MBBTV #13: Key Brushes for Your Makeup Arsenal and What They Can Do for You

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Makeup Tools, Video

Ever had a brush with makeup brush confusion? If you’re not sure which brushes to begin your collection with or want to pare down your current makeup brush stash into a subset of useful essentials, here’s a video that might help. 🙂


Products mentioned in the video…


Enjoy the rest of your night. I’m just about about ready to hop into bed, where I plan to read the June issue of Real Simple, ahh…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Catherine says:

    Great picks and explanations Karen!

    I’d just like to add that the EcoTools blush brush (~$9) is a great, super-soft synthetic alternative as well. I’ve never noticed a difference between the eveness of application or blending ability between it and an animal-hair brush. I also love love love the EcoTools Brow Grooming Kit (~$10) and the little angled eyebrow brush and spoolie that come with it (so much, that I have two sets!) and the tweezers are actually quite nice too .
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Friday FOTD: NARS Torrid & tokidoki Devil Girl =-.

    • Karen says:

      Oh cool. Thanks for the alternative, Catherine!

      I hope you’re feeling better today!

    • Joy says:

      I totally second the EcoTools. I recently bought new brushes since several heads were coming off my old ones. I didn’t even think of it as an upgrade since I was buying them at Shopko and Walgreens. But WOW, my make-up looks so much better with those brushes and tools! Unless my make-up or application techniques magically changed overnight it’s the brushes. If only I had bought new before my old ones completely bit the dust…

  2. Sonja says:

    Oh i definitely need to buy a blush brush- I’m thinking either this one or the 168…

    Why can’t we have EcoTools & Sonia in my country..

  3. Nina says:

    Thank you for the list … at the moment, I do need a better blush brush. Mine is okay …. but im sure there is something better out there! 🙂

    I do love my SK bent eyeliner brush … and if I were to choose one eyeshadow brush to use – I would probably pick the MAC 224 – I can actually create an eye look using just that one brush!

  4. Kim says:

    This was great, Karen! Oddly enough, I was just saying on Monday that I needed to get a clue about make-up brushes. Very helpful, as always! 🙂

  5. Jackie says:

    I love the Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush! This is one brush that EVERYONE should have in their makeup kit. It’s the best eyeliner brush I have ever come across!
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… FOTD: MAC Star Violet =-.

  6. candace says:

    i love MAC brushes! i got a set about 3 yrs ago and i still use them lol i clean them a lot since they are older. i also love any urban decay brushes too!
    .-= candace’s last blog post… salmon cakes. =-.

  7. Michele DiCola says:

    crown.com is where all makeup artists get their brushes.

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