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#Post 1 of 84 OFFLINE   beaglette

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:45 PM

What is everyone's favorite makeup brushes that are reasonably priced? Has anyone found any that are comparable to MAC? If so, which ones (#'s and brands?) Also, are there various brands that you use different brushes from?

I have several brushes-- Revlon Professional (found these at Sally's), Philosophy, Body Shop and EDM sent me some free brushes with my order. I also have some cheap ELF brushes and brushes I got from bath and Body Works years ago.

Any suggestions would be mucho appreciated!

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#Post 2 of 84 OFFLINE   YourOneAndOnly

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:14 PM

Sonia Kashuk has some really nice eyeshadow brushes. For foundation brush however I opted for MAC. I would definately check out her line of brushes at Target

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

^ that
and I like Essene of Beauty (cvs) brand...they're just as great as expensive brushes =)

#Post 4 of 84 OFFLINE   AppleRose

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:05 PM

Bobbi Brown brushes are nice but on the pricey side.

#Post 5 of 84 OFFLINE   rizzie_x3

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:29 PM

Try your local craft stores like Michael's. Many people have been raving about the Loew Cornell Maxinne's Mop (white bristles) brushes.

#Post 6 of 84 OFFLINE   tear1

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

Sonia Kashuk has a really nice eye blending brush, very light and fluffy feel. And Essence of Beauty has great brushes: foundation, blush, kabuki, etc.

#Post 7 of 84 OFFLINE   cablegiirl

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:00 AM

I have found some Sephora brush sets that are very reasonably priced, when you work it out to price per brush.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 12:28 AM

Sonia Kashuk, Essence of Beauty (EOB) or Posh Brushes (poshbrushes.com).
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:06 AM

Originally Posted by beaglette View Post
What is everyone's favorite makeup brushes that are reasonably priced? Has anyone found any that are comparable to MAC? If so, which ones (#'s and brands?) Also, are there various brands that you use different brushes from?

I have several brushes-- Revlon Professional (found these at Sally's), Philosophy, Body Shop and EDM sent me some free brushes with my order. I also have some cheap ELF brushes and brushes I got from bath and Body Works years ago.

Any suggestions would be mucho appreciated!

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The Body Shop are very good brushes because they're made of synthetic hairs that are extremely soft to the touch. Lumiere Minerals Cosmetics offers a large choice of brushes, in matter of shape and size, and are heavenly soft to the touche too :-))

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:32 AM

I like the brushes at Poshbrushes.com. I just recently bought some and they are amazing! So soft and good like Mac brushes. Right now their offering 50% off their brushes if you use a code (I posted it under the coupons, etc forum). And they give free shipping if you spend more than $17 I believe. I bought 5 brushes for $20. Amazing and I got free shipping!
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#Post 11 of 84 OFFLINE   kaylin_marie

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:50 AM

Originally Posted by rizzie_x3 View Post
Try your local craft stores like Michael's. Many people have been raving about the Loew Cornell Maxinne's Mop (white bristles) brushes.

I've been hearing about these too...I really wanna try.

#Post 12 of 84 OFFLINE   krazykid90

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

Most of my brushes are from the body shop. They are so soft and I've washed them many times and they are still as great as when I bought them. I highly recommend them because they are just as good as any high end department store brushes, but much cheaper.

#Post 13 of 84 OFFLINE   Shelley

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

Sonia Kashuk, Essence of Beauty, and Posh have great brushes.

#Post 14 of 84 OFFLINE   jenfer

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:18 PM

I love synthetic brushes (for face, as they are super soft) and I use brushes I bought from Target for eyes.

#Post 15 of 84 OFFLINE   JinxCat

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:17 AM

I like Sonia Kashuk but find that the bristles stay on my face after using a few times. I like Bare Escentual's brushes.
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#Post 16 of 84 OFFLINE   PhantomGoddess

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:20 AM

I love my synthetic brushes from Forever Female. These brushes are often resold by MMU companies.

#Post 17 of 84 OFFLINE   RandomMusing

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:25 AM

My first set of brushes were the Essene of Beauty brushes from CVS and they are wonderful for the price. Since then I've accumulated other brushes from all over; MAC, Smashbox, Sephora, Everyday Minerals and Mally. I have to say that my MAC brushes are outstanding and I can really see the difference they make with blending and color compared to my other brushes.

I don't need any new brushes at the moment, but I think eventually and over time, I'll end up replacing all of my brushes with MAC brushes.

#Post 18 of 84 OFFLINE   shangrila

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:20 AM

i have a set that i received in my school kit that i really like except the eyeshadow brushes. i have an es brush from sally's that im using until i find the perfect one (hee). i also have a chanel brush (#19) that i use for blending that i like. i want to try the ones from the craft store!

#Post 19 of 84 OFFLINE   vickattor4

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:34 AM

thanks for all the ideas.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:16 PM

I have been wanting to try Smashbox's brushes..
But I think Sonia Kushuks (Spelling?) brushes are a cheaper, more affordable option..
Her brushes are available at Target!
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