makeup brush that is best for your skin

Foundation tips

- Don’t use a beauty blender. Just because youtubers do it doesn’t mean it’s the best thing to use. Ask any makeup artist and they will say they use brushes (I recommend a stippling brush real techniques do a good one)
A Beauty blender will: Cost more as you have to replace them often, use more product, take a lot longer, give less coverage, and it’s harder.
- Use a primer
- Don’t load your face with concealer like youtubers do, less is more. Only put it where you need it and don’t use it to highlight if you want it to look natural. (And get your skin colour, not lighter)
- Don’t bake. You’ll look like a drag queen. It will make your foundation look soooo cakey and dry, it’s just not necessary and will use up a lot of powder to make your foundation look worse
- Use blotting sheets then powder when you get shiny instead of just powdering. This will stop you looking cakey

MAKEUP FOREVER ULTRA HD hacks.

Okay, so as we all know, MUFE decided to shatter the game and create an even better foundation for the new technology in HD cameras. This foundation works in 4K ultra HD and what that means is basically, I can zoom in 4x into your skin and you will still look bare faced and flawless AF. 

However, I ran into a few problems when I first started using the product and really didn’t like it when I first applied it. I was lucky enough to get some insider tips and tricks on the best ways to apply the foundation and why it works best in that particular way. This is right from the mouth of the pro-artists (at least in the NY region!) at Makeup Forever: 

1) If you’re using a Skin Equalizer as your primer, specifically for color correction, apply with a flat foundation brush to make sure the color correcting primer is even throughout the skin and is completely dry before you apply the foundation. Then apply your primer or equalizer for texture. Let them both (or whatever primer you used) to sit for a minute to really set into the skin to reduce redness, sallowness, discoloration, or/and texture. 

2) Less is more, I believe it’s one pump or two pumps is good for the whole face. Start with one and go from there. 

3) THE MOST IMPORTANT HACK/TIP: Use the ‘tap and stretch’ technique. We were trained on this when the foundation launched. This foundation applies best with a flat foundation brush BECAUSE the pigments in the foundation are encapsulated in spheres. The best way to describe it is like, the spheres are like the little eggs you see on top of sushi, if you apply too much pressure, they pop. You don’t want these spheres to pop or you get a less even and airbrush looking coverage. You do not want to use a beauty blender or a buffing motion or else the spheres will burst and the foundation will not lay as evenly on your skin or evenly over texture. SO, subsection of three is as follows:

- Take some product onto your your flat foundation brush and tap it where you need the most coverage, this normally the center of the face or where you carry the most ‘hot spots’. 

- When you’re satisfied with the coverage, take your flat foundation brush and pull from where you just placed the product and stretch the foundation to where you need less coverage. Sort of like pulling from the center of a flower to the petals, the perimeter of your face being the petals. 

- If there are parts of your face the need extra coverage, do not be afraid to tap more where you need it, but stretch the edges out to bled. If applied right, it should all look even. 

4) Give the product a few minutes to melt if you have dry or textured skin. This foundation does the opposite of ‘baking’. The way it’s made allows it to melt itself to the skins temperature and even itself out over time. So if you have dry or textured skin, give it a couple minutes to smooth over the texture and you will see it have a different effect than before. This was my biggest issue with the product! I hated the finish! But I didn’t apply it right, nor did I wait to set it. 

5) You don’t need hella powder, just roll the powder on with either a soft kabuki brush or a big powder brush. But remember, I said roll. You wanna be super gentle when setting so it doesn’t get gross. Like I said before, wait a little bit to set so you can really let it meld to your skins temperature and type. Let them become friends. Be one with the Ultra HD, BE THE ULTRA HD. 


So yeah, this is your friend Stef telling you how to live your cosmetic life and be the HD glamour god(dess) you always knew ya could be. 

For a natural looking, flawless base start by massaging your foundation into the skin using your fingertips and then use a brush to “pat” more product over areas where more coverage is needed.
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lindachristinalove  asked:

I just got the clarisonic and I'm so exicited! 😍 I wash my makeup off and then use some kind of cleanser to make sure my skin is cleansed. (I have oily and occasionally acne prone skin) Do I use the clarisonic to remove my makeup or just to cleanse my face? I want to learn more about this!

Woo! You’re going to love it! :)

I’d recommend using a makeup wipe or cleansing oil, some kind of makeup remover first, as the brush head will get dirty more quickly if used to remove your makeup. I learned this the hard way! It will be a lot more tricky to clean and you’ll have to change out brush heads more frequently. I find removing most of my makeup first and then going in with my cleanser and Clarisonic works the best for super clean, soft skin!  

Depending on the brush head and your skin’s sensitivity i’d recommend only using once a day to three times a week at first. This way you’re skin will get more used to it and you can see how it works with your skin and if it’s too abrasive. They make gentle and more abrasive brush heads so observe what you’re skin can handle! 

A few things to keep in mind

  • It may cause you to break out in the beginning because you’re skin is purging. This just means all the under the skin beak outs are coming to the surface and your pores are being deep cleaned. 
  • The brush head needs to be sanitized/changed. You can wash the brush heads every week or two but you will need to replace the brush head after a few months, just like how a tooth brush needs to be changed out every few months!
  • Exfoliate less when using the Clarisonic. The Clarisonic is already lightly exfoliating the skin so using a bunch of scrubs and peels can be a bit excessive and irritate the skin.