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Monday, October 3, 2011

Mozie Mondays DIY: Everything needs more 'zazz!!

Hey everyone! Mo here with the newest edition of Beauty Buzz.

If you're anything like me then you're they type of person who loves to customize everything you can get your hands on. I mean, what fun is having things if you can't truly make them your own.
This week we are going to give your makeup brushes some character... by 'zazzing them up a bit!

What you need:
  • Makeup Brushes (paint brushes work great, too!)
  • Awesome Tape (deco tape and/or printed packaging tape; stickers work great as well)
  • Cling Wrap
  • Scissors
  • Rubber Bands
  • Latex/Rubber Gloves
  • Binder Clips/Clothes Pins (any large alligator clip)
  • Clear Coat Spray Paint (preferably the one that bonds to plastic, I used Krylon)
  • Parchment/Newspaper (something to protect your work surface)

Step 1:
Start by taping the entire barrel of your brushes. I like to tape over the edge of the ferrel as this will provide extra adhesion and help prevent against it loosening in the future. If you choose to do it this way be sure not to tape all the way up the ferrel. You need to leave a "blank" space between the tape and the bristles so the clear coat doesn't harm the brush.

Note: Ideally this technique works best if the barrel of your brush is the same thickness from top to bottom. If you are working with a tapered brush then I suggest taping the end first before you start wrapping the barrel.

Step 2
: Cut a large square from your cling wrap and wrap the bristles of your freshly taped brush, leaving about two inches of empty wrap atop of the brush. Be sure the cling wrap does not over lap the tape (some of the ferrel needs to be showing for adhesion purposes). Secure tightly with a rubber band.

Step 3: Fold the extra bit of plastic wrap over the edge of the hanger and clip your brushes into place.

Step 4: Toss on your gloves and other protective gear and apply an even, thin layer of clear coat paint over the tape while in a well ventilated area (pref. outside). Repeat this process 4-6 times, leaving about a minute in between each coat.
Let brushes hang for 24 hours before use to prevent smudging.

In the end you will have a set of personalized brushes that will be the envy of all your friends (or at least one of them, I promise).

Mo is the beauty and brains behind Madd Style Cosmetics. You can shop with her on Artfire, or follow her on Facebook. Her page is ALWAYS full of makeup and beauty inspiration!!


  1. Awesomeness! I have to try this =^.^=

  2. HELLA awesome!!!!! I may do this to some of my most loved paintbrushes as well!