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How To Wash Your Make-up Brushes?

Make-up brushes are our tools and we should look after them with love!

 Washing brushes London

We have two options when it comes to cleaning or brushes: a quick dry method or a more thorough wet wash. The best method of cleaning make-up brushes requires using warm water and gentle soap or shampoo.

 

  1. Squeeze a small amount of shampoo (ideally sulphate-free) into the palm of your hand.

 

  1. Wet the soap and cover the bristles.

 

  1. Using circular strokes, loosen up the dirt on the brushes, but please be careful not to apply too much pressure otherwise you can damage the bristles.

 

  1. Squeeze the soapy water out of the brush from the base to the tip until the water runs clean.

 

5.  After washing, take a little of your hair conditioner and stroke each brush gently, coating the bristles.

 

  1. Rinse well, until they don’t feel slick anymore.

 

  1. To dry them, lay them flat on the edge of your sink or counter.

 

The best time to wash your make-up brushes is at night. By the morning you will have bacteria and make-up free brushes. For those that are extra ‘cakey’, use a dab of almond oil to brake down the residue before washing. To prevent products building up too quickly, ‘tap’, dust or wipe extra make-up off your brush with a tissue after each use.

 

Brushes

 

Do not share your brushes with anyone else. Coming in contact with your own oils and germs is one thing, but being exposed to someone else’s bacteria is entirely another. Washing them regularly not only protects your investment and guarantees smooth and consistent make-up application, it does wonders to your skin too. Girls, follow these steps and I promise your face will notice the difference!

If anyone has a tip I’ve missed, please share it in the comments section.

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How To Choose The Perfect Red Lipstick?

We often see a red lipstick we love on another person, but it never looks as good on us. It is not easy to find the perfect shade of crimson to flatter our complexion. Before I give you tips how to choose your red lipstick you have to know what undertone you are. Don’t panic if you have never heard of the term ‘undertone’ – If you think of your skin as two layers, this is the layer underneath the top skin. You are either a cool (pink), neutral or warm (yellow) undertone . You don’t need to guess which tone you are. There are many ways to find this out. My favourite test, and an extremely simple one is the tan test. If you tend to tan in the sun and not burn, then you may be a warm undertone. If you don’t tan but just burn, then you have a cool undertone. Those who go both ways, could be neutral.

Perfect Red Lipstick London

Here are six rules for choosing your red lipstick:

  1. Fair skin – Choose fruity colours to brighten your look.

Fair with red hair – look for reds with orange undertones.

 

  1. Golden skin – rich colours fully pigmented with warm undertones bring warmth and radiance to golden skin tones.

 

  1. Olive skin – Girls, look for orange-based shades of red, not blue. Complexions with yellow undertones can turn a glowing tan shade with a little help of red lipstick.

 

  1. Carmel skin – look for lipsticks with a hint of plum to contrast with your complexion. Also add a bit of shimmer to enhance the glamour!

 

  1. Bronze skin – bold colours, true reds that do not lean towards blue or orange are always the winners.

 

  1. Dark skin – dark tones look great with clear reds, so they don’t appear ashen. Mirror-like finish or shimmer adds an extra dimension and luminosity!

 

Girl wearing red lipstick

 

I hope this helps you to choose a wonderful red for springtime!

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