Make up application starts with the right tools. Get yourself some quality brushes and foundation to get the best start. Wedged sponges come in handy as do disposable mascara brushes and cotton tips.
Use an antibacterial spray to clean your brushes regularly. Use a spray specifically designed for makeup brushes. All you need to do is spray your brush then gently work the bristles in circular motions over a paper towel. This will keep your brush clean and germ free.
Shampoo your brush on a monthly basis. Use a shampoo or soap with antibacterial qualities. Once you have shampooed your brush ensure you squeeze out any liquid and place your brush on its side to dry. Never leave your brush in liquid.
When applying makeup do not be rough or place pressure on your brush as this will cause it to lose its shape and bristles.
Use a synthetic brush for wet products (foundation, gel/liquid eye liner and/or cream blush) and a non-synthetic brush for powder based products.
Use a brush to apply liquid foundation. Start on your nose when applying your foundation and blend outwards. This will ensure a thorough and even result with no makeup lines.
Finish with powdered makeup using your brush in circular motions over your skin. This will provide an even coverage and ‘set’ liquid make-up.
A disposable mascara brush is an excellent brow comb and can be lightly sprayed with hairspray and combed through brows to keep them in place.