When it comes to good makeup application, it’s important to invest in the right makeup tools to get that perfect look. Makeup brushes are a necessary part of beauty routine, so you want them to stay a part of your collection for the long haul. Joanna Schlip, a celebrity makeup artist, lists 5 tips to make your tools last as long as possible.
Wash Your Brushes Regularly
Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is one of the best ways to protect your tools. Many experts agree that you should wash your brushes at least once a month. “It’s also important to clean your brushes as soon as you purchase them to remove any chemicals that might be coating the bristles.” says Schlip. The best and most cost effective way to clean your makeup brushes with natural bristles is with an organic baby shampoo since the real hair is fragile. For synthetic brushes, you can use a mix of antibacterial dish and extra-virgin olive oil.
Store Them Properly
Clean your makeup brushes like a pro! Regular cleaning will help remove old makeup, dirt and debris, dead skin cells, bacteria and oils. After washing your brushes, make sure to air dry completely before storing it away. To dry, hang your brushes upside down or lay them flat on a towel, gently blotting any excess moisture as necessary. Reshape the bristles with your hand and be gentle with them.
Use the Right Brush with the Right Product
Makeup brushes with natural bristles should be used with dry formulas, and synthetic bristles should be used with liquids. “It’s about how well the hair absorbs the different product formulations,” says Schlip. “Synthetic bristles do not absorb as much product. You want the brush to pick up the perfect amount of product for best application onto the skin’s surface.”
Don’t Apply Aggressively
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When applying makeup, use a light hand so that the bristles don’t spread and bend. “Hair can fall out of the brush, which can result in uneven application,” says Schlip. Instead, she recommends using light-handed strokes to blend. “This is easier on the brush—and your skin.”
“Synthetic brushes usually last the longest,” says Schlip. Natural hair, on the other hand, is more delicate. Synthetic brushes made of nylon or polyester filaments are less likely to become damaged by the makeup itself or products you might use to clean your brushes. Looking for a professional eco-friendly makeup brushes? We recommend Bdellium Tools professional makeup brush green bambu series with vegan synthetic bristles. Shop by clicking here!
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Source: Women’s Health