I recently cleaned my makeup brushes and decided to post how I do it. I use warm water and this product that I found at Shoppers Drug Mart! The Quo brush cleaner really gets the deep down makeup out. I recently found this rubber cleaning mat at Winners and picked it up and boy I'm glad I did. I works so much better then just using my hands and rubbing it out! All these brushes, I cleaned in less than a half an hour. I do try to make sure that I don't get too much water in the shaft, as to not compromise the integrity of the glue! You can purchase it for $12.00 at Shoppers. They also now carry a Rosewater One too!
I spray the bristles of the brush with two pumps of the Quo cleaner and gently work it in with my fingers, then I add a bit of warm water, and work it in. I then rub the brush against the cleaning mat. My brush cleaning mat was a gift last Christmas, but you can find a great deal Cleansing Silicone Mat at Sephora for $18.00 here.
You gently rub against the mat until the mat becomes clear and the water becomes clear, then you know that you have cleaned out all the left over makeup in the brush. Again gently squeeze out the excess water and shake the brushes to get all the last bit of water out before laying them to dry.
I do this with every brush and it lay them on a dry face cloth. I then clean the mat off with soap and water to make sure there is no bacteria left on it and it's ready for next time.
I leave them to dry for around 24 hours before using them. Keeping your brushes clean helps to ensure the life span of good brushes and also keeps you from using brushes that have bacteria from unused product on them, thus keeping your skin clean and clear of acne and breakouts, and clogged pores!
You invest a lot of money in good brushes, please take care of them! How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Which cleaner do you use for cleaning your brushes?
*Brushes shown in picture are Crown Brushes, MAC Brushes and Sigma Brushes and are all my own.
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo
The new network marketing product hot on the market, is a makeup brand called Younique. The thought of a makeup line intrigued me, I guess it was the memories of Aloette from my childhood, but I had to get my hands on some of that stuff! And it wasn't hard to find, I had plenty of friends selling it!
"What makes this Makeup product better than the others?" I asked! And here is some of the responses that I was given:
First things first... the price point! I would have to say that Younique is very much in line with any high end makeup or cosmetic that you purchase from anywhere else. So if your looking for drug store pricing, your in the wrong place. I don't mind paying those prices if I know the products are good, so with all of the positives I was hearing, I was excited.
My first purchase was the Moonstruck Epic Mascara in black. And let me say, it rocks!! I really love it! The applicator is fantastic, and you can layer the coats on to lengthen and make your lashes look fabulous!
Before pictures of my lashes, Now after pics......
Next I purchased the Lucrative Moonstruck Minerals Lip Glosses! I honestly don't remember what the names of these three where, because as soon as I put them on my lips, I couldn't take the scent and taste. It has the same consistency and scent of Vaseline, so I only wore them for a total of 1 minute each before taking them off and passing them on to my friends I am just NOT a fan of Vaseline on my lips! I scent just really gets to me! I just can't!! But here are the shades to show you anyhow, because Vaseline of your lips may not bother you!
I can not let you know about the wear factor of these either. Like I said, I had to get them off ASAP! So be warned if you are the same as me for Vaseline! The mirror was a nice touch, although you couldn't quite see in it, they did put some thought into it! My advise on these... skip it! The Price of one of these tubes is $18.00 CAD.
I purchased the Mineral Touch Liquid foundation, and I LOVED IT! I am in the shade Organza and it works with my skin tone flawlessly! I use this almost every day! And, also a little goes a long way! I mostly put it on with a brush, however, I have been know to use it with a beauty blender and it works fine with that too. I had heard someone say that it covers up so much even tattoos, so I thought I'd give it a try, and as you can see, it didn't, but I still like it anyways! It really doesn't feel very "cake-y" on my face and that is something that I have to have! I hate heavy foundation. Plus, this offers a really nice scent too! There is 19 different shades to choice from, and the price point for this 20 ML is $47.00.
I purchased one of the Splash Liquid Lipsticks from my friend when she did a live on Facebook. I chose the shade Stellar. I wore all day and didn't feel very drying on my lips! I love it! I wear it all the time! Definitely, you should add this to your "want list". With 19 different shades, you are bound to find a shade that suits you! This beauty was $32.00 each.
Along with Makeup, they also sell tools and brushes, and yes ladies, I also purchased some of these to try! I bought the tweezers, and the double ended brushes with the sponge applicators. What can I say about the tweezers? Not much, they are pink, and they work, THE END! $11.50 for the tweezers! Now the double ended brushes with the sponge applicatiors. These are genius!! I don't know why any other brush company hasn't came up with this idea yet, cause they are the bomb! I actually loved the first one so much, I purchased another! ;) These brushes came in at $18.00 each.
Lastly, I purchased some brow products! The brow pencil in Medium, and the Moonstruck Brow Obsession Palette in Brunette. I like them both. Obviously, they both give a different effect, but I'm just a learner with the new "brow thing" and I'm still not very good at it, (which I need to be as some of these puppies are coming in gray!!). After I master the art of brow perfection, I will let you know which one I use more often or prefer! I love that the pencil has a spoolie! That is always one of the things I look for in a brow pencil. These pencils are $23.00 each and come in 3 different shades for your colour type. The Moonstuck Palette is awesome as well! This little item of awesomeness comes with two shades of brow powder, a matte highlight, a shimmer highlight and brow wax to keep your masterpieces in place! Genius! These come in 3 different colour shades and come in at $47.00 each.
All in all, I must say that my experience with these products has been positive! Besides the "vaseline" scent of the glosses, I really do like these Younique products. As I am writing this, I am also referring to their website for accurate pricing, I am noticing so many more products that I haven't spoken about as well as a perfume line and a new skin care line as well! For now I have too much makeup to go through, to be purchasing any more, but I will have to keep these in mind for the next time I find myself looking for a new makeup product.
Have you tried any Younique products yet? I'm interested in what your thoughts are!
* If you are interested in any products and need a sales representative's information, I can hook you up with one!
Until Next time
Cheryl Ann xo