09 August 2010
What Condition Are Your Eye Makeup Tools In?
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A few weeks ago I experienced something that is always completely nerve-rattling for me. The mere words give me fits of anxiety. Photo shoot. There's something about the words photo shoot that cause meltdowns in me. I've done plenty...family, individual and professional. I am always a wreck the first few minutes but eventually can just relax and smile.
I had a photo shoot with my photographer sister over Fourth of July weekend. My two sisters had much more fun planning and executing this thing than I did, doing makeup, wardrobe and lots of advising. I always learn something on a photo shoot and this time it was a reminder to me about caring for makeup tools. Nothing I didn't know but something I needed a course correction on.
My sisters both own 2-3 times larger and more importantly better makeup collections than I do .Looking at their tools, I realized that my make-up brushes, although good quality, had fallen into bad shape. Some had broken, some had been lost. I hadn't been cleaning them regularly.
Inspired, I went out this past week and bought this little travel set of brushes and a new eyelash curler from Sonia Kushuk at Target. I've been convinced for some time that curled eyelashes and a good moisturizer instantly take 10 years off one's appearance. I desperately need an eyelash curler.
I also committed to start cleaning them regularly and was pleased to see how different brush cleaning products are now available. I'm excited to start using the new brushes as well as the new eye shadow palettes I bought.
How are your make up tools? Are you taking good care of them? Are they in good shape? Do you have all the tools you need to apply shadows, liners and mascara? It's a good time to evaluate and "brush up" on what you need.