10 Best Makeup Brushes to help you flaunt that Desired Look

Ever wondered how to ace that perfect look that makes you the cynosure of all eyes?  Look no further! We at Proarte have a wide range of accessories that can help you step out with your best foot forward. To get amazing results with makeup, it’s a no-brainer that you need the right Professional Makeup Brushes in your kitty. Confused about what to get? Don’t be. We have listed below a quick guide on 10 different types of Best Makeup Brushes and their uses.

  • PF-01 Dab on Concealer Brush: Are you worried about the proper application of a concealer? Zero in on this Dab on Concealer Brush that comes with a thin, tapered, flat brush head. This is ideal for dabbing on a concealer on smaller concentrated areas such as around the lip, under the eyes, or around the nose.
  • PF-02 Mini Foundation Brush: This brush is designed for applying a liquid or cream foundation of your choice. It comes with fine bristles that are tightly packed into a narrow brush head. Choose this brush for wide and smooth coverage.
  • PF-06 Powder Brush: Vital among Professional Makeup Brushes, this soft and fluffy brush comes with blended fibers and flat sides. Just glide it on your face to contour it with a good setting powder and there, you are a step closer to getting the look of your choice.
  • PF-55 Blush Brush: If you want to get that healthy flush and instant glow, use this ultra-soft and fluffy Blush Brush that comes with slightly slanted edges. Designed to create magic with precision it is perfect for applying powder formula products such as blush on the cheekbones or an all over powder.
  • PE-19 Small Blender Brush: Want to get salon-like looks right from the comfort of your home? Use this Small Blender Brush that comes with a short, small rounded head. It is ideal for smudging and blending cream products either on the face or the upper and lower lash line for a smokey or softened effect.
  • PE-22 Shadow Blending Brush: One of the Best Makeup Brushes to get astounding effects for your eyes, the Shadow Blending Brush comes with a round, dome-shaped soft brush head. Pick it up and blend two or more colors of your choice into the crease for a diffused effect.
  • PE-28 Gel/Liquid Liner Applicator Brush: To rock any party, dress up your eyes with the looks that are in vogue. The small and steeply angled brush is perfect for all eye shapes and is designed to be handled with accuracy and control. It is your best friend for an even liner application, to fill in, and create the perfect ombre eyebrows.
  • PE-59 2 in 1 Angled Eye and Lip Brush: An absolute delight, this tool comes with a unique bent ferrule that helps you apply gel, liquid, or powder products on the lash or lip line. With this handy assistant you can nail that perfect angle needed to get a natural eye shape or to fill the lip crease.
  • PE-33 Mascara Brush: Flutter your eyelashes with a carefree abandon after applying mascara with the help of the Mascara Brush. An absolute must, it comes with a twirl brush head to groom the eyelashes and to avoid clumping up after mascara application. Keep this trick up your sleeve to achieve perfection and fabulous results.
  • PL-37 Retractable Lip Brush: An ace among Professional Makeup Brushes, the Lip Brush is ideal to sculpt a flawless lip line. It comes with a rounded and firm tip for controlled application of gloss or color. Wield it to shape and contour the lips to achieve that perfect pout with ease.

Whether you are a pro makeup artist or a novice beginner, we have all the Best Makeup Brushes at hand to help you get that flawless finish. So, what are you waiting for? Start having fun with these essentials tools. They are the secret behind applying any product with finesse and ease. In all, these brushes are nothing less than a savior to help you get your perfect desired look.

Makeup Brushes Guide – How to Use Eye and Face Makeup Brushes for Beginners?

The secret to flawless makeup lies in creating a clean canvas of base and using the best makeup brushes can surely help you crack that deal. Makeup brushes not only provide you ease in the application of any product but also give you that airbrush like finish look. Good Makeup brushes for beginners are an absolute savior as they help newbies in the makeup world to create perfect looks with absolute convenience. We at Proarte have created a guide for all the beginners on – What to use from the best makeup brushes available in the market to achieve amazing results.

