Good Brushes and Clean Brushes

As a Pro MUA I can tell you that your brushes are just as important as the products you use. You don’t need a lot of them…just the right ones:)

Also, It is important to take good care of your brushes for cleanliness as well as longevity. A mild shampoo and warm water about once a month if you are the only one using the brushes. If you are using the brushes on anyone else you should ALWAYS clean the brushes before applying makeup to the next person. There are brush cleaners that not only clean the brushes but the brushes dry instantly. My personal favorite is Parian Spirit. It is a grapefruit based cleanser that is more gentle on the brushes and the skin.

Here’s a good outline for a basic set of brushes:

  • Foundation brush
  • Concealer brush
  • Powder Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Eyeshadow brush for the eyelid
  • Medium sized/ponytail brush for the crease
  • Small angle brush for lining
  • Double ended eyebrow brush to apply color and blend
  • Lip Brush (optional)

These days there are beautiful Synthetic/Vegan brushes of amazing quality:) Happy brushing and please don’t forget to blend:)