Buy the right cleaner for the right Brush!

As a professional hair dresser and makeup artist you tools are very important. And they are not cheap. So when you are using top of the line makeup brush’s it is important to use the brush cleaner the manufacturer recommends and also makes. If they make the brush’s, I will use the cleaner made for the brush’s. Nearly all of my makeup brush’s are from MAC, and they are very expensive and they have also lasted me along time.

This one product will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibers so that brushes will last longer. It is convenient to use and is specifically designed to extend the life of high quality brushes. Brush cleanser leaves your brushes smelling fresh and clean, and helps shorten their drying time. Take my recommendation USE IT!!!!

Here are some great recommendations for this product!

“If you own MAC brushes or really just any brushes you must get this brush cleanser. I use it once a week and mix a little with some warm water in a glass and let my brushes soak for about 5 minutes and then rinse them off and lay flat to dry. It keeps my brushes in great shape and looking brand new!

“I used to wash my brushes with baby shampoo or natural hand soap. I’m so glad I gave this brush cleanser a shot. This brush cleanser is so light and lathers really well. It says it helps shorten drying time, and I have experienced it!”

“My routine is rinsing my brush under warm water, squeeze a few drops of this pink cleanser and start sweeping my brush. I couldn’t believe how soapy it got. It cleanse my brushes really well and it dries very quickly. My brushes seems to last longer, so soft and ready for application.”
“I was washing my brushes with some baby shampoo, but that was not cutting it. Left too much residue and just did not rinse my MAC ,  Sigma, Be, and sheer cover brushes clean. So once my local MAC restocked this (after being out of stock), I made the splurge. It is definitely worth it. It does clean the brushes to nearly new, and disinfects them. I only use my brushes on myself, but I am acne prone, so it is good to know that my brushes are washed clean. Two ways I use this: deep clean (once weekly) and spot cleaning (after each use).  To deep clean I dampen my brushes, always tilting so the brush head is facing down (never letting water seep into the ferrule). Then I take a small amount of cleaner and swirl my brush into it and work up a lather. Lastly, I rinse the brush clean and gently squeeze out the excess water. Spot cleaning: dampen a small portion (a couple drops will do) of a paper towel or Kleenex, and swirl the recently used (not dampened) brush gently into the towel.  Good buy, will be repurchasing for life.”


Professional Tips from a Makeup Artist/Hairdresser for using Urban Decay Palette’s

Since purchasing my Urban Decay palette’s I would like to give you a few simple professional makeup artist’s tips to use for a clean makeup application.

1. Always start with a clean face I love to use Neutrogena makeup wipes. These wipes will take off any and all residue of makeup you may have including any and all eye liners.

2. Normally I like to use the Mac, Prep and Prime for a translucent foundation, but first I will apply my concealers which I also use in Mac. After the concealer is applied and blended in the foundation is applied next.

3. If a manufacturer advices you to use a primer, USE THE PRIMER. Urban Decay has a primer for the eyes, if you don’t use the primer you will not get a smooth application. The shadows will go everywhere! Apply primer and let dry. If not you product will clump up and blending will be a problem. And you will also have lot’s of clean up time under the eyes.

4. The product is easy to use and the colors are very vivid. And most of all the colors stay, longevity for several hours. This is a great product to use for the consumer and also for photo shoots and editorial work. And if you are using this product or any product you choose always have the photographer do a test shot to see that the application is clean enough and dense enough. And that is basically common sense for a makeup artist or hairdresser test shots are a must.  Apply sparingly and take your time with all your blending. And you will find a new love to work with. Also the Liquid liners are excellent and the color tone of the liners will stay for several hours. You will also need some elbow grease to clean off the liners. Also these liners are also good to make the eyelash’s more denser at the base.This product will hold.  No doubts about that. The attached brush in the liner is excellent, and easy to use. Beautiful Product to work with!

Urban Decay Eye Liners cant get enough!

orlandomakeup.comLovely Color for your photo shoot kit. Easy to apply and I had to go back and get another and then another! Achieve clean, sharp WATERPROOF lines with shocking ease. The newest addition to our 24/7 franchise is available in a veritable rainbow of long-lasting, highly-pigmented, WATERPROOF color options – shades ranging from matte to glossy to shimmery! (And why would you only buy one? Try them all!) Use the ultra-fine brush tip to create lines that are razor-thin or thick, even and bold. The brush is also short and easy to control, making it ideal for liquid liner newbies. I have no problem using these liners in the salon and when I say this product holds it holds! The vibrancy of the color also stays true to tone.

Orlandomakeup.comI made a purchase of these two products this week at Ulta and also received free!  Moonflower build your own palette for my purchases that week. Can’t commit to just a few shades of our Eye shadows? Neither can we! Pop your shades in and out of this palette anytime you want—no strings attached. Pretty cool huh!

orlandomakeup.comI will definitely use these for my editorial and film photo shoots.

Joseph Kellner Hairdresser/Makeup Artist in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando makeup artist Joseph Kellner recommends 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Orlando makeup artist Joseph KellnerIf you have a photo-shoot and need to depend on staying power, than this is the product to use.  Urban Decay 24/7 Water proof Liquid Eyeliner!

Draw liquid lines so sharp they could cut glass. Our slender brush lays down long-lasting matte, slick and shimmery shades sure to satisfy your color lust. And this product lasts, you don’t need to overkill with this eyeliner! This product works for me so get it for your makeup kit, or for you home use.

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I bought Demolition which is a lovely brown matte liquid, and the tip of the brush is perfect for applications. This liner I use on mature skin and is so much better than the black liner for photo shoots. Gives me the needed punch without the dramatic look of a black liner.  The product also does not fade, true to color.

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Please note that you need to shake the bottle before applying or else you will get color that is less intense and may clump.
This eyeliner does not remove without rubbing, so that means you could literally go swimming with this on and it will not run, fade or smear.

This product retails for $19.00

Orlando Makeup Artist Joseph Kellner loves Urban Decay Palette’s

As a makeup artist I look for variety and holding power with eye shadows, and doing photo-shoots I don’t have time to apply and reapply. Everybody wants to look good NAKED! Far from a group of boring beige shadows, Naked Palette’s long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous bronze-hued neutrals, and includes our pro-quality Good Karma Shadow Brush. I received these three palette’s for Christmas (1,2,3) and so far they work pretty well.  Lovely colors to work from and the brush is not bad.  They are not messy, or flaky to use. Just apply sparingly, less is best and you can always add more. Nice natural colors and palette one I would really recommend for blondes if they are doing a photo-shoot! Simply lovely!

orlandomakeup.comIf a company says use there primer for there shadows, please use there primer for the application. If not, the product will slowly disappear and slip off. And application will be very messy. All of Urban Decays primers for there eye shadows do a very good job! And they  blend right into the eye lid and you just don’t notice it. Very good product!  The price is right for the amount of shades they give you in a palette. So need not worry if you are the creative type of makeup artist. Wonderful selections.  I will keep using this product and I will keep you up to date on its usage for film and editorial work.  I am looking for holding power for photo-shoots on the models of this product! So far this is a joy to work with!