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sephora:

BEAUTY DECODED: HOW BRUSHES ARE MADE
A makeup artist without a good brush is like a chef without a sharp knife.
Did you know it takes 22 hours to make a single SEPHORA COLLECTION makeup brush? Twenty-two hours! To get the inside scoop on why the heck a high-quality brush takes so long, we asked the woman in charge: Tiila Abbitt, SEPHORA COLLECTION Product Development Director for Accessories. She broke down the makeup brush—piece by piece. KATE HELFRICH, SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF SEPHORA COLLECTION
THE BRUSH HEAD Brush heads come with one of two kinds of bristles: natural or synthetic. Natural bristles are made up of goat and sable hair, while synthetic bristles are manufactured in a lab.
A complete makeup tool kit has both natural and synthetic brushes. This is because the bristles serve different purposes. Synthetic bristles are slippery, so you’d use them with liquid-based products you want deposited directly on your face, like foundation. On the contrary, natural bristles absorb liquid products, so you’d use them for powdered products instead. Natural brushes are great for applying things like powdered eye shadow, because they pick up a lot of dry pigment.
THE FERRULE The ferrule is the metal piece on your brush that holds the bristles together. It’s typically made of aluminum, but more expensive brushes can be made with brass.
Ferrules are cut in the workshop, as the bristle hairs are prepared on site. While the ferrules get measured and sliced, each hair is hand-selected for quality, sorted, dyed, shampooed, rinsed, dried on individual racks in a temperature-controlled environment, and then brushed individually by hand (it’s at this point when any stray bad hairs that made it through the initial hand-selection process are removed). A brush artist then hand-shapes each bundle of hairs to their desired brush head shape.
Once the bundles have been shaped, they are weighed for consistency and then inserted into a ferrule, which by this point has been embossed with finishing details and hand-polished to a high shine. The pieces are pressed through a crimping machine and glued together with epoxy resin (which is why you absolutely don’t clean brushes with alcohol—it completely dissolves the resin).
At this point, you’re probably beginning to see why each brush takes so long to make!
THE HANDLE Handles can be made from many different types of wood, metal, plastic, or alternative materials such as corn resin or bamboo, depending on the type of look you want to create. They can be dyed, printed, hand-hammered, wrapped in fabric, dipped in lacquer…you can get really creative in this part of the production! The decoration is a very important process because it allows brands to really make the brush their own. The least expensive and most efficient technique in production is the pad print. But it is also possible to do an embossing or debossing, hot stamp print (which provides a metallic and debossed finish), laser (on aluminum materials), or heat transfer (used for allover designs as it can be used on both the handle and the ferrule).
Once the handles are made, the brush head goes through three more rounds of hair brushing: Through a machine, then by hand, and finally by sticky paper to pull off any last stray hairs. After that, the artist gives the brush its final shaping, hair trimming, and inspection for quality and precision.
After that assembly, the brush is polished and cleaned, and then goes through one more quality control inspection.
And then…it gets shipped! And it only took 22 hours.
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Good reference

sephora:

BEAUTY DECODED: HOW BRUSHES ARE MADE

A makeup artist without a good brush is like a chef without a sharp knife.

Did you know it takes 22 hours to make a single SEPHORA COLLECTION makeup brush? Twenty-two hours! To get the inside scoop on why the heck a high-quality brush takes so long, we asked the woman in charge: Tiila Abbitt, SEPHORA COLLECTION Product Development Director for Accessories. She broke down the makeup brush—piece by piece. KATE HELFRICH, SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF SEPHORA COLLECTION

THE BRUSH HEAD
Brush heads come with one of two kinds of bristles: natural or synthetic. Natural bristles are made up of goat and sable hair, while synthetic bristles are manufactured in a lab.