The right Face makeup brushes in your kitty will help you sport a look of your choice every time you step out. For a headstart, use a primer for proper moisturizing and getting your makeup to last long. This step is vital before you begin applying the foundation. To achieve that professional like touch that you are keen on, choose Proarte’s AF-03 Pro Foundation Brush for a radiant marble-like finish to your foundation. Are you concerned about those spots or uneven shades on your face? Just set your worries aside and ace the game with a neutralizer for effective color correction. You can follow this with a good concealer that can be chosen according to your skin type.

Proarte’s PF-13 All over Concealer brush is your best friend when it comes to concealing blemishes, either with cream or powder products. A good blush gives you an instant glow and lends a healthy flush to your cheeks. All you need is a proper blush brush to apply it and voila! With PF55 Blush Brush Your job is done! Blending your bronzers and highlighting your cheekbones is a cakewalk if you have your hands on our variety of contour brushes to suit your style starting from AF54 cheek hug brush to AF11 precision contour brush, you have the best face makeup brushes for your kit. The final finishing touch for an awesome flawless look can be achieved by applying a setting powder. To get your desired look, keep Proarte’s PF-06 Powder Brush handy in your make up kit. So you see, Face makeup brushes are nothing less than a boon for beginners in achieving that professional touch.

Perfectly chosen Eye make-up brushes for beginners serve as the handiest tools to learn the tricks of eye make-up. Fabulous tools like Proarte’s AE-24 Eye Blender Brush, with its soft rounded brush head, precisely blends colors in your crease, thereby giving your eyes, a diffused look. Sounds fun, right? You can rock your party makeup with a smoky eye look using a shadow blending brush like Proarte’s PE22 to get professional makeup results, right at home.

If you are looking for eye shadow brushes that give you the most smoldering and smoky eyes then PE29 smudging smoky liner brush is your dear friend! Applying powder & creamy eye shadows becomes super easy if you have your hands on our AE26 cream eyeshadow brush and PE19 small blender brush, these are some of our amazing eye shadow brushes.

A small angular brush is an absolute must have when it comes to getting that flick just right! The most in trend of the cat-eyed look can be easily achieved with the help of a Proarte’s PE-27 Small Angular Liner Brush that gives you smooth controlled and even application of your eyeliner. The cut- crease look is also being currently seen on runways and you can achieve clean lines in the crease with help of our PE30 fine liner brush and then can give it a diffused finish with PE20 crease marking blender brush. With your hands on the right and well-curated eye makeup brushes, getting that perfect finish with a professional touch is absolutely achievable for you!

Still waiting? Grab a set of these face makeup brushes and eye makeup brushes and have fun with makeup!

A Guide to Clean Makeup Brushes and Sponges at Home

A well-known fact is that Makeup Brushes and Makeup Sponges are essential and vital tools for applying cosmetics. To get the look that you covet with finesse and ease requires having the right Makeup Brush in your kitty. However, the time, money, and effort invested in procuring them go in vain if you do not maintain them properly. Why? The answer is simple. The residue of old cosmetics persists in the fine bristles and pores of used brushes and sponges. Along with sweat, oil, and grime, it becomes a very fertile ground for bacteria to grow. Just imagine using the same to get that look you want!!!! These brushes not only act as a medium to transfer them to your face leading to acne and breakouts but unclean brushes also lead to patchy application and do not help in smooth blending. Now the question does arise, How to prevent this from happening? What are the simple ways to clean them effectively? How often does it have to be done? Well, look no further. We have put together a few pointers stepwise that you can follow with ease and from the comfort of your home too.

1) Wet the Makeup Sponges and Brushes:

  • You can place the Makeup Brushes and sponges under running tap water until they are fully soaked.
  • The water can be lukewarm but you definitely do not want it to be too cold or hot lest they get spoiled.
  • Take care to ensure that the Makeup Brush is with its head down so that the water does not go directly into the base of the bristles. This will prevent damage to the brush and ensure that it lasts long.

