In the previous post I showed you how to cleanse your make-up brushes daily. I also gave you a simple recipe for a DIY daily brush spray cleaner. This post is
about weekly deep brush cleansing!
Once a week, take some time to use a
brush cleaner to deep clean and condition your brushes! No need to spend a lot of money on a brush
cleanser, just follow these simple steps to make your very own natural purifying
You will need:
2 parts antibacterial liquid hand wash
1 part olive oil
Mix antibacterial liquid hand wash, olive oil and a little bit of water on a plate.
brush bristles around on plate.
under running water (always have brush pointing down) and further work up lather.
Rinse well with
water and gently squeeze excess water out without pulling bristles.
Air dry with
bristles pointing down - you don’t want the water to loosen the glue holding
the brush together.
Take these steps to clean your
brushes will not only extend the life and quality of your brushes, it’ll help
prevent unwanted blemishes and breakouts.
Today I have some brush cleaning
tips for you. You cleanse your face morning
and night daily, but how often do you wash your make-up brushes?
Our brushes collect all sorts of dirt
including dust, make-up, oil and bacteria. If you don’t clean your brushes on a daily
basis, all that dirt is being transferred to
your face along with your make-up! Here
are a few steps you can take to make sure you keep your brushes, and your skin,
Take a make-up remover wipe or an antibacterial hand wipe
to lightly clean your brush. Gently
swipe your brushes back and forth on the wipes to clean after each use. Or you can use this DIY daily
brush spray cleaner.
You will need:
alcohol (aka surgical spirit)
lavender essential oil
the alcohol and water into a clean spray bottle, I dilute mine about 2 parts
alcohol and 1 part water.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, this will help reduce the alcohol smell and
also help condition the brushes.
onto a tissue or directly onto brush bristles.
wipe brush onto a tissue to remove make-up.
brush air dry - no need to rinse.
Use this sprayto quickly remove traces of make-up between applications.
Today's post is anothereyebrow post - I told you I'm obsessed! ;-) Eyebrows can change the way your face looks, so it’s
important to have perfectly shaped brows that complement and balance your face.
If you don't know your face shape, take this quiz and find out!
Here are some tips to help you choose the most flattering eyebrow shape to complement your facial features:
Oval faces are lucky; oval faces are considered the
perfect shape. Full brows with a prominent arch are most complementing and to
create the appearance of fuller cheeks, shorter length brows work amazingly.
Choose medium to full brows that are more angular than round, an arch will
complement your natural features and offset the roundness of your face.
Angular face (Heart, Inverted triangle,Diamond, Pear)
Your face already has angles so medium brows that are
rounded with a soft arch work best. A
high arch will only make you look permanently surprised!
Like an angular face, you want medium brows that aren't overly flat or
arched. A soft arch will soften the angles of the face.
Flat straight eyebrows will help to shorten your face vertically and a low arch
will help open up your face horizontally.
Note for all:
Steer clear of thin eyebrows. Eyebrows need to be in proportion with your face like
all other features, so it’s best to get them groomed by a professional to
ensure they are perfectly suited to you.
I also came across these very useful eyebrow shaping tips from doeadeery.com:
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