It's no surprise I love my makeup brushes, especially my Zoeva sets. However, I'm actually the worst at cleaning them (it's quite embarrassing to be honest). Last week though I hit the point of absolutely needing to clean them and so I did (finally). In fact I got into a very productive mode and cleaned every single brush I own. When the next morning rolled around though, every single brush I own was still wet. Cue get-ready stress and grumpy thoughts as to why I don't wash my brushes. Unfortunately since it was a work day and I had to look presentable the only option was to make the best of it. And voila, this post was born. The "how I did my makeup sans a single brush" post.
First up - the products below is a list of everything I used that morning.
L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper [clear]
Each product I chose was a cream based product that could be blended with just my fingers. I stuck with the Chanel CC cream due to how well it blends out without a brush. While I prefer using a brush with the NARS concealer it works well with just fingers. I let both of those sink in a bit while I did my brows and then moved onto my eyes. For brows the obvious choice was the Brow Wiz since it is a waxy nub that doesn't require an angled brush. Moving onto eyes, the By Terry Ombré Blackstars blend like a dream so I knew I could get away with using one sans a brush. I prefer the finish with a fluffy blending brush, but in a pinch fingers work too. I topped off Misty rock with a bit of liquid liner and pencil for tight-lining. Mascara was next and then I went back in with concealer to finish up my under eye area. I skipped bronzer that day and just went for a subtle pink cheek. The Tom Ford Cream Cheek is hands down the best cream blush I own. It blends so, so well with just your hands. I also love popping a bit of it on my lips for a little color there as well.
There you have it - all the products I reached for when all my brushes were still too wet to use. Let me know in the comments if you prefer using brushes or your hands! I'd love to hear your techniques.