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Six Makeup Brushes for 2016!

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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…

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…

Makeup Brush Hoarders Unite!

We have been fans of vlogger Laura (hapagurl8) for some time now, and we really enjoyed her review of her latest brush haul. In particular we feel a sisterly love with her take on brushes. Says Laura: “I love makeup brushes. They are my favorite things to buy. I love makeup brushes even more than […] 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…

The Story Behind Those Sigma Brushes

Many people consider Sigma brushes a dupe for more expensive MAC brushes. But, in actuality, Sigma isn’t a copycat-only line. The brush brand offers real value and innovation. The brand was started by Simone Xavier and her husband, Rene Xavier Filho, as an eCommerce brand out of their home, as this article in the St. […] Read more…

Brush Favs From A Regular New Zealand Gal

Carstina starts off by saying she’s “no expert on makeup brushes” — but we think she has just as much of a right to her opinion as the next beauty expert. After all, she has a pet bunny named Sesame! So here’s Carstina’s list of favorite brushes. It’s a solid list of affordable, synthetic brushes! […] Read more…

Look Into My Sultry, Smoky Eyes …

And get out your notebooks, because smoky eyes can be complicated! But first, is it smoky or smokey, with the “e”, as many cosmetics marketers seem to believe? It definitely feels more Old English with the extra vowel, even though it’s not the preferred spelling anymore … Oh, bother. Smoky, smokey – you get the […] Read more…

BRUSH WATCH! A Stippling Brush For You Skunky Pointillists

Applying makeup is very much like painting, and a stippling brush is useful for those who want to take their notes from the hip-for-their-time pointillists — such as pixelation experts Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. In its March issue, which features Victoria Beckham waxing oh-so-ironic about how she wants her privacy, while sitting for an […] Read more…

Brush Watch! INSTYLE’s Big Brush Spread

Don’t you love when your big fat ladies mag shows up in the mail! What treats inside! Spring is coming! Spring is coming! Anyway … InStyle dedicated FIVE pages to makeup brushes in its March issue, featuring the lovely Nicole Kidman on the cover. Highlights: Page One Beauty Shot of brushes – no real information. […] Read more…

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