Cleaning Make-up Brushes

 

This article builds upon Part Three of ‘the All About Brushes’ series to explain how to clean your make-up brushes using these products.  Brush cleanser, baby shampoo and make-up anti-bacterial spray are all effective products for keeping your brushes fresh, clean and ready for make-up application.  Washing your make-up brushes regularly (at least every one or two weeks) makes for good hygiene, prevents product build-up, maintains the bristles and ensures effective application of make-up.

MAC Brush Cleanser

MAC Brush Cleanser

Swirling brush in diluted solution (note the product coming out of the bristles)

Swirling brush in diluted solution (note the product coming out of the bristles)

Rinsing solution out of brush

Rinsing solution out of brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You might find Part One and Part Two of this series helpful if you would like to learn more about the various types of eyeshadow brushes and how to choose brushes which may best suit your needs.

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Products for Cleaning Make-up Brushes

 

Part One and Part Two of this series explained the various types of eyeshadow brushes and how to choose brushes which may best suit your needs.

This article aims to introduce you to some products for cleaning make-up brushes.  Cleaning make-up brushes is perhaps not the most exciting of activities – there is always something more fun to do!  However, cleaning your brushes regularly helps to ensure that they are sanitary and do not gather germs which are then transferred to the face, eyes or lips.  Product particles (whether powder, gel or cream) can also become gathered in the bristles over time, making brushes apply make-up less effectively.

Good Things Stay Clear Purifying Cleanser

Good Things Stay Clear Purifying Cleanser

Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

MAC Brush Cleanser

MAC Brush Cleanser

Make-up Antibacterial Spray

Make-up Antibacterial Spray

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Choosing Eyeshadow Brushes to Suit Your Needs

 

Part One of this series explained the various types of eyeshadow brushes and their uses.  This article aims to help you choose brushes which may best suit your needs.

Flat Shader Brushes

Flat Shader Brushes

Crease Brushes

Crease Brushes

Outer V Brushes

Outer V Brushes

Eyeliner Brushes

Eyeliner Brushes

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a few aspects to take into consideration when deciding which brushes (and how many) might be best for you:

Types of Looks: do you prefer simple or more complex eyeshadow looks?
Budget: how much do you wish to spend?
Brush Bristles: do you intend to use cream products, powder eyeshadows or both?

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Types of Eyeshadow Brushes

Flat Shader Brushes

Flat Shader Brushes

Crease Brushes

Crease Brushes

Lower Lashline Brushes

Lower Lashline Brushes

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article aims to explain the different types of eyeshadow brushes available and ways in which they can be used.  Eyeshadow brushes provide you with greater control when applying eyeshadow, help with blending and generally do the hard work for you.  Different eyeshadow brushes also allow you to achieve various types of effects with your eye make-up.  Sponge tipped applicators (the type which often come with eyeshadows) generally deposit a more concentrated application of colour and are more suited to applying a single shade to the eyelid.

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