Makeup brushes can be incredibly versatile. Even if you don’t wear a full coverage foundation, chances are there’s some aspect of your beauty routine that can be improved by using a brush. Check out these five things your foundation brush can do:
- Apply Moisturizer
The main appeal of using a brush is for excellent application and to avoid transferring icky bacteria and dirt to your face from your fingers. So why just limit brush application to your base? Use your foundation brush to swipe moisturizer on before your foundation. Bonus: the remaining moisturizer in the bristles will help your foundation go on smoothly as well.
- Smooth on Primer
Primers are perfect for making sure your foundation is long lasting and goes on easily, so there’s no reason you can’t use a brush to smooth it on as well. Using a brush will also keep your fingers from getting too greasy or slippery from the primer formula.
- Apply Foundation
This one is obvious, but foundation brushes can be helpful regardless of the foundation formula you use. EcoTools are made with cruelty free synthetic bristles, which means that can apply anything from powders, to creams and even liquids with the same brush. Favor BB creams? We just made a special brush for that too. Check it out here.
- Mistake Correcting
Did your shadow or mascara flake onto the top of your cheeks or under your eyes? Use the foundation brush to swipe those mistakes away. The leftover product on the brush will help mask any color that already transferred to your face, then you can top with concealer if necessary.
Your foundation brush is perfect for a last bit of blending before finishing your makeup. Use the brush to blend the edges of your blush, concealer, and outsides of your face to make sure there are no product lines and you get a flawless finish.
Get shopping for a foundation brush now! Here are the different ones available from EcoTools.com: Flat Foundation Brush, Skin Perfecting Brush, Retractable Foundation Brush, Sheer Finish Kabuki Brush, and Foam Applicator Brush.
Fashion Week can be a great source of makeup inspiration, but trying the trends coming down the runway can be a bit intimidating. The runways for fall fashion shows are usually full of dark eyes and deep lips, but this year it’s a spring standby that was a winner. One of our favorite looks from New York Fashion week is easy to wear and looks great on almost anyone: pink. Here’s why you should grab your pinks and start practicing this look now.
- Whether it’s swept across the eyes, blended into the cheeks, or dabbed along the lips, blush tones are a trend that has some serious staying power. Consider it one less makeup swap you have to make once the weather turns says Pop Sugar.
- Let it be all about the blush. A big trend on the runways was bright, flushed cheeks. Pick a shade a little bolder then you might normally apply. A rosy pink is great for winter, while a poppy bubble gum pink is perfect for spring into summer. Pair bright cheeks with a neutral eye and similar color lip like Monique Lhuiller did (above right).
- To copy the look above left from the Marissa Webb runway, pick a white or light beige color shadow and sweep from lash line to brow bone with a full shadow brush, tightline liner on the top lashes only, then accent lashes with a pair of falsies and brush through your brows. We like our everyday definition pair for this look. Then with a blush brush, sweep on a poppy pink blush and blend well. For lips, choose a pale pink shade and apply with a lip brush.
- Add color to your brushes. A great way to think spring is with fun makeup tools. Try picking up our flawless face set or kabuki set which both feature pink ferrules in the collection.
Have fun thinking pink!
We might be thinking spring, but the Polar Vortex is still wreaking havoc on our hair. Frizzy flyaways, hat hair, and static cling are things no head of hair wants to deal with. To keep looking polished when you’re battling with winter, we’ve rounded up solutions to your four most common winter hair worries, so you’ll have a head full of healthy, happy hair in no time.
- Static – The less dried out your hair is, the less static it will be. Consider purchasing a special ionic blow dryers which emits negatively-charged ions that attach themselves to the positively-charged hair for a neutralizing effect. According to The Huffington Post ionic molecules are also supposed to break down the water molecule rather than evaporate it, without stripping your hair of its moisture. In a pinch and have static? Grab a good old-fashioned dryer sheet and rub it on your strands or spritz some hairspray on your comb and comb through.
- Hat Hair – When there’s no getting around wearing a hat, style your hair in a way that adds body before slipping on your hat. Hats trap heat, which causes your hair to hold whatever shape it’s in. Boost it at the roots to lock in volume. For long hair, try a high bun wrapped with a hair elastic. For short hair, Cosmopolitan.com suggests pulling the front section into four mini bumps with bobbi-pins. Once you’re inside take hair down and shake it out to style.
- Frizz – Frizzy hair tends to be drier, so to keep hair frizz free you need to put moisture into it. Use a conditioner, hair oil, or frizz cream. WebMD suggests natural oils are better than synthetic ones as they’re absorbed into the hair. Avoiding time with the blow dryer can help too. Use a vented brush to reduce drying time (like our new line) and always point the air in the direction of your hair growth, not against.
- Flyaways – To tame flyaways, lightly mist a shine spray onto a small brush like a spoolie or brow groomer and skim it over hair to grab any stray individual strands.
Another way to beat winter hair blahs? Treat yourself to a new hair brush! Our new line of eco-friendly brushes helps dry hair 20% faster with its vented technology and the bamboo handles feel great to hold. Shop hair brushes now.
Photo from Ruche