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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…

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…

What is the Very Best Makeup Brush Brand?

“What is the very best makeup brush brand?” This is a common question out there in the beauty-sphere. But the answer is a little more complicated or convoluted than most consumers might realize. That’s because virtually no cosmetic brands manufacture, or make, their own makeup brushes! And virtually no makeup brush manufacturer makes one brand […] Read more…

Dear Becca: We Knew Your Brush Was Too Good to Be True

Let’s start with the *big* promise of Becca’s “The One Perfecting Brush,” which sells for $49. According to the claim on Sephora’s website: “This patent-pending brush cuts makeup application time in half by replacing 10 other brushes and tools.” Sounds great — if true! On its own website, Becca further states: “From start to finish, […] Read more…