I remember seeing a makeup brush set with the handles having a marble like finish. I also remember really really wanting them! So when I got these brushes as part of the items from my TBP Blogger’s Brunch Goodybag it felt like fate was telling me…
“It is Time!” … “DIY the marble brushes you’ve always wanted!”
… and so this tutorial was born using these uber soft and cute white handled Deluxe Hues brushes!
Here’s a list of some other things you’ll need in addition to the brushes –
A few tooth picks
A plastic bowl with room temperature water in it
Nail Polish remover
Pour out a few drops of your nail polish onto the surface of your water. Make sure you use nail polish that matches the colour of the marble effect you will like to create!
For me, I wanted black and grey tones and so I used my white and black nail polish! If the drop sinks to the bottom, you can use a toothpick to help pull/bring it back to the surface.
Working quickly but gently, begin to spread the drops of nail polish on the surface of the water using a toothpick.
Top Tip! : It is best to begin spreading the nail polish on one side of the drop of nail polish. Do this as if you’re trying to draw a very thin line on the water
Once you have the nail polish spread across the surface of the water, gently place THE HANDLE of your brush into the water, ensuring you pass it over the surface of the nail polish (See images below).
You may roll the brush over the nail polish if the pattern doesn’t stick to it as you want.
Another Top Tip! : Do not also be upset if the first try doesn’t come out nice. You can just clean off the nail polish from your brush using some nail polish remover and start again (Even I tried it out 3 times before I got it right!)
Step 4 (optional)
If the nail polish gets on parts of the brush that you do not want the marble effect on (e.g. the golden metal part) you can clean it off using some nail polish remover.
Once you’re happy with the design, lay your brush down on a clean surface and leave to dry!
Repeat step 1 – 4 for all your makeup brushes! and VOILA! You’re all done ^_^
See my final result below! What do you think?
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