No brush cleaner?! Keeping your brushes clean is such an important skincare routine. Brushes harbor bacteria from not just the makeup, but the oil and residue on your face. This is a primary cause to a lot of acne problems. People seem to think that it is the makeup that is causing their skin issues. As a Makeup Artist, I can certainly say that most of the problem IS NOT the makeup, but the improper care of your brushes.
Here is an inexpensive brush spray for you to start getting in the habit of cleaning your brushes on a regular basis. Whether you are a professional Makeup Artist or not. This money saver is fabulous for everyone! Professionally we have to clean our brushes after every client. Personally, however, you want clean your brushes every 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the extent of their use.
Having a spray like this one to clean brushes with after each use in between washes will help to, keep bacteria away, upkeep brush softness, maintain performance and help them last their longest.
TIP: Also, spray in between makeup color applications, such as when using multiple eyeshadow colors with one brush.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 2 Plastic bottles - One small for everyday use & one larger to store your extra.
- Mixing bowl & something to stir with.
- 1 cup of purified water
- ¼ cup of alcohol
- ½ tbsp degreasing soap
- 1 tbsp baby shampoo
- 1 tbsp spray liquid leave-in conditioner
The method is quite simple. Mix the ingredients in the order of what you’ll need. Stir thoroughly and poor into your two bottles. Once in the bottles, shake well.
***Hope this was helpful! Comments and Likes are loved!! :)
March 1st was my New Years. That is what I call Birthdays. My fresh start. My new beginning. At least that's the way I've always seen birthdays. I am a firm believer that your birthday should be your most celebrated holiday. I mean, c'mon, if it weren't for that day, you would not be here celebrate the rest. Everyone has that day, or days, lol, where we sit back and really reflect on our lives. The choices we've made.. Where we are.. Where we are going.. Friday, March 1st was my birthday. Of course the weekend to follow was filled with a lot of reflection. I know I have done some pretty amazing things in my life and career. I've made some really strong decisions, met some really influential people and have definitely come a long way. But, for me, I have not reached the kind of success that I truly want to be at. Yes, I do want to be rich and yes, I do want to be famous within my industry. For me there just is no Plan B. There is no alternate destination. I do have very high expectations for myself and my life. I admit that I do sometimes get depressed, I won't lie, I did think that I would be much further along than I am. Not to say that I am not grateful for the progress I have made. But if I had any regrets, it would have to be allowing myself to get lost in a 7yr relationship that seriously derailed my focus. I know that had I not let that happen, my life would be in such a different place right now. But... I also believe that everything does happen for a reason. I walked away from that having learned a ton of lessons and I am thankful for that. I am now a much much wiser woman in that arena. But even thereafter, I realize my flaws and I see the mistakes I've made, unfortunately some made more then once. I see that procrastination has been my devil. I see the holes in my reputation and image. And these are things I will seriously be working on in this new year.
At this point, I have also decided to end my love/hate relationship with the city of Las Vegas and return to my Hollywood home. That is where I will flourish! Without giving too much away, it is where my dreams are waiting to come true. To do so, I have decided to do some "moonlighting" to gain as much income as I can in the quickest possible way so that I can save lots for the big move back. This should be pretty interesting since I have worked for myself for the past 5yrs and reporting to someone else is very alien to me at this point. But, I will work hard now so that I can have what I really want in the very near later. Things for me in Vegas have hit a mild slump. It is much more a big town than it is a city. Vegas and I are just not soul mates. This Diary is that journey. Along with tips, tricks, pics, trends and everything glam.. it is.. My highs.. My lows.. My all.. In the somewhat edited raw.
I would love to talk, so please, hit that like button but also any comments and questions as well. Thank you for reading! Talk to you soon.
XOXO Sy Clark