A complete makeup tool kit has both natural and synthetic brushes. This is because the bristles serve different purposes. Synthetic bristles are slippery, so you’d use them with liquid-based products you want deposited directly on your face, like foundation. On the contrary, natural bristles absorb liquid products, so you’d use them for powdered products instead. Natural brushes are great for applying things like powdered eye shadow, because they pick up a lot of dry pigment.

THE FERRULE
The ferrule is the metal piece on your brush that holds the bristles together. It’s typically made of aluminum, but more expensive brushes can be made with brass.

Ferrules are cut in the workshop, as the bristle hairs are prepared on site. While the ferrules get measured and sliced, each hair is hand-selected for quality, sorted, dyed, shampooed, rinsed, dried on individual racks in a temperature-controlled environment, and then brushed individually by hand (it’s at this point when any stray bad hairs that made it through the initial hand-selection process are removed). A brush artist then hand-shapes each bundle of hairs to their desired brush head shape.

Once the bundles have been shaped, they are weighed for consistency and then inserted into a ferrule, which by this point has been embossed with finishing details and hand-polished to a high shine. The pieces are pressed through a crimping machine and glued together with epoxy resin (which is why you absolutely don’t clean brushes with alcohol—it completely dissolves the resin).

At this point, you’re probably beginning to see why each brush takes so long to make!

THE HANDLE
Handles can be made from many different types of wood, metal, plastic, or alternative materials such as corn resin or bamboo, depending on the type of look you want to create. They can be dyed, printed, hand-hammered, wrapped in fabric, dipped in lacquer…you can get really creative in this part of the production! The decoration is a very important process because it allows brands to really make the brush their own. The least expensive and most efficient technique in production is the pad print. But it is also possible to do an embossing or debossing, hot stamp print (which provides a metallic and debossed finish), laser (on aluminum materials), or heat transfer (used for allover designs as it can be used on both the handle and the ferrule).

Once the handles are made, the brush head goes through three more rounds of hair brushing: Through a machine, then by hand, and finally by sticky paper to pull off any last stray hairs. After that, the artist gives the brush its final shaping, hair trimming, and inspection for quality and precision.

After that assembly, the brush is polished and cleaned, and then goes through one more quality control inspection.

And then…it gets shipped! And it only took 22 hours.

SHOP MAKEUP BRUSHES AND APPLICATORS AT SEPHORA>

Good reference

sephora:

THE TIP-OFF: WILD CAT
Color your perspective.
Those who think liners should be confined to neutrals need to open their eyes! “There’s so much fun to be had with liner,” says Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto. For this rainbow eye look, Erik pulled a metallic black, a bold teal, and a bright purple out of his bag of makeup tricks. Wear this look to a nightclub or a trip to the grocery store—as long as you own it, it will look good. BECKY PEDERSON
STEP ONE Draw a fine line with Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Jett along your top lashes, making a tiny wing when you reach the outer corner. Let it dry.
STEP TWO Carefully draw a second line with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Teal, right above the black liner from step one. Keep a steady hand so there is no empty space between the black and the teal.
STEP THREE Line your lower lashes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Psychedelic Sister, using SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Shader Brush #18 to smudge between the lashes. Swipe on a layer of Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara and you’re good to go.
PRO TIPS “I always tell people, if you’re going to embark on liquid liner, practice before you take your makeup off at night. This way,” says Erik, “you can get the movement down before you try it for real in the morning. It’s like, who cares if you make a mistake? No one’s gonna see. It’s the best time to experiment with your makeup.”
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Another great look…

sephora:

THE TIP-OFF: WILD CAT

Color your perspective.

Those who think liners should be confined to neutrals need to open their eyes! “There’s so much fun to be had with liner,” says Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto. For this rainbow eye look, Erik pulled a metallic black, a bold teal, and a bright purple out of his bag of makeup tricks. Wear this look to a nightclub or a trip to the grocery store—as long as you own it, it will look good. BECKY PEDERSON

STEP ONE
Draw a fine line with Kat Von D Lightning Liner in Jett along your top lashes, making a tiny wing when you reach the outer corner. Let it dry.

