Makeup Brushes...

Having the right Makeup Brushes make a HUGE difference in how your makeup turns out. Different ones, have different unique functions.
Makeup Brushes do come in sets, this will ensure you get all the brushes you need to start off, and then you can specialize later if you wish. This is how I got started and I began to build from there.

If you feel you are ready to get into the specialty brushes, I do have some suggestions for you:

Eye shadow Brush- A flat brush used to sweep color over the eyelid, highlight the brow bone area, and define the crease.

Kabuki Brush- An oversized fluffy brush used to apply mineral foundations, usually made from synthetic hairs. Allows you to apply foundation with maximum coverage.

Eyeliner Brush- Used to apply an exact line along the lashes, can be used to retrace lines for added effects.

Lip Brush- Used to apply a lipstick or lip gloss, allows you to follow the natural lip line for added definition.

Powder Brush- A fluffy brush used to dust on bronzer, loose powder, or a pressed powder. Used to blend powder into the face, and neck area.

Blush Brush- A medium sized, round brush used to apply powder or cream blushes, and can also be used with a bronzer. Some also come with an angle to help contour the cheek bones and temple area.

Foundation Brush- A flat, large, oval shaped brush used to apply cream or liquid foundations. Most are made with synthetic hairs.

If you buy high quality brushes (I have suggested some in the links above), you will have them for years to come, as long as you use a great brush cleaner and keep up on there regular maintenance.

Makeup Tutorial: How to clean your makeup brushes...

Step 1- Use a container that won't be used for anything else.

Step 2- Pour a small amount of baby shampoo into the container and add water. (Tip- Only add enough water so that it won't rise above the metal portion of the brush).

Step 3- Swirl the brush or brushes in the solution for about 10 seconds and then rinse throughly without allowing water into the metal portion of the brush.

If water gets into the metal portion, it will cause your makeup brushes to shed and the glue to loosen causing damage to that very EXPENSIVE brush you just purchased.

Step 4- Squeeze out any excess water from the brush and lay flat on a paper towel. Or you can suspend the brush in the air with the bristles facing downward.

Happy Cleaning!

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