2) Use a shampoo, cleanser or mild soap to clean:

  • Take a small amount of your regular shampoo, facial cleanser, or mild liquid soap in your palm.
  • Using a bar of soap to clean may not be such a great idea as it would have to be rubbed against the brushes and sponges thereby causing undue pressure to them.
  • After taking the cleaning agent in your palm, gently rub them into the sponge and brush.
  • It is a good idea to use only one sponge or brush at a time so that the cleansing process is focused and effective.
  • Gently massage the bristles of your Makeup Brushes with the love and care they deserve
  • Round Makeup Sponges can be cleansed from inside out i.e. Place them on the palm of one hand and with the fingertips of your other hand start cleaning them from the center and go outwards with a slow, concentric, circular motion.
  • Makeup Sponge Puff can be carefully rubbed with the cleaning product from the base to the tip so that their shape is maintained.
  • The above steps will help loosen the debris of the old makeup products.

3) Rinse and repeat the above process:

  • Rinse the brushes and sponges under running tap water.
  • An effective cleaning requires that you repeat the above steps a few more times until the water after washing them becomes clear.
  • Give the Makeup Sponges a gentle squeeze every time so that you remove all the soap suds.
  • The Makeup Brushes can be gently shaken in between the rinses.

4) Drying the makeup tools:

  • Drying the brushes and sponges is an important part of the cleaning process. If done right, it will work wonders in increasing their lifespan.
  • Press the Makeup Brush gently against a clean, dry towel. This will help to soak the excess water. Do not forget to reshape the bristles with your fingertips into their original form and lay them flat overnight to dry.
  • Alternatively, you can follow this handy tip- Keep the brushes to dry with the bristles hanging off the edge of a counter. This allows them to dry while retaining the correct shape.
  • A word of caution here. Do not dry them in an upright position. This causes water to collect into the base potentially damaging them.
  • Drying the Makeup Sponges is very simple. Wring out the excess water and pat them dry on a clean towel.
  • Round Makeup Sponges and Makeup Sponge Puff can be kept in between the folds of the towel and then gently press with your palms.
  • Do remember the brushes and sponges have to be airdried. How do you ensure this? That’s very simple. Just keeping them overnight in a well-ventilated area will suffice.

So you see, taking care of the tools that help to give you your perfect look is both easy as well as convenient. It just requires a wee bit of planning and discipline. Do follow the above routine once a week. Schedule a specific time in your weekly calendar and stick to it. Investing time regularly goes a long way in ensuring that your Makeup Brush and Makeup Sponges last long, are hygienic, and help you achieve the look of your dreams.

All the brushes you need for a flawless base makeup

Whether you’re a pro makeup artist or a novice at makeup, we all have one thing in common. We want gorgeous looking skin post makeup that’s completely spotless. On one hand applying foundation and concealer is an easy job for almost all women, whereas on the other, contouring and highlighting can feel as complicated as doing rocket science. But nailing that base makeup will be a piece of cake if you have the right brushes in front of you. We have compiled our best face brushes that will help you achieve a flawless base makeup to compliment any look for any occasion.

Concealer – Dab-On Concealer Brush

Concealer Brush

Conceal away those dark circles, blemishes, scars and practically anything that’s coming in your way towards a perfect base with the Proarte Dab-On Concealer Brush. The brush has a flat head that’s as big as your finger, making the concealer application super easy for you. The tapered tip reaches every nook and corner of your face to give you an effortless blend.

Foundation – Pro Foundation Brush

Foundation Brush

Take your foundation game up a notch with the Proarte Pro Foundation Brush, specifically designed for makeup professionals. The flat and firm head of the brush makes for a smooth and streak free blending of cream and liquid foundations. It does not eat up too much product and hence gives you a full coverage.

Setting powder – Tapered Kabuki Brush

Tapered Kabuki Brush

Setting your face with powder is like putting a lock on all the hard work you’ve done crafting your makeup. And to effectively set your base, you need the Proarte Tapered Kabuki brush that is designed to work your way around powder products. Just a few swipes of powder using this brush on your face and you’re set (and so is your makeup)

Contouring – Side Sweep Blush and Contour Brush

Side Sweep Blush and Contour Brush

Executing this step is no cakewalk. A challenging step like contouring requires the right brush and guess what? Proarte has got you covered. The Side Sweep Blush and Contour Brush is perfect for seamlessly blending contouring products on the hollows of your cheeks or anywhere it is that you want to contour.

