Makeup is wonderful due to the amount of creativity and reuse value it has to it. If you’re a makeup user, you know how much it can transform your face in multiple ways, and how much it lets you appreciate your face. But on the other hand, if you don’t take care of your utensils, you’re not going to get the looks and feelings you want! Here’s a couple of easy ways to brush up on your brush health and keep yourself looking fresh each morning (because let’s be real, getting into better cleaning routines is something we all need to do!).
Getting that flawless makeup application look every time beats the test. What some of us don’t know without the right makeup tools our makeup look will be off. Sometimes we are left with streaks, makeup look not properly blended and the coverage is just completely off. There is a fix for this with just one simple tool. Read along to learn more about the BlendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System.
The outside beauty starts with the cleanliness. Look around and consider how much beauty gadgets and tools we use every day. From the simple tweezers or razors to the expensive hair straighteners, you need to take care of everything to keep it functioning properly. Nobody likes a skin rash, caused by the bacteria, which are stuffing your facial brushes. Sanitize your beauty gadgets and extend their life by using very simple and efficient methods. No matter if you are a “Barbie-girl”, who spends hours in front of the mirror, or you are a housewife, everybody uses these instruments. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about how to deal with some of the most widely-spread tools.
- It’s true that every day is the day to put your best face forward. However, there is something exceptionally magical about Valentines Day that not only makes you excited about raiding your closet in pursuit of a dress that will send the right message, (the message being that you are over the moon in love 💘), but also about the makeup that will reflect the sentiment.To that end, here are some of the most romantic suggestions for makeup looks that are bound to ensure your sweet Valentine is left with nothing but amazement and a desire to lavish you with never-ending kisses.
The Classic Red LipIf you’re a traditionalist and a firm believer in red being the color of love, a clean and classy red lip 👄look is the way to go. By this point, it’s most likely that you own your perfect shade of red lipstick, and it is time to fish it out of your makeup case. For this occasion, it’s highly recommended you opt for a matte lipstick, preferably powered by a lip-liner in the same shade. This will not only ensure durability and stain-free wine glasses, but it will also allow you the lengthy lip-locks with your significant other without having to run to the ladies room for a touch up every ten minutes.
As for the rest of your face, given the boldness of the red lip, keep things clean and simple. Be sure to have the right makeup brushes as they make all the difference in the world. When it comes to foundation, a flawless finish is best achieved by using a brush. Depending on your skin type, go for either a flat brush or if you’re not a fan of your pores a flat top foundation brush; it is the best tool for making them disappear.Finally, the eyes. Apply a neutral eyeshadow across the lid as it will prevent your perfect eyeliner from smudging and make sure your wing is on fleek.
The No-Makeup Look
For all the ladies out there who swear by the ‘less is more’ approach to makeup, a variety of nudes is what should be on your makeup table in preparation for this evening.
Apply your base shadow all over the lid. After that, pick up your crease brush in order to add a pop of color; preferably a light bronze or peach eyeshadow. After that, blend to smooth out the rough edges and achieve a seamless finish. Your lips should be covered with nothing but a gentle peach lip gloss designed to make you look fresh and effortless.Of course, no no-makeup look is ever complete without a touch of shimmer, and that is where a good light honey highlighter comes to play. Grace the top of your cheekbones with the right amount of highlighter for that J.Lo glow, and by no means should you forget the tip of your nose and cupid’s bow for a full a kissable pout. If you are a visual learner and need help achieving this look, turn to Lisa Eldridge.
Pretty in PinkIn case you wish to take a page from Emma Watson’s beauty book and exude that subtle romance, make pink your color. The eyeshadow palette that comes to mind for this look is one infused with different shades of pink.
Apply a neutral pale beige shade across your eyelid, and add just a touch of the satin-textured medium pink shade on the crease. Moderate amount of mascara is recommended for this look. The cheeks should be kept light. Use a translucent light pink blush gently applied with a blush brush.
As the rest of your makeup is dreamily fresh and light, the lips could stand for a pop of color. Don’t be afraid to use a more bold shade of pink, perhaps dab into the lightplum family. This look is bound to make you look like a fairy, evoking that A Midsummer Night’s Dream feel.All of these looks celebrate femininity, romance and love. Each of these, in their own way; sends the same message, so there is no way you could go wrong with any of them. On Valentine’s day, wear your heart on your sleeve and let your face reflect the romantic goddess that you are.
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Author bio: Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, graphic designer, lover of vintage treasures, basics, white and DIY enthusiast. Design plays a huge role in her personal expression. She is also focusing on minimalism and good quality. Sophia loves sharing meaningful content that inspires women. Over the years she has written pieces: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, LA Fashion, How to Simplify, Natural Path, Urban Naturale and many other blogs and magazine.
