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Using paint brushes as makeup brushes??


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#Post 1 of 25 OFFLINE   cheller

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:19 PM

Has anyone else tried this? it IS a cheaper alternative. But do you think that they would have the same quality as a makeup brush.

i have 4 paint brushes right now that i currently use as:
eyeliner brush
foundation brush
2 flat shadow brushes

they are shaped & have the same texture as a lot of makeup brushes. i find no problem with it at all. i like the nylon texture, its good for wet application. they have actually helped me make the most out of my shadows. i didnt see half as much shimmer & sparkle in them before. i think its a good alternative.
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#Post 2 of 25 OFFLINE   Ashley

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:24 PM

These threads might interest you:
http://www.makeuptal....hes-76330.html
http://www.makeuptal....ore-43277.html
http://www.makeuptal....hes-70553.html
http://www.makeuptal....hes-68369.html
http://www.makeuptal...true-57935.html



#Post 3 of 25 OFFLINE   -Liz-

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:42 PM

Thanks Ash

#Post 4 of 25 OFFLINE   Charlene

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:18 PM

I live by my L/C Maxine's Mop brushes in 1/4. They are like, $3 at the craft store. Super awesome for looks with lots of colors - I have a clean brush for each color application.

#Post 5 of 25 OFFLINE   kellianne76

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

Try Michaels, they have a great selection in brushes.

#Post 6 of 25 OFFLINE   breathless

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:52 PM

i use paint brushes too =] why not =]
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#Post 7 of 25 OFFLINE   banapple

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:18 AM

lol why not, your face is a canvas =D
and plus, paint brushes (depending on brand) are a good deal compared to say... MAC brushes.

#Post 8 of 25 OFFLINE   MakeupByMe

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:27 AM

Quote:
Try Michaels, they have a great selection in brushes.
I use some paint brushes from michaels as well I mean Makeup is art & if it gets the same results theres nothing wrong with that!!!

#Post 9 of 25 OFFLINE   ticki

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

if it works for you, go right ahead!

#Post 10 of 25 OFFLINE   Adrienne

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:21 AM

Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
These threads might interest you:
http://www.makeuptal....hes-76330.html
http://www.makeuptal....ore-43277.html
http://www.makeuptal....hes-70553.html
http://www.makeuptal....hes-68369.html
http://www.makeuptal...true-57935.html

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haha! as soon as i read this thread title i thought, ENKORE TO THE RESCUE!!

I use 2 lowe cornell brushes as eyeliner brushes and i have to say i spent 4 dollars on both and it does way better than any of my other highend brushes.

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#Post 11 of 25 OFFLINE   bulbul

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:57 AM

I was thinking about using paint brush aswell, I am sure it work same as Mu brushes

#Post 12 of 25 OFFLINE   cosmeticsaficionado

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:54 AM

You know, I got a couple brushes because of the Enkore video and I was disappointed. They didn't stay soft for very long, and I didn't feel they applied makeup very well. I won't be buying craft store brushes again. I can get Face Secrets brushes from Sally Beauty for about $5 each, and they are super soft. I have several and so far they have remained soft and continue to apply well.
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#Post 13 of 25 OFFLINE   princessP

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

Cool idea, if it works, I dont see how it could possibly be a bad idea.

#Post 14 of 25 OFFLINE   CamaroChick

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:16 AM

I love the LC brushes I got from Michael's. In my opinion, they hold up to washing much better than the high end makeup brushes. AND they're so much more reasonably priced. IMO, it just takes a little digging around to find ones that are soft enough and appropriate to the application.

#Post 15 of 25 OFFLINE   CellyCell

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:12 PM

Yer, I have. It's okay.
I bought a few and never use them. The better ones they have are pricey.

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#Post 16 of 25 OFFLINE   magneticheart

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:45 PM

I have two paint brushes I use with make-up and I love them! They work really well and are a great alternative for people who don't have much money to spend.
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#Post 17 of 25 OFFLINE   Adrienne

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

Okay I know that I'm bumping an older thread but I didn't want to create another thread based on this topic after Ashley has already created an amazing sticky gathering all this information together. I wanted to add this really cool link which sells all these types of brushes almost always on sell for those that don't order from rexart already. I think the pictures are much more accurate and organized as well. I'm looking at this website mainly for this purpose to compare the brushes

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#Post 18 of 25 OFFLINE   LookLovely429

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:10 PM

Loew-Cornell 1/4" mop brush is one of my favorites. I have a couple more of his brushes that I am very pleased with as well. The only problem that I have is they color from the eyeshadow seems to stain the brush. But they still work wonderfully.
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#Post 19 of 25 OFFLINE   CharleneT

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:24 PM

Absolutely use paint brushes, but I'm an artist ... so had extra's sitting around looking for a job...

#Post 20 of 25 OFFLINE   Amendria

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:32 PM

I had the list of brushes he said would be great, but Michael's doesn't have them labeled like that.