Back for another post about makeup!
A while back I discovered some breakouts on my skin, it occurred to me that the brushes I was using when applying makeup was not clean and not of good quality. I realised that makeup brushes play an important role on your skin. Not only does it give your makeup a well blended look but it also prevents bad and messy breakouts if you use them right.
For today's post I am going to show you my makeup brushes as well as tips to clean and use them.
This is my brush set. I have other brushes to do various makeup looks but these are my go to and are my everyday makeup brushes. I invested in this Bobbi Brown set because I wanted something that would last me a long time. I love these brushes because they soft on the skin and light weight to port around when travelling. I just pop these in a purse to keep them safe.
From left to right - Powder brush, blush brush, foundation brush, concealer blending brush, eye sweep brush, angled eye shadow brush
One thing that mostly everyone makes a mistake with when using the makeup brushes is pressing too hard. It's important NOT to put a lot of pressure on them. Use light strokes on your face. You will immediately see a difference in the blending process. If you tend to have a heavy hand try holding the brush at the end. This will help to apply LESS pressure on the skin.
You would normally hold your brush closer to the bristles. But if you have a heavy hand try this...
Hold it closer to the end.
After a while your makeup brushes may get dirty. It may not pick up the pigment well or it may not work like before. This is when you have to clean them (obviously). I like to spot clean my brushes daily before using them. The brush cleanser by MAC works perfectly. Pour a little on a paper towel and stroke your brush on it. You will see all the colours and dirt come off.
Every two weeks, it's important to deep clean the makeup brushes. Dish washing liquid, olive oil and some water cleans and conditions the bristles. When holding the brush under the running water don't get water inside the black part of the brush. Your brush should have one in another colour.
That's because the glue is holding the bristles in this portion of the brush. If water goes in there, the glue will weaken causing your brush to shed hair.
Leave the brushes to dry for a full day and you all done.
That rounds up Makeup Brushes 101. If you would like to request a post feel free to leave a comment. You can also stay up to date with this blog if you follow Fashion at its Fall on Twitter - @fashatitsfall
I recently did an interview on Creativity Avenue. Click the link to check it out!
Have a great day :)
Fashion at its Fall