Tips & Tricks: Makeup Brushes
A makeup up brush to a makeup artist is that of a paint brush to an artist, or a guitar to a musician. A makeup brush is an essential tool to creating any makeup look whether you are a professional makeup artist or just starting out on your colour cosmetics journey. We are going over our favourite makeup brushes and their uses!
All makeup brushes are created equal - FALSE!
When purchasing a makeup brush you want to be looking for a few things. First up, density. The density of your brush will lead to a higher colour payoff, while a less dense brush will give you a softer application. At Cheekbone Beauty we have chosen two brushes in our roster of tools. Both are made with synthetic fibers; not only is it a cruelty-free option, but they are also indistinguishable from the popularly used natural fibers that were touted as the best and softest brushes on the market. These brushes were made of animal fibers which have long raised questions about how ethically the hairs were sourced. Synthetic fibers that are available in the market now are just as good, if not better, and we can all breathe easy knowing we have made a conscious choice.
First, we have our Face Brush that is very dense and soft in nature which will allow you to both gently press powder into the skin, like our Mattifying Moon Dust, or to perfectly place your blush and bronzer for some serious colour payoff.
Second, we have our Small, Tapered Blending Brush, which is soft and less dense to help you apply and blend your eyeshadow from soft to major intensity. This is beneficial because these two brushes alone are so versatile when creating your own makeup looks.
When choosing makeup brushes to add to your own at home makeup kit, I would advise you to look for a variety of densities. I think this is an awesome way to play with looks so that you can find out what you like best and how you like to achieve the looks you desire. There is no real right or wrong when creating unique looks that make you feel happy and inspired.
At Cheekbone Beauty, we believe quality over quantity is important to align with our mission of sustainability. We offer our two styles of brushes that can be used in a variety of ways to showcase our products versatility.
A makeup brush is only as good as how clean you keep it - TRUE!
Cleanliness of your makeup brushes is key! You would not want to be dragging old makeup and bacteria across your face now, would you? Not me, that's for sure.
You have a few options when it comes to cleaning your make up brushes. There are wonderful on the spot cleaners that you can spray on your brush for a quick clean in between changing colours; but this is not where the buck stops. It’s best to wash your brushes after each major makeup application. I personally like to wash all my makeup brushes and sponges with my own personal facewash because I have extra sensitive skin however, any unscented multi-purpose wash or clarifying shampoo are also a great option to use. When washing your makeup brushes you can use a washing mat to help effectively clean your brushes. Lastly, I like to air dry my brushes in a brush drying rack. This prevents the water from getting into the wooden handles and warping them. A drying rack can hold a great range of different sized brushes so that you can get the job done in one shot. Or to keep things simple, you can simply lay them out to dry on a kitchen towel. Caring for your brushes ensures the longevity of their performance and it is more sustainable because they won't need to be replaced as often.