Archive of ‘Brush Reviews’ category

Understand Makeup Brushes – Understand Makeup

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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