Cutify your Makeup Brushes : Paint the Ends ;)

Yesterday was a super useless day. I wanted to do nothing . I was just checking out some of my old brushes and noticed that I used to paint the tips of my brushes. They looked cute and my new brushes looked so uncute. πŸ˜› So while watching The Princess and The Frog movie, I decided to paint the tips of my eye makeup brushes.

I think most of you must be aware of this technique . But those of you are not, here’s how you do it.

You need:

  • Nail paints – preferably opaque creamy ones. Sheer or shimmery ones might not show up too well.
  • Tape – I use the doctor’s clinical tape. I just find it easier to use. YOu may also use a cello tape.
  • Makeup brushes
Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

Cut a small piece of tape. Leave an inch of space at the end of the brush and the stick a tape. Just make sure that you stick it evenly to get a perfect round.

Paint the tip of brush - tape around
Paint the tip of brush – tape around

Also do not roll the end of tape completely. Just leave the edge open. This will help you take off the tape easily. Like so.

Paint the tip of brush - taped
Paint the tip of brush – taped

Start painting the tip of the brush . You don’t have to do it neatly in the first coat. We would anyway be doing a second coat.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

You may choose any colours. I painted some of my brushes pink as well. This nail paint was drying so it went way too uneven in the first coat.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush – pink

Start placing the brushes on the edge of the table to let them dry. Like so.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush – place on edge

Now after 15- 20 minutes, do the second coat.

Paint the tip of brush - second coat
Paint the tip of brush – second coat

I prefer painting my brushes at night and leave them overnight . This way the nail paint gets enough time to dry.

This is how the brush looks in morning. All dry and nicely coated.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

Now the best part about using a paper based tape. You can tear it. Tear away the center part of the tape.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

Like so. Now gently remove the rest of the tape.

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

And there you have your pretty brushes ready. πŸ™‚

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

The little harsh edges would soften up within a few days. πŸ™‚

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

You can cutify all your brushes. I’ll be painting the ends of my face brushes as well. πŸ™‚ You can do another step as well. Take a toothpick, pick some nail polish and draw small dots on the ends . I am just too lazy . πŸ˜› You can make make cute flowers, smileys or even paint the initials of your name. Use your creativity. πŸ™‚

Paint the tip of brush
Paint the tip of brush

Makeup is such a colourful world. Why keep your brushes black and white. πŸ˜‰

Do you paint the ends of your brushes?


84 thoughts on “Cutify your Makeup Brushes : Paint the Ends ;)

  1. he he he , i just wanted to waste my time doing nothing. I utilized it so well by doing more useless things :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

  2. awwwnn this is realy realy cuutee!
    and soo true makeup world is soo colourful, we cant do this to our brushes heheh
    il defntly try this im thinking of similar bands throughout the length of the brush or 3/4th let see
    yeayy! thanx!

    but does it chip off and looks ugly over time?

    1. haven’t happened with me so far. Last I painted my brushes in the month of march and they havent chipped as yet. Use a good nail polish. πŸ™‚

      i wish companies make some colorful brushes. It would be so much fun na.. :))

      1. yea colourful brushes would be a delight to see and work with!!
        oops i just realised i cant paint my brushes 3/4th and all .. wudnt want the anme or nuber disappear :PP
        im so mad… i love colours too much hence wanted to go overboard ..haha.. so now il try 1/4th πŸ˜› :silly:

  3. that looks sooo cutee. love the colors you chose. Btw what lacquer you used on your nails? looks pretty :inlove:
    Oh and I love Princess and the Frog πŸ˜€

      1. oh no colorbar here πŸ™
        me all good good. exams over now but will start again next month.won’t be getting any winter breaks πŸ™
        There is this new rapunzel movie coming out called Tangled. Can’t wait to watch that now πŸ˜›

  4. haha that’s such a cute thing to do! I have never heard of anyone doing that! I will try it out now πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    1. actually during my makeup classes all the girls in the batch used to have same makeup brushes. So they taught us how to do it. This way the brushes didn’t get mixed up. Now i just do it for fun. πŸ™‚

  5. aww that’s super cute. Ya brushes look so boring. I wish we had cute, colourful ones. Speaking of brushes, where do you get colorbar brushes Rati? Did you get yours at a stand-alone colorbar store? There are very few colorbar counters in Chennai & they never stock their brushes as it will be competing against the vega brushes that are always stocked!

