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Poll :: Which are the best make-up brushes?

Bobbi Brown
31%
 31%  [ 6 ]
Shu Uemura
10%
 10%  [ 2 ]
Armani
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Mac
36%
 36%  [ 7 ]
Lauren Hutton
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
NARS
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Sephora
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 19


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Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:52 pm      Reply with quote
Forget Laura Mercier, I love her makeup but I have one of her face powder brushes and threw it away after one year of constant shedding of hairs and dye!! My Macs don't do that at all!

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Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:46 am      Reply with quote
I would recommend NARS
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Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:31 pm      Reply with quote
I use body shop brushes and they are the softest brushes I have ever used. I also used MAC brushes before and I find them too stiff, esp blusher brush. Do not like the prickly feeling on my face.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:02 pm      Reply with quote
MAC mini brush set. They are affordable and comes in a set. I have three sets of different ones. They double great for travelling and they are as good of a quality as the full-size for only 30-40% of the price.

Essential brushes:
- Blush Brush (use for loose powder or blush)
- Eye Shadow brush
- Flat eyeliner brush
- fluff shadow brush (for blending)
- bronzer brush (if you are into bronzing powder)
- mascara wands (you can buy this seperately from the set or ask to get some free mascara wands thrown in from the try-out counter. These are great for getting clumps out of lashes or blending brow shadows.
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:38 pm      Reply with quote
I would vote for BB. I've tried Shu Uemura, BB and Stila. Stila had the worst quality, while both Shu and BB were quite good and they lasted forever. But the BB brushes just look nicer Laughing
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:24 am      Reply with quote
i have been using my shu uemura brushes for the past 10 years. its still good for today.
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:24 am      Reply with quote
Bobbi Brown Huh? I've only used Sephora because they are so expensive I didn't want to experiment with other brands if I was happy with one already. I wash my brushes with the special brush shampoo and they become smooth again almost like new. Problem is I have noticed after a few washes they begin to shed. Bobbi Brown it is. The polls have spoken!

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Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:58 am      Reply with quote
I really love NARS make-up brushes, i had them for almost 3 years, i know they are not cheap but if you want good brushes i think you have to paid good price, this is a investment. I think bobby brown are pretty good too, but never try.
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:30 am      Reply with quote
Thanks so much for all the inputs. I just started looking for brushes and now will definitely go with BB or Mac. Very Happy
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:32 pm      Reply with quote
I used my Make Up Forever kabuki ($40USD) for exactly 2 weeks and washed it once. The plastic coating around the handle started cracking and is now peeling! Back it goes to Sephora, but such a shame since it's the softest, densest kabuki I've ever used!

My experience with Bobbi Brown brushes has always been bad - they shed so bad and the hairs break off at the ferrule. For my money, YSL makes a nice soft durable blush brush and Laura Mercier makes a nice fine point eyeliner brush that is stiff yet supple.

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:24 pm      Reply with quote
I love Mac brushes, they are cheap and good quality... some of my favorite brushes are Laura Mercier too, her brushes are also great but a bit more pricy.
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:26 pm      Reply with quote
Definitely Mac.
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:46 am      Reply with quote
I bought the brushes from Sephora, I kept on using them for years, and they are durable, so I never though to buy another set. And I have no idea to the brushes of other band. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:52 am      Reply with quote
I have a travel mini size brush from Laura Mercier. The quality is really good.
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:54 pm      Reply with quote
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:23 am      Reply with quote
I like the MAC best ~It's very soft and convenient to use~

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Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:53 pm      Reply with quote
Real Techniques! Ulta and Target have them as well as iHerb.com.

Soft, synthetic, affordable, with colorful aluminum handles that allow the brushes to stand on their own, and many nice sets. All are just as good as, if not better than, my expensive Shiseido, MAC, Chanel and Suqqu brushes. (havent tried Tom Ford yet tho...) If you get nothing else, try the Setting Brush. Nice little all purpose brush for apply setting powder to the undereye area after concealer, or for applying liquid or stick foundation. Small enough to get into corners!

I believe they are color-coded too: face brushes are pink handles and eye seems to be lavender.


http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection?gclid=CLDfvuDR8L8CFSsSMwodm0IAEA

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:49 pm      Reply with quote
Synthetics: Real Techniques or any of the eBay dupes, artists brushes from craft storesa

Real hair: All Shu Uemura, Suqqu and Trish McEvoy and some Edward Bess and Sue Devitt

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 am      Reply with quote
High End:
Hakuhodo
MAC
Bobbi Brown
Shