Skincare should be a regular part of your healthy lifestyle...
Often I am asked by my friends "how do I get my make-up to look so good?". My response is always "it's the brushes and how you use them!" Many people assume that great makeup is because of the actual makeup, which is important, but not the only factor to great looking makeup. Your brushes play a huge part in perfecting your look. I have compiled some a the basics for make-up brushes, including what each brush is used for, and recommendations to help perfect your look. Let me know what you think!
Foundation brush:A good foundation brush helps create a polished look with full coverage.
Most brushes can be used with both liquid and cream foundations but always
double check when buying this brush. I like Sephora
Foundation Brush ($41.00)
Powder brush: The purpose of a powder
brush is to evenly disperse your powder all over
your face. I like to use Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Mineral
Peptides Brush ($37.00). It is constructed of synthetic kabuki hairs and
treated with a non-toxic, hypoallergenic solution so it literally repels and
Concealer brush: My favorite concealer brush if Bobbi
Brown Concealer brush ($30.00). This brush is specifically shaped to reach into
the tiniest corners and deposit the perfect amount ofCreamy Concealer under your eyes. I love it because I’m
almost 40…and those creases under my eyes continue to appear nightly. Lol.
Eye Brow brush: Use a brush hat has an angled brush head. This brush helps
shapes and define the natural look of your brows. I love Bobbi
Brown Eye Brow
Angled Eye shadow
brush: This brush is use to apply powdered shadow
in the corner, in the crease or all over your lid…a really great for contouring
and smudging. I use Bobbi
Brown Angle Eye Shadow Brush ($36.00)
Eye liner brush: I like to use this brush for dark Eye Shadow shades. This brush helps create
a precise and even line. My favorite is 209 eye liner brush and
the 210 Precise eye liner brush both from Mac ($20.00 each)
Eyelash brush: A good lash brush helps separate
the lashes as you apply. For everyday use the brush that comes with your
Blush brush: A good Blush brush will have a sof form and a full
rounded shape perfect for shading and highlighting your cheeks and face with a
powder lush. My favorite is Mac
116 Blush Brush ($35.00)
Bronzer brush: I like to
Jacobs Bronzer Brush No 12. ($94.00) It’s an An extra large
bronzer brush that gives your face and body a beautiful, sunkissed glow.
It’s a larger brush than usual which is why it’s a big pricier…but worth every
Lip brush: A good lip brush can be used for wet or dry products. You
want a brush that will provide precision when apply but most importantly a mess
free storage, since this is likely the brush you will use the most regularly.
Lip brushes are fairly inexpensive. Personally one of my favorites is e.l.f
studio retractable lip brush ($3.00)
Hope this helps in your journey to perfecting your look. ...and remember, a healthy lifestyle includes skincare xo