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All About Brushes: Complexion

There are lots of ways to apply your awesome-skin-faking products – fingers, blending sponges, etc – but I prefer using a brush. Plus, that’s what this series is all about, right? This definitely isn’t a completely comprehensive list (have I said that before?) but below are some of the common types of brushes you’ll see for foundation and concealer. Since face products often come in liquid or cream form, brushes are usually synthetic or made of sturdy natural  ...

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All About Brushes: How to Choose a Brush

Hands-down the most common question that people ask: What brush/set should I buy? I always hesitate to give blanket recommendations because everyone’s needs and budgets vary. The real secret is determining what your needs are, so here are some things to think about when you’re in the market for new brushes. Natural vs Synthetic I’m putting this one at the top because even though not everyone requires synthetic brushes, when you do, it’s generally the top criteria.  ...

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All About Brushes: Brush Characteristics

It’s really tempting to just dive into all the different brush shapes there are and what tasks they’re used for, but having the right shape is useless if everything else about the brush is all wrong. So we’ll start with some of the basics – here are some things you should take into account when you’re deciding which brush to use. Density The density of a brush refers to how many hairs are packed into a given area; a denser brush will have more hairs. In  ...

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All About Brushes: Intro

I originally was going to include brushes and tools as part of the How to Makeup series, but there’s just waaaaay too much info for one post about brushes. So we’re gonna break it up a little bit. Also, I’m kind of a brush junkie, so I love talking about them. Here’s kind of a loose outline of what I’m planning (it may change as I actually write the posts): Brush characteristics – hair type, density, length, etc How to choose a brush Complexion Cheeks  ...

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