Makeup Artist’s secret…

When it comes to makeup and washing your makeup brushes many of you would rather apply makeup. Same is true for washing your makeup brushes. So, if you’re looking for a quick clean fix …try this!

Instead of washing them with brush cleaner and going through a cleansing ritual after each use….NB8J8503

Simply rinse the one you use with water and then kill any bacteria that may be dancing on them with a spritz of good old witch hazel. I always keep a spray bottle of witch hazel on hand (and label it so I know what it is) Next, take the brush and rub into on a paper towel gently back and forth. Place in a brush holder and let it dry.

If you like to use witch hazel you can wash your brushes thoroughly weekly with a dimes worth of glycerin soaps and a tablespoon of witch hazel. Depending how many brushes you are washing you will need to double this recipe. Rinse your brushes well. Allow them to rest on the edge of  counter top over night.

Once a week wash them like you usually do …Or you can use my other brush cleaning recipes from previous blog posts.

Always  remember …If you want a pretty looking and clear complexion you MUST wash your beauty tools and makeup brushes. No one is going to do it for you so…Just do it!

D.I.Y. for Cleaning Your Vegan,Cruelty Free Synthetic Makeup Brushes

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If you want your skin to look flawless you gotta do this! DIRTY brushes = A dirty looking unpolished face.

How-to Care for & Clean Makeup Brushes Oils from skin and dust adhere to brushes and can cause much dreaded breakouts. It is important to clean your  brushes regularly.

Quick Dry Method: Dampen a section of a paper towel with a Fast Drying Brush Cleaner GD5P3632

and wipe brush from side to side. As the towel gets dirty, dampen another section and repeat. Not only will this clean the brushes, but the Brush Cleaner evaporates quickly for a clean brush that’s ready to go!

Shampoo & Conditioner: You can use a mild baby shampoo or an liquid soap. Rinse brush head gently under lukewarm water, with the brushes at a 45 degree angle pointing down, using fingers to massage Shampoo/Soap to hair. Apply in the direction of the hair from ferrule towards top. (Ferrule: The metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). Rinse gently under running water, thoroughly.

If you’d like, follow as above with conditioner. Gently reshape the head of the brush and lay flat over the edge of a table or counter so that the bristles are open to the air on all sides. Allow to completely dry for a few hours and then simply hand fluff back to shape.

****Be careful not to let any cleaner or water run inside the ferrule (the metal part of the brush between the hair and handle). This can weaken the glue used to hold the hair and cause shedding problems or even loosen the handles.

Always lay brushes flat to dry. Do not use a blow dryer – this will cause the hair to frizz!

With proper care, a quality (Not dollar store) brushes can be enjoyed for years.

But remember that synthetic brushes don’t last as long as sable and other hairs.

Start Fresh!

Almost EVERYONE wears makeup and uses skin care but forget to throw it out. Like fresh milk and food it does spoil and has a shelf life.

Here is a basic list once opened:

Skin care like moisturizer and eye cream  last around a year

Retin-A or other face products prescribed by a physician last a year or less

Sonic Cleanser brush heads need changing every three or 4 months.

Foundation: Liquid formulas last a little under a year. Creams last a bit longer.Powder foundation lasts approximately two years or so.

Blush powder formula lasts approximately two years and cream blush lasts around a year.

Mascara a healthy recommendation is the 3 month rule.

Eyeshadow in powder formula last a couple of years. Creams last around a year.

Loose or pressed powders last a few years.

Lipstick lasts about a year or more.

Lip gloss lasts about a year

Toothbrush heads on sonic units need changing every few months

Replace your toothbrush every three months with a fresh toothbrush.

Makeup Brushes and sponges…see demo on TV for more information.

Perfume,cologne or after shave last about a year. Don’t store it in direct sunlight or in humid bathroom.

If the beauty product smells bad,the liquid foundation turns half beige and half green or other crazy colors (Yes, I have seen this happen) or you’re in doubt it’s really time to throw them out.

If you’d like to protect your face,skin,eyes and beauty…Try the Once Opened Beauty Expiration kit.As a professional makeup artist I use this pretty easy kit.Or you can use white labels with a water-resistant marker.

For MORE info and a video demo clip of my segment on TV this afternoon. Click on The Chat’s Facebook page  or go to http://www.FirstCoastNews.com

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