5 Most frequently asked questions about makeup

I, by no means, am a professional makeup artist, or know a lot about it. I am a makeup user and hard core lover of it. So with my own experience I have learnt a few things, and I see lots of people like I was in the beginning asking the same questions.

So here I try to explain easily those things that maybe you were wondering about but was embarrassed to ask.

1. How often should I wash my makeup brushes?

If you are a professional that uses makeup brushes on different people, then every time you use them.
If you are an everyday girl doing your own makeup and that is it, dermatologists say it is OK to wash your brushes once a month. But if you have an acne skin, or that maybe infected somehow, I would say you should probably wash them at least once a week.

When you wash your brushes as well, you can either use specific products for washing makeup brushes, or if you don't have the money, here is my tip on how to wash them:

In a small bowl put some warm clean water with some shampoo or mild bar soap (a great one to use is Johnson's baby shampoo), dip your brushes into it and swirl it on your clean hand to rub the makeup off. Rinse it with running water, blot the brush with a clean towel and then blow dry the bristles gently.

2. What is the correct order to apply makeup?

This will depend on what kind of makeup you are doing, your experience, and what steps of makeup you are doing.
First of all I must say you have to get comfortable with makeup, and the best way to put makeup on will be your own unique way. These are guidelines to help you out, but by no means they have to be correct to you.

If you are doing a very dark eye shadow, or very glittery then you should probably start by doing your eyes, and then the rest of your face. This is so whatever eye shadow that has fallen out onto your cheeks can easily be removed before you put your foundation and rest of makeup.
If you are doing a simple eye shadow or makeup it is completely up to you.

Here I will list to you the order I feel comfortable with:

- Primer
- Foundation
- Concealer
- Powder
- Contour / bronzing
- Blush
- Eye shadow primer
- Eye shadows
- Liquid eyeliner
- Mascara
- Set my eyebrows with brow gel
- Lipstick (if dark lip, then lip liner first and then lipstick)

3. How do I pick the best red lipstick?

This depends on your skin tone. If you are a fair skin colour person and/or have a pink undertone, you should go for reds that have a hint of blue to counteract your pinkness.
If you are an olive skinned woman then you should go for a more orange kind of red.
If you are a dark skinned woman, you can pretty much do any red and it will look great on you, but choose the kind with the most tint in it possible to look the best.

4. Can I wear foundation everyday?

Yes! You can and you may. Just remember to wear primer before so it will protect your skin and prevent it from falling off your face during the day.

5. When does makeup expire?

Usually makeup comes with an expiry date, so you can check on it.
In case the product you have doesn't have expiry date, be extra careful and toss mascara, liquid eyeliners and concealers after 3 months.
Any liquids like foundation, skin cream should be thrown away after a year, or as soon as it starts smelling or it separates.
Powder and shadows can be kept for up to 2 years.

Do you have any other questions I may help you with?
Leave me a comment letting me know.


  1. Great post very informative

  2. Oh goodness me. Off I go to wash my brushes.

  3. Not a make-up girl, but this is great information to pass along to my friends via Pinterest! THANKS

  4. Great post! Now if I knew how to use it I would be set!

  5. Thanks for the tips and info on makeup


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