Monday, June 29, 2015

Makeup Monday - Brushes & Cleaner

Makeup Monday
Makeup Brushes & Cleaners

Buying nice makeup brushes is a necessity.
 I used to apply my foundation with my fingers or a cheap brush and my powder with the sponge that is always in the bottom of the compact. The bristles would fall out & be on my face. It was more than annoying to attempt to remove them.

I started getting make-overs at Sephora a few years ago & they were using brushes to do everything. I then started thinking that I should invest in some to do my makeup at home. I got the same brushes that the Sephora ladies used on me, the Sephora Pro Line.

When I started using my Sephora Pro brushes to apply my foundation, powder, concealer & blush, I noticed how much more coverage I was getting with my make up. It blended so much better than using my hands. 

I'm slowly adding new brushes as I get more adventurous with my make up.

My Picks:

1. Sephora Pro Blush Brush #54
I use this for cream or powder blushes.

2. Sephora Pro Airbrush #55
I typically use this brush for powder.

3. Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush #56
This is perfect for a liquid foundation & the full coverage airbrush look.

4. Sephora Pro Concealer Brush #57
I use this to apply a concealer or my liquid foundation under my eyes & on imperfections.

The MOST important thing about buying a nice, expensive brush is taking care of it. Do NOT throw it in a makeup bag for storage. Use a jar of your choice, I use a mason jar & put the brushes upside down so they aren't getting smashed. Also, you want to clean your brushes so you can keep them for a long time. <Added bonus, our HPFI Lilly Guest Bathroom>

My Picks:

Each day after I use my brushes, I spray them 3-4 times with this & then wipe them on a washcloth. I then place them in my mason jar for drying.

Once a week, typically on Sunday I wash all of my makeup brushes with my shampoo. I use warm water & wet the brush. I put a small amount in my palm & swirl the brush around until it is clear. Then, I rinse & lay on a towel overnight to dry.

All of the above pictures are before I shampooed my brushes.
Below is a picture of them drying after I shampooed.

I have had my Sephora Pro Brushes for almost 2 years now & I expect to have them for several more years to come. 

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