Makeup application can be quite fascinating when the correct tools are used. A basic makeup brush set is essential in achieving a clean flawless look. Makeup brushes also help to reduce waste and time spent applying makeup.
For everyday makeup application a basic set of 5 makeup brushes will do the magic.
1. Powder brush
2. Foundation brush
3. Blush brush
4. Eye shadow brush
5. Lip brush

Each brush is designed to apply  makeup flawlessly.


Powder brush

This is usually the largest brush in the set. The bristles are made from  horse, goat or squirrel hair because this type of hair tends to pick up powder particles easily and evenly distribute it on the face.
There are also good synthetic powder brushes available for those who are allergic to animal hair or those who are particular about cruelty free products.
The powder brush ensures a smooth and flawless application using less product and less time.

The powder puff which usually come with most powders are not effective in achieving  a flawless application.


 It  tends to habour a lot of  bacteria because of the material it is made from, also  because it comes  in  very close  contact  with the skin during application it absorbs oil and moisturizer which build up and form bacteria. Finally, because it is stored  inside the powder compact after use which doesn’t allow for  much air. This allows the bacteria from the sponge transfer nicely unto your powder.(Thankfully most powder compacts now have a separate compartment at the base for the sponge which helps a bit).
However, a powder brush is essential.

Foundation brush

This brush is usually made from synthetic  fibers which are designed to pick up liquid cosmetic products without absorbing it before application. It is usually flat and silky to touch and it does an amazing job of distributing foundation evenly all over the face.

Blush brush


This is usually next in size to the powder brush. It is also made from animal hair which is best for applying cosmetics generally. The blush brush is designed smaller than the powder brush for  ease of control and precise application of blush around the cheek area.

Eyeshadow brush


This brush ensures smooth application and blending of eye shadow over the eyelids.
Eye shadow applicators  shown in the picture below hardly do a great job of applying eye shadow evenly.


Lip brush

The lip brush comes in very handy  when blending lip
liner and lipstick  for a clean smooth  finish. And also for even distribution of lip colour.

Care of brushes.
Brushes should be cleaned once a week to avoid buildup of bacteria.
Using warm water and dish washing liquid wash the brush bristles gently in a downward motion until lather is clean. Rinse with warm water and dry them on the edge of a table making sure the bristles are placed over the edge so they dry quickly.



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Wow!! Dreams come true i tell you!!


The  journey  towards launching makeup tools started a year ago after much thought,doubts and fears.I am so thankful it has finally materialized and our first product has been launched,woohooo!!!.I started out as a makeup artist 9 years ago while in university and it has been an incredible journey.Though I had to take a break from makeup in between the years because of work and recently when i had a baby but I’m back now and loving the new challenges.


It might sound cliche but i have nursed the idea of launching my own makeup products for a very long time. The final push to pursue this dream came when my students had virtually all they needed in their makeup kit but could not find eye shadow primers in Nairobi. Makeup artists know how important eye shadow primers are for flawless eye shadow application. So we searched high and low for eye shadow primers, and then one day my husband asked me why don’t you produce yours? For a moment it sounded impossible but I gave it some thought and then I started researching cosmetic manufacturing companies and like the say the rest is history.




An eye shadow primer is one of the easiest makeup tools to use. It is a cosmetic used on the eyelid to prepare the skin for eye shadow application.

Blushingirl tools eye shadow primer comes in a cute white acrylic packaging, weighs .20 oz/ 5.6g it is manufactured in the USA using safe ingredients for the skin. The primer is ivory in colour and has a creamy consistency (it dries matte) which makes it easy for eye shadow  to adhere on your eyelids .


Apply a little quantity with a small concealer brush on each eyelid before you proceed with your eye shadow application and watch your eye shadow  pop like a Pro!.



Eye shadow primers give a wow factor when used before eye shadow application.  I will list the top benefits of using  eye shadow primer

  1. Primers make your eye shadow application less messy because of the texture, eye shadows blend nicely over your eyelid avoiding lots of fallout.
  2. Primers make your eye shadow pop! eye shadows  are true to colour and radiant when primers are used as a base.
  3. Primers ensure you use less eye shadow thereby making them last a lot longer. Using a primer automatically reduces the quantity of eye shadow you pick with your brush to achieve the desired effect.
  4. Primers prevent eye shadows from creasing and smudging.
  5. Primers keeps your eye shadow in place for long hours. i.e 12 hours.


Every makeup artist and makeup lover definitely needs a very good primer in their makeup kit.

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