Washing makeup brushes is one of the worst tasks. That might be a gross—no pun intended—exaggeration, but when you start to really think about all the dirt and grime and sitting around on the sink that most makeup brushes go through (and jog your memory to even recall the last time you took the time to clean them), it’s rather stomach-churning.
That’s why we are really envious of vlogger MsAaliyahJay. As she explains in the video above, she is taking a crack at the No Brush Challenge, a hands-only makeup application that, as the name sort of gives away, is sans brushes—and she is massively successful.
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As she stresses from the get-go, she washed her hands prior and is all about being sanitary, as she doesn’t “want to get a pimple.” She starts with her brows, a very impressive fill-in used with her pinky, then it’s on to outlining them with her pointer finger.
The 20-plus-minute video is mesmerizing to watch, but the best part is the skillful application of winged eyeliner that somehow defies all logic—and Aaliyah seems to agree. “This is better than when I do it with a brush!”
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