Twelve brushes in a set and you cannot get the look you’re going for? Shading, blending and smoothing are makeup artists’ treasured techniques! Sometimes products and brushes don’t mix. They can leave clumps, streaking, and uneven application. Formal training is filled with tips and tricks from seasoned professionals who are eager to teach students what they have learned throughout the years and here is one of them.
When it comes to cream-based products, applying with a brush can be extra frustrating. The warmth of your fingers will melt down the product and help you blend it evenly and smoothly. A smooth base will help makeup last longer and stay vibrant. Use this technique when applying a primer or cream shadows as a base for powder shadows and products.
Sticky lipglosses can gunk up expensive brushes, a few dabs with your fingers you are good to go. Another versatile beauty tool that is a MUST have in every aspiring make-up artist’s case are makeup sponges. They are perfect for applying cream and liquid makeup because of their smooth surface. I also love to use as a makeshift mixing tray when mixing foundations and lipstick for the perfect hue.
Remember to always, always, always wash hands thoroughly before and after application to ensure the best hygiene. Our hands touch everything, and you wouldn’t want any of that irritating your skin or getting into your eyes.