Archive of ‘Buying Advice’ category

Understand Makeup Brushes – Understand Makeup

TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrWordPressEmailPrintFriendlyMore Sharing

It’s so important, I’ll repeat that headline again: Understand makeup brushes, understand makeup. So says Jaclyn Hill, the YouTube beauty guru with more than 3 million subscribers. What she said precisely in the video above here is: “If you understand your brushes, you can understand makeup.” Of course, My Brush Betty — the website dedicated […] Read more…

29 New Brushes, and Cruelty Ain’t One

Urban Decay has spun 29 new UD PRO makeup brushes from recycled plastic bottles. That puts these brushes in the fancy class of advanced new synthetic brushes I’ve written about before. We give UD a thumbs-up for some smart marketing info here, too: “The brushed gunmetal handles are made from recycled aluminum, and the super-soft, […] 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…

Finishing School for Makeup Brushes

When beauty lovers say they are shopping for a “quality” makeup brush, that can mean a lot of things. Usually, it means they want a brush made out of high-quality materials that perform well and are put together in a way that will stand the test of time with repeated use. For many years, shoppers […] 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…

Real Techniques Gets Some Disco Metallic Brushes

Hi Ladies! The popular Real Techniques brand has launched a new metallic look — which feels very Abba Gold-disco — with a few new (and funky) toe shapes. Being sold exclusively at Ulta in the US and Boots in the UK, the new metallic Bold Metals Collection by Real Techniques is quite reminiscent of a […] Read more…

EcoTools Get a Facelift

EcoTools, which very well might be the sales leader in discount makeup brush sales, unveiled a new look for its new makeup brushes offerings this week. The four-brush, top-of-the-line “Complexion Collection” set goes for under $20.99. The EcoTools line appears to be sticking with its Hawaiian woodsy, earthy feel. But the new brushes have colorful […] Read more…

A (Fun!) Review of The Estee Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush

Happy New Year Brush Lovers! Below, Victor Salazar of the Makeup Talks vlog gives a review of Estee Lauder’s Sculping Foundation Brush, a unique brush with a time-saving design that is a very innovative in several respects. If you haven’t taken a closer look at this brush, we strongly encourage you to do so. The […] 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…

1 2 3 4