Brush Basics

Any Makeup Artist will tell you when it comes to makeup, their best friend are their brushes and here at CHICSTUDIOS we want you to be prepared with the basic knowledge of these very essential tools!

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A basic makeup kit should consist of 8 essential brushes:
(Here at CHICSTUDIOS we use @RealTechniquesBeauty brushes)

1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eye shadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Brushes have different functions
Brushes can help you in a multitude in ways! They help provide precision and give you control for creating different effects while also allowing for you to blend your looks evenly.

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Brushes should always be cleaned after use
Not only for sanitary reasons but cleaning your brushes can reduce your chance of breakouts and will help your brushes to last longer!

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Know the difference between brushes
Its important to understand that there are two different kinds of brushes, synthetic and natural. Synthetic are soft and smooth and are used for cream applications while natural brushes feel rougher and typically are used for powder applications.

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Ever wondered what products the pros use? Take an exclusive peek into our very own CHIC kit

 BH Cosmetics 36 Color Eyeshadow and Blush Palette
Our featured product is this fabulous palette, complete with 30 eyeshadow shades and 6 blushes is ideal for creating a range of looks. It includes neutral shades for everyday, dark grays and blacks for a perfect smokey eye and shimmery jewel-tones. Peach, pink and gold shades in both matte and shimmer create a flawless flush and a natural glow on just about any skin tone!

For perfect blush application, we recommend this Sigma F10 brush.
Other brands in our makeup kit include:

And each Chic Studios NYC grad receives one upon completion of our 4-week program!

You can see the complete products in our kit on our Pinterest board. You can also keep up with everything Chic on our Facebook and Twitter! Until next week dahlings!