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Understand Makeup Brushes – Understand Makeup

It’s so important, I’ll repeat that headline again: Understand makeup brushes, understand makeup. So says Jaclyn Hill, the YouTube beauty guru with more than 3 million subscribers. What she said precisely in the video above here is: “If you understand your brushes, you can understand makeup.” Of course, My Brush Betty — the website dedicated […] Read more…

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29 New Brushes, and Cruelty Ain’t One

Urban Decay has spun 29 new UD PRO makeup brushes from recycled plastic bottles. That puts these brushes in the fancy class of advanced new synthetic brushes I’ve written about before. We give UD a thumbs-up for some smart marketing info here, too: “The brushed gunmetal handles are made from recycled aluminum, and the super-soft, […] Read more…

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The Science – Yes, Science! – of Makeup Brushes

As I’ve written before, if you’re only familiar with the term “taklon” when talking about synthetic makeup brushes, then you really are shortchanging your beauty knowledge. There’s a whole range of advanced new synthetic makeup fibers on the market that are good not just with liquids and cream, but also with powders. And that news […] Read more…

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Six Makeup Brushes for 2016!

Happy 2016! As we prepare to wrap up the end of the limited edition holiday brush season for 2015 — there may still be some good ones left in the sale bin — rest assured there are still lots of new and interesting makeup brushes on the market. Here are some of the more interesting […] Read more…

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Wayne Goss Launches Aniversary Brush Set

Just in time for the holidays, beauty vlogger Wayne Goss has launched a limited edition 8-brush anniversary set for $225 at Beautylish. What’s the anniversary of? His first breakthrough brush set, of course! That set, which brought a more Japanese makeup brush style to the mainstream, went like gangbusters. This also Japanese-made brushes include an […] Read more…

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Ho-Ho-Hooyah! Here Come the 2015 Holiday Brush Sets

Ho-ho-hooyah! The most important season for new beauty products is upon us. We consumers call this the holiday season. The beauty industry calls it the fourth quarter, the most important quarter for sales. That means loads of new makeup brushes and sets! We will keep a running tally of the best ones here, but keep […] Read more…

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Breaking: Kylie Jenner Uses Artis Makeup Brush

She’s just like us! Kylie Jenner, the 18-year-old member of the Kardashian Klan, appears to be a fan of the Artis makeup brush line. The beauty-net has blown up with this important breaking news: Kylie used a $72 Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10 to rub some moisturizer in the face of her assistant, Victoria, during […] Read more…

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