QVS (Quality.Value.Style) – Beauty Starts Here
Now I must confess to being a bit of a scrooge when it comes to splashing my cash on makeup brushes.
Who wants to pay $100 just for a foundation brush eh? Not me my friends.
I do however, understand that I need a good range of brushes to make sure my makeup sits on my skin well, but I simply cannot commit to handing over big bucks for one makeup brush, especially when the product I’m using it for, is half the goddam price. Go figure!
Anyway, in true Bev style, what normally happens on these occasions, is that I end up buying more makeup instead of buying brushes. Leaving a huge gap in my brush collection.
So imagine my delight when these QVS Beauty brushes landed at my P O Box – all brushes I’m featuring on the blog today are within the $5 – $15 price point.
QVS is a Melbourne based business that has your beauty needs covered. All of their products are designed in house with quality and affordability being the top priority. Everything produced, is tried and tested by family and friends before going into production.
So what was in my goody box?
I always use either a brush or a sponge for applying my makeup. But did you know that foundation brushes are also fabulous for applying your primer or face mask too?
This is the perfect brush for on-the-go touch-ups. I always carry a brush with me – cause let’s face it, who wants to shine!
For precision eyeliner application you need a great brush. I also use the angled brush for applying eye shadow to my lower lash line.
My favourite of everything I received though, has to be the All Stars Eyes Brush Collection – four fabulous brushes that have your eyes and brows completely covered.
So now you have found the perfect affordable brushes, how do you keep them clean?
I always ask my friends this question:
“When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?”
The answer is always the same – “not enough :)”
Yukky fact alert
Did you know that bacteria (like staph, E. coli and the cold sore virus) can live within the bristles of a dirty brush for a long time. So gross.
We all spend lots of time removing the dirt and grime from our faces, applying all the right skin care to make ourselves look fresh and gorgeous, only to then apply your expensive makeup with a dirty brush.
Dirty bristles also lead to poor makeup application, which can make your makeup look patchy and very uneven. Plus if your makeup has dried into the bristles, this can cause scratching and irritation to the skin.
How often should I clean my brushes?
In an ideal world, every week – don’t know about you, but I’m just to time poor to commit to this. However, I’d say once a month is doable for most of us.
How to clean brushes
- Run the brush under lukewarm water to remove the residual makeup.
- Half fill a small bowl with water, add a squirt of baby shampoo or makeup brush cleaner.
- Swirl the brush around to dislodge and breakdown the build-up (if your brushes are super mucky, repeat this step until clean).
- Rinse brushes under lukewarm water.
- Gently squeeze the brush fibres to remove excess water.
- Reshape brush.
- Either lay brushes flat on a towel to dry overnight, or hang (make sure the head of the brush is facing down to avoid the water dislodging the glue in the ferrule – the metal band that holds the bristles together).
Are you always on the lookout for great brushes at affordable prices?