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Makeup enthusiast vs. makeup artist: what’s the difference? 1000 1000 adminalex

Makeup enthusiast vs. makeup artist: what’s the difference?

You may have heard the terms: makeup artist and makeup enthusiast.  But, what do they mean? What’s the difference? Are they the same? Well, the answer is no. Although both terms refer to individuals who love makeup, they mean something different and today we’ll explain the difference between them two so you could have a better understanding.

When we talk about a Makeup Artist (MUA), we are referring to a person that is a professional in the matter. Someone whose job is to apply makeup for fashion, magazines, television or events such as weddings, runways and special celebrations.

Makeup artists might have been enthusiast at the beginning of their careers but their skills, passion and dedication took them further in the industry and became professionals. They definitely enjoy doing makeup, but they do it for a living rather than as a hobby.

On the other hand, a Makeup Enthusiast (MUE) is someone that likes and truly enjoys makeup. These kind of people are always buying makeup for themselves to play around with different styles, colors, textures and brands just for fun!

A great example you may see regularly is bloggers and influencers on social media who are fantastic at putting on makeup, doing tutorials and showing off their skills! They are considered enthusiast because they definitely enjoy applying makeup to themselves but they don’t do it for a living.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a makeup artist working for pay, or a beauty influencer or enthusiast. What matters is that both enjoy doing makeup and helping other look fabulous!

Yes You Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes! 1000 1000 adminalex

Yes You Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes!

When is the last time you washed your makeup brushes? If you can’t remember, then its time. Without regular cleaning, product buildup can lead to an accumulation of bacteria, dust and dirt, which can cause skin irritation, acne breakouts, clogged pores, and more! See why it’s a must to clean those brushes!

Here are some easy steps to follow to keep your makeup brushes clean and looking new.

First: Cleanse
You don’t need to buy expensive products to clean your brushes. Simply use water and a gentle liquid soap (like the ones for babies.) Place a drop of soap in the palm of your hand, wet the bristles and gently massage them in your palm. Repeat this step until there is no makeup residue on the brush.

Second: Reshape
All the wetting and scrubbing can certainly alter the shape of your brushes. After rinsing, use a towel to remove some of the moisture. Squeeze it with your fingers to remove all the excess water and gently reshape it.

Third: Dry
Once all your brushes are washed, it’s time to dry them. Make sure not to dry them vertically! The bristles are glued to the base and water or soap can cause them to come loose and shed. Avoid stacking them on top of each other or leaving them laying on a towel, as they can get moldy and smell bad.

Remember: You should repeat this process at least once a week or once a month depending on how often you use them. This will help you avoid germs and keep them clean and soft so they can last longer!