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12-08-2007
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MAC #187 is the only face brush you need. Seriously, if you can only buy oen face brush, just splurge the $$ on 187.

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I like MAC's #182 face brush.

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13-08-2007
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Ah, i didn't find the brush thread so i was posting in applying foundation thread Could someone plz erase or move my post?

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Request for moderators, can you please remove the image I hyperlinked to on my post #160.

I think I got duped I assumed it was a limited edition YSL blush brush with the gold handle, but ah, google did not reveal such model. D'oh, I plead guilty to wanting because it looked pretty & gold.

It loses its hair easily and the plastic handle looks rather cheap. It does however pick up pigments rather, so it'll do for now, next time I need to wise up and buy from a certified retailer and not on an auction site.

Beware folks.

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how do i get my brushes to retain their original shape?

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^don't use them? lol No, seriously, I can't figure that one out for myself, either.

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22-10-2007
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Alcone sells very inexpensive brushes that I like. alconeco.com Makeup theater brands have their own brushes as well that not very expensive under $15 for most.

Japonesque brushes are now 20-30% off at ulta.com, at great prices. I think it ends in a few days if it hasn't already. They are very very good but a bit expensive at regular price.

Sephora brushes, mainly eyeshadow ones, are now on sale last I checked. Ranging from ~$3-12, usually 7 and up. Type in 'sale' in search box at sephora.com.

Otherwise I would recommend going to an art store and stocking up on some brushes from there, like some smaller filberts etc. I believe many makeup artists pic up brushes this way.

Also on ebay there are some good deals.

Tushka BeLLa I try to wash and care for my makeup brushes like paint brushes. After you are done washing the brushes w/ a cleanser in warm water by making figure 8s in your palm, rinse it all out. Then carefully 'form' the bristles into a shape and let it dry flat. It'll never be like when you first took them out of the package but it will help to retain the shape. Never play with the shape of the bristles when drying, always lay flat.

Sometimes if it came in a package, as long as its clean you can put it back into it. I have a blush brush that came in a stiff plastic 'cone' After its dried, I sometimes put it back into the cone to enforce that shape again.

Also if you want to splurge (and I mean majorly!) there is apparently a $200+ brush from Shu Uemura available from Sephora. I'm not sure how they justify the price.


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23-10-2007
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^^ $200?! What type of brush is it? Powder? I know they have a brush set that's $200+.

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23-10-2007
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^Yes, you're right it is a brush set. For $275!! 200 was a conservative estimate.

Essential Brush Set
What it is:
A brush set containing six professional finish makeup brushes for the optimum application of face, cheek, brow, eye and lip color.

From sephora.com.

And they all look to be travel size. ~$46 a piece.

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25-10-2007
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Quote:
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It's the only powder brush I use regularly. I also like the #188 for blush.
Wait. This isn't true. I also use Alima's powder foundation brush. It's just as good, but different.

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I have many, many makeup brushes. Some from MAC, some from Stila, some from Bobbi Brown.

I have to say shockingly my favorites come from Harmon's. The brand is called POSH. They are amazing. Seriously, I can't believe they are all under $30.

My other favorite brushes are from Tony & Tina which is sadly d/c'ed.

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do the brushes have to be expensive to be good?

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^^^

Well, typically, I would say for brushes in a word - yes. I think brushes are really important and quality is everything.

Cheap ones shed hair and don't apply as well as more expensive, denser brushes.

Posh is cheap but I swear it's a rare exception. I like them better than expensive ones.

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Has anyone ever cleaned their brushes with shaving foam? I've used it on my hair brushes and it worked pretty well, but I'm afraid it might damage my fragile make-up brushes.

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I recently bought a mac brush set, and Im really new to nice brushes
So what are the proper uses for these brushes.

129SE (Blush or bronzer/powder?)
219SE?
316SE?


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