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Unique Ways to Use Your Makeup Brushes

Unique Ways to Use Your Makeup Brushes

Here at Frends Beauty, we're huge fans of rule breakers. We like our makeup rules broken; indeed, we love bronzers used as eyeshadows, lip stains used on the cheeks and any trick or beauty hack that changes how we see a product.

Just because a makeup brush is labeled for a certain type of use doesn't mean that it's a rule you have to follow. Here are some unique ways to use your makeup brushes.

Foundation Brush

  • How You Use It: To apply foundation and facial cosmetics
  • How To Hack It: Use it to apply face masks

We love face masks, especially clay masks that suck all the gunk out of our pores. However, applying them can be messy and it can be difficult to spread such a thick product evenly. The solution? Use a clean foundation brush to apply your face masks. It's a technique that you'll see used at just about every spa in the world. You can use the brush for makeup again after you've given it a thorough cleanse. Or, you can buy an inexpensive foundation brush to use for just masks.

Slanted Blush Brush

  • How You Use It: To contour your cheeks with bronzer and blush
  • How To Hack It: Use it to contour your chest

Contouring your chest to create an illusion of more ample cleavage is a beauty trick that has its roots in drag. Summer is the perfect time to give it a whirl and try it for yourself. Using a slanted blush brush, create semi-circles around your bust area with a bronzer. We love the contour kits from Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup. Your chest will look fuller and you'll have a super healthy glow.

Concealer Brush

  • How You Use It: To apply concealer to mask redness and problem areas
  • How To Hack It: Use it to apply eyeshadow boldly

Applying bold eyeshadows can be a true exercise in patience. When working with vibrant or neon colors, there can be a lot of fall-out. Furthermore, the color can often appear duller than it does in the pan. For a dramatic effect, start with a good primer, such as the Jouer Long-Wear Eye Brightening Primer. Then, instead of applying your eyeshadow in a windshield wiper motion with a fluffy brush, pat it on with a flat concealer brush, gradually building the color. You'll be amazed by how bold the color looks.

Remember, when it comes to beauty, most rules are meant to be broken. If you're ready to break the rules and try out some fun new uses for those same old products, join Frends Beauty today. You'll save 10% on your first order.

We're always looking for new ways to use the products that we love. How do you give new purpose to your favorite products? Let us know in the comments below.

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