|Lets talk golf. Yep golf.
When I was an artist at Saks Fifth Ave I had the pleasure of selling some of the best brushes in the business. Many of the customers would ask why they needed more than one or two( eye ) brushes and I would explain it like this: You know how all golf clubs look the same but hit the ball differently? Well brushes are the same way. The brush will pick up and place product differently so that the effect will be lighter or heavier depending on the brushes size , shape and hair. All of these are factors to take into consideration.
When choosing a brush there are key elements to understand: the longer the hair, the softer the hair, the more sheer the application. Synthetic hair is best for wet and or creams; short , stiff brushes are best for blending/smoking liners and fluffy soft hairs are best for all over blending.
I have recently (last year) discovered the most wonderful tool in my arsenal , the Beauty Blender. This pink egg shaped wonder makes a foundation application look like the most flawless skin ever!!! Ive used other sponges and believe me when I say, There Is NO other!
A word about “looks”
What does my ideal tool box consist of you ask? Well, glad you did and here you go:
Don’t forget the very important Beauty Blender, velour puff, lash curler and tweezers.
Most importantly is keeping your tools in the best of shape. Cleaning your brushes often (at least every three weeks) so they stay effective and last longer is imperative.
Use a mild dish soap (pulls the “grease” out), rinse clean, reshape and lay on a towel to dry. NEVER place them away or standing in a glass wet. This will induce shedding as it breaks down the binding of the hairs.
I, of course have more brushes in my pro kit than any one person should have. But my personal stash is filled with the tools for all application occasions, as it should be. I love options and having the tools to create any type of application comes in handy. But then of course if you don’t have what it takes to create your “perfect” look, call me! I am sure I have what it takes!! (wink)