    1. yeah Pookhie, I got them at the select city walk store only. Most of their brushes are going out of stock now but I think they are pretty decent for beginners.

  6. Hey that is really cute yaar!! great idea…. u right cali make up brush art.. on the brush as well as on the face… πŸ˜› …. hehehehhe

    Hey Rati I have been sending you mails have’nt got any replies yaar.. kya hua just lemme knw ok… πŸ™‚

    MEOW!! :cat2:

      1. Yes you do…for today you win… πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: not realllllllllllllllllly :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  7. @Rati- no issues yaar.. mujhe laga ki nahin mil rahi mere mails… πŸ™‚
    @Rads… ehhehhehehhe :rotfl: :rotfl:
    this is part of the conspiracy remember….. IMBB…….. mombbatti(rules) :silly: but I must say they luk super cutee….

    MEOW!! :cat2:

  8. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› I think this post should be awarded the most “boring activity thought out by a single person to beat boredom” of the year…….Nobel award for the best pakau activity :idk: :sidefrown: :struggle: :dazed: :hypnotized:

    1. Thankoo thankoo..I gladly accept the award… :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: preeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnn :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :cloudy: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow: :rainbow:

      1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 πŸ˜‰

  9. hehehehe cute …. companies over here should make cute brushes … i checked out super cute brushes on ebay ……… they re jusst adorable πŸ™‚

    me too waiting for the movie – tangled….

      1. hehehehehehehe …control yrself on ebay …… πŸ™‚ ……… i tend to go overboard ….hahahahahahahahaha πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. i do better!:P i taught this to Rati and she dint do it right. veryyy datte and says sharp edges will go off:P and Rads- Jomol said she will pour kerosene on itsy bitsy clothed malaika/sheala daughter. and torture her:P :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

    1. Oh madam…I failed in the test. :(( Me get no cake today. πŸ™ you told me i can do datty first coat and neat second coat. i did that…i’ll try to make it more datty next time. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      Who is Jomol? πŸ˜›

        1. :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

  11. yeah, but please people of the world…..and poutmati….please do tell us how to purchase things on thorugh paypal…i no understand…..i hate ebay πŸ™

      1. i hatee cherryculture and paypal is stupid! ggggrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! should i try google checkout or am i doing too much? or should i wait for christmas sale:P cause papa said i go and do bank work on my own and get my own credit card starting tomorrow!:P:D :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  12. Oh this IS cute! Reminds me of my ‘art and craft’ period in class 5 when our teacher used to instruct us on how to, well, dole out arty and crafty nicknacks πŸ˜›

    It was actually a subject on which we were graded at the end of every term πŸ˜›

  13. LOL your post inspired me to wash all my brushes :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    This so cute – I love customising my stuff – My latest victim was my cell phone – Used this awesome bright pink nail paint all over the back πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› So from the front my phone is very boring, seedha saaadha types and from peeche is mongrammed pinky !!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: My brushes are sooo next – just as soon as I manage to find some tape *evil laugh*

    1. :rotfl: :rotfl: I thought the post was to cutifying the brushes than washing them… :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

      Yu cna do it with any tape than just this tape..

      OMG you painted the back of your phone..that’s very weird. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› You could have ujst bought a colourful cover for your phone na… 😐 😐 😐

      1. Wheres the fun in buying a cover – pooohey – Like I painted my school bag – I painted my shoes ( and i wore them for 2 yrs religiosly), now my phone – is fun….. and it feels like the stuff is mine instead of cold corporate… like some ceo sat and said let this phone be black – so when I paint i fell I just said **** u to the corporations …. ok i think I sound a bit coookie … so im going to stop …

          1. :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

            you know I just realised there were like a million typos in my comment – I have to give u a prize for actually understanding what I meant there πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

            1. OMG after you put that comment I actually went back and checked to realize there were typos… very worried it doesn’t mean anything good about my mental and visual powers 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

          1. whooo didnt get cookies ?????? should i call the cookie monster ?? … damn now I want cookies :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

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