We’ve heard somewhere that we should clean our makeup brushes every so often. But if I’m being honest, I probably do it once every month or every other month. Forgive me if that sounds nasty but I don’t use my brushes everyday anyways so I think that counts? Lol. Enough of my confessions here and I’ll start taking you through an easy peasy way of how I wash my brushes.
Things I use:
– brush egg (bought from forever21 for about C$5) I believe it’s also available on eBay
– hard soap (freebies from hotels) or body wash/liquid soap/baby shampoo
1. Wet the dirty brush through running water
2. Swirl it around the soap
3. Swirl it around the brush egg
4. Swirl the brush and brush egg through runing water
5. Squeeze out excess water and lay it flat on the towel
I usually let it dry overnight and it’ll be ready in the morning. I’ve tried washing with my hands but I found that it is too drying and abrasive on my hands. The brush egg works best because it protects my hands and it has ridges that help scrub through all the grime from my brushes. This method probably takes me only about 10 mins! Super easy and cheap!
Tell me how you guys wash your brushes so I can try different methods!
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Brows are very subjective and it isn’t supposed to be perfect. I don’t even know what a perfect brow looks like! My perfect brow might not suit your face, and your perfect brow might not suit somebody else’s face.
It took me a few years to “perfect” my brows, and by “perfect” I mean I’ve achieved contentment and a routine when I do my brows. Most likely, my ways will evolve and change as I get older.
I am not an expert with makeup and I can’t tell you how you’re supposed to do yours. It’s makeup. It comes off at the end of the day.
This post is to let you guys know how I personally do my own brows while hoping to help some of you in finding your personal brow style. Let’s start?
HOW I FIGURED OUT MY BROW SHAPE
I had my brows groomed once in my life (about 8 years ago, I think). Ever since then, I’ve just been alternately plucking and shaving to the shape that the groomer made. I haven’t gone to a professional since then and I haven’t felt the need to. If you don’t like spending time and money on your brows (just like me), I would suggest going to an expert to have them shaped properly, at least once. You can just clean up on the new hair growth and maintain the shape for as long as you want. (At least that’s what I did! )
LET’S START DRAWING!
Look at them bare and uneven. Haha Even my eyes are uneven! Let’s move on from flaw-pointing and start sketching!
- Create a triangle for a sharp brow tail
- Fill it in
- Connect-the-dots(hair) while drawing a straight line using tiny strokes going towards the nose.
- I go back into the product and dip my brush to make the arch and tail a little darker than the rest of the brow. This creates depth.
- I just follow my natural brow shape and continue to fill in. There is a lot of room for mistake because brow products are more forgiving than eyeliners. I just wipe it with my finger when I make a mistake!
- By this time, the brush should have the slightest amount of product. This is the best time to go in and fill the inner part of the brow. This gives a lighter shade to soften the look. DO NOT go back and dip it into the pot if you want “natural” looking brows (ombre effect? Lol). I prefer to put the least amount of product on that part because I don’t want it to look too strong. As shown in the picture above, I pretty much stop filling from that point because I want my natural brow hairs to show up.
- I’m done by this point, but if I feel like it, I will apply a tinted brow gel on the inner parts of my brow to make it appear more bushy. #CaraDelevingneBrows But apparently, that is impossible and unachievable on my part. *cries.
After brushing it through with a spoolie, we are finally done. Let’s zoom in.
Feel free to highlight the brow bone or apply a little concealer to clean up and make the brows “pop”. 😉
PRODUCTS I REGULARLY USE
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
- ColourPop Brow Colour in Bangin’ Brunette
- ColourPop Brow Pencil in Bangin Brunette
- Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
- Milani Easy Brow Tinted Fiber Gel
A few notes:
- On this post, I used the ColourPop Brow Colour but the process would be similar if I were to use a pencil.
- Putting on an eyeshadow primer before doing your brows would prolong its wear and make it last all day.
- I know people have been asking for a video, but I still couldn’t get myself to film! One day. Lol
Hope this helps! Thanks for dropping by! ❤️
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Water and sleep are our best friends when it comes to skincare. A LOT of water and a LOT of sleep, that is. But we can’t have it all can we? We are all too busy “life-ing” and “adult-ing” that we just cannot be bothered to get extra Z’s and hydration.
This is where concealers save the day. Everybody has their own tricks and secrets when applying their favourite concealers. That’s why the wonderful beauty blog, Into The Gloss – founder of the brand Glossier, asked me to share my own secrets on how I perfect my concealer game.