20 - EYE SHADER
For applying eyeshadow. This must have brush can be used for the whole upper eyelid area, easy to use, even for makeup beginners.
The rounded flat shape works great for stamping on colour around the lashes or inner corners of the eyes. It provides good control and you can easily achieve natural blending of colours around the upper eyelid area creating a smudging and smoking effect.
WHY TO CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES :
Cleaning your brushes is essential for their performance. The product can cake or dry in the bristles, meaning that they become less flexible and able to take up product, thus reducing the efficacy of the brush.
And that's before we even get onto hygiene: the ramifications of skipping your cleaning routine will quickly show up on the surface of your skin, undoing all of your hard work. A brush that hasn't been cleaned properly will harbour bacteria that can cause skin problems and infections.
HOW TO CLEAN:
Wash them in lukewarm water but never hot water with a neutral and fragrance-free soap, wash the bristles up to the ferrule (metal part).
Gently squeeze the bristles from the ferrule edge outwards with your fingers to remove makeup from the brush, then rinse the bristles thoroughly.
Once rinsed, gently flick the water out, wrap in kitchen roll and lightly squeeze. To increase the lifespan of your brushes, you also need to keep the ferrule (the piece of metal at the base of the brush) dry at all times. Wetting the ferrule can mean that the bristles are loosened from the glue, resulting in shedding. To avoid water seeping into the brushes while drying, lay them on a towel with one end rolled up, lifting the handles and leaving the bristles pointing downwards.
Avoid cleaning the brush with a cleanser containing alcoholic solvent, except on occasions where you need to dry it quickly. Alcoholic solvent may damage synthetic hairs, causing them to shed.
Don’t use any fabric softener or hair conditioner because this could impair the bristles ability to hold powder.