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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…

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…

Do Some Color Warpainting With the Master

Oh my. One little mention in Allure, and you get all backordered and sold out beyond belief. All hail, the power of the ladies mag. Or, maybe it’s just those fantastic colors. In any case, the Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition of 10 brushes in honor of British artist Linda Mason is being sold exclusively at […] 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…

Think Twice About That Colorful Makeup Brush Hair

In its “Best Beauty Buys” section of its March issue, People StyleWatch featured a pretty set of makeup brushes from Aéropostale at the low, low price of $9 for for four brushes! What a deal, right?! Um, maybe yes — but, then again, maybe not. The style of brushes in the set (three eye brushes […] Read more…

What is the *Very* Best Brush for Applying Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup — tiny particles of mineral, such as iron oxide or talc, that have been ground, milled or micronized — has become one of the most popular types of foundation on the market, and its sellers proclaim many benefits for the skin. But the finish you achieve with those teensy-weensy particles has a great deal to […] 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…

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