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Brush It On

10 Jan

I have been collecting make-up brushes from all different brands and I have my favorites from each.  However…the more I use my Trish McEvoy brushes the more and more I think they are the best.  I bought one of the Trish McEvoy holiday brush sets last Christmas because I “needed” several new brushes and they seem to be the best.  Even when I have looked at other cosmetic counters they always say “Trish has the BEST brushes!”  Her brushes are made of 100% natural hair which makes them really soft and for smooth application of foundation, powders, or eyeshadow.  Her eyeshadow brushes are amazing, I really like the Tapered Blending Brush ($32 www.trishmcevoy.com) also know as the “Pony” brush, it gets the crease perfect!  A good way to start a nice set of brushes is to either collect them one at a time starting with the basics or start off with a basic set such as, The Essential Brush Collection ($145 www.trishmcevoy.com), this is 5 of the basic brushes from her collection which will get you started on your own collection.  If you really want to go for it you can get The Power of Tools Brush Collection ($245 www.nordstrom.com), which is 10 of the best brushes from the line and will really complete your brush collection.  The sets are a great value because if you buy the brushes on an individual basis they can run between $30-$50 each.  A good set of brushes will last you for many years as long as you wash them and take care of them properly.  Since you wear make-up pretty much everyday, a nice brush set is a good investment to make the process easier not to mention make it look better.  You should try a brush from the line or go have your make-up done by one of their artists so you can see how well they work.  I promise you will want to use these brushes everyday!

Make Your Eyeshadow Last Forever!

6 Jan

 

 

I have tried every eyeshadow base and primer and when I say “every”  I mean literally every top brand that has one, I finally found one that actually works!  Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion ($19 www.urbandecay.com) is the only eyeshadow primer that will make your eyeshadow last all day and WILL NOT crease!  It is even guaranteed to last 24+ hours!  Even make-up artists at other ‘top of the line’ cosmetic brands have even mentioned it to me.  It comes in an easy squeeze tube and I just put a small  amount on the back of my hand.  Then I use my ring  finger and apply it to my eye lid and brow area.  You only need a little bit, it takes a couple of times to see how much you like.  Then you let it dry for about 60 seconds and then put your eyeshadow on right over it.  You can apply it with a brush if you prefer.  It will wash off easily with make-up remover, but it comes off just fine with my face wash.  I have not had any creases in my eye shadow since I started using this.  The tube is huge and you only need a little bit so it will last for quite a while.  I have the original formula, but it comes in 3 other shades that have metallic tones and you can even wear those alone as shadows or use them as highlighters.  This has made eyeshadow application so much easier and if you are struggling to keep your shadow in place, you need this potion!!