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(The-Election-is-Not-Even-Over!) 2016 Holiday Makeup Brush Set Guide

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It may be difficult to focus on things like limited-edition, holiday makeup brush sets while the state of the United States government swings in the balance, but the 2016 election will be over soon—and life must go on! If you were not aware, the last three months of the year are *the very best time […] 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…

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…

What is the *Very* Best Foundation Brush?

Finding a good foundation brush should be so simple, right? But if you’ve ever had difficulty finding a foundation brush that works great for you, take comfort: you’re in good company, and there’s a legitimate, logical explanation for all the frustrating trial and error. First of all, there are tons of different types of foundation […] Read more…

It’s the Brush-iest Time of Year Again!

Happy Holidays! It’s the brushiest time of year again, a limited-edition time of year again … Get your holiday brushes while you can! Cheers, My Brush Betty P.S.: Our top pick is the Smashbox Pro set below. It’s one of the most complete sets below, so very useful! Smashbox brushes are also solid.       […] Read more…

We’ve Got Reviews! The Bareskin Perfecting Face Brush

Here’s the word on the street about the BareSkin Perfecting Face Brush, which is part of Bare Escentuals’ new bareSkin line. The reviews are pretty mixed, and you can see in watching the videos that the size of the brush head is small compared to some other kabuki brushes. You will notice a few women […] Read more…

Have You Seen bareMinerals’ crazy new brush?

Skipping over the controversy that bareMinerals has launched a liquid foundation for a moment (?!), take a look at this interesting new brush. This bareMinerals bareSkin Perfecting Face Brush has taken the flat top kabuki brush and given the center-most part of the brush a step down, or what it’s marketing as a “unique fluid reservoir.” QVC, […] 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…

A Lesson in Kabuki (Brushes!)

So-called “kabuki” brushes have become pervasive in the cosmetics industry. But if you shop around, you may find yourself wondering: What is a kabuki brush anyway? Historically, it was easy to identify a kabuki brush by its distinctive appearance: A cosmetic brush that had a short stem, or ferrule, with a flat bottom that allowed […] Read more…

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