Sunday Tip #15

Every Sunday I shall share here a beauty tip that I’ve read or heard about, and leave my comments or thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave your views, too! :)

This week’s very short tip is brought to you from Total Beauty, or more precisely from this article here. It might seem like a money-wasting, rather obnoxious and elitist tip to some, but having experimented with it myself I do find myself agreeing. Higher- or or mid-end tools do tend to give a better, more professional result than lower-end tools, so if you can afford it, go for a better quality tool. It can help improve your application and/or usage, and subsequently your technique, as I’ve experienced personally especially in regards to eyeshadows (Which I’m still learning and experimenting with, but can now apply with either a brush or just my fingers) and liquid foundations (I mainly use my fingers, and lower-end brushes and/or sponges, for example, can make it harder to blend, soak up more product than necessary and/or leave a patchier or streakier finish) :)

However, now I find that good quality tools, in this case more on brushes, tend to be more affordable, for example Ecotools, Sephora‘s in-house brushes and maybe perhaps even Real Techniques and Sigma. M.A.C isn’t that bad either, and I hear Sonia Kashuk‘s pretty good too. It’s worth saving up for better tools as they also last longer!

The Brush Guard- Blush (S) And Foundation (M)

I love brushes :P Especially face brushes. Over time I think I’ve amassed quite a collection of them: The Body Shop Blusher Brush, Sephora Collection Classic Mineral Powder Brush #45, MAC 129SH Powder Blush Brush, Sigma F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush, Real Techniques Blush Brush, Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush, Ecotools Bamboo Powder Brush, Lunasol Powder Brush N, Lunasol Cheek Brush N and RMK Cheek Brush S. And being the OCD person I am, I tend to be quite obsessive about keeping them clean, considering how they come into contact with my face!

I clean my brushes once a week at the very least with M.A.C Brush Cleanser (The best brush cleanser I have used and tried in my opinion- I went through bottles of this), or every time I change powders or foundations and want to use that same particular brush I’ve been using. I honestly forgot where I first heard about The Brush Guard from, but being a clean freak who wants to keep her brushes as clean and “uncontaminated” as possible, got them especially as my brush collection grew :P

The Brush GuardBlush Pack (S) and Foundation Pack (M)

The Brush Guard, according to its site, is supposed to protect your brushes, not just in general, but also from the “ickies”- old makeup, dead skin cells, bacteria, dust and dirt and oil. It also supposedly makes travelling with and storing brushes more convenient and easy.

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