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Glow Skincare Makeup

Posts: 1

Winchester, Virginia, US

So I am struggling with my clients and mascara. I have several brands I like but as you guys know, 50% of mascara is about the formula and 50% is the brush it comes with. Since I cannot re-use the same brush on everyone, I've been DESPERATELY trying to find disposable wands that are tolerable. I have yet to find ANY that really work just as well as a real mascara wand. I tell my brides they are welcome to bring their own mascara but I do not want my brides to HAVE to bring their own makeup. What do you guys do? Ive heard of some MUA's include a cheap brand of mascara with the makeup application. Ideas?

Oct 06 12 09:13 pm Link

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Denise

Posts: 1915

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Try this supplier http://www.qosmedix.com/pages/categoryp … Wands.aspx
And here is a recent post on the same subject. http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st17284577
I have recently had 2 disposable wants lose their brush heads when I inserted them into my mascara tube - I think I wil start using fan brushes more and more!

Oct 07 12 12:13 am Link

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ArtistryImage

Posts: 2845

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Get That Glow wrote:
... I tell my brides they are welcome to bring their own mascara but I do not want my brides to HAVE to bring their own makeup. What do you guys do? Ive heard of some MUA's include a cheap brand of mascara with the makeup application. Ideas?

The only instance for which I suggest a bridal client provide their own product is if they have known allergy issues... Then whatever works for them indeed works for me... that is why I insist on a "Trial Session" at which time all product issues are addressed...  As for "cheap" I would not use that term here... inappropriate for bridal, think possibly cost effective but never cheap... marketing is theater, perceived worth is a precious thing...

For my bridal clients I provide a complimentary touch-up kit which includes a small mirrored compact of matte powder in the client's skin tone, a duo tube of lip stain/gloss and yes mascara...  Having a "Pro-Discount" with major vendors is of considerable merit for mitigating this pass through expense...

As Denise mentioned... a fan brush with moistened dry mascara (i.e. dry brown/black cake eye liner) can/will work especially well for extremely fair completions with blond brows/lashes...  never wise to overpower a delicate look with heavy commercial product...

All the best on your journey...

Oct 07 12 06:24 am Link

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Lauren Reynolds Makeup

Posts: 282

London, England, United Kingdom

Have you tried the skinny "lengthening" style wands? I find big ones cumbersome, whereas these allow you dexterity being smaller and lighter and I find I can build up the lashes to the same thickness anyway, using volumising mascara. I use Screenface ones and haven't ever had a problem.

Oct 07 12 02:52 pm Link

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Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 746

Los Angeles, California, US

Trying to wash the wands and properly sterilize them is a P in the A in my opinion. Not worth it. It takes practice, but you can get good with disposables over time. I also really like the little dental pick scrubby things for applying mascara. If these options are still hard, have you tried a fan brush and cake mascara?

Oct 07 12 09:50 pm Link