Archive for March, 2010

How To Choose Makeup Brushes

March 26, 2010

Having the right set of brushes can mean the difference between years of great makeup applications—and years of mediocre ones. Makeup artist Troy Surrat, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Freida Pinto, tells us how to choose the right ones:

· Buy the best you can: “I really believe high quality brushes are worth the price,” says Surrat. A $60 blush brush, for instance, can last for decades (really!) if you care for it properly. Natural bristles work best; they’re fluffier and have a natural cuticle, like human hair, “that grabs pigment and holds it until you place it exactly where you want on the face.” Blue squirrel is the finest (and most expensive), but pony hair, goat, and kolinsky sable are also good. Don’t skip synthetic brushes altogether though—they’re best for applying creams and liquids.
· Keep them clean: Once a month, mix warm water with a little soap and swish the head of the brush around in it. For natural bristles, Surrat recommends shampoo (Aveda Shampure works well) and for synthetics, simple dish soap will work. Once they’re clean, rinse them well and blot with paper towels, then lay them flat until they dry completely. Don’t stand them up in a cup to dry—gravity will go to work on the wet hairs and pull them out of shape.
· Get the right set: The four most useful brushes are a large powder brush; a slightly smaller, fluffy brush for blush and bronzer; an eye-shadow brush that’s about the size of a fingertip, and a smaller shadow brush for smudging and blending. “Look for a slightly domed shape,” says Surrat. “It rolls best across the skin and deposits less pigment [all at once] so you can be precise.”
· Build a base: Don’t bother with a brush for foundation, says Surrat. “Foundation brushes tend to blob too much coverage right where they first touch your face,” he says. “I prefer using a damp Beautyblender sponge to stipple on makeup, because it allows for very sheer coverage.”

Original Blog Post: http://www.allure.com/beauty/blogs/reporter/2010/03/how-to-choose-makeup-brushes.html

Spanish Review

March 12, 2010

Top cosmetic processing for this spring – Beauty Blender

March 10, 2010

(ROUGH TRANSLATION FROM SPANISH)

As the bud of a flower that is born in spring, the desmaquillante Beauty Blender arrives your player.  A cleaning lotion is comprised of and of an innovative sponge with oval form that modernizes in a final way the way to eliminate your makeup.  With its original design permits a desmaquillaje perfect and a total adaptability in each corner.

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The Body Shop

Original blog post: http://www.cosmohispano.com/galerias?task=image&g=421-Top%20tratamientos%20cosm%C3%A9ticos%20para%20esta%20primavera

Secret Weapon: BeautyBlender

March 9, 2010

This little velvety hot pink nugget of makeup blending goodness is the BeautyBlender. Why so amazing, I hear you ask? Well its curves fit perfectly into the palm of your hand, and blends foundation into an airbrsuhed, seamless finish. It can be used wet or dry, and its pointy end gets right into the deepest parts of the face, like around the eyes and the nostrils, which are often hard to reach with regular makeup sponges.

Designed by Hollywood makeup artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, it was created to improve the foundation application process – making it as undetectable as possible (this we like!) It’s been used backstage on the international show circuit by mega makeup artist Dick Page, and celeb favourites include Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. It’s also fab for the environment because it’s reusable, and it comes with it’s own special cleanser (cleverly called BlenderCleanser) that is a mixture of Tea Tree and Lavender so it smells delish and is also tres nice for cleaning brushes. It’s latex-free, non-allergenic, and for those of you with problem skin it means you can wash it and always have a fresh, clean applicator to apply your makeup. It’s also amazing to apply cream blushes, as it just gives this flawless, gorgeous finish to the makeup. Plus the color makes me happy. It goes with me on every job.

I order mine from my favourite online beauty boutique, The Beauty Closet and dangerously! they ship worldwide.

For more info on the BeautyBlender, visit www.beautyblender.net

Original blog post: http://www.makeupmole.com/secret-weapon-beauty-blender/

It modernizes the form to make up with beautyblender!

March 3, 2010

(ROUGH TRANSLATION FROM SPANISH)

The sponge of makeup with elliptic form that is devastating among the celebrities American, beautyblender, already we can obtain it in Spain.  Their creators, Defendant Ann Forest and Veronica Lorenz, two of the most prestigious make up artists of Hollywood, they thought up this original one beauty tool because they were not satisfied with the results obtained upon applying the makeup with the fingers or with the traditional sponges, since enough product was squandered and upon applying it remained lines in the face.  Thus with this infallible tool was possible to make up the most difficult zones with facility.

And the fact is that with beautyblender is obtained a finished professional and impeccable.  It is very smooth and that is adjusted perfectly to the contours of the face thanks to its elliptic form.  In this way the antiéstéticas they are avoided lines and lines that appear when we apply the makeup.  So that their use turn out to be more easy you utilizes the sharp zone for the areas of difficult access, like the contours of mouth, nose and eyes.  Splits it round is perfect to apply bases and rouges, and for the most extensive zones, like the front, the cheeks or the chin.

It can be utilized in dry, but better results are obtained if previously is dampened (what duplicates its size), and upon absorbing water does not suck so much makeup, with what enough product is saved and its application is simpler.  Besides, does not it contain latex, is inodora and hypoallergenic, and can be used with all kinds of makeups (base, corrector, dust, rouge, shadows, compact, mineral, etc.) even with autobronceadores and lotions.

And the question of the million ¿how itself clean? because one must keep in mind that the grease and the cutaneous filth remain adhered to the beautyblender.  So that remain impeccable and time last more utilizes blendercleanser, a cleaning one aromatizado with lavender, free of colors and irritating products.  It is a lightly soapy and soothing solution, formulated with soy, one of the moisturizing most powerful than is known.  Besides, it is ideal to clean all your brushes and paintbrushes of makeup.  If you take care of it adequate can last between four and six months.  You can find each product by separated or in comfortable packs in selective perfumeries and in 2art ¿why waits to do you already with your beautyblender?

Original blog post: http://es.paperblog.com/moderniza-la-forma-de-maquillarte-con-beautyblender-57969/

The Power of Pink

March 1, 2010

What looks like an electric Easter egg but is no yolk when it comes to pore-formance? Behold the Beauty Blender

I scoffed at the notion of spending $19.95 on a make-up sponge. I thought “gimmick!” when given a sample of the egg-shaped gadget. It went untouched for years until a CNN make-up artist dabbed one on my cheek. “Does that really work?” I asked. She looked at me like I had just sprouted ears and a tail before revealing the virtues of the Beauty Blender. I resolved to dig out my pink egg. Truth: this is no ordinary sponge. It is the magic wand of make-up application, effortlessly blending foundation, powder and blush. It has an uncanny smoothing, pore-minimizing effect. It’s reusable (wash regularly with mild soap); I have yet to replace mine, and I use it daily. I’ve since spied Beauty Blenders at multiple TV networks, in celebrity make-up artists’ kits, and backstage at Fashion Week. This is one good egg.

Original blog post: http://www.pinkmemo.com/national/szish-dish/beauty-blender