In Allure’s latest April 2014 issue, Kevyn Aucoin’s Large Fan Brush is featured in a great article called “The Makeup Pro Sculpting Class.” I’ve been a “fan” of the large fan brush for years, because I’ve found that it is the perfect tool for beginners and experts alike to create a flattering contour.
In my Newbury Street studio here in Boston, I frequently use Kevyn Aucoin’s Large Fan Brush to apply all shades of bronzer and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder for clients. If you’re using this brush at home, lightly dust your face in downward strokes—the brush will do all the work for you. By applying color to the high points and flat areas of the face, you’ll look slimmer and more sculpted. It’s really that simple. You can also apply bronzer to the décolleté and shoulders to give yourself a summer glow. Spring is almost here—promise!
After I’m done creating the perfect contour, I like to give my brushes a bath with Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap. With spring on the way, there has never been a better time to start a makeup bag clean-up. Mrs. Meyers soaps are available in nine fun varieties, including Basil, Lemon Verbena, Sunflower, Bluebell, and Honeysuckle. These soaps are rich, thick, and include aloe and soap bark extract—one of nature’s best degreasers. All the soaps are natural and made from plant-derived ingredients, and remove oil and makeup without drying out the bristles of your expensive brushes, gals.
After washing, I always advise making sure to lay your brushes on the edge of a counter to allow the bristles to fully air-dry before bundling back into your makeup case. Before you know it, you’ll be back in business with squeaky clean brushes, and your face will thank you for it!