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The Best Makeup Brushes

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Your makeup is usually only as good as your brush. This is especially true with cheap makeup or drugstore makeup, which isn’t usually very pigmented to begin with, and is often packed with cheap sponge applicators. The good news is that the best brushes need not cost a fortune. There are some excellent pro makeup […]

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The Best Makeup Brushes and Tools

I particularly like this article, syndicated from Total Beauty, on the best makeup brushes and beauty tools. It has a good selection of good makeup brushes and other makeup tools and includes the smashbox eyeliner brush, which is hands down my favorite. I love the angle on it.  It also includes the Shu Uemura Eyelash […]

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Contest! Win a Six Piece ecoTOOLS Eye Brush Set.

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations Erin M and Justine, you are the winners. I have sent you email! Last week, I wrote about ecoTOOLS, a line of affordable and eco-friendly makeup brushes. Now, you can win a six piece eye brush set. I will be giving away two of these. How to enter: ecoTOOLS […]

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ecoTOOLS Eye Brush Set

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ecoTOOLS, are a line of affordable and eco-friendly makeup brushes, available at some drugstores and big box retailers (I often see them at Target). I will admit to being a bit of a brush snob. I do really like the higher end makeup brushes. However, ecoTOOLS does a good job at competing by making decent […]

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Estee Lauder Holiday Collection

Estee Lauder has some nice kits out for Christmas 2009. I especially like the brush kit. Estee Lauder brushes are attractive, and hold up well. The addition of a case with the set is rather nice. Also rather pretty is the eyeshadow palette. It has an attractive holiday case and nice shades. Estee Lauder eye […]

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MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio

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MAC cosmetics has some new Mineralize Skin Finish items out for summer.  I was sent a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio in Triple Fusion, which works quite well with my fair skin. The trios consist of a couple of bronzer shades and a pinker blush shade. They are fairly adjustable depending on where you sweep […]

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Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

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Looking for bismuth free, high quality mineral makeup? Purely Cosmetics is the place to go. I gave several of the foundations a try and found that I got the some of the best coverage and overall look from them that I have ever gotten from a lose powder mineral foundation. The foundations are also actually […]

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Prescriptives Bronzer Brush

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Prescriptives Bronzer Brushwon the 2009 Allure Editors Choice Award for the Best Powder/Bronzer Brush. I haven’t tried this specific brush, but I can tell you that I love my MAC brush that is quite similar and I have seen the Prescriptives one get generally rave reviews at product review forums or sites. My brush is […]

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Pur Minerals Perfect Starter Kit

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Like many mineral makeup companies, Pur Minerals offers a starter kit. I gave one a try, and was generally impressed. The starter kit comes with the following: 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup:  What I liked right off about this item was that it was pressed. Pressed mineral makeup is much easier to apply than loose powder […]

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Makeup Brushes Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Looking for a good beauty related gift? Consider brushes. During the holidays, a number of nice kits are available. First off, this  is one of the best times to get MAC brushes at a great value because MAC always puts out holiday travel brush kits with a good price. Take a look at the MAC […]

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