Highlight – Fan Brush

Fan Brush

What’s the perfect companion to a deep contour? A beaming highlight on the high points of the face. Use the Proarte Fan brush to highlight and add a glowing touch to your makeup. The brush picks just the right amount of product, so that you don’t go overboard with the highlighter even on days when you feel like stepping up your highlighting game.

2 Super Easy Halloween Looks for Beginners

It is that time of the year again. Your social media will be bustling with extremely artsy, deeply creepy and crazy beautiful Halloween makeup looks that literally belong in an art gallery. But if you’re looking for something that is easy to achieve and still makes you stand out from the crowd, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together 2 uncomplicated and eerie makeup looks for the spooky season that are beginner friendly and don’t need a hundred attempts to get right.

Webbed Masque

Webbed Masque

The best part about this makeup is that you paint the mask on, which will definitely fetch you more compliments than just putting on a store bought mask. To achieve this artsy yet spooky look, you need to start by outlining your eyes with a black eye liner, try Proarte Black Eye Gel Pencil.

Swipe it across your upper lash line (don’t forget to tight line), across the lids and on your lower lash line (you can also smoke it out a bit using Proarte Smudging Smokey Liner Brush). Now, comes the tricky part- the mask. Take the Proarte Gel/Liquid Liner Applicator Brush and a good gel liner, you can also try using Proarte Eye Matte Liner. Create criss-cross strokes starting from the cheeks to a few inches above your brows. Take your time with this one and make sure to get the strokes right. Try not to create the stroke too close to each other otherwise you will lose the webbed effect and you will be left with a diamond shaped black mess around your eyes.

Mystic Magic

Mystic Magic

A little unicorn dust never hurt anyone, right? This Halloween makeup look is perfect for anyone who isn’t into blood and guts and wants to explore the mystical and magical side of the spooky season. You are going to need a lot of highlighter, a pastel eye shadow palette, a handful of rhinestones and a few good quality makeup brushes. Starting with the eyes, take a soft hued purple eye shadow or try using Proarte Violet Gem eye gel pencil and apply it on the lids using Eye Blender Brush. Use the same shade on your lower lash line using Proarte’s Small Blender Brush. Now, take a rosy pink shade of blush and apply just below your cheekbones and all around your forehead and make sure you blend it nicely. Now take a reflective shade of highlighter and apply it on your cheekbones and on your forehead, just above your brows using Proarte Large Fan Brush. Don’t be ashamed to go a little overboard with this look because that’s what this dreamy look is all about.

3 Makeup Hacks for the festive season

You picked out your outfit, got the accessories in place, even your hair is behaving before the event, now the last thing (mostly the tricky one) left for you to tackle is your makeup. From uneven wings to underwhelming eyeshadow, anything can go wrong when you’re in a hurry. But fret not, we have put together 3 super easy makeup hacks that might come in handy to help you look your best for all your ongoing festive parties.

Mascara as liner

Nothing is as terrifying as to find a dried out eyeliner pen in the midst of your makeup session, is it?But don’t just panic yet. Simply grab your mascara and either Proarte Ease Liner Brush or Tight Liner Brush. Pick some mascara from the mascara brush head and start creating wings as you normally would, using either of the two Proarte eyeliner brushes.

Setting spray to intensify pigment

We all have that moment when we decide on an eyeshadow colour that is in perfect contrast to the outfit and goes well with the rest of your makeup. But reality sets in when you swipe the eyeshadow onto the lids and somehow the pigment has either disappeared or looks extremely underwhelming. The trick is to wet your brush with a setting spray to allow the pigment to hold onto something. Pick any Proarte eyeshadow brushes like the Eye Lid Applicator and wet it with some setting spray, dip the wet brush in the eyeshadow and directly apply onto the lids. The results will shock you and you will never use a dry brush again.

