I received an insightful email today from a client, which gave me the perfect opportunity to share some great information on brush care and product longevity. Here it goes:
I really like the pencils. I think the eyeliner will be more convenient as a pencil. And the color (dawn) is nice with my green eyes.
I hate to admit it, but I think the reason I have not been happy with my foundation application is because my brush was DIRTY. I cleaned my brush and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I was seriously shocked by the effect from cleaning my brush. I wouldn't eat with the same fork for a month, but I would apply powder to my face... Yikes!
Also, I am happy to report that I have disposed of all my old makeup, except three things: bronzer, illuminating stick and sparkle finishing powder. It feels really good to get rid of the products that were not being used."
Cleaning Makeup Brushes
I clean my brushes frequently because I use them a lot and I sanitize them between clients… I keep a spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol at my work station. I mist a paper towel or tissue with the alcohol and swipe the brush back and forth - this takes the makeup off and sanitizes at the same time; plus it dries pretty quickly. Every two weeks or after a big makeup event, I will wash my brushes with gentle shampoo or soap. Then I remove the excess water and lay them flat to dry.
Cleaning your brushes is uber-important! This must-do task is so crucial for brush longevity, being sanitary and getting a great application.
Cosmetic Freshness Guidelines
If you've ever opened a lipstick and noticed an odd odor, that's a sign it's past its prime. If the last time you bought a new blush was when you were a blushing bride, set it aside. The following "best used by" guidelines offer helpful insight into the life of your color. They are informational and not intended to prevent, cure or treat any disease.
Mascara: 3 months
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