Don’t get l ost in the broad strokes, as the experts give us some handy tutoring on make- up brushes.
From Shoppee to Sephora, make- up brushes are no l onger reser ved f or t he pros. With brushes coming i n all variet y of shapes, sizes , sources , and prices , i t ’ s easy to get l ost before you cli ck Check- Out. Besides , having t he r i ght brushes can only do so much f or your make- up i f you don’t know what to do with t hem. # TeamCLEO gets a l esson on make- up brushes f rom i nternationally renowned make- up ar t i sts Luis Casco and Gilber t Soliz . Take notes , and get ready to paint a masterpiece on your f ace.
Mary Kay ’s Global Beauty Ambassador Luis Casco, whose brushes have graced t he f aces of Jaime King and Karolina Kurkova, prefers brushes and hands f or seamless make- up application. Tr y a dense buffing brush used i n small , circular motions f or a streak- f ree base. “For concealer, blend with f i ngers , as make- up sets at our body temperature,” he explained.
THE RIGHT EYE
No stranger to creating showstopping eye l ooks, Marc Jacobs Beauty ’s Global Make- up Ar t i st Gilber t Soliz prefers synthetic brushes to pick up product and build opacit y before blending with natural bristles . To streamline your kit , Luis recommends t he Mary Kay Essential set. “The t hree eye brushes [i n t he collection] can prett y much do ever y t hing f rom cut- creases to a beautiful wash of colour,” he said.
NATURAL VS SYNTHETIC
“Natural bristles are l i ke your hair. You have to condition t hem f or t hem to l ast , ” said Luis . Natural bristles work best with powder tex t ures but aren’t as compatible with l i quids or creams. Unlike manmade synthetic brushes , natural bristles comes f rom various animals such as goat and boar ( rest assured, boar bristles are clearly l abelled i n Malaysia).