Make-up is art - made possible by: the accessories! The right brush for blending, a kabuki brush or a beauty blender - what do you use for what? And how often should you actually clean those brushes? Check out all the answers below!
Have you been using your makeup brushes for a long time, but now you realize you've never cleaned them? Then it's time to give them a freshen up. There are all kinds of bacteria that accumulate in the brush and of course you would rather not put that on your face. So... throw everything aside because it's time to make some soapy water.How often you should clean your makeup brushes depends on how often you use them. If you use these daily, it is actually best to clean them immediately after use. Anyway... we sometimes hardly have time to do our make-up, let alone wash all the brushes afterwards! Therefore, if you use the brushes daily, try to clean your brushes weekly. For example, once every two weeks or at least once a month. This way you have clean brushes again and that is also better for your skin!
Your make-up brushes are completely dirty and you want to clean them, but how do you actually clean your make-up brushes properly? You can use different things to clean your makeup brushes, such as:
Brush Cleanser - The brush cleanser provides a mild and highly effective cleaning. Spray your brush with the brush cleaner wet and then wipe it over a tissue to remove the dirt.
Baby shampoo - First fill your sink with lukewarm water and baby shampoo. Run your brushes through the mixture and then rinse with water.
Olive oil - Cleaning your brushes with olive oil not only cleans them, but also nourishes them. Put some olive oil on a plate and run your brushes through it. Then rinse the brushes with water and let them dry for a while.
Lukewarm water - However, you will notice that all bacteria, powders and make-up residues only come off when using one of the three products above!
You can also use a brush cleaning mat. This is a mat with different textures that allows you to clean your brushes quickly and easily. You can usually easily put this mat in your sink because they have suction pads at the bottom so that it sticks to the sink. Run your brushes over the mat so that your brushes get clean.
Tip: Wash your brushes before going to sleep, so that they are dry and ready for use the next day!
There are so many different makeup brushes, but which brush do you use for what? We have listed everything:
Foundation - For your foundation it is best to use a foundation brush or a beauty blender. With a foundation brush, the hairs are close together for a covering effect, just like the beauty blender. This way you can blend the foundation well into your face for an even effect. For example, take a look at this one:
Concealer - For your concealer it is best to use a small beauty blender or a concealer brush. A concealer brush is usually very small to be able to dot away small impurities. Tips:
Powder - To powder your face afterwards, it is best to use a large brush, for example the KASHŌKI Powder Brush is perfect for that.
Bronzer - For your bronzer it is best to use an angled brush with which you can easily apply the bronzer, for example the KASHOKI Blush Brush .
Blush - For your blush, it is best to choose a larger fluffy brush that is also cut a bit obliquely, the same as with the bronzer brush: KASHOKI Blush Brush .
Eye make-up - It is best to use small brushes for your eyes. The KASHŌKI Large Shadow Brush is perfect for applying color all over the eyelid. Then you can blend the color with the KASHŌKI Blending Brush .
Lips - not to forget! Sometimes you can't quite get a nice line with a lipstick. With a lip brush you have more precision! Like the KASHOKI Lip Brush .
We also sell brush sets, so you immediately have all the brushes at home!
Many women are used to just applying their foundation every day with a foundation brush or with their fingers, but you can also apply your foundation with a beauty blender. A beauty blender is a kind of sponge in the shape of an egg, they are also available in many different colors. You have larger beauty blenders, these are for applying your foundation. There are smaller beauty blenders for applying your concealer.
Now you know a bit about what a beauty blender is, but how do you actually use it? Before using the sponge, you have to make it wet, so it expands and you have a larger surface. Then take some foundation on your palm and dab the sponge in the foundation. Then dab the sponge with the foundation on your face. The sponge ensures that the foundation blends evenly on your face for a natural result.
For more information and types, visit our Sponge page.
A lot of people have never heard of the name kabuki brush, but when you see it you know what it is. A kabuki brush is a brush with a lot of hairs that are very close together, so the brush feels wonderfully soft. Because the hairs are so close together, the brush is ideal for applying foundation, cream or powder, for example: