The Simple Answer to “Which Brushes do I Need?”
Makeup brushes are super, uber important when it comes to makeup application. But, like everything else at Pop of Pink, simplicity is key. I find the ones that make the most sense and keep makeup application easy – and then bring them to my Pop of Pink gals!
I know a good brush set is an investment, but I assure you, when you come in for a lesson, I do not overwhelm you with brushes you truly won’t use. Each of the Pop of Pink brushes serves a purpose and with simple cleaning every so often, they will last a long, long time. Here’s some info on each of the Pop of Pink brushes, which are all labeled with their names to make it easy to find and use. I hope this helps answer any questions you might have about the brushes I use and suggest. Remember, I’m always here for a lesson, social or a quick question.
Wash Brush – This big, fluffy eye shadow application brush makes it simple to apply a wash of color across the entire lid – hence its name. It also is a great blender brush to soften the shadow colors you choose to wear.
Wet/Dry Brush – Wearing eye shadow wet may be a new technique to some of you, but it truly makes the color pop and adhere very nicely to your lid. I teach and encourage customers to wet the brush, tap it off on a towel and go into the shadow and apply it. Wet or dry, this synthetic brush makes it easy to apply shadow in an impactful way, and it also helps you to blend shadows easily, too. The Wet/Dry brush is a must!
Defining Brush – If you want to keep things very defined and precise, this is the brush for you. I use this a lot to blend out my eyeliner. I teach my ladies to apply liner with a pencil, and then use a brush to blend it out. I use my Wet/Dry Brush sometimes for very soft look or I use the Defining Brush for a more defined eye.
Blending Brush –This brush is mainly used for highlighter powder under your eyes. Or you can use a separate one to blend eye shadow. Tip: you will want two brushes so eye shadow doesn’t mix in with your highlighter.
Powder Brush – The Powder brush is super soft, feels luxurious, and will last a long time. It applies powder evenly and provides great all-over coverage.
Blush Brush – It’s just super simple, also very soft and applies blush evenly and easily.
Bronzer Brush –This brush is a little denser, so you get more color. A great brush to invest in as we’re approaching summertime.
Brow Brush – You can buy this little guy separately or get it in my brow kit. It has the spooly on one side to brush your brows into place and the other side to apply the color. An essential tool!
These are my go-to brushes. Every once-in-a-while, I’ll add a new brush, but keeping your makeup routine simple is key at Pop of Pink.
Please, don’t forget to clean your brushes every month or so. Sometimes I think we don’t realize how old our brushes are or how long it has been since we’ve cleaned them. When you replace an old brush or simply clean them, you’ll be amazed at much better the color will go on.
To clean brushes, you just need a small amount of Dawn dish soap and warm water. Lather up the brushes and then rinse thoroughly. Reshape and lay them flat on a towel to dry completely for about 6 hours. Now you can rest easy that they are bacteria-free, which also helps to extend the life of your makeup!
Brushes are key to the entire makeup look. Contact me for a lesson or a fun social with friends where I can show you personally how to use each of these brushes to enhance your beauty routine. Thanks for reading, ladies!
Pop of Pink Cosmetics was created by professional makeup artist, Stacy Okonski, in 2015. She created a line of beautiful, easy to use products that are flattering for all ages. The cosmetic line is available for through Independent Pop of Pink Artists, online or at the Pop of Pink Glam Bar, a premier makeup studio owned by Okonski, located in Bellville, Texas.
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