This past saturday, I was in my restroom looking at my brushes and realized I had seen so many cool tips on ways to use these brushes on Pinterest. I invest a lot of time and money to these brushes, so I want them to last. Because I’m broke and love getting my money’s worth, tricks on different ways to use the brushes I already have is so useful and appreciated. So I went back on Pinterest and Youtube to find the coolest makeup hacks people have made so I can take full advantage of my set, and now so can you.
I am a proud brush holder of many different types of brushes and brands and this list has tips for everything a make up lover on a budget needs. I have articles talking about the best brushes out there, the prettiest or cutest brushes, how to clean and even how to use makeup brushes for beginners. The makeup products are even go from drugstore and Real Techniques to Sephora and Morphe brushes. I hope you find the tips you were looking for and learn some you can use in the future. Take care of your bushes! It’s like hurting money.
1. How to Clean Makeup Brushes at Home
This easy DIY makeup cleaner can be made with things you already have in your kitchen, literally. Just olive or cooking oil, dish soap or baby shampoo, and water. Soap and water is to really clean it and the oil is to keep any moisture in the hair. The pictures give directions to so you really don’t need to read and it gives you a cool tip on how to dry makeup brushes to get rid of excess liquid.
2. Best Way to Dry Your Brushes : Hack
If your brushes will easily shape around in your makeup bag, placing it on the tip like suggest previously may not be so good for it. This 101 makeup brush drying guide suggests placing them flat with the hair over the edge of a counter so they don’t flatten. Before laying them out to dry, you must reshape first while they’re wet to maintain its shape.
3. Life Changing Makeup Brushes for Sensitive Skin
These are a new style of oval brushes that have many positive claims and you don’t even have to be a professional to use them. The set is made from man-made materials so it shouldn’t cause sensitive skin to react. You’ll need to learn how to use the makeup brushes’ unique design to get its signature a soft, mermaid finish.
4. Beauty Tips – Sigma Contouring and Highlighting
How to use makeup brushes for beginners? Here it is! A quick and simple infographic tutorial on which brushes to use on which products and place on your face. You just need to screenshot this and reference it in the morning when you’re jamming out and getting ready or at the drugstore about to find some basic, cheap brushes for you to practice on. Once you get better, you can look into getting better brushes like Real Techniques.
5. DIY Drying Trick
This is the best way to dry your brushes. Upside down so the water falls out and your brush falls naturally to its designed shape. I thought this hack would have been hard to replicate and quite unnecessary when their are other ways to dry them, but you can try now without any preparation. Just a bar, like the one you put your towel on and a hair band or rubber band. The picture guide makes it seem like it could be a good organizational tool for brushes too.
6. Cute Organization DIY
Speaking about makeup brush organization, here is a DIY mason jar storage. The faces are really cute and just a bunch of simple shapes, but if you want it to be really quick, just paint it a color or don’t paint it a color at all. Your Sigma and Morphe brushes will be fine standing up and not squished into a bag competing for space.
7. Brush Guide for Beginners Youtube Video
Youtube: Emily Quak
The Youtube video is a basic tutorial on which brushes to actually get as a makeup beginner, even on a budget. There’s good tips on how to use makeup brushes too, like getting a smaller blending brush for smaller eyes or subtle eye makeup and using your fingers to get your eyeshadow shape. She actually uses these daily so it wouldn’t be waste if you plan on having a similar makeup routine as her.
8. Brushes 101 : Mac and Dupes
Youtube: Makeup Geek
A must need brush comparison with MAC and a much more affordable brushes. This is good if you’re trying to see which brushes to invest in or by a cheaper version of. If you really like MAC but just started using makeup, you can get these cheap Makeup Geek Brushes at first and graduate to the parallel MAC brushes. A good overall tip she mentions is to get smaller eyeshadow brushes if you have smaller eyes so you have more control over you colors.
9. Homemade Organic Make Up Brush Cleaner
Do we have any green bees in the house because this is an organic, homemade DIY brush cleaner. Perfect for my environmental activists. This is also good for your skin since it’s natural and brushes will eventually get on your face where they should be.
10. DIY Travel Storage and Holder
Have you seen what those professional makeup artist carry their makeup brush set in? If you have a lot and need to carry them, here is a DIY brush roller so all your brushes are all in the same place. This way, you brushes don’t get dirty or shaped weird when you put them up or travel. After you get the materials you want and need, then it’s easy.