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Friday, August 9, 2013
Basic Makeup Brush Kit for Beginners
Basic Makeup Brush Kit for Beginners
Hi Divas & Gents,
We all love makeup and can't get enough brushes to buy with our makeup. Sometimes we all need to know what and what we don't need. I started out over 2 1/2 years ago with a basic makeup kit, I left it at home and would get mad when I was our running errands and couldn't find something I could carry in my purse so I started out like anyone else and brought brushes for item of makeup I would use from concealer, blush, powder, liquid foundation, eyebrows, eye shadow, cream shadow the list can go on and on. And of course all high end makeup brands offer brushes with there products. But I couldn't afford MAC makeup brushes at time and still refuse to pay the price for a MAC brush, not that I'm against MAC we all love MAC but honestly, there is more to explore besides MAC.
If you are looking for something afford, quality, no shedding, works great for any use of makeup an cleans good. These companies offer the best brushes at a great price. You can find Real Techniques at Target, Ulta and on there website. ELF is available at Target, Wal-Mart and Big Lots have been carrying a small selection. Sigma, RC Cosmetics, and Sedona Lace are all available on there website, Amazon, and Ebay.
Basic Brush Kit for Beginners:
1. Powder Brush
Real Techniques Powder Brush $10
Evenly apply powders and mineral foundations for smooth, high-definition results
Real Techniques Blush Brush $9.00
Contour and define cheeks for flawlessly blended
Sigma Concealer Brush $10.00
Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes
Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush $6
Application of liquid or cream eyeliner
Real Techniques Foundation Brush $8.00
The angled cut lets you build the coverage you need for airbrushed
Sigma Eye Shading Brush $10
Place color across the entire lid for an even and strong application of product
Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush $18
Blend liquid or cream products onto flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks
Starter kits are great way to start learning your brushes an crafting your tools. I wish years ago there was a starter kit. Something I can still travel with and carry in my purse, backpack or leave it in the car. A Starter kit will have 90% of everything you will need as a beginner along with some brushes you aren't familiar with but will learn to love and YouTube is a great way to find out more and learn about how to use these brushes.
Sigma Beginner Kit "Make Me Crazy" $120
You can always sign-up for Sigma emails to receive great offers and discounts to save on buying this kit. This set is available in 5 colors: Black, Purple (picture above), Teal, Coral and Baby Blue
E05 - Eye Liner: Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners.
E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.
E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.
E60 - Large Shader: Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.
E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.
E70 - Medium Angled Shading: Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.
F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.
F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.
F50 - Duo Fibre: Creates an airbrush effect onto the skin. Can be used with powder, liquid or cream products.
F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.
F70 - Concealer: Conceal small areas. Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes.
Elf Complete 12-piece set $12.00
The Professional Complete Set of 12 Brushes includes: Concealer Brush Blush/Bronzer Brush
So now you know what is available to you and I love all these brushes in there own way. I will admit you will never feel like you will have enough brushes, but don't worry you can never go wrong with any set you purchase. As you learn more about makeup remember always improve and practice is key. Advice I always give anyone is to always clean your brushes once a week with any brush cleaner and/ or baby shampoo, and olive oil of your choice. There are so many choice of brush cleaners to choice from my top 3 brush cleaners are the following:
1. MAC Brush Cleaner
2. ELF Brush Cleaner
3. Sephora Brush Cleaner
There are tons more and go with the one you feel meets your needs.
I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot. If you have any questions or concerns please feel to comment below and subscribe for more.