Three Reasons I Wear Makeup

As soon as my son turned three this past December, he became a three-nager. If you’re a parent, you may already know that this stage that feels so much harder than the terrible twos. In the midst of our daily struggle for independence (he both wants it and wants me to do EVERYTHING for him), I let my makeup routine fall off my to-do list. But lately, I’ve been really missing “something.” I think I’ve figured out what that is and how I can bring back a teeny bit more joy into my daily life. It might not surprise you that it’s putting on makeup! Here are the reasons even a little bit of makeup goes a long way for me (and maybe for you too):

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All About: Clean Brushes

You use my top 5 basic makeup brushes daily. You even have a few advanced makeup brushes mixed in. You know you should do it; the makeup build-up frankly grosses you out but even just thinking about cleaning your makeup brushes is exhausting. To help your brushes do their job effectively (in applying makeup flawlessly to your face), you need to be cleaning them. Makeup will go on more smoothly with a clean makeup brush. 

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Top 5 Basic Makeup Brushes

When I am applying makeup, there's no other tool I use more than my fingers. But sometimes, other tools are better at getting the job done. Unlike most makeup products which you need to keep re-purchasing, makeup brushes can be purchased once every 10-20 years (or until they fall apart). So while an expensive makeup brush may be worth the money you spend, you don't have to buy the whole range of brushes at a high price point. Here are my 5 must-have basic brushes:

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