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Module 1: Makeup Tools

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Foundation Brush. For a finish that is seamless, apply the foundation to the center of the face. Then sweep it out towards the hairline. It can be used to smooth out cream and liquid foundation, to leave it streak free. Also, it can be used to pat on concealer under the eyes. The foundation brush is used mostly for dry foundation, but if you twirl it in your fingers, it can buff out the areas of cream and liquid foundations that are streaky. Kabuki Brush. Following the contours of the number three, sweep the bronzer first along the temple, down the hairline, across the cheekbone and then finally along the jawline. It is a big brush and that makes it great for applying powders and bronzers softly and evenly spreading it over the face. Twirl the brush in your hand and it can buff out the harsh lines. The makeup creates lines that make the makeup look unprofessional and choppy. By using this brush to blend the colours together, the result is a well-blended design.Powder Brush. Use the bristles to dust the face evenly. It will diffuse the loose powders, to give colour that is less concentrated and it won’t smudge the foundation. It can also work great for blush. Sweep it along the line from the apples of the cheeks to the cheekbones. Angled Blush Brush. With the blush, twirl the bristles on the apples of the cheeks. Hold at an angle, then glide along the cheekbones. The bristles are slanted and that makes it perfect for this type of application. You can also apply a contour powder below your cheekbones, in a shade that is darker than your skin tone, to emphasize your contours. Concealer Brush. Pat the concealer on blemishes and the circles under the eyes. The rounded edges of the brush, can reach the areas around the nose and eyes. It can also be used to fix up lipstick edges that are messy. All-Over Eye Shadow Brush. In a motion like a windshield wiper, smooth the eye shadow back and forth over the eyelid, to intensify the colour. This will apply it evenly. Use it to dab on some shadow under the lash line, to make the eyes smokier. Blending Brush. Grab the handle’s tip and twirl it around in a circle motion, in the crease of the eyes, for a blended, soft look. It can also be used to blend a highlighter on the cheekbones, 'Cupid’s bow', or the brow bones. Smudge Brush. Use a kohl liner to line the lashes and then sweep this brush lightly from side to side. It will give you a sultry, smokey look. It can also work for when you want to apply an intense pigment to the outer and inner corners of the brow bone, or target the areas around the eye. Angled Eyeliner Brush. Dip this brush in shadow, gel liner or cream. Then hold it at an angle, flush with the lash line. Drag from the inner corner of the eye, all the way along the lash line. Alternatively, use it to define or fill in brows with brow powder, that looks sparse. Brow/Lash Brush/Comb. The comb is used to separate lashes that are clumpy, remove excess mascara and smooth brows that are messy. Use the brush to tame thick, messy brows, by brushing up and out. Diffuse brow lines that have been filled in harshly. You can also use the brush to smudge the eyeliner a bit. Fan Brush. Use to brush eye shadow that has fallen under the eyes. Stroke the face with highlighter, bronzer, blush and powder. This will create a sheer and precise application. Another great use is to create the look of no makeup, by dipping the ends in the mascara and then painting it on the lashes. It works great for hiding eyelash glue, by applying a gel liner. Caring for brushes. It is important to wash all of your brushes with soap and water. This will remove the oil, makeup and waxes from the brushes. Most of the time, you can wash them at the end of the night and then they will be dry by morning, so that they can be used again. There are professional cleaners for brushes. You can spray your brushes with them before each use, to disinfect them, sanitize them, deodorize them and condition them. If you don’t wash them every night, you should at least wipe them down and then wash them a few times each week. You should not let them go more than a week without washing them. A simple spray of a cleaner and a good wipe down after each use is a good habit to get into. If you care for your brushes, and especially if you purchase ones with real hair, you should be able to keep the same brushes for decades.