Makeup Brush and Makeup Sponge CleanerIf you are a makeup junkie like myself you would know that keeping your tools clean can be a great deal of work since it takes a lot of time to remove residue from brushes and sponges and you might end up putting off cleaning your makeup tools day after day.
It is important to keep your makeup brushes/tools clean at all times. Washing your brushes at least once per week is a great way of maintaining them and it prevents you from getting breakouts. The Coastal Scents brush shampoo cleanses all traces of makeup and impurities from the brush leaving it clean and fresh for next use. I have been using this brush cleaner for quite a while and it sure does stand up to its claims. I have also tried the Olive Oil and Baby Shampoo method of washing my brushes but often times my brushes are very oily and too much of sheen, even when I use the Olive Oil sparingly, this method does help with cleaning my brushes but I hate the after effect.
Coastal Scents Brush Shampoo Review
The Coastal Scents brush shampoo is gentle on the brushes and it lathers, conditions and cleanse the bristle and fibers. I like to maintain my brushes by cleaning them once a week. This helps to prolong the life and performances of my brushes while giving me a flawless application each time I use it.
Directions1. Apply a small amount of brush shampoo onto wet bristles2. Massage brush against the palm of hands under running lukewarm water3. Rinse thoroughly to remove soapy residue4. Squeeze bristles gently to remove excess water5. Reshape6. Lay flat to dry
Pros· cleanses all traces of makeup and impurities from brush· small amount required
Cons· the bottle is not compressible· the liquid is difficult to dispense
I would definitely repurchase this brush cleaner since it cleanses my brushes very good without leaving traces of makeup and impurities. I found the bottle is not compressible and the liquid was hard to dispense from the bottle I ended up having to unscrew the bottle cap to get the liquid out. The liquid is of silicone texture and it lathers… I hope they add a pump to the bottle or redesign it for easy dispensation.
What is your method of cleaning your beauty tools?
Did you try this brush cleaner? What was your thought?
I was drawn to purchase this 22-piece brush set from Coastal Scents by the ample amount of eye brushes included in the set. Even though I was having second thoughts about buying this brush set, it turns out that I eventually bought it and yes, I’m loving it.
The Coastal Scents 22-piece brush set is a complete set of makeup brushes. The brushes cater to different needs from applying foundation to powder and eyeshadows. The brushes are super soft and of good quality.
How often do you clean your makeup brushes?
This practice should not be overlooked, as it is one of the most important things we should do before reusing of makeup tools. Makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria and natural oils that transmits onto your brushes; every time they come into contact with your skin. Especially if you use them on clients; it is possible that you are picking up germs and transferring them to the skin. Washing makeup brushes should be a regular part of one’s beauty routine; whether by doing it daily or weekly but not monthly. When you use makeup brushes bits of makeup, oil dirt and even bacteria often times get trapped between the brush bristles. Taking proper care of your makeup brushes can prevent clogged pores and pesky breakouts; it also helps to maintain the quality of your brush. So learning how to clean the brushes properly is one of the best ways to protect your investment.
Cleaning makeup brushes is very quick and easy. For daily cleaning one can purchase a daily brush cleaner and by spraying it on the brushes after each use will help to maintain the brushes. For once a week, a deep cleaning treatment is required. (Note that brushes will need more time to dry after deep cleaning).
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Wash your brushes preferably at night and allow them to dry so they will be ready for the next day, or right after you apply your makeup. You just want to make sure you allow enough time for them to dry thoroughly before using.
Follow these steps to learn how to deep clean makeup brushes
You will need· A shallow bowl· Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo· Olive oil· Water· Paper Towel or clean cloth1. Run your brushes under lukewarm water, rinse out all of the makeup residues. Focus mainly on the actual bristles and avoid water to get close to the handle; as this can loosen the glue that holds the bristles.2. Fill the bowl with lukewarm water and add a small amount of shampoo and olive oil then gently swirl the brush tip in the water. You can also swirl the brush bristles in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.3. Rinse the brush bristles under running water and repeat steps 2 and then rinse until the water runs clear from the brush bristles.4. Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe brush clean, and reshape bristles as you go.5. Lay the brushes flat on a cloth or paper towel to dry.
There are also specially formulated brush cleaning shampoo on the market, that can be purchased online or in stores. A gentle clarifying or baby shampoo will do the trick though.
Cinema Brush Cleaner Sephora, M.A.C & e.l.f brush cleaners
Brush Cleaning Tips· To clean the handle of the brush, use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the handles· Apply clear nail polish over the numbers or names that are written on the brush, so they will not wear off and brushes will be easier to be identified· To keep brushes feeling soft use a small amount of conditioner and massage it gently into the bristles, rinse with lukewarm water and lay flat to dry.
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