premium-quality 3-Piece Specialty Brush Set consists of three
premium-quality brushes that are ideal for the multi-media
makeup artist to have in their makeup case. Specialty brush #
1 is used to apply adhesive to the skin for various adhesive
application needs. Specialty brush # 1 and # 2 are used to
dissolve and blend various size edges of plastic bald caps.
They may also be used to losen the edges of bald caps,
prosthetic appliances, and other items. Each of these
premium-quality brushes features the ISOMA name in sliver on a
black brush handle. The 3-Piece Specialty Brush Set comes in
three individual see-thur plastic protective holders and are
Next to the makeup artist's knowledge, expertise and skill as
a professional, one's application tools and products are
essential to the success of the makeup application. In
reference to brushes as application tools, the quality of the
brush materials used, their construction by skilled
craftspeople, the shape and design of each different brush and
the type of natural hair or nylon fiber that are used in ISOMA
brushes are essential to the successful performance of the
brush and the artist's flawless creation.
ISOMA's line of professional makeup artist brushes are
carefully crafted to ISOMA's exacting specifications by
experts in the art of brush making and they are made from fine
quality materials that have been carefully selected by ISOMA.
Such meticulous attention to detail helps to ensure the
professional makeup artist of high-quality craftsmanship and
materials that will (with proper care) not only provide a long
brush life but will give excellent application results.
The wood of the pear is one of the preferred materials in the
manufacture of high-quality woodwind instruments, fine
furniture, and artistic carvings. The handles of ISOMA brushes
are also made from the hardwood of the pear tree. The metal
part of the brush that binds the brush hair to the handle is
made of nickel-plated brass ferrules. ISOMA has selected a
variety of natural hairs (red sable, weasel, squirrel, badger,
goat, raccoon, horse, and boar,) for specific uses of its
various brushes. Only nature's highest quality natural hairs
from these species are selected for softness on the skin and
their ability to superbly perform the application function.
Also, high-quality nylon filaments are the preferred choice of
material for brushes that are to be used with cream and liquid
products. ISOMA's brushes are tapered at the ends to provide
flexibility, ease of application and the desired results.
The International Society of Makeup Artists is pleased to
offer its premium-quality line of professional makeup brushes
to the international community of multi-media makeup artists
for their artistic creations.
3 Brushes are in the 3-piece Specialty Brush Set
The brush images shown here are not actual
sizes. These images have been enlarged to accurately
show the shape of each brush head. Actual sizes vary
for each brush style.
ISOMA BRUSHES ARE
SOLD ONLY AS BRUSH SETS
1. Specialty brush # 1 (classic Size) . . . This is the perfect brush for applying adhesive to the skin for a variety of uses (lace hairpieces, prosthetic appliances, plastic or latex bald caps, feathers, glitter, etc.) It features a long useful handle to enable a firm grip and easy application. The brush head possesses a plump tuft of absorbable hair, but yet it is firm and durable enough to hold an ample amount of adhesive and last through repeated uses. The brush design gives the makeup artist the ability to control and smoothly apply the adhesive to the exact area of the skin or application area. Specialty brush # 1 is 7 3/4 inches long.
Specialty Brush # 1 (classic size) is $20.00 USD
2. Specialty brush # 2 (large size) . . .
This large size specialty brush is made of strong boar's
hair and is ideal for holding a larger amount of the
liquid that is used to dissolve the edges of a plastic
bald cap. It is also excellent for "rolling off" large
areas of excess edges of the plastic bald cap, by the
use of the specially selected coarse boar's hair and the
rounded brush head design. And it may be used to loosen
the edges of the plastic bald cap for the removal
process. Additionally, this brush may be used to lightly
loosen small edges of other items (lace hairpieces,
prosthetic appliances, feathers, glitter, etc.) that
have been adhered to the skin. Specialty brush #
2 is 7 3/4 inches long.
Brush # 2 (large size) is $20.00 USD
3. Specialty brush # 3(small size). . . This smaller
size specialty brush is made of strong boar's hair and
is ideal for holding smaller amounts of the liquid that
is used to dissolve the edges of a plastic bald cap. It
is also excellent for "rolling off" small areas of
excess edges of the plastic bald cap, by the use of the
specially selected coarse boar's hair and the rounded
brush head design. And it may be used to loosen a small
edge area of the plastic bald cap or all edges for the
removal process. Additionally, this brush may be used to
lightly loosen small edges of other items (lace
hairpieces, prosthetic appliances, feathers, glitter,
etc.) that have been adhered to the skin. Specialty
brush # 3 is 7 3/8 inches long.
Brush # 3 (small size) is $20.00 USD
The 3-Piece Specialty Brush Set Holder
The 3-Piece Specialty Brush Set Holder is a see-thru
plastic holder that is closed at both ends with a
black closure cap. On one end of the closure caps is
a special holder in the base that holds the tip of
the brush handle in place. This type of holder
prevents the brush from moving once it is placed in
the see-thru plastic holder. The holder is cleanable
with a soft cloth and a mild cleanser. It should not
come into contact with adhesives, adhesive removers,
acetone, etc., as these type of substances will scar
or mar the plastic surface area of the holder. If
properly cared for, the holder will help to keep
your brushes in an orderly manner and
well-maintained condition. The brush holder is 9 1/4
inch long (from closure tip to closure tip) and
is 1/2 inch round.
