When it comes to applying eye makeup you only need a few basic tools, but they should be the best quality you can afford. Not only will they give a better finish to your makeup, they will last longer. Here is your eye makeup tool guide.
Makeup brushes are made from either – natural fibres : sable, squirrel, goat, horse hair or synthetic fibres. They are different shapes and sizes dependent on the job they are designed for and you can buy them with long or short handles.
All makeup brushes should be kept spotlessly clean to prevent bacteria from causing possible outbreaks of spots, rashes or allergies, especially around the sensitive eye area.
Once or twice a month just rinse your brushes in a solution of warm water and a mild shampoo, making sure you rinse the residue off thoroughly. Then lie them flat to dry.
Store them with the brush head pointing up in a clean dry container such as a jar. If you need to reapply your eye makeup during the day use a folding makeup bag.
It’s not necessary to buy a whole brush set as you may not use some of the brushes but it will save you time in hunting out individual ones. However it may be the cheaper option.
- Eyeshadow blending is important if you want to achieve that flawless finish. You must always use a brush. If you use your fingers or a cotton bud you will not get a smooth finish. Choose a flat short haired brush, especially designed for the job.
- Use a small tapered very fine brush with a very steady hand.
To give your eyebrows a groomed look you should use a firm angled brush head which will leave your brows tidy.
- Choose the very best Tweezers you can afford, either pointed or flat ended whichever you prefer. Tweezerman is probably the best known brand and is worth buying as you know the quality is excellent. For real precision try the Tweezerman Brow Kit with Tweezer and Mirror
- If you like to curl your lashes before you apply mascara, again use the best curlers you can afford. Cheaper ones could damage your lashes and even pull them out as the lashes can fall out if they get caught on the curlers.