How do I clean my cosmetic brushes?

Written by Adem Martin del Campo

Brushes are often overlooked. We use them then simply throw them back in our make-up case not caring much forrepparttar condition we leave them. This is usuallyrepparttar 102005 reason whyrepparttar 102006 brushes we buy do not last as long as we hoped for. Armando's Brushes last a long time because they are made with sable bristles and even withrepparttar 102007 use of high-quality materials, Armando's Brushes would not last much longer than lower quality brushes withoutrepparttar 102008 proper care. So what is proper brush care and what arerepparttar 102009 benefits it will give you besides longevity? When applying your make-up, your brushes mix with your cosmetics as well asrepparttar 102010 oils on your skin. Over time, this could causerepparttar 102011 bristles ofrepparttar 102012 brush to clump together causing your make-up application to not go as smoothly as you would like. That fine line you like for your eyeliner may not be obtainable with a dirty brush. Not caring for your brushes may also cause different shadows to mix together in your brush creating a color that you never intended on using!

Tricks of the Trade - Applying Make-up Like a Professional

Written by Adem Martin del Campo

There are a number of different tricks and techniques that we have developed to make applying make-up easier, as well as more appealing. Let's start withrepparttar basics.

Always start your make-up with your foundation. This will even out your complexion and give you a good base to start with. Now forrepparttar 102004 trick. Use a make-up sponge to apply your foundation. This way your foundation will not change colors due torepparttar 102005 oils on your fingers, and you will not contaminate your foundation. Another trick is to use a large Complexion Brush to smooth out your foundation aroundrepparttar 102006 hairline and jaw line. This way you will not have a line of demarcation aroundrepparttar 102007 edge of your foundation. Next apply your brow color. Follow up with a Brow Gel to keep your brows looking nice all day or night. Apply your highlighter next. The trick here is to use a highlighter like our Beige Eye-lite that is creamy instead of a waxy cover-up. When you are trying to hide lines onrepparttar 102008 face, using a waxy substance will not move with your face, thus causing creases and other wrinkles to form inrepparttar 102009 product. Using a creamy highlighter will get intorepparttar 102010 lines to lighten them and make them less visible. Again use your Complexion Brush to blend your highlighting after you have applied it.

Now it is time to concentrate on your eyes. Applying make-up is like being an Illusionist or Magician. It is not like an artist that paints, because we are working with three dimensions. This is why it is important to use three different eye shadows. Starting fromrepparttar 102011 top eyelash choose a color of a medium tone. Apply that fromrepparttar 102012 lashes torepparttar 102013 crease inrepparttar 102014 eye. The next shadow should be two shades darker thanrepparttar 102015 the first. Apply this shadow fromrepparttar 102016 top ofrepparttar 102017 first torepparttar 102018 brow bone. The next shadow should be one shade lighter thanrepparttar 102019 first to highlightrepparttar 102020 eye brows, becauserepparttar 102021 eye brows are what gives you your expressions. Apply this shadow fromrepparttar 102022 top ofrepparttar 102023 second shadow torepparttar 102024 bottom ofrepparttar 102025 eye brows. This is how you give your eyes dimension, by going light, dark, lightest with your shadows. Now apply your eye-liner. The trick here is to use a shadow and firm bristle brush. This will give a more natural appearance. Always start fromrepparttar 102026 outside going towardrepparttar 102027 center onrepparttar 102028 top and bottom. Another trick to this is to make sure you do not makerepparttar 102029 top and bottom meet atrepparttar 102030 corners both inside and outside. By doing this you will make you eyes appear larger. Something else you can do to your eyes if you would like them to appear whiter, is to use a white pencil onrepparttar 102031 inside ofrepparttar 102032 lower lid. This way light will reflect off ofrepparttar 102033 white onto your eyes. This is especially helpful for people that tend to have a lot of redness in their eyes. Now it is time once again to blend with your large complexion brush.

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