Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:10 AM
I also use that huge, synthetic, flat top one from Coastal Scents. It's super dense, so holds onto your mineral foundatÄ«on. It's also soft as a baby's bum, which makes buffinyour minerals out super easy and leaves a nice finish. Have not had one bristle fall out of that thing for well over a year. I have a domed kabuki too, but dont like it, so never use it. As far as blush brushes go, i have a fluffy rounded topped one, as well as one with a smaller, angled, more dense head. I also have a very small kabuki i use for bronzers, as well as a very fluffy less dense one for applying highlighter. Ive got tonnes of different eye shadow brushes. Fluffy ones for blending, stiffer, denser ones for packing pigments and minerals on, fine edged taklon ones for lining and inner corners of my eyes, ones with flatter, denser heads cor heavier application, others for just blending out the edges of lines that are too harsh. Also some pencil brushes of different densitÄ«es, which are useful for smudging out liner or getting into the crease. Love my angled liner brush too, and use it for cream, gel and wet lining. Some other brushes for foiling as well. Ive discovered along the way which ones i love, and which ones i rarely touch. Ive found some of Coastal Scents brushes good, some chÃªap ELF brushes very good, and even painting brushes from Michael's which are stellar. Good brushes dont have to be expensive. Some of my favorite ones were only a dollar or two. Some of my least favorite are the ones i paid the most for. Always feel them against your skin, feel how dense or loosely packed the bristles are, etc. You'Å‚l find your own favorites as you go along. I never thought I'd love my angled liner as much as I do, but it's definitely in my top 10 list and cost me next to nothing. It loÅks nearly useless, til you use it :-) As far as picking up too much product, try tapping your brushÃªs off on the edges of your containers before using them on your face. I use a lot of loose eye shadows, as well as pressed ones, and have actually not found loose ones to have any more fallout than the pressed. Yes, there's fallout, but it can come from any type of shadow. The ones i really hate, loose or pressed, are the glitter bombs, which leave an unÄ¥oly mess. One of the reasons i got rid of my Naked palette. Do not understand why everybody raves about it.
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