Testimonial: Caitlyn Smyth

Student with Cosmetology Degree

Caitlyn Smyth, 2017 Graduate

I’ll start it off by saying that I definitely think I chose the correct school to go to.

I didn’t want to attend a school that was going to shove a specific brand in my face, and say that this is my only product and only information I’ll learn from. I’ve got friends who are going to different schools, and they don’t like the one brand deal. ABP isn’t that way. It’s a family-run school and that’s what makes it great.

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Written by: Brianna Lindvig

Makeup brushes are used every day by many people, but with every use there is product buildup. This leads to bacteria buildup, which can result in unwanted breakouts. Makeup bushes should be cleaned at least once a week. However, if you are doing makeup on clients the brushes should be cleaned after every use.

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A Lesson in Contouring

Contoured Face

Written by Samantha Chesley

Continue reading if you love a free makeup lesson! When applying foundation I have found it is best to use a sponge. Although some prefer a brush (which works just as well), I have found that sponges are helpful for acne prone skin. I find that sponges cover the skin perfectly by filling in enlarged pores for a flawless finish.

After the face is covered, apply a powder. For contouring, you could use a liquid or powder. I do like liquid, but with my acne problems I learned powder works best. With the liquid it clogs my pores too much, resulting in breakouts.

Right now my favorite contour palette is Shade and Light, but I wanted to try other things, so I recently purchased the Anastasia palette. I do like the Anastasia palette, it blends great. I just wish it also had highlighting colors like Shade and Light does. So when it comes to contouring, personally, I like to use three separate brushes:

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