Monday, September 9, 2019

Make-up Brush Guide: What each does - How to care for them

Many cosmetic products come with a small "applicator" brush, so why invest in good make-up brushes?  First, these small applicators do not give you the control you need.  They also do not usually stand up to repeated use.  A good make-up brush, designed for a specific purpose, will let you achieve the look you expected from the product.  Quality make-up brushes are an investment you really want to make if you want to apply your cosmetics like a pro!  Below are the must-have brushes you need to blend, highlight, and contour your face to perfection.

Blush Brush
he brush should be soft, but substantial enough to pick-up the powder in the first place.

Cleaning Your Brush Often Makes for a Happy Face!
Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner, the better! Many dermatologists advise washing brushes used for foundation and concealer once a week to prevent buildup. We should be cleaning our tools on a weekly basis to prevent bacteria buildup. Otherwise, you're going to experience a lot of unwanted breakouts. 
Brushes used near the eyes should be cleaned at least 2x a month
Go Beyond Basic Care
Using fancy dry shampoo-like sprays or any product that is formulated as a "brush cleanser" really isn't necessary. In fact, we find the best cleaning solution is a baby shampoo or moisturizing shampoo mixed with tea-tree oil. The addition of tea-tree oil helps kill acne-causing bacteria because it's antimicrobial. 
Also, using higher quality brushes will make a huge difference. Using the right tools are just as important as the makeup itself for getting the look you want. Knowing when to toss your brush is also important. If your brushes become too squashed or your the bristles are starting to fray, shed or loose shape then it's time to throw them away. They simply will not be able to handle the job. 

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