Luxie Beauty was founded on the core value of driving high-quality and conscientious beauty products to socially conscious consumers without inflicting pain or suffering towards animals. None of the products we make are tested on animals (and there's no way we will in a million years). The Luxie signature is simple: we handcraft our aesthetic ideas to life using the safest and 100% recyclable materials. This is when our cruelty-free and vegan beauty journey becomes unified with our mission to lead a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Headquartered in San Jose, California, we are extremely passionate about combining quality, character and conscience in our products designed to empower both your inner and outer beauty.
Synthetic makeup brushes for a "kinder" makeup bag…
Natural makeup brushes are made from animal hair or fur. If you're wondering what kind of animal hair goes into these brushes, the answer (most often than not) is goats, squirrels or horses. Can you imagine these animals volunteering themselves to give away their fur? We didn't think so.Truth be told, natural makeup brushes are extremely durable and will therefore last you ages. Animal hair has unique surface texture called the "cuticle" allowing powders and creams to grab and adhere to it which provide remarkable results. Our founders' (Tammy Huynh & Mike Tran) desire to go completely cruelty-free while improving the way women apply their makeup gave birth to Luxie Beauty in 2014. They created a revolutionary line of synthetic makeup brushes that replicate or mimic the look, feel, and most importantly, the performance of natural hair bristles. Try to compare our synthetic makeup brushes to animal bristles with your eyes closed and we bet you won't be able to tell them apart!The biggest advantage of Luxie Beauty makeup brushes is that they are made from nylon or polyester filaments which doesn't have surface irregularities making them easier to clean. Natural makeup brushes have microscopic ridges on them that inevitably trap makeup residues, dead cells, skin oils and sweat in every bristle inviting bacterial growth. It’s also important to note that our synthetic makeup brushes also feature a revolutionary antibacterial coating to repel bacteria.
Cleaning makeup brushes…
Generally speaking, it is recommended that you clean or wash your makeup brushes once a week or even more. Keeping your makeup brushes clean will ensure that you get the truest color payoff of your makeup on the skin. It will condition their bristles allowing smooth makeup application, every time. Dirty makeup brushes can pose serious threats to the skin and cleaning them will diminish the chances of acquiring blemishes and breakouts in the long run.What’s the best way to clean your makeup brushes? News flash: using soap and water is not enough. Luxie recommends the following steps to ensure that you get the most out of your beauty investment:Step 1: Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil into a soft paper towel.Step 2: Get a dirty makeup brush and gently wipe its brush head against the tissue paper in a back and forth motion. The olive oil will significantly break down all the nasties from your makeup brush.Step 3: Then, wet your makeup brush under running water past the ferrule - you don’t want this part to get wet for it can lead the glue to loosen and the bristles might fall apart or shed.Step 4: Squirt some gentle facial wash or baby shampoo on the palm of your hands and swirl it in a circular motion. This will eliminate all the remaining impurities and trapped debris.Step 5: Rinse the brush with running water until it runs clear.Step 6: Finally, give your makeup brush a tender squeeze to remove excess water. Lay flat to dry.Top Tip: You can also use commercial makeup brush cleansers like the Laura Mercier brush cleanser, to “spot clean” your brushes in between deep cleaning them. We love using the Laura Mercier brush cleanser because it thoroughly cleanses our Luxie makeup brushes without drying or damaging their synthetic bristles.
What else you need to know?
Our synthetic makeup brushes are beyond flexible. So flexible that that you can use them in applying your favorite skincare products. For instance, not only can you use our Foundation Brush 510 to apply watery or serum-like foundation products, you can also use is to apply face masks. Our Large Powder Face Brush 502 will help you distribute setting powder on top of your foundation but it will also help you apply self-tanners on your face and décolletage evenly. We apply primers using Duo Fibre Stippling Face Brush 508 but it also works wonders in applying any type of moisturizer or face cream.Our synthetic makeup brushes can handle creams, gels, powders and liquid formulas, among others. On the other hand, natural makeup brushes are porous, comparable to a sponge, which means they absorb liquid products. You end up using more product than you should - ugh, what a waste! For this reason, natural makeup brushes are better suited for powders use only. What a bummer. Achieve exceptional makeup results with Luxie Beauty makeup brushes. Choosing our handmade synthetic makeup brushes over the natural ones is the smart way to go. Not only will this decision bring all of us a step closer in animal testing ban, you will also be on your way towards living a healthier and sustainable beauty lifestyle.Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on social media @luxiebeauty! Leave any comments or suggestions on what our next blog post should be! Share our post with your friends and family! See you on our next post!