Should you use a big fluffy brush for foundation? How many eyeshadow brushes do you really need? The first video in this makeup tips for older women series focuses on brushes and makeup application. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to get perfect eyeliner every time or the correct way to hold your brush, then this is the video for you.
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A good face starts with a great foundation. And once you have a foundation you like and have it color matched the only thing left to do is have the best tools. At the end of the day, the best brush will be whatever works for you. But generally, you want a brush that is a bit on the smaller side, and not too fluffy. You’ll want something denser so you can really get the foundation onto your face, as opposed to smearing it around. Below are some of our favorite foundation brushes.
If you have one chunky brush you use for all your eyeshadows you are not alone. I’ve done it too! But using one brush will not give you the best results. You want to use a variety of brushes, like blending, crease, eyeliner and other brushes. This will make sure you get good definition and get into the nooks and crannies of the eye. Especially for Prime Women, getting into the creases and fine wrinkles is important for a good application.
One of the best makeup tips for older women is to not be afraid of color! Especially if you’re going for a dramatic or evening look. Just know a few things before taking a brush loaded with product to your face. First, always tap the brush to remove excess pigment which would result in fallout, especially for eye color. Secondly, wherever you put your brush first will have the most product, so place your brush accordingly.
If you are not doing a dramatic look, or maybe don’t want too much color, then the best way to apply makeup is to gradually build the color. Use a light touch with your brush the first time. If you decide you want more color you can always add more. It’s much easier to add than to take away.
I always say makeup is a 2-handed sport! So don’t be afraid to choke up on your brush, holding it close to the bristles, as opposed to gripping it at the end. This will give you greater control. This is one of the makeup tips for older women and younger women alike! Everyone should be holding their brushes where they have the best control of the brush.
Whether you’re applying foundation, or eye shadow or another product small circles are typically best to apply. Work in the circles outward from the face and upward for foundation. For eyes, work in small circles across the eyelid. Just like holding the brush like a pencil, this will allow greater control. It will also let you better get the product into the small nooks and crannies and help ensure you’re not just spreading it around.
If you’re struggling with a pencil or liquid eyeliner stop! The best way to apply eyeliner is with a brush and either an eyeliner gel or just a dark eyeshadow. Just stamp on the product where you would normally apply eyeliner. Then you don’t have to worry about having a perfectly symmetrical look since it’s a more natural application.
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