Beauty Master Class: Makeup Brushes

For the best results with your makeup, you need the right tools to apply it. Beauty expert Sandy Gold shares which brushes are must-haves in any makeup kit, along with tips on how to use and clean them.

Powder Brush

Blush Brush

Angled Eyeliner Brush

Fluffy Crease Brush

Cleaning Your Brushes

Good brushes are an investment, so you should take care of them and clean them regularly. Give your brushes a quick clean every day to remove any oils and prevent product build-up. A thorough cleanse every one to two weeks helps prevent bacteria build-up. For a quick clean if you're at home, on-the-go or traveling just gently run your brush over a face wipe.

We used Blum Naturals daily exfoliating towelettes, Seventh Generation facial clothes (lavender and mandarin), and Seventh Generation Free and Clear baby wipes

You can also make your own brush cleanser by adding a few drops of tea tree oil to water in a spray bottle. We Used Thursday Plantation pure tea tree oil. Just spray on a paper towel, wipe and go!

You should take some time every one to two weeks for a more thorough cleanse. Grab some rubber gloves so you can use really hot water, and lather the brush hair up with a gentle soap until all the product is removed. Rinse and lay flat to dry with the hair hanging over the edge of a table so the brushes maintain their fullness and shape.

We used Dr. Bonner's Organic Shikakai hand and body soap, and Magic Pure castille classic soaps.