Every last Friday of the month we will feature exclusive makeup tips used by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jasmine Mohammed of J’aime Makeup Artistry
April 2014: QUALITY BRUSHES
The key to a flawless makeup application is using good quality brushes. You can use almost any brand of make-up; however, if you do not have the correct tools, makeup goes from being fun to being a challenge.
MAC #286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush $32
Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush $32
Both brushes are dome shaped duo fiber brushes that are made of natural and synthetic material. Both brushes cost $32 dollars. I own both and they work equally well.
Prep skin with moisturizer, eye cream, and primer.
Apply a small amount of concealer to the tip of the brush; just enough to cover the white hairs. Always remember that it’s easier to add more product than it is to take it away. Begin with a circular motion, blending the concealer under your eye, and over any discoloration or redness. If you are looking for more coverage, use a patting motion with the tip of the brush. Apply tinted moisturizer or foundation where needed to even out complexion. Use a sponge or foundation brush, whichever is most comfortable for you. Use a light powder to set, then warm the skin up with bronzer, and to finish add color to cheeks with blush.
Proper care of this brush is essential; the brush should remain fluffy. If the brush hairs stick together, you are no longer blending. MAC Brush Cleaner is my favorite; it’s easy to use and quick drying. Creating flawless skin takes practice; however, be sure to love yourself…flaws and all.
MAC Brush Cleaner 235 ml $15.00
Jasmine Mohammed has been in the makeup artistry industry for 16 years. She has worked with the likes of Ray J, Lisa Reed, John Wall and many others.
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