Ask Donna

March 20, 2011

Dear Donna,

How often should you change the applicator that comes with compact pressed powder – or can you simply wash it with soap and water?

Dear Tery,

Washing the applicators weekly with soap and water is a musty-must-must. However, personally, I say chuck the applicator and invest in a synthetic makeup brush to apply pressed powder. The proper brush will give you a beautiful natural finish, not a cakey look.

I suggest buying various brushes for eye shadow, foundation and blush. Wash these brushes every other day with a cosmetic brush cleaner for best results……and ya know….good hygiene and all that stuff.