The other things to be discussed in this post are the often forgotten makeup applicators (brushes and sponges).
There are great brush cleaners out there with easy to follow directions. Yet for some reason we’ve run across women who don’t realize that their blemish problems may be a result of a failure to purchase and use one of these cosmetic brush cleaners regularly.
There are a number of Extrav options such as Bobbi Brown, MAC and Estee Lauder. We haven’t personally used any and would love to hear from anyone who has.
The C2 option we recommend is Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner that starts at $7 a bottle. It’s a daily cleanser that’s particularly great for quickly cleaning off your brush when you’re going to use it immediately to apply a different color. Just spray a little on a tissue and wipe your brush off.
The Value option is using something you already have in your bathroom, your shampoo. Make a applicator bath by mixing some shampoo with warm water in a bowl. Swirl your brush around and rinse. While it won’t disinfect it will sanitize your applicators and brushes.
Whatever you decide upon, make sure to use it at the very least weekly. Your skin is dependent upon your actions for its clarity.
Ever wonder how to apply your blush so you won’t look like a clown or worse, like some one hit you in the face. Here are some tips to help!
On a Round face: Place blush from the center of your cheek out along the ridge of your cheekbone, blending upward towards your temples. Dot some on your chin too.
On a Square face: Use minimal blush placed on the lower apple of your cheek. Don’t sweep it upwards or to side.
On a Narrow face: Blush goes at the outer point of your cheekbone. Don’t sweep it upwards; keep it horizontal.
In a rush (like I was when I originally posted this blog) and can’t find your blush? Blend a bit of moisturizer with a little lipstick and use it as a cream blush.
Who doesn’t want picture perfect lips ladies? Here are three simple steps to get the perfect pout.
- Draw the line.
Define the shape of your mouth using a lip liner. If your lips are naturally full, there really is no need to line outside the natural edge of your lip. Choose a shade that complements your favorite lipstick. Now color in your lips with the liner to get color that really clings. For my ladies with two-tone lips, feel free to go lighter with the liner application on the darker lip or skip it all together.
- Choose the right color and formula.
Matte lipsticks give off intense color, but can be drying. Crème lipsticks deliver great color and keep lips moisturized. Whatever formula you choose, make sure to evenly apply the color, covering the liner and blotting any excess. We’ve found paper towels work well here as opposed to facial tissue which, depending on the brand can leave lint.
- Set the look.Finish off with a little dusting of translucent powder and a second coat of lipstick or a coat of lip gloss. Or start off by using a transfer-resistant lipstick to help color stay put and perfect for hours.
Now if you’re looking for the picture perfect full pout watch the video below. There are a couple of extra steps but it’s still really simple and easy to do. The hardest part might be picking out a shade. Check back each week for a new beauty tip.