Why your brushes really do matter – PART 1

Brushes – why do they matter, and do we really need to spend money on them? Firstly, I’ll speak from personal experience, I am not a qualified makeup artist and I don’t work on big catwalks and do makeovers for America’s next top model.

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What I do see a lot of everyday are women who want to achieve great makeup but they don’t want big bold eyeshadows or lipsticks – not when they are just going into work every day or only have 15 minutes to do their makeup in-between fixing their hair and trying to eat a slice of wholemeal toast (all simultaneously mind!) Therefore, I am not looking for brushes that are going to create ‘camera ready’ flawless makeup looks that will stand up to a x10 zoom. I’m looking for makeup and brushes that are the following:

 -versatile

-easy to use

-quick to clean

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Even before I was trained and qualified in makeup this was always my checklist before buying makeup brushes and I must admit, it was a good checklist! The things I have since added to this checklist though since doing my extensive training have made this a really little powerhouse checklist (I like to make collections of those!)

-versatile

-easy to use

-quick to clean

-hand cut brushes

-synthetic hair

These two additions have made all the difference to my brush collection! Below I have gone through every point in the list and why it’s so important to go through when purchasing your brushes and also why you use should use brushes in the first place

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-reduces wastage of product

-stops the streaky or patchy look to a product

-professional finish

So, in part one of this blog I’ll cover versatility and in part two I’ll cover

-easy to use

-quick to clean

-hand cut brushes

-synthetic hair

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Versatile

When I started to learn more about brushes, it became more and more apparent that there are so many different types, styles and shapes that it’s possible to have 1000 brushes and still not have the right one for the job. That’s when I took things back to basics and started to look for brushes that did more than one job. Below I’ve listed out exactly what brushes I would recommend from Jane Iredale to add to your collection. I personally have these brushes and I promise you – you do not need any more than these!

For your face

-Handi Brush – for powder foundation

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-Blending/Contour Brush – for foundation and blusher and contour

 

-Blending Brush – for liquid foundation

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-Camouflage Brush – for concealer

 

-Flocked Sponge – for blending/concealer

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For eyes

-Crease Brush – for eyeshadow

-Angle liner Brush – for eye shadow

-Large Shader Brush – for eyeshadow

And STOP! No more brushes! You simply do not need 16 different eye shadow brushes and 3 different blusher brushes, it’s a marketing ploy that we all fall into the trap of! The good thing about Jane Iredale brushes is that they are all multi use, every single one of these brushes had at least 2-3 different uses.

Carry onto part two to discover more!

Wishing you happy and healthy skin from Ms. Glow X

Ms. Glow