Q: How To Choose Makeup Brushes?
A: Step 1: Choose the brush material When choosing your makeup brushes, it's important to factor in the material the brushes are made of. The makeup formulas you use will help you determine whether to choose natural, real hair or synthetic, fake hair usually made of acrylic or plastic.
;Natural brushes are better for dry products like blush and eyeshadow and synthetic brushes are best suited for cream or liquid products like concealer or foundation because they soak up less product than natural hair.
Step 2: Choose the brush size and firmness So you know what material you want, and now it's time to find a brush that feels good on your face. Makeup brushes are pricey, but are a worthwhile investment that can last a long time, so choose brushes that are comfortable on your face and non-irritating.
Q: How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes?
A: Do this by cleaning, sanitizing and properly drying them regularly. Here's how: Use a brush cleaner once a week Spray it "onto a Kleenex and sweep the brush back and forth to remove the makeup." For a deeper clean, wash your brushes with shampoo. "Add a drop of shampoo to a cup half full of warm water. Swirl the brushes around and then thoroughly rinse. Then "let them dry flat on a towel," because "if they dry upright, the water will drain into the metal casing and break down the glue causing bristle loss
Q: Different brushes and how to use?
Powder Brush A girl's bestie is used for applying lightly powder on the face. A powder brush uses less products, leaving the skin looking natural and beautiful. How to Use: Dip your brush in powder, then tap off excess powder. To apply, use a sweeping motion, brush lightly over your skin. Make sure to follow the natural contours of the face.
Blush Brush A blush brush that is ultra soft because of its long bristles that form a full rounded tip. Great for contouring and defining cheeks without irritating the skin or unsetting foundation.How to Use: Apply blush and/or bronzer on the cheeks using sweeping upward motions from the apple of the cheek up towards the ear.
Eyeliner Brush A winged edge can be created by simply applying eye liner past the edge of the eye.How to Use: To create a perfect line, place the eyeliner brush at the top inner corner of the eye. Press gently into the lash line from corner to corner following the contour of the lash line. If desired, repeat on the bottom lash line.
Concealer Brush Create a flawless look around the eyes by using cover up with on-the-spot concealer brush. Perfect for masking imperfections and covering blemishes before applying other makeup. How to Use: Apply concealer under the eyes with one side, then flip over and use the clean side to blend and smooth out.
Eyeshadow Brush The go-to brush is perfect for blending eyeshadow together, softening the edges, and allows you to apply bone highlighters. How to Use: Add color to the sponge, tap excess powder, then apply eye shadow and blend into the eyelid area. This holy grail brush lets you apply eyeshadow smoothly and evenly on the eyelid. It lets do you eyeshadow to a perfection! Dense and fluffy blends color to a desired hue. How to Use: Apply shadow over the lids from the inside of the eye, outwards.
Foundation Brush Create a flawless airbrush finish covering all pores and blemishes.
How to Use: Dip brush into foundation and buff onto skin in circular motion. Always a good idea to start on the cheek bones and blend toward the hairline.
Lip Brush The thin pencil-like tool is used to apply lipstick or lip gloss evenly and precisely. Great for combining different shades. A definite must have if you want your lip color to last longer. How to Use: After lining lips, blend lip liner for a natural look. Immediately, apply lipstick, or lip gloss using starting from the center of the lips to the edges. Always a good idea to keep two around for dark and lighter colors.
Sponge Applicator A padded shaped applicator of soft elastic material made for the delicate eye area. Perfect for easily applying and blending eye shadow. How to Use: Add color to the sponge, tap excess powder, then apply eye shadow and blend into the eyelid area.