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Makeup brushes reccomendation


Can anyone suggest a brand for good makeup brushes? I'm so sick of having brushes turn awful.
Aug 31, 2014 @ 03:34 am

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I love the MAC line of brushes. I've had mine for a few years now; I really take care of them, but they are really high-quality. I have found that the cheap brands really don't work.
Aug 31, 2014 @ 07:18 pm

Sigma or Bdellium

Sigma brushes are great quality and are comparable to MAC brushes at half the price. I have a couple sets and love them. I've heard good things about Bdellium Tools too, though I haven't personally tried them out yet.
Sep 01, 2014 @ 06:51 pm


was just wondering, do you ours haste your sigma brushes online or in a store? If store, which ones? Thanks!
Sep 01, 2014 @ 11:36 pm


I buy them online directly from sigmas website. I live in BC and had to pay duty fees upon delivery, which sucks. If you live in Canada, check out ftbbeauty.ca because they are an authorized retailer in Canada for sigma brushes! I will be purchasing them from there next time.
Sep 02, 2014 @ 12:13 am


You can also purchase Sigma brushes on nailpolishcanada.com and they have free shipping!
Real techniques brushes are also really great and super affordable!
Sep 02, 2014 @ 10:53 pm


I have a few sets of the Xmas gift brushes over the years and they are fantastic and keep their shape.
Sep 07, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

Shiseido and Mac

For foundation Shiseido and for eyes and lip Mac brushes are just great.
Sep 09, 2014 @ 02:08 pm

Makeup Brushes Recommendations

I would say it all depends on budget as well by reading the comments.

Mac everyone knows and loves does have the top brushes. The blending brushes, applicator and foundation brushes are just awesome. I can't stress enough how much I love them. However their brushes are pretty expensive. A lot of the brushes go from $28-40 depends which one you buy. For me personally the Mac brushes that everyone should own are the: Mac 217; Mac 219; Mac 239; Mac 224; Mac 266

Sigma does have the best brush sets based on affordability and there is always monthly discount codes. Yet be warned the prices are starting to go up...The face brushes especially the kabuki set is amazing it is to die for. My recommendation is that you need to buy it. Also their blending brushes are really good, pretty much like the Mac brushes. I never had to pay duty fees and I live in Vancouver so that was awesome. I love all their brushes mainly because of affordability and since I can buy complete sets.

Real techniques is more of a cheaper brand however the face brushes are pretty legit. The brand isn't too bad I think usually you can purchase a pack for around $80 Canadian at London Drugs. (I have only seen them there) I haven't used their eye brushes, the bristles didn't feel right to me.

Eco Tools can be found at various department stores. I would say these brushes are really affordable. I do own a few of their brushes mostly the face ones as well. I really like their blush brush and a few of their eye shadows. The foundation brush wasn't the greatest for some reason it wouldn't apply much product on my face and it would soak up the product more.

My honest opinion was that out of any of these sets I really prefer sigma.
Sep 09, 2014 @ 08:21 pm


Never even heard of Sigma. Hopefully at Sephora? I use a few Eco tools that are good. I got expensive Two Faced brushes from Sephora and every single one has fallen apart at the handle. So aggravating. I should have mentioned I will only buy animal free brushes. What about you guys?
Sep 09, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

Good Question!

I like to pick my favourite brushes from EACH line as each line has tools they are famous for! In my opinion, as a makeup artist, there is no ONE LINE of brushes superior than the next. It's a trial and error thing. Some people are heavy handed, some light handed, so it all depends on the brushes that are most comfortable for you. If you're paying a decent price, the likelihood you get a crappy tool is pretty slim. If you do happen to stumble upon one you're not thrilled with, check the companies customer satisfactory policy, they may refund your money if the brush isn't living up to it's expectations! Try brushes from NARS, Laura Mercier, Bobby Brown, a few of MACS would make my fav's list as well. All reputable brands.

I am not sure where you are from, but I did just find an awesome tiny angle brush PERFECT for liner and brows by "London Look". I purchased it at London Drugs and am guessing it's their house brand, but it's outstanding! I will update if I get a chance to purchase any more from the line!
Sep 09, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

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