Thursday, March 22, 2012

*Drab to Fab* - How to Bling Out Your Brushes!

Hey Beauty Babes!

A couple weeks ago I bought some new brushes that were really fun and bright. They were so me! I love anything that is bright and fun! When I put them in my brush holder, I noticed my plain white brushes looked so blah next to my new ones. Lol. I wanted to do something to add some color and fun to them. So, I went inside my craft bin and dug around until I found some pretty cool stuff to bling them out!

I started with my $1 ELF face brush. The handle is pretty thick compared to most brushes, so this took a little longer than I expected. It was still super easy and the end result is definitely worth it!

Here is my ELF face brush blinged out with light blue and champagne mini rhinestones.

I showed a bunch of people my new and improved brushes and they all loved them. I got great feedback and some people even wanted me to do a tutorial on my blog. Even though it is so simple, I figured I would still do a step-by-step post on how to get super cute brushes!

First, gather your supplies. You only need a few things, most you probably have laying around your house.

Here is everything you will need to get super fun, sparkly brushes!

- Makeup brush
- Super glue
- Tweezers
- Rhinestones

You can use as many or as few rhinestone colors as you would like. I chose to use two different colors, light blue and champagne. After gathering your supplies, put a small layer of glue around the brush. Take your tweezers and add your rhinestones one by one in what ever pattern you choose.

Here is the first row of light blue rhinestones glued to the eyeshadow brush.

I decided to do one row of all light blue and then the next row I added all champagne. I went back and forth between the two colors. After I finished gluing down the first row of rhinestones, I repeated the same step, by adding a layer of super glue around the brush. Then I picked up the champagne rhinestones with my tweezers and added them one by one around the brush.

Make sure you just add a small amount of glue each time, because the super glue does dry quick.

Keep going back and forth between the two colors (or whatever pattern you decide on) until you completely cover your brush with rhinestones. It's pretty simple and its a easy way to jazz up your boring brushes! You can get real creative and add multiple different colors and different designs. Your brushes will be totally unique and no one will ever have the same brushes as you!

Isn't my finished blinged out ELF eyeshadow brush cute! It went from drab to fab in just a short amount of time!

Collectively, it took about an hour to complete. The face brush took a bit longer because it is a lot bigger. I did this a little over a week ago, and haven't had any rhinestones fall off. Just make sure you keep a few extra rhinestones on hand in case one does pop off you can just glue it back on! This would be a great DIY gift to give to friends and it is just a fun way to dress up your own collection!

Now go grab your brushes and some glue and rhinestones and get to blingging! Let me know if you blinged your brushes. I would love to see some pictures!

Stay forever beautiful!
Love and hugs,


  1. These would make precious gifts for anyone...the main cost would be time...I think I will stock up on some elf studios and practice

    1. You are so right! These would make great gifts! My sisters birthday just past the other day and she just bought a bunch of new makeup. I think I may actually make her some! It is really inexpensive. I got the rhinestones off ebay for a buck each. If you do bling out your brushes, let me know! Id love to see how they turned out! Thanks for reading and make sure you sub if you havent already! :)

  2. cool! I want to bejewel mine too. Maybe i'll get the supplies and bling mine out too!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!

      If you are looking for real cheap rhinestones, check out ebay! I got mine for $1!! Cant get much cheaper than that!!! Let me know how yours turn out! :)

  3. These look terrific! I'm not particularly crafty, but anything that's shiny and glittery is right up my alley so I may have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. You do not have to be crafty to do this! It is so simple, literally a child could do this! All you need to do is squeeze some glue to a brush and plop some rhinestones on top! Soooo easy! And so cute! I LOVE anything that glitters and shines too! It makes things so fun! Let me know if you do it to your brushes! I want to see pics!!

  4. I love this idea and will have to have a craft day very soon to do this for my brushes! Thanks for the idea!

    1. No problem! It is so simple and the end results are so cute! Make sure you let me know how they turn out and keep checking back to see more ideas on crafts and makeup looks! :)

  5. I love this!! Such a great idea. Found you on beautylish. New follower!

    1. Hi Rianne!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and subscribing!!!
      I love all things that are blingy and sparkly so these brushes turned out perfect!
      Thanks for leaving the link to your blog, I will definitely be checking it out! :)