How To Use A Face Mask Brush Like A Pro

How you use your beauty tools can make or break your home spa day. And a face mask brush adds such a soft, sensual, spa-day-fabulous tactile experience to your home facial masking ritual -- if you know how to use it correctly. 

This blog post was inspired by this little 'real life' story of my sweet sister's first foray, or should I say folly, into using a facial mask brush at home. Here's how it all happened:

As a special treat, I gave my sisters one of these fan-shaped mask brushes with the Matcha Pearl Illuminating Mask, and a handmade ceramic mask mixing bowl made by my friend Jess of Salt Ceramics.

Y'all know I LOVE my Goddess Time.

AND I'm a big fan of giving self care gifts. I just knowing the recipient will LOVE the experience, and I love hearing all about the special "me time" moments they help create.

A couple of weeks later I get a call from my sister, the artist. She tells me she's just had a relaxing spa day and did a facial with the all goodies I gave her. She's "In LOVE" with the Chocolate Mask, that her skin looks amazing, and says it smells "divine." Ahhhh, swoon...

But then she says: "But I'm not sure about that brush."


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I was really surprised because the vegan bristles are SOOOO SOFT on the skin! But after talking it out and sharing a few laughs, we realized that she was using the mask brush ALL WRONG!

With a background in fine art, she's familiar with how to use a fan brush with paint and a canvas, but never had used one on her face! Until just now...

We want to help you achieve maximum replenishment, relaxation + joy from your next Home Spa Day! 

So here are a few detailed instructions to help you enjoy the sensory bliss of the soft bristles painting the smooth replenishing facial mask onto your skin.

Chocolate Mud Antioxidant Mask with Masking Bowl and Brush

When you're painting on a canvas with a fan brush, typically you're using it to soften, fluff, or feather the paint, like when painting a cloud or sunset, or to make texture like fur, grass or leaves, or when you're creating a fade, or blurred edge. Both brush strokes are sort of bouncy, feathery side to side or up and down motions.

If you're a fan of Bob Ross, you're probably already familiar with the art of using a specific brush with deliberate strokes to create texture and atmosphere.

Painting with a fan brush uses VERY different gesture than how you'd use the same shaped brush to apply a facial mask.

How To Use A Face Mask Brush Like A Pro

To apply a facial mask with a fan brush, you load up the brush with mask + make broad flat strokes, along the contours of your face.

This is a soothing, sweeping motion that caresses your skin as you apply the mask. The broad flat brush allows you to apply the mask to the contours of your face evenly, expertly avoiding your eye area + hairline.

Now you're all set with these beauty tips to take your next spa day to the next level and use your Bamboo Facial Mask Brush like a pro! Another pro tip I like to add into my home spa rituals is to generously apply an eye serum like my Everlasting before applying a facial mask -- sort of like an eye area mask. I apply more serum than I normally would, keeping it out of my eyes, and then apply the facial mask to the rest of my face.

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