How to clean the makeup brushes

Hygiene is also very important in makeup. Even if we are not professionals and other people are not using our brushes, we have to clean them.

Of course we clean because we want the eyeshadows off. That way the new colours won’t be mixed with the old ones and we cannot achieve the result we want when applying them. Also we clean them as they touch our face and we don’t want any contamination. In fact, we don't just clean them, we disinfect them as well.

The brushes we use to apply foundation, concealer, eyeliner and lipstick must be washed at regular bases. We clean them well with soap or shampoo on our palm following the movements with which we use the brush during applying the makeup. We rinse with water. We repeat the process as many times as necessary until it’s completely clean. At the end, we apply the conditioner and we rinse. During the time that the brushes are under the running water, we keep them vertically downwards in the water as much as possible so that no water will penetrate the brush and get damaged. Then we let them dry on an horizontal surface.

We can use the same cleaning method for all types of brushes such as shadows, blush, powder, etc. However, because it is difficult to do this process very often, there are some special brush cleaning liquids on the market for easier and daily use.

We use a paper and poor a small amount of the cleaning liquid on it. We clean the brush with the movements we use to apply the makeup. It is a good idea to disinfect the lip brushes with alcohol after washing them.

We use 2 cups. In the first one we have all the brushes that have been used and we want to clean them up. In the second we place the brushes we have cleaned one by one. It's a good idea to store clean brushes in a closed case so they don't get dusty. It is practical to have a cup on our vanity to place the used brushes until we clean and store them again.



Makeup: The Diva look

A makeup with an statement eyeliner and red hot lips, is a makeup fitting for a Diva. It is really impressive and it offers head turning moments.

How to apply this makeup


- Make sure you have a flawless skin. Correct any imperfections and apply a foundation matching your skin colour.

- Set up the foundation with powder.


- Apply a light beige or pink eyeshadow all over your lid.

- Apply a medium brown eyeshadow to the crease and under the waterline with a pointy brush. Blend the colour with a blending brush.

- Apply an eye pencil on black colour along the upper lash line. Fill the waterline and the lower lashline. Create the cat eye shape at the outer corner of your eye. Smudge the edges and make it smoother.

- Apply false eyelashes to give emphasis to your look and finish with applying the liquid eyeliner.

- Clean the eye and refine the edges with a concealer.

- Apply mascara.

- Comb your brows and refine their shape with a dark brown eyeshadow.


- Use a bronzer to emphasize your cheekbones and create a dynamic look. An angled blush can have better application results.


- Hydrate your lips with a lip balm. Lips must be flawless as they play a very important part in this look. Outline them with a red lip pencil and then fill them.

- Apply the lipstick with a lip brush. Use the right shade of red that matches your skin type for a successful look.


- Straighten your hair with a blow dryer.

- Curl your hair with a curler. Start from the lower hair and work your way up. Make all your curls at the same direction in all the rows.

- At the end brush your hair and let all the curls blend into one, so that a big wave will be created.

Watch the video bellow to duplicate the Diva Look.

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