ARTIST TIP | Different Strokes. Multi-uses for Your Fave Brushes

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By now you know the right kind of brushes can make your life (well, make-up routine) waaay easier.  Here a couple of alternate uses to some of your everyday brushes:
Eyeshadow blending brush
Usual purpose:  blending out eyeshadow
Alternate use:  Use the eyeshadow blending brush to apply a light dusting of powder under the eyes when setting concealer.  Remember…the smaller the span of the brush, the more control you’ll have over where your make-up product goes!  …and control over powder application is especially important under the eyes to avoid a cakey look!

Synthetic angled brush
Usual purpose:  applying cream/gel eyeliners
Alternate use:  Use a synthetic angled brush to cover up blemishes.  I love the flat and small width of the angled brush – it’s perfect for using on blemishes, as it doesn’t distribute too much product and then you can use its small surface to tap out any obvious edges. (From the previous tip, use the eyeshadow blending brush to set the concealer with a dusting of powder).

Wide and flat concealer brush
Usual purpose:  applying concealer to even out areas of the skin (i.e. undereye circles, redness)
Alternate use:  The wide and flat concealer brush works beautifully to apply some of the season’s bold lipsticks and particularly for medium-sized to full-sized lips.  Use the wide span of the brush to apply an even and opaque layer of lipstick with a few quick strokes.  It works similar to applying lipstick directly from a tube – you get better coverage, but with more control!

Do you have any alternate tips/tricks for how you use your brushes?!  I always love learning from others…let me know in the comments below!

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