The secret to fuller lips

Nothing like a pair of plump lips to turn your festive makeup game around. If you want to fake fuller lips, then keep a light coloured eyeshadow handy, you’ll need it for this trick. Start out by outlining your lips with a lip pencil (Choose from Proarte’s wide range of Lip pencils) Apply pale frosted eyeshadow right at the center of your upper and lower lips. Blend it out using Proarte Retractable Lip Brush and fill the lips in with a good lipstick or choose from Proarte Lip Crayons.

3 Stand Out Makeup looks For The Upcoming Festive Season

While everyone will be playing it safe with smoky and neutrals, you can turn the spotlight around you by experimenting with your makeup looks. Whether you’re looking to go crazy with neon’s or a little overboard with metallic’s, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out 3 never before seen festive makeup looks that are sure to make you stand out of the crowd.

Duo toned lips

Duo Toned Lips

Duo tone is a fun trend that became a major hit a few years ago. You’ve probably seen it, from hair to nails to outfits. But we’re going to focus on the lip look that anyone can rock this festive season. You just need two lipsticks that fade from dark to light. To get the ombre effect on your lips, you simply layer a darker shade lip color using Proarte Pro Lip Precision Brush then move on to a lighter lip shade, to give it a gradient effect that will make your lips look trendy and plumped up.

Neon

Neon

Just like duo tones, neon has been around for years but it is only now that it is earning it’s reputation in makeup. But still, it is only limited to the faces of beauty gurus on youtube, runway models or red carpet celebrities but hardly ever does anyone dare to wear this bold makeup trend in the real world. And that’s exactly why we’re recommending this look to you for the upcoming festive season. It’s bold, bright and makes you stand out of the crowd. Now neon pigments can be tricky and you need the right eye brushes to ace this trend. Choose from a wide range of Proarte eye brushes according to your makeup needs and don’t hesitate to go ham with your neons.

Metallic accents

Metallic Accents

If your inner goddess isn’t about the subtle mattes and neutral smokeys, then don’t hold back. Pick bold metallic colours like bronze, gold or silver, from Proarte’s Eye Gel Pencil Collection and smudge it across your eyes using cream shadow brush for a dramatic effect.

Do’s, don’ts and how to’s of highlighter

Strobing, highlighting, bathing in the dust of a thousand angelic fairies – call it what you want, this bright and dewy makeup trend has taken over the beauty world. But there are a handful of highlighter mistakes you may be making that could be the reason you think this trend isn’t working for you.

A great highlight is made to look dewy, not oily. It grabs attention, instead of spotlighting something you’d rather hide, like a scar or an uneven skin texture. But if you’re having trouble achieving a perfect sparkling highlight that looks great on you, you may be making some serious highlighter mistakes.

Below are some common strobing snafus and how to avoid them.

Choose a shade that matches your skin tone

There is a possibility you may be using a highlighter shade that is too light for your skin. There are all kinds of highlighter shades on the market, some with peachy, pinky, bronze or white undertones. If you are pale-skinned pinks will look gorgeous on you. If you are medium, peachy highlighters are perfect and if you have dark skin, you should rock peach to bronze highlights. As long as the powder or cream is two to three shades lighter than your foundation, you are good to go.

Don’t highlight everything

You tried the highlight trend, only to find every pore of your face visible? You may be highlighting in the wrong area. If you love the highlighted look, but often get an uneven texture on the tops of your cheeks, you have to skip highlighting in that area. Instead, highlight your cupid’s bow, nose, chin, and above the brow bone. If there’s a particular area you have trouble in (let’s say, you hate the bridge of your nose) then definitely skip highlighting that area. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you have to. Find the highlight area that looks best on you and forget the rest!

Use the right tools

If you’re looking for a perfect highlight on your face using the right tool at the right place does the trick. For anything other than liquid, you’ll need a tool to work the product into your skin. For powders, pick up a LargeFan Brush (PF10) for diffused and blended application on cheeks and your collar bone. The small fan brush (PF09) helps in controlled application as it has fewer hair and has a perfectly fanned out head that places the right amount of product on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and cupid’s bow. For the inner corner of your eyes and your brow bone, you need a brush with a finer head. The Smudging Smokey Liner Brush (PE29) has a soft point tip that’s perfect for highlighting the inner corners and brow bones.

