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What brand of makeup brushes?post #1 of 469/25/12 at 7:06pmThread Starter
MakeupTalk.com Top Pickspost #2 of 469/25/12 at 10:21pm
Absolutely! For some quick cheapy brushes, I'd go for ELF at Target. Also at Target are SK or Sonia Kaskuk cosmetics and she has an impressive line of brushes at a very reasonable price. Higher end: I'd say MAC are really popular and they are quite pricey but very good tools. I have quite a few of those. Then there's Sigma who pretty much copied MAC's brushes and sold them at less than 1/2 the price. They've built from there to offer all kinds of different brushes and good prices. Don't let me forget Crown Brush and Coastal Scents. They offer great pro quality brushes at amazingly low prices. HTH! :)post #3 of 4610/21/12 at 8:50ampost #4 of 4610/25/12 at 5:27pmpost #5 of 4610/26/12 at 2:14ampost #6 of 4611/4/12 at 9:26pmpost #7 of 4611/5/12 at 10:01ampost #8 of 4611/5/12 at 10:12am
I have a MAC 190 brush that I don't use anymore since I don't wear their (or any) liquid foundation anymore. It was very soft, and made my skin look nice.
Now I use Bare Minerals makeup, and just use the brushes that came with the Customizable Kit I got a Sephora.
As for eye brushes, I bought a tokidoki trio that works well. I haven't used the liner brush yet though since I don't know how to do that. They're also very soft, although I don't really see much of a difference between them and the freebie brushes that came with Loreal HIP eyeshadows. They are super cute though!post #9 of 4611/7/12 at 9:32pmpost #10 of 4611/8/12 at 5:07ampost #11 of 4611/15/12 at 12:04pmpost #12 of 4612/16/12 at 7:53pmpost #13 of 4612/18/12 at 2:40pmpost #14 of 4612/30/12 at 6:18amI would skip expensive brushes like Mac, Shu, MUFE and get your brushes from either Crown Brush (this is what I did in my early freelance days) or Coastal Scents. I don't do much freelancing anymore, but I still use some of these brushes (which are like 7 years old) so while they may be inexpensive, they're not cheap. As you build your business, you can build on to your brush collection with more expensive brands, if you choose. Also, buying cheaper will allow you to buy multiples of the same brushes, which is invaluable when you have 30 mins to make up 3 people on a set and there's really no time to clean your brushes in between faces. Good luck!post #15 of 461/1/13 at 11:29pm
I really recommend Coastal Scents brushes. The 22 piece brush set in specific because it's only $34.95 and you get an awesome variety of great brushes including stipple, flattop kabuki and much more. The bristles are so soft and you get a mix of synthetic, fiber, goat/pony, and nylon hair. As mention many times above, ELF brushes are pretty great aswell. Some of their Studio line brushes are just AMAZING. Like their flat powder brush is one of my favorite go to brushes for foundation and Im sure many others would agree with me aswell. So yeah, I really recommend those! good luck girl!post #16 of 461/12/13 at 10:44ampost #17 of 461/26/13 at 12:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by MakeupMyLife
I really recommend Coastal Scents brushes. The 22 piece brush set in specific because it's only $34.95 and you get an awesome variety of great brushes including stipple, flattop kabuki and much more. The bristles are so soft and you get a mix of synthetic, fiber, goat/pony, and nylon hair. As mention many times above, ELF brushes are pretty great aswell. Some of their Studio line brushes are just AMAZING. Like their flat powder brush is one of my favorite go to brushes for foundation and Im sure many others would agree with me aswell. So yeah, I really recommend those! good luck girl!
Agreed! I purchased this set a month ago and am in LOVE with it. It doesn't shed, it's a great mix of brushes, easy to clean (and I'd recommend getting brush guards for that) and the packaging is cute. The ONE and ONLY downside to this set is that the brush handles are labeled with numbers or names, but you just get to know your set and that's not a prob. :-) Super awesome price as well! I purchased mine from Amazon. <3post #18 of 461/29/13 at 9:21pmpost #19 of 461/31/13 at 10:24pmpost #20 of 462/2/13 at 8:13pmpost #21 of 462/2/13 at 8:45pmpost #22 of 462/5/13 at 2:49pm
Good quality brushes are hard to find. And you would think that you have to pay a lot of money. But that's not always the case. Here are some good quality brush makes:
Expensive brushes - MAC, Sigma, Real Techniques
Cheap brushes - Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, Royal and Langnickel
I'm looking for brushes now because my brushes are worn out.
I always think brush sets are good because you get lots of brushes at good prices.
I always always look for a stippling duo fiber brush with short hairs. I find them best for applying liquid foundation!post #23 of 462/5/13 at 3:16pmpost #24 of 462/6/13 at 1:26pmwww.crownbrush.com
These brushes are great quality and SUPER CHEAP! I've been using them for years and many of them hold up better than my more expensive ones (even from brands like MAC or Lancôme).
Sephora has also recently released their pro-series line of brushes and they are absolutely AMAZING. Aside from CB.com, I only ever use Sephora brushes anymore.
- Bpost #25 of 462/6/13 at 1:28pmAlso, if you have multiple brush kits like I do (one strictly for weddings, one for basic freelance, one for personal travel and one for at home), www.crownbrush.com is an absolute life-saver since it allows you to get everything you need without spending a small fortune or forfeiting quality. Their brushes never stop impressing me!
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I love MAC brushes, but my views are probably a bit skewed, because I'm a MAC artist and they don't cost me an arm and a leg.
Sigma is my second runner up, HANDS DOWN. They're brushes are just as good, if not better. (Although they don't have an exact dube for the MAC 217, which is my go-to eye brush. The E25 is similar, but not an exact dupe) Their Sigmax line is also AMAZING - the F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush is a go to for me. All their brushes are around $6-16 and they sell them in sets to fit your needs.
-Jay'dpost #29 of 462/7/13 at 2:38ampost #30 of 462/7/13 at 3:41am
It's important to get good brushes. You can do more with cheap makeup and great brushes than you can with great brushes and cheap makeup.
I use Bdellium brushes for everything. I've had mine for a year now and used them on countless people, and they're still going strong. The 12 piece eye kit was, I believe $55 when I bought it. I feel like it has an awesome assortment of necessary brushes, and they've really, really held up for me. They've all kept their shape and they've barely shed in all this time. I've used them so much that the paint is wearing off of the handles. They're also antibacterial, which is a huge plus.
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