Baby your brushes
Good makeup brushes should last a lifetime. If yours look destroyed, here’s how to keep your next brush in tip top shape, according to InStyle experts. First, never let your brushes sit with product on them for too long; it can permanently damage the bristles, according to makeup artist Fiona Stiles. Wash them regularly with shampoo or a mild dish detergent. To dry, lay brushes flat on a paper towel, says makeup artist Jake Bailey: “If you put them upright in a cup, water can seep into the base and rot the brush.”
Don’t redo makeup; refresh it
There’s no need to remove and re-apply makeup after a mid-day meltdown. “To sop up oil and refresh makeup, lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue,” salon owner and makeup artist Eva Scrivo tells Marie Claire. Then dust with loose powder for a smooth, velvety finish. If you always start with a fresh face or canvas, you probably don’t know these 31 secrets cosmetics insiders don’t want you to know about the beauty industry.
Skip the expensive body scrubs
Is a spa body treatment beyond your budget? You can easily get silky, smooth skin at home with a homemade body scrub from SheKnows: mix one part olive oil with two parts sugar or salt, then add a few drops of an essential oil (try lavender or grapefruit). Gently massage over your arms and legs before your next shower, then rinse off with warm water.