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The Science – Yes, Science! – of Makeup Brushes

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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…

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…

Synthetic Makeup Brushes Today – Not All Created Equal

Today’s synthetic makeup brushes are not your grandma’s stiff nylon bristles. So if you only know the name “Taklon,” it’s time to expand your beauty vocabulary. Today’s modern synthetic fibers, such as Tafre and Natrafil, offer excellent “pickup and payoff” of powder makeup, in addition to liquids and creams. For decades now, the conventional wisdom […] Read more…

The Mom Who Launched A Makeup Brush Line

Women can do some pretty creative things to support a stay-at-home lifestyle sometimes. In the case of Paula Pokora, of Cheltenham (a spa town in the U.K.), that involved launching a makeup brush line, Nanshy. The name is a take off of some cute babblings from the mouth of her son, Dominic, who was a […] Read more…

Competition Brings New Innovations in Makeup Brushes

We talked with TaikiUSA President/CEO Jim Perry about the growing problem makeup brush makers face with animal hair, as well as new antimicrobial technologies and the competitive, global business of makeup brushes. While there are hundreds of companies that make cosmetic brushes around the world, there are only about five major players that supply quality […] Read more…

What is the Perfect Brush For Covering Zits?

We really wish there was one super-awesome, double-ended makeup brush on the market for covering zits. Which requires both concealing and blending. But, alas, there is not. And, honestly, with all the brushes on the market, we are disappointed about this very apparent gap in the marketplace.There are a lot of zits out there, people! […] Read more…

Warning: Graphic Studies of Makeup Brush Bacteria

Most women simply do not clean their makeup brushes. On a routine basis. Or at all. Even the experts over at Vogue know it. In an article titled “The Dirty Truth,” brush experts said they know women aren’t cleaning their brushes. Although Manhattan dermatologist Julie Karen, M.D., told the magazine there are plenty of reasons […] Read more…