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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…

Breaking: Kylie Jenner Uses Artis Makeup Brush

She’s just like us! Kylie Jenner, the 18-year-old member of the Kardashian Klan, appears to be a fan of the Artis makeup brush line. The beauty-net has blown up with this important breaking news: Kylie used a $72 Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10 to rub some moisturizer in the face of her assistant, Victoria, during […] Read more…

Hall of Fame: The Artis Elite Oval 10

To be honest, I really did not expect to like the new Artis Elite Collection brushes. At all. From the onset, I thought they were spectacularly beautiful — mirrored in chrome as they are — but I wondered if a drastically different approach to the makeup brush was really, truly needed? I also worried the […] 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…

Spectacularly Beautiful & Innovative New Makeup Brushes

Hi ladies and gents! A while back, we wrote about MAC’s innovative new oval and linear Masterclass brushes that look like toothbrushes or loofahs or the like. The brushes were actually the brainchild of Matthew Waitesmith, a former senior vice president at MAC Cosmetics, who is now a consulting partner at Taiki USA, a leading […] Read more…