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favorite makeup brush?

we talk a lot about how much difference a good brush can make. i was wondering what everyone's favorites are. i just got the small powder brush by studio gear. it's an all natural brush and has a lifetime guarantee which is nice. i really like it so far. it was pretty expensive ($28.50) but since it's guaranteed for life i guess that's not so bad.

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I still have my Guerlain make up brush from age 13 and I'm 29 years old now. I never use it, but it looks luxurious so I keep it out.

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does anyone else find brushes irritating? They tend to make my skin itchy and feel bad when I use them, no matter which I try.

I prefer to use a puff, which I clean after one use.

but I was just curious if anyone else had a problem with brushes?

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i use bobbi brown brushes.

her blush brush ($40.00)

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eyeliner ($18.50)

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eye shadow ($24.00)

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eye smudge ($24.00)

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Bare Minerals recently came out with an extra-soft facial brush that I plunked down $30 on and adore. Even though I don't use Bare Minerals anymore, I love their luxurious brushes.

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brandy what kind of puff do you use? i can get itchy but i just don't brush hard on my skin and i'm fine

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good grief Katie!

$40 for a BRUSH????

worth it. and as i'm going to cosmotology school after i go to grad school, i only use the best. :razz:

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Sonia Kashuk at Target!!!!!!!!!! I was just for a few days in LA, and have to say lucky you Americans for having Target...we wish we had a store like that in Spain! My friend ended up buying like 40 brushes LOL

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All the brushes I use are from Bare escentuals. The ones I use the most is the BE concealer brush for my LM Oil-Free Foundation and the BE face powder brush for blush work.

If you really want to get it...and you're a poor college student like me...try getting it off of ebay.

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brandy what kind of puff do you use? i can get itchy but i just don't brush hard on my skin and i'm fine

I don't know what brand of puff they are. Just those multi-packs of puffs at Walmart in the makeup section. They come in 3-packs. I usually have two packs, and wash each one after each use with antibacterial soap, and let them air dry. I'll use them for about a month like that, then buy new one's.

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I have a kabuki brush that I bought from Aromaleigh for applying mineral makeup. It was expensive but it blends powder on very smoothly. worth the money.

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You guys have got to check out the artist brushes in Michael's craft store...there's an entire aisle!! I just salivate when I go in there. I felt like I came across a hidden goldmine when I discovered this!!

I am so cheap, that I didn't even purchase some of the best. They have some very luxurious ones for around $10-$15. I got some really nice ones for 2.99 each! Even the 2.99 brushes are better (I kid you not) than the ones I've tried at Ulta. I can't believe how high the mark-up is on brushes just because they're for makeup.

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i'm obesessed with my bare escentuals face brushes (i have five; concealer, flawless application, kabuki, maximum coverage, and angled), but for eye make-up sephora brand brushes suffice.

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pam is right. i just went to my local michaels and picked up 2 natural brushes for $8. that's a steal, and they are way softer than the $28.50 one i got from studio gear. and the selection is out of this world. the natural bristles cost a bit more, but i think they are softer, you can clean them easier, and i think they hold up better and are less irritating. i'm now michaels craft store all the way for my makeup brushes.

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i also use Bare Escentuals brushes and the make-up! i love the brushes! i have never used brushes to apply foundation before but i love it! you get a more natural look and your not rubbing germs into your face! i got the brushes free when i brought a started kit from Bare Escentuals. for £45 i got 2 pots of foundations, warmth, mineral veil, and 3 brushes!

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i also use Bare Escentuals brushes and the make-up! i love the brushes! i have never used brushes to apply foundation before but i love it! you get a more natural look and your not rubbing germs into your face! i got the brushes free when i brought a started kit from Bare Escentuals. for £45 i got 2 pots of foundations, warmth, mineral veil, and 3 brushes!

I like some of their brushes. I dont like the ones with scratchy bristles but I love the max coverage concealer brush and the other concealer brush, the bigger one which name I dont remember. All my other brushes are dior and MAC

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MAC brushes. I got into the hype of buying them since everyone said they are the best and no doubt, none has disappoint me yet. I also like some of ELF's eyeshadow brushes.

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Ecotools makes some really nice brushes. They're so soft...it's like petting a bunny. I don't know anything about makeup, so I read some reviews on Makeup Alley before I got a brush, and people really do love Ecotools. Best part is, they're super cheap.

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MAC 187 brush for liquid foundation.

MAC 188 brush for blush.

MAC 263 for liquid eyeliner.

Make Up Forever 'Kabuki' brush for powder/loose stuff.

(MAC 129 brush SUCKS, don't buy)

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