New face, skin, and season equals overhauling your collection of makeup and tools. We've got great tips and tricks for you from trustworthy make up artists, who've also recommended the following fun and affordable products to get your hands on. So let's begin. It's important to remember when you purchased your current makeup and brush collection, how long ago was it?
Usually, for powder and liquid foundation make up should be able to last between 6 months to 1 year of regular use. During this time your brushes should be cleaned once a week with a gentle soap (preferably non-fragranced soap to ensure zero chance of future breakouts), squeezed (not twisted, watch the bristles!), and laid flat out to dry for a few hours. As for your eye shadows, liquid or powder can last the same time as foundation. The time periods described all depend on the cleanliness and upkeep of your make up in general.
Important: Eyeliner, mascara, and other eye related makeup and tools should and always be replaced after 3-4 months. If you think about it, everyday use of eye make up should not last you longer than 3-4 months, unless you use pencil eye liner! In order to join the bandwagon of what's in and what's affordable (steering away from Saks Fifth Ave & Nordstrom counters) it's time to do your research of what makeup and tools are great for your skin this spring. We consider starting fresh with new products a clean slate--it's part of spring cleaning, revamp it all if you can!
Here are some top rated and popular makeup and tools, everything is at a reasonable affordable price with similar or if not the same effects as a high end makeup line. These products are available at your local drugstore.
To get some ideas on how to apply and what to use to apply your makeup, we recommend up and coming beauty and fashion public figure, Carli Bybel. You can see more of Carli Bybel below or on her website.