So, I’m going to try to start/continue this series about makeup! I’ll be uploading these every other Wednesday and this week will be about brushes! I hope you enjoy and make sure you like and follow if you do!
There are many different brushes/tools you can use for your face, and I’m going to talk you through them…
These are egg-shaped sponges used for foundation for even coverage. You can either use it damp (lighter application) or dry (heavier application).
Flat Foundation Brush
This can also be used for foundation and is good for problem areas and large pores. Use from the centre of the face in outward, sweeping motion for a flawless finish.
This is like a smaller version of the flat foundation brush (above) and can be used to blend concealer under your eyes and cover blemishes.
Use this to diffuse loose powders so it doesn’t look cakey and wont smudge foundation. Also great for bronzing.
Angled Blush Brush
Swirl the bristles on the apples of your cheeks to add a healthy glow. Can also be used to contour below your cheekbones and jawline.
Sweep bronzer along your temple and your hairline, under your cheekbone, and jawline in a 3 shape for an effortless, summery glow.
Dust away any eyeshadow fallout or use to highlight your cheekbones.
There are many different brushes you can use to do eye makeup, and here they are…
Large Shadow Brush
Use this to apply a base colour over the entire lid and to pack on pigment.
Precision Shadow Brush
Use this for applying shadow under the eyes and use for cut crease looks
Fluffy Blending Brush
Use to soften/blend shadows. Great for smokey eye looks.
Line your lashes with a kohl liner, then sweep this over the liner for a smokey look.
Angled Eyeliner Brush
Dip in cream or gel liner, or an eyeshadow. Hold so the bristles are flush to your lashline and drag from the inside corner to the outer corner.
Use the comb to gently separate clumpy lashes or smooth messy brows. Use the brush in an upwards motion on your brows to tame then, and diffuse harsh colour.
These are all the different types of mascara wands…
- Oversized — Use for maximum volume
- Cone Taper — Use for winged outer lashes
- Curved — Use for a fanned out curl
- Balled tip — Use for detailed corners
- Micro Wand — Use for bottom lashes and for a natural look
- Rubber Shorty — Use for defined length
- Flat Comb — Use for separated and dark lashes
Caring for your brushes:
You should wash your beauty tools regularly.”Brushes that are used around the eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month, and all others can be washed once a month.
The best method for cleaning your brushes requires only water and a gentle soap or brush cleanser – here’s how to do it:
- Wet the bristles with lukewarm water
- Place a drop of brush cleanser or soap in the palm of your hand
- Gently swirl the bristles in your hand
- Rinse the bristles
- Squeeze out the excess moisture with a towel
- Reshape the brush head
- Let the brushes dry with the bristles hanging over a counter.
That’s all from this episode! I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you later!
Byeeeeeeeeeeeee *insert waving*