Blend, Baby, Blend

Written by Linda Tawil, co-owner and creative director of Morphe, Inc.
Blending makeup has never been easier since the invention of the beauty sponge. These small and mighty wonders are bouncing their way to the top and giving go-to brushes some major competition. Sponges are not only great for a flawless foundation application. There is more than meets the eye with these handy tools. Skin care and makeup professionals can incorporate this must-have into their services…
There are two types of makeup brushes – natural or a mixture of synthetic and vegan. Both of these types of makeup brushes require different care. Because the bristles of natural brushes are sourced from animal hair, the bristles are porous and require conditioning to maintain pliability. Detergent used for wool or cashmere is suggested. Synthetic or vegan brushes often have bristles made of plastic…

A Modern Take on Vintage Makeup

Written by Michelle Richardson, L.E. and professional makeup artist
Vintage makeup is always coming back into fashion with a new twist on the original application. Although there are new techniques, products, colors, and textures that change the old version of vintage makeup, history can be found with each new trend. Retro makeup goes back much further than the last 100 years. Smokey eyes were worn by Egyptian women thousands of years ago and bright red…
Just as muralists wouldn’t use spotter brushes to create new works of art, skilled makeup artists know which brushes to use for specific parts of the face. But, is that all that matters? Hardly. The choice to use synthetic versus natural fibers could be just as important as using the right type of brushes.
Trends may come and go, but fuller, thicker eyebrows are currently in demand! People who have regrets about over-tweezing or have a naturally thinning eyebrow are considering a longer-lasting alternative to drawing their eyebrows daily.

November 2021

Brands of the Month

  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • DMK Skin Revision Center
  • Alexandria Professional