Hey Beauties! :D

As most of you know, makeup brushes are somewhat important in creating your desired look. They are simply one of the best tools we can use to apply almost any kind of makeup product. So because these are so important, I've put together a small list of makeup brush mistakes to avoid and some makeup brush tips.

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  • Do not use hard or stiff brushes. These can be damaging on the skin, especially the skin under your eyes.
  • Do not buy a huge set of brushes, unless you know that you are going to use all/ most of them. I do this all the time and I find I'm left with so many brushes that I don't end up using. 
  • Don't forget to use a sponge to blend out hard edges of your foundation. No one likes that dreaded foundation line.
  • Don't forget to take off the excess product off the brush before you use it. 
  • Do not buy brushes that are too soft or ones with bristles that are too sparse. They won't hold up over time. 
  • Do not use a hairdryer to dry your makeup brushes. 

This next tip is like SO important it should be in bold, CAPS, and underlined.

  • It is SO important to make sure that you wash your brushes! As a makeup artist I wash them after each client, but if you just use them on yourself, you should at least wash them once a week. I would however wash your foundation brush more often as you may get bacteria build up, which will cause pimples. AND if you don't wash your brushes, you actually end up damaging them... and a damaged makeup brush doesn't work well. 
  • It's also important to make sure you dry your washed brushes properly. Make sure that you let your wet brushes dry upside down. So the brush head should be facing the floor. If you don't do that, the excess water from the brush head could run down to the ferrule (the metal bit) and break up the glue. Which will make the brush hairs fall out over time.   

Well, there you have it, if you know of any other brush mistakes to avoid, just post a comment below.


  1. Everyone talks about makeup, how to put makeup on, and what products are in or to use, but few talk about the proper usage of makeup brushes. Thanks for a useful share.

    1. Exactly right! Which is why I felt I needed to write this blog post. If there is anything you are unsure of, let me know. I'm here to help! :)

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