Hope you all had a safe last couple days with all of the Halloween festivities and things that people do. Bear was a bear for Halloween , he didn't even have to dress up!
Today, I'm going to be doing part 2 of my last post about the importance of makeup brushes.
I wanted to give you guys a little guide if you are new to buying brushes or just need a refresher on which ones are VERY important. I will be using examples from the Sonia Kashuk Brushes that anyone can purchase at Target stores. I have other favorites that I use and if you guys are interested in knowing those, then please ask me to do a separate post about those.
Here are the brushes I would buy if I were just starting out a kit and these are also the brushes I think make the biggest difference.
2 Powder Brushes. preferably one bigger than the other. One for powder or bronzer and the other for contouring blush or bronzer.
A Duo Fiber Brush. This is what I use to apply liquid foundation. I love the way I can buff a liquid into my skin and make it look flawless.
A short rounded top eyeshadow brush. You definitely want a basic eyeshadow brush like this one to pack shadow onto the lid or sweep up under the eyebrow.
A long oval eyeshadow buffing brush. This brush is ideal for softly sweeping eyeshadow into the crease of your eye. It will give the effect of a soft diffused shadow.
A pointed oval crease brush. This brush is stiffer than the last and will distribute eyeshadow more intensely in the crease of the eye.
A pointed or angled gel eyeliner brush. If you like gel eyeliner or want a liquid eyeliner that gives you a smooth clean line, a brush like this or even slanted at an angle is a must-have. I have several because you do need to clean these brushes regularly.
And that's it! There are so many brushes out there. Many brushes can do many purposes...so there is no WRONG way of using a brush...if you can make it work, it just makes you all the more an expert. But, this was a basic guide to show you which brushes I think make the most difference on a basic level.
One more thing about brushes. It is so so so important that once you invest in brushes, you are making sure you take care of them. Clean them out regularly. I use MAC's make-up brush cleaner. But, you can also use a soft soap and lukewarm water and wash them out and leave them on a towel to dry overnight. It is best if you hang them off the edge of a countertop so they don't flatten. Also, never grind them into a paper towel or your hand when cleaning them. The gentler you are , the longer your brushes will last.
These brushes are all from the Sonia Kashuk line. The website is here: http://www.soniakashuk.com/
Talk to you all soon. xoxo