On the other hand if you’re gravitating towards cream or liquid highlighters, a beauty sponge is your best bet. Choose Proarte’s Strobe & Blend to beautifully blend in cream and liquid formulations onto your cheekbones and other highlight areas.

How to create: 3 scintillating unicorn makeup looks

From cakes to coffees, the unicorn trend is everywhere! While unicorn nails and unicorn hair have already graced the beauty block, unicorn makeup is the newest trend to hit the beauty shores and we are definitelyonboard!

Read on as we tell you how to get the look and share the many versions of the unicorn makeup trend below.

Monochrome Unicorn

Monochrome-Unicorn

What’s better than a unicorn makeup look? A monochrome unicorn. Use a combination of pastel pink shadows for your eyes, start-off with light pink and blend it using the Proarte Eye Blender Brush. Gradually blend darker shades in the same family using Shadow Blending Brush. Stretch the shadows from your inner corners to the outer and under the lash line using the Proarte Small blender Brush that’s ideal for blending pigments on the hard to reach areas of your face. Pack on some glitter under the eyes using the Flat Blending Brush. Pop on a pair of Proarte Eyelashes to finish off the eye look. Use the Proarte Quick Silver eye gel pencil to create glitter freckles on and around your nose. Lastly, use a monochromatic pastel lip color for your lips.

Unicorn wings

Unicorn-wings

Give your black winged eyeliner a backseat, because unicorn wings are here to steal the show. Start off with a bright pastel pink shadow all across your lids using Eyelid Applicator Brush. Blend it further using Eye Blender Brush and use the Smudging Smokey Liner Brush to pack in a little bit of blue on the inner corners of your eyes. Now add star shaped glitter particles on the outer corner of your eyes. Next use Proarte’s fine liner brush to create an open-winged green eyeliner along the crease line of your lids and stretch the wings outwards. Use Proarte’s Brow filler brush to shape and fill in the brows with a purple shade.

Halo Unicorn

Holo-Unicorn

The only thing that can amp up a unicorn makeup look is a halo eye-makeup with a touch of holo on top. Start-off with a purple shadow base using Eyelid Applicator Brush. Now use a Flat Blending Brush to blend a darker shade of purple on the outer corner of the eyes. Take some holographic highlighter or eye shadow and add it in the middle of your lids using the Small Blender Brush. Next, use the Proarte Matte Liquid Eye Liner and create short but sharp wings. Grab a pair of Proarte Eyelashes and pop them on your lids. Now use Proarte’s Fan Brush and highlight all the highpoints of your face. Lastly, fill in the lips using a glossy nude pink lip colour.

Try to replicate one of these high drama unicorn looks and don’t forget to share them with us

Trend forecast 2019 – Part 2

In our previous blog we discussed the two hottest makeup trends of 2019 – neon and color pop eyes. But two ain’t enough for the whole year, now is it? That is why we thought of bringing you more to help you stay on-board the trend ship. Read on to find out a few more summer makeup trends that you should definitely give a go this year.

Glowing Skin

Glowing Skin

Forget matte, the spring/ summer 2019 beauty trends are all about glowing skin, shining healthfully with a natural gleam. This season cheekbones and foreheads were highlighted softly, but not with powder highlighters. Makeup artists preferred a touch of liquid or cream luminizer to give a more natural sheen.

Elongated Eyeshadow

Elongated Eyeshadow

This trend gives a nod to the legend that is Amy Winehouse and her iconic eyeliner. The year 2019 will bring dramatic, elongated eyeshadows in traditional liner shapes to the forefront. And we’re here for this sultry, badass beauty look. To recreate this iconic eyeline, we recommend the Proarte eye matte liner or the eye gel pencils that will surely do justice to this look.

Monotone

Monotone

Monotone make-up is one of the biggest trends for 2019. If you think of 50 shades of grey, this is 50 shades of complexion. It’s about taking a colour, it can be a soft taupey brown, then using a similar colour on the lips, using a blusher that’s in the same family, and using an eyeshadow that’s in the same shade range as well. And since the Pantone colour of 2018 made violet a wearable colour for the face, purple too could be your go to for a monochrome makeup look.