Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Invest in the Best Tools for Success (Then Learn How to Use Them)

There is a magic trifecta in applying good makeup. Tools and product quality are equally as important as the makeup application skills you have. For example, if you are using mediocre brushes, mediocre products, and have average skill ...just by improving the quality of your brushes and using more richly pigmented products, the application will immediately be better, even without improving your technique. 

If you really want to apply your makeup like a pro, do what the professionals do: Use the best brushes you can afford for application.

Here are the eight basic brushes you need:
1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eyeshadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Once you have your tools, learn the correct way to use them. 

Where you hold a brush on the handle affects your control. The closer your fingers are to the ferrule (the silver section beneath the brush head), the more pressure you put on the brush head and the more opaque your application is going to be.  

As a rule - if you want to apply color evenly, place your fingers on the center of the brush handle. 

One last tip: You can easily turn a fluffy brush into a flat, angled brush by squeezing the bristles on your brush and flattening them.

I hope you learned something new. Thank you for your time and stay beYoutiful!

- Becky xoxox