Cleaning ISOMA Brushes
It is important to keep your makeup brushes in a clean and
sanitary condition in order to avoid irritating the skin of those
that you apply makeup to and to protect your makeup products from
contamination. Any unsanitary makeup brush can collect oil, create
excess makeup build-up on the brush hairs, attract dust particles
and can contain bacteria.
Clean brushes enable the artist to create better makeup
applications, give a professional appearance in the work area and
provide the artist with esteem in the eyes of the talent, maintain
and lengthen the life of the brushes and protect the makeup artist
from any liabilities due to unsanitary brushes.
Professional Brush Cleaning Fluid
One may clean their brushes by using a professional brush cleaner
that is available from one of the numerous professional makeup
supply stores. Such brush cleaning fluids dry quickly . . . Often in
a few minutes. As for a brush cleaning container, one may purchase
from an art store, a glass brush cleaning container. It features a
coiled device in the bottom of the container to permit excess waste
to fall to the bottom of the container while cleaning the brushes.
Immerse your brush hairs into the cleaning solution at a slight
angle and gently brush the brush hairs over the coil to remove any
unwanted properties from the brush. Do not permit the solution to
soak or seep into the metal ferrule area of the brush. To do so can
weaken the adhesive inside the ferrule that holds the hair to the
brush and it may cause shedding of hair from the brush ferrule and
make the brush handle become wobbly. Once you feel that you have
cleaned the brush well, stroke it against the sides of the top of
the container wall to remove as much excess cleaning liquid from the
brush hairs. Afterwards, gently brush the brush hairs against
several layers of tissues or a few folded soft paper towels in order
to permit any remaining cleaning fluid to be absorbed into the
tissues or folded paper towels. Once you have done this to see how
clean the brush is and to remove as much brush cleaning fluid as
possible, shape your brush into its normal brush shape. Afterwards,
place the brush over the edge of your makeup counter or a table so
air can circulate all around the brush hairs and permit the brush to
quickly air-dry. This liquid cleaning fluid method dries quickly.
It is important to remember that some cleaning fluids can scar and
stick to plastic items (such as plastic eye shadow, blush and
lipstick palettes,) and possibly scar or damage fine furniture, so
do not let your brush or the brush cleaning product touch any item
that is plastic or comes into contact with fine furniture or any
items that can be damaged by the cleaning fluid that you have
selected to use. Please remember to be aware of this matter when
using any liquid brush cleanser.
Instant Spray-on Brush Cleaning
There are several instant spray-on brush cleansers (available at
professional makeup supply stores,) that one may purchase and use
to cleanse their brushes with while one is working on an
assignment. These instant cleansers are fine for those makeup
artists who may have a need to quickly cleanse their brushes in
between multiple makeup applications. Such instant cleansers have
disinfectant properties and dry quickly. But one should never
substitute such a cleaning process for a regular immersion
cleaning method that provides a thorough cleansing of the brush.
Using a Good Quality Shampoo
One may also use a good quality hair shampoo to clean their brushes.
However, avoid a shampoo that contains any kind of oils, glycerin or
heavy conditioners. Such products tend to soften and make brushes
feel greasy and less fluffy like real hair does if it was not rinsed
well and still contains too much shampoo or conditioner in it. Make
sure you rinse your brushes very well. When using this method, place
a small amount of shampoo (that has been semi-diluted with water) in
the palm of your hand and gently stroke the brush back and forth
over the shampoo to permit the shampoo to be absorbed into the hair
and cleanse the hairs of the brush. Do not let the shampoo get into
the metal ferrule area of the brush. After cleansing, gently rinse
your brushes well under clean, lukewarm running water. Then use cool
water as a final rinse water. Afterwards, gently blot the brush with
tissues or a soft folded paper towel to remove any excess
water. Finally, shape your brush hairs into its normal shape and
permit the brush to dry by placing your brush over the edge of a
counter or table so the brushes can dry as quickly as possible in an
even manner by permitting the air to circulate around your brush
One should note that this shampoo cleaning method takes a longer
period of time to dry the brushes (especially brushes that are thick
and full), so it is best to clean your brushes at night when using
this method so they will have ample time to dry.
No matter which cleaning method that you may select to use, please
do not permit your brushes to stand on the hair ends, to do so will
distort the shape of your brush hairs. Also, do not permit your
brushes to dry with the brush hair and ferrule facing upwards. To do
so will allow brush cleaning fluid or water to enter the metal brush
ferrule and weaken the adhesive that holds the hair to the brush.
Weak adhesive can cause the brush to shed hair and make the brush
handle become wobbly.
ISOMA's premium-quality makeup brushes are an important asset to the
professional makeup artist and their ability to perform their craft
to the best of their ability in order to create a variety of
artistic creations. Such brushes are an equally important investment
in the makeup artistís current and future career, so proper
maintenance and care is advisable in order to ensure their
premium-quality condition and ability to perform well for you.