STEP TWO
Carefully draw a second line with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Teal, right above the black liner from step one. Keep a steady hand so there is no empty space between the black and the teal.

STEP THREE
Line your lower lashes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Psychedelic Sister, using SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Shader Brush #18 to smudge between the lashes. Swipe on a layer of Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara and you’re good to go.

PRO TIPS
“I always tell people, if you’re going to embark on liquid liner, practice before you take your makeup off at night. This way,” says Erik, “you can get the movement down before you try it for real in the morning. It’s like, who cares if you make a mistake? No one’s gonna see. It’s the best time to experiment with your makeup.”

SHOP OUR EYELINER BUYING GUIDE AT SEPHORA>

Another great look…

sephora:

THE TIP-OFF: TRI-LINER
Triple the impact.
Bored with basic eyeliner styles? Have we got the look for you! Inspired by the avant-garde styles we saw on this year’s runway, Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto demonstrates how to get this triple threat eye look. BECKY PEDERSON
STEP ONE Use Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner to tight line and dot your upper lash line. Pull the line past your outer corner to form a mini wing.
STEP TWO Follow your eye’s bone structure to draw a thin line slightly above where your eye naturally creases. Mirror the shape of the first line, and don’t connect them—this line should be floating.
STEP THREE Starting at the midpoint of your lower lash line, draw a line that stops just short of your outer corner. Then, pull the line out to mirror the top two lines.
Once you’ve drawn all your lines, trace over each one in Kat Von D Tattoo Liner—the liquid formula will prevent the gel from smudging. Finish the look with Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara.
PRO TIPS To prevent bleeding, using a primer first. If you’re having trouble getting a precise line, draw it first with a pencil and then layer the gel liner on top. When used with a liquid liner, this will help with saturation and promote the gel liner’s staying power.
SHOP OUR EYELINER BUYING GUIDE AT SEPHORA>

A cool look… gonna try this w shadow.

sephora:

THE TIP-OFF: TRI-LINER

Triple the impact.

Bored with basic eyeliner styles? Have we got the look for you! Inspired by the avant-garde styles we saw on this year’s runway, Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto demonstrates how to get this triple threat eye look. BECKY PEDERSON

STEP ONE
Use Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner to tight line and dot your upper lash line. Pull the line past your outer corner to form a mini wing.

STEP TWO
Follow your eye’s bone structure to draw a thin line slightly above where your eye naturally creases. Mirror the shape of the first line, and don’t connect them—this line should be floating.

STEP THREE
Starting at the midpoint of your lower lash line, draw a line that stops just short of your outer corner. Then, pull the line out to mirror the top two lines.

Once you’ve drawn all your lines, trace over each one in Kat Von D Tattoo Liner—the liquid formula will prevent the gel from smudging. Finish the look with Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara.

PRO TIPS
To prevent bleeding, using a primer first. If you’re having trouble getting a precise line, draw it first with a pencil and then layer the gel liner on top. When used with a liquid liner, this will help with saturation and promote the gel liner’s staying power.

SHOP OUR EYELINER BUYING GUIDE AT SEPHORA>

A cool look… gonna try this w shadow.

sephora:

THE TIP OFF: THREE DIFFERENT LOOKS WITH EYELINER

Learn how to dot, smudge, and draw a graphic wing with a Sephora PRO Artist.

SHOP OUR LINER BUYING GUIDE AT SEPHORA>

Eyeliner looks

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caitlincst:

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maderadearquitecto:

Thermochromic table by Jay Watson

imagine banging someone on that table

imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table

noooooo stop

Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.

What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?

aaaah it was a cool table now it’s a horror/drama story

No thanks, Hypercolor shirts were enough for me.

When someone I don’t like makes a post using my favorite song
Love Skellington

Love Skellington

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Villains.

Villians Beauty

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Villains.

Villians Beauty