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THE REAL REASON YOU NEED TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

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Posted by 09.02.16

According to a Beauty in the Bag poll conducted earlier this year, 70% of us aren’t washing our makeup brushes as often as we should—and here’s how often we actually do it…

Once a week: 30%
Every 3 months: 27%
Every 3-6 months: 20%
Never: 23%

This is disturbing, considering we’ve all be told that washing our makeup brushes regularly is as important as washing our faces each night going to bed. The purported reasoning behind this cosmetic edict is that dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria, but this isn’t actually the case, according to board-certified dermatologist Lisa Donofrio, MD of New Haven, Connecticut.

“I’ve been a practicing dermatolo

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MEET SHARON COLLIER: CEO OF COVER FX

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Posted by 08.28.16

When it comes to skincare, Sharon Collier, CEO of Cover FX, is one trusting beauty maven. Having built an eminent reputation working with brands such as Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Skincare, ReVive Skincare, Paloma Picasso Accessories for Lopez Cambil, Ltd., Yves Saint Laurent Parfums, and many more, Sharon is well aware of what it takes to succeed in the beauty world.

BITB chatted with Sharon to learn more about Cover FX and finding the perfect shade.

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1. What do you enjoy most about your role as Global CEO of Cover FX?  

I love being at a brand that is so inclusive!  Women who want to wear foundation should be able to go to any brand and be able to find their

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5 MAKEUP BRUSHES YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

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Posted by 06.30.16

You can have the best makeup in the world, but the proper application tools are essential for a flawless finish. Sure, you can get away with your fingers with some things (such as cream blush or highlighter), but professional-grade results require precise, even application that only a brush can provide. Celebrity makeup artist Natasha Severino (who’s worked with the likes of Amber Valletta and Rita Ora) weighs in…

Foundation/Concealer
What’s better than two brushes in one? It Cosmetics’ Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7 ($48) is a dual-ended dynamo that has your foundation and concealer needs covered. Comprised of synthetic bristles, the larger brush buffs foundation t

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REVIEW OF KLIX MAKE UP BRUSHES

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Posted by 07.09.11



PRODUCT: Klix Make Up Brushes

We’ve all heard the dangers of using dirty makeup brushes - from eye infections to spreading acne – but how many of us actually wash our brushes regularly? I certainly am guilty of using a brush that has just a little bit too much grit, a little bit too much color. Well here’s a  product review perfect for the lazy beauty girls in all of us – Klix Make Up Brushes with replaceable brush heads. The brushes are sold in a set of three, priced at $59.95, which includes a Foundation/Concealer Brush, a Blush Brush and a Powder Brush. Replacement brush heads for each of the above are sold separately in sets of two – two Foundation/Concealer Brush heads sell for $9.95, two Blush Brush heads sell for $10.95 and two Powder Brush heads retail for $11.95. The collection also features two Kabuki Brushes for $19.95.

Believe or not, a recent survey found that 45% of the women polled never clean their makeup brushes because it is too time consuming or they simply don’t think about it. In fact, Linda Shrier, the creative force behind the Klix collection, developed the line because her own daughter experienced skin problems due to dirty makeup brushes.

Makeup brushes can harbor bacteria, oils and makeup residue that can wreak havoc on your skin – a situation Klix wants to remedy. “This idea is brilliant,” stated Joel Schlessinger, M.D. “If all my patients were to use recyclable makeup brushes, skin infections would be significantly reduced.”

So, if you are like me and always feel guilty about using a brush that isn’t the cleanest, consider the Klix solution. All brushes and replacement heads can be purchased online at www.KlixBrushes.com.

FINAL VERDICT: RDW (Run Don't Walk)

BY WAY OF: GIFTED

Would you buy it again? YES

Would you recommend it to a friend? YES

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