Life is better with glitter and I responsibly apply it to every thing I can, including makeup brushes. This year I have seen an increase in girly and cute sets of makeup brushes yet the majority are still plain old black. While I can’t show you how to carve your makeup brushes into unicorn horns, I can show you how to jazz them up for less than a dollar.
But first, let’s look at some of this year’s pretty brush sets.
- Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection (or dupes…)
- Makeup Revolution Mermaid and Unicorn Brushes (might have been LE)
- BH Cosmetics Metal Rose Collection
- Sonia Kashuk Brush Sets
With so many pretty makeup brushes out there, why settle for plain black ones?
Probably because they’re cheaper, duh. Now, I did this little project months ago and just realized it would make a good post so I won’t show the process but it’s pretty straightforward.
I began with a cheap set of makeup brushes from eBay, they were $8 with shipping and arrived in about two weeks. Quick review: the face brushes are decent, the eye brushes are ok and not well cut, they feel like an $8 set but I do reach for the face brushes a lot.
Next, I bought…
Wet n Wild Shine Nail Color in Sparked, on sale for under $1.
I grabbed each brush by the ferrule and started painting them. I painted half the brushes and used an unpainted one to rest them on and let them dry. Then I painted the other half and rested those on a brush that was already dry. Voilà!
Make sure to work in a ventilated area or open a window, don’t want the polish fumes to get to you.
You can also use the Wet n Wild polish in Kaleidoscope from my last post, you can do multicolor polkadots, maybe even striping tape for a candy cane look, the possibilities are endless!
How do ya’ll spruce up your brushes?