Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brushes Part IV: Lips and Tips

Lips are pretty straight forward,
but having a good lip brush enables you to create different shapes
and helps with precise application of darker colors

small, flat domed brushes
Those are my favorite brushes!

A few tips:
* Find brushes that work for YOU

*If you can find a cheaper dupe for a more expensive version, go for it!

*Don't limit yourself to only using one brush for one thing. Do what works.

* Clean your brushes once a week with lukewarm water and mild soap and let them dry overnight on a towel.
(if you use them on other people, clean between each use)

* An economical alternative to brush by brush buying, you can look into buying a set.
just make sure to look at the individual brushes they contain
to ensure that you are getting your value and your preferences.

*if you are hesitant to use animal products, there is a large variety of synthetic brushes of the same shape that are readily available.

There is no need to own every single one of these brushes,
but these are my picks for a wide variety of options and possibilities.
Don't hesitate to ask questions in the comments,
and as always,
Stay lovely!

(click on links below for short cuts)


  1. I read somewhere that you can clean brushed with shampoo. Is that stupid?

  2. not at all!
    shampoo works great- just make sure to rinse it all out so you don't end up with residue on your brush when it dries.


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