Cleaning makeup brushes…what is the best product to use and how often do you use it?
When i comes to make-up brushes, I recommend to clean them weekly. You can use over the counter makeup brush cleaners and brush scrubber, afterwards I like to follow-up with a salicylic acid cleanser to ensure all bacteria is removed and let air dry.
If you apply lashes – how can I make sure that my natural lashes are not damaged in this process?
I would refer to a reputable Lash Technician who is certified.
How can I best prepare my skin for makeup application?
Depending on the occasion, I recommend getting either a basic facial or customized at least 24-hours prior. That way, your skin is cleansed, can breath and is prepped for the best color matching and application by your MUA. I do not recommend getting any type of aggressive facial such as a peel or microdermabrasion. You will experience downtime and/or may have a reaction that will need time to heal.
Which is better to get done first…hair or makeup?? and why?
I’ve always done facials while clients were processing and seen MUA apply makeup AFTER styling. Your hair is set and you can avoid any accidental smudging by the stylists who would be working on your hair.
How do you really clean a makeup sponge?
I don’t care for sponges just because of the lack of time people take to clean them. Sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria and become costly if you constantly have to replace them, I would recommend silicone applicators just for the hygienic purpose.