I love my brushes and I really take good care of them. I spot clean them everyday after I use them and I also wash and condition them couple times a month. I wash my eyeliner brushes every week! Just because your eyes are sensitive and you do not want germs to irritate your eyes especially when you are tight-lining your eyes. You should always spot clean your eyeliner brush that you are using before and after application, to me that's very important.
THESE ARE THE PRODUCTS I USE :
* Neutrogena eye makeup remover lotion
* Johnson's natural kids 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash
* Almay eye make up remover
* Philosophy milk purity face cleanser
* MAC face cleansing oil ( in a different container because I don't like the container it comes in and it is so much easier with the spray pump so I can spot clean my brushes)
* Paper towel or a cotton cloth / towel
* Cotton face pads
* small plastic / glass container
I use Philosophy Milk Purityto clean my face brushes just because I want to use the same line of cleanser on my brushes that I use to clean my face. I use the foaming Philosophy Purity on my face and I absolutely love it ! I Pour a little bit of Philosophy Milk Purityinto a glass round containerand add some water and put my face brushes in and let them sit there for 5 minutes and after dump the water out and add more Philosophy Milk Purityand this time go back and forth with the brushes inside the container and wash it off well with warm water and dry it off with a cotton towel or papertoweland then spray some Alcohol on piece of paper towel and lightly brush the tops of the brushes on that paper towel so that way it kills whatever bacteria is left on that brush.Alcohol is so strong that it doesn't work well with makeup brushes especially natural hair makeup brushes so like I said you want to lightly brush the tops of the makeup brushes. If you have all Synthetic makeup brushes then GREAT because they are so easy to take care of and Alcohol doesn't damage them as much.
EYES/ EYELINER BRUSHES
I use the MAC Face Cleansing Oil to spot clean my eye / eyeliner brushes before and after I use them but I also wash my eye / eyeliner brushes with the MAC Face Cleansing Oil , I pour a little bit into a round glass container filled with water and go back and forth with the brushes inside until all the eye makeup residue is gone and then wash them off with warm water and pour a little bit of Almay eye makeup remover or Neutrogena eye makeup remover lotion onto a paper towel or cotton pad and go back and forth with the the brushes and make sure all the eye makeup is off of the brushes and then wash them off well with Johnson's natural kids 3 in 1, This always leaves my eye / eyeliner brushes so clean and fresh!
I let my brushes dry half way on top of paper towels( so its easy just to throw the paper towels away afterwards ) and then I transfer them into a Utensil holder that has holes on the bottom so that way the water can evaporate from the brushes ( make sure you turn the brushes up side down ) and you want to also place a piece of paper towel under the Utensil holder just incase there is excess water. I also use this Utensil holder as my makeup brush holder as well because you can also turn it around and around and it so easy to use.
SO CLEAN THAT IT LOOKS NEW.
YES, I USE A UTENSIL HOLDER FOR MY MAKEUP BRUSHES!
HOLES ON THE BOTTOM MAKES IT EASY FOR THE BRUSHES TO DRY QUICK.
TURN THE BRUSHES UP SIDE DOWN WHEN DRYING AND PLACE A PAPER TOWEL UNDER THE UTENSIL HOLDER.
I use to paint my nails and mess them up and end up having to do them all over again ...ughhh don't you just hate that? Couple of months ago I stumbled across Quick-E nail polish drying drops by Essie and I thought maybe I should try it and see if it really stands up to its name. And guess what?
I LOVE IT !!!!!
Essie Quick-E- Nail Polish Drying Drops - fast drying drops accelerate the drying time of freshly polished nails. Just one drop of Quick-e on each nail penetrates and thoroughly dries polish. Quick-e drops spread evenly over the entire nail surface creating a shield that protects the polish from smudging or scratching.
It really does work!!!!! I use one drop per nail and its dries up in seconds.....ahhhh FINALLY!!!!
I also partner this up with Seche Vite ( dry fast top coat ) just because I love the way it makes my nails look so shiny and clean !
* BENEFIT BADGAL LASH ( BLACK)
* MAC SMOLDER EYE PENCIL
* MAC PAINT POT DELFT
* URBAN DECAY MATTE EYESHADOW NAKED
I LOVE THE TEXTURE OF THIS EYESHADOW ....SO SMOOTH AND IT FEELS SO CREAMY YET IT'S A MATTE EYESHADOW- GREAT FOR BLENDING IN WITH DARK COLORS !
PAINT POTS ARE SO EASY! YOU CAN USE PAINT POTS AS AN EYESHADOW ON ITS OWN OR YOU CAN USE IT AS A EYESHADOW BASE AND ITS GREAT FOR
" ON THE GO ". ON MY CLIENTS I USUALLY USE A BRUSH TO APPLY THIS JUST TO BE ON THE SANITARY SIDE BUT THE BEST WAY WOULD BE TO USE YOUR FINGERS TO REALLY BLEND IT OUT . UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS A DISCONTINUED COLOR BUT IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT SOME CCO'S .