and sleek, aluminum handles add a modern touch to your brushes.
  • Plastic Handles:
    • PLA/PCR Plastic Handle: Made from plant-derived materials, PLA/PCR plastic handles are a lightweight and eco-conscious option.
  • Other innovations:
    • Tea Fiber Plastic Handle: We’ve harnessed the power of repurposed tea fibers to create a unique and sustainable handle option.
    • Coffee Grounds Handle: Innovation never sleeps! We’ve even developed handles infused with repurposed coffee grounds, giving new life to used coffee grounds.
    • Sawdust Wood Plastic Handle: This handle combines recycled wood with plastic to create a durable yet eco-conscious choice.
Tea Fiber makeup brush

Styles and designs of makeup brush handles

In addition to the type and material of the handle, the style and design of the makeup brush handle are also important factors to consider. Different styles can enhance your overall makeup experience and add a personal touch to your collection. Let’s explore some popular styles and designs of makeup brush handles.

1. Ergonomic handles

Ergonomic handles are designed with comfort and functionality in mind. They feature a shape that fits comfortably in your hand, reducing strain and providing better control during application. These handles are often contoured or have a textured grip to prevent slipping. Ergonomic handles are ideal for long makeup sessions or individuals with hand fatigue or arthritis.

ergonomic handle

2. Decorative handles

For those who love to make a statement, decorative handles are a great option. These handles come in various designs, featuring patterns, colors, or even gemstone accents. Decorative handles not only add a touch of personality to your makeup routine but also make your brushes stand out in your collection. They can be a great conversation starter or a unique gift idea for makeup enthusiasts.

Crystal Makeup Brush Glitter Bling Makeup Brush Set

3. Travel-friendly handles

If you’re always on the go, travel-friendly handles are a must-have. These handles are designed to be compact and portable, often featuring a retractable or foldable design. Travel-friendly handles make it easy to bring your favorite brushes with you wherever you go, ensuring you’re always prepared for touch-ups or full face application. They are lightweight and space-saving, making them perfect for both travel and daily use.

stretch makeup brush

4. Interchangeable Handles

This innovative design allows you to switch brush heads with ease, reducing waste and clutter.

interchangeable brush handles

Customization: Create Brushes that Reflect Your Brand

As a leading makeup brush manufacturer with 18 years of experience, we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. We offer complete customization of both handle material and style to bring your vision to life.

Whether you desire a specific shape, color, or even a handle infused with a delicate aroma, we can create makeup brushes that perfectly reflect your brand identity.


Ready to Craft the Perfect Makeup Brush?

At ShangYang, we believe the perfect makeup brush starts with the perfect handle. Contact us today to discuss your needs and explore the limitless possibilities for creating exceptional makeup brushes, while keeping sustainability at the forefront.

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