Updated: 01/11/2018 3:31 PM | Print Story |  Email

Overhaul Your Makeup Bag

Ladies, how long have you owned that blush in your makeup bag? Is your mascara older than 3-months? It’s time to toss it, says makeup artist and founder of WarPaint International, Jessica Mae. Jessica stopped by with 4 steps to overhaul your makeup bag this year.

Step One: Take inventory of your makeup. When’s the last time you replaced your mascara? Have you been using the same blush for 3 years? Probably time to toss it and get a new one. Even for solid/powder products bacteria builds up over time, so make sure you are adhering to the shelf life guidelines of the product.

Pro Tip: You can extend the life of solid products by sanitizing them from time to time. Make sure to use a 70% rubbing alcohol. According to the CDC, 70% alcohol is more effective in sanitizing products and tools.

Step Two: Implement a brush washing routine. You really should wash your makeup brushes once a week. (Note: if you use a beauty blender or makeup sponge, those should be washed after each use!) DO NOT use rubbing alcohol or other soaps on your brushes. The bristles will become dry and brittle ruining your brush.  Make sure to use a gentle shampoo designed for makeup brushes.

Step Three: Step out of your comfort zone a bit and try something new. A girl can never go wrong with a power lip.
Jessica likes Minnesota base Lipstick company, Elixery Cosmetic House.

Gold highlighter is super trendy right now. Jessica likes highlighters from BECCA.

Step Four: Schedule a makeup lesson with a pro artist. Artists from WarPaint International will come to your home for a personalized lesson. In addition to teaching you all that you want to know about applying makeup to yourself, they will take a look at your makeup bag and give you advice on additional products you should purchase. They will ask questions about your lifestyle and daily routine, to make sure they teach techniques that will be appropriate to the amount of time that you want to spend putting your paint on each day.

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