Mirror, Mirror – The History of Makeup Brushes

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To understand the history of makeup brushes, you must also understand the history of mirrors. For without a mirror, a makeup brush isn’t a very useful tool. Unless you have someone else to put on your makeup, of course. Until 1835, when a German chemist invented a method to mass produce mirrors by depositing a […] Read more…

Behold: Art on a Stick

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The makeup brush industry is exploding with creativity. Innovative cruelty-free synthetic fibers (which are more hygienic and hold their shape better than naturals) have inspired new displays of traditional and exotic patterns. Non-ferrous ferrules sporting a new range of finishes, from matte to high gloss to pick-your-color, have taken center […] Read more…

About — The Makeup Brush Blog

Launched in October 2013, My Brush Betty’s Brush Blog is entirely devoted to makeup brushes. At My Brush Betty, #welovemakeupbrushes: The art, science, manufacturing, marketing and, of course, care and cleaning. Did you know that more than tens of millions of makeup brushes are sold every year around the world? That’s right: Tens of millions. […] Read more…

Fun With Web Sites — Not!

If there was one thing I really, really didn’t want to do myself in this project, it was design, build and manage my own website. Being a journalist for two decades, I knew enough about building websites and the back end of content management systems to be afraid. Afraid for my time and sanity, that is. […] Read more…

Getting Lots-a Things Done

I like To-Do Lists. I’d be lost without them. For me, there’s a lot of satisfaction in striking through a line when I’ve completed a task. A long time ago, I read this book, “Getting Things Done,” by David Allen, and, generally speaking, his approach basically multiplied the amount of work I can get done […] Read more…

Lawyering Up!

After I green-lighted this project in my head, one of the first things I did was call a lawyer. (See how fast things get complicated and expensive!) I was lucky enough to already know one of the best intellectual property attorneys in Metro Detroit, John Carlson of Carlson, Gaskey & Olds in Birmingham, MI, so […] Read more…

My Story

MY STORY Necessity (Really) is the Mother of Invention Hi! My name is Sarah Webster, and I’m the inventor of My Brush Betty’s premium makeup brush cleaning kit and line of products. Like many inventions, this one happened sort of by accident. But as the old saying goes: Necessity is the mother of invention. Back […] Read more…

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