ROU!!...or anyone else that may know the answer...

alisons79alisons79 Posts: 680Registered Users
I remember you saying that you sometimes buy artist's brushes at craft supply stores to use for makeup. I was wondering if you could give me a list of good ones (brands and types of brushes) and how you use them for makeup.

I am trying to build up my makeup collection and brushes and I think I'd like to save money in one area so I can splurge in another.

Thanks soooo much in advance! :)
3A/3B
I love Jessicurl HCC, Jessicurl Too Shea, KCKT, KCCC, CK and HESMU...but it took a LOT of trial error to get to these products that consistently work for ME.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The Royal 3/0 brush (taklon) is great for precise eyelining.

    I like Loew-Cornell's Maxine's Mop 3/8 for use on my lid.

    In general I think natural hair bristles are best.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i have lots of the Maxine's Mop brushes in 3/8 and 1/4 and i get them at

    http://www.hofcraft.com/

    this is another great place for brushes:

    http://www.essentialbeautysupplies.com/index.php
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been using the MM brushes rou mentioned, at her recommendation, and I love them! They feel so soft and smooth, the shadows go on beautifully. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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  • alisons79alisons79 Posts: 680Registered Users
    Thank you guys! :)
    3A/3B
    I love Jessicurl HCC, Jessicurl Too Shea, KCKT, KCCC, CK and HESMU...but it took a LOT of trial error to get to these products that consistently work for ME.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    for eye liner, i use "angle flat" brushes or "precision liners". i also have a tiny 2/10 "spotter" which is good for learning to line with a brush instead of a pencil. it's nice for dotting shadow in between your lashes to give the illusion of fullness.

    the "Maxine Thomas" oval round dome brushes from Loew-Cornell in the smaller sizes are really good for a crease brush. i find most traditional crease brushes from makeup companies are too large and soft and don't give me the precise placement i like for colour. so i use those for blending and diffusing colours.

    Essential Beauty Supplies has some excellent crease brushes.
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i find most traditional crease brushes from makeup companies are too large and soft and don't give me the precise placement i like for colour
    So true!!
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

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