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EcoTools Launches New 2016 Makeup Brushes

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EcoTools, a reliable maker of affordable brushes, is out with new makeup brushes for 2016. The big change here is that they see this year in hues of deep green. Given their low prices — the top-priced item here is the full set for $14.99 — I always like to pick up a few EcoTools […] Read more…

10 Best of the Best – Makeup Brush Sets

What is the very best makeup brush set on the market? To be honest, answering that question depends a bit on your budget. The most expensive brush set on this Best of the Best list is $650, with the most affordable full set coming in at $8.55 on eBay. And there are several brush collections […] 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…