I've had loads of response about the last article on how to do a 'smokey eye'. It seems a lot of girls tried it and MOST of them succeeded. However, there were a couple that weren't as lucky, or to put it in 'B's' words, FAILED MISERABLY! 'B' in particular doesn't have much make-up and got out of the habit of buying it. She only had a kohl pencil to work with, and wants to reinstate make-up into her routine without spending loads of money.
So to help our friends who struggled, here are some essential brushes to start their make-up kits off.
Below is a comparison of two different brands, both of which are great in their own ways! Whether you're rolling in cash or pinching the pennies, there's a brush here for you!!!
Let's start with the Foundation Brush:
Next up is the Shadow Brush:
Last but not least, the Buffer Brush:
This brush is one of my favourites. I own the MAC one but have friends that use the QVS version and you can't tell the difference! Both are great!
**Just remember that no matter what type of brush you buy, you must take care of It to make it last!
I clean my brushes with MAC's brush cleaner or if they are really bad from theatrical make-up, then warm or hot water and a gentle cleansing soap will do!
Cleanse them until the water runs clear, this may take a minute or two, especially with foundation brushes.
Remember to use a gentle soap or shampoo that does not have any oil or treatment ingredients if you are not using a make-up brush specific cleanser.
Let the brushes dry thoroughly and then they're ready to go again!
There you go! Those are three essential items for your kit! They are a good place to start and then build from there!