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Summer ‘Lovin – With New Makeup Brushes

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Tell me more, tell me more! It’s that time of the year when we apply more bronzer (even in the Northern regions) and use products that may be more wet and wild than normal. So here are the Top Five Makeup Brushes for the Summer of 2017! ONE: The Estee Lauder Defining Powder Brush 40  […] 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…

Hall of Fame: Stila’s One Step Wonder

This $32 brush is a double-ended synthetic brush that is like having an extra index and ring finger — but better! While the hair is soft, it is tightly packed, or dense, so there is some stiffness to the toe. So this one won’t splay on your face, although it does offer some nice flex. So why […] 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! 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…

It’s That Time of Year: Limited Edition Makeup Brush Sets

O Christmas Tree! It’s not even November yet. But the makeup brush sets for the holidays are already rolling into stores. And we tell you this now because some are “limited editions,” which means you need to get them now or, perhaps, never. Here are some of the prettiest collections for under your tree, minorah […] Read more…

What is the Perfect Brush For Covering Zits?

We really wish there was one super-awesome, double-ended makeup brush on the market for covering zits. Which requires both concealing and blending. But, alas, there is not. And, honestly, with all the brushes on the market, we are disappointed about this very apparent gap in the marketplace.There are a lot of zits out there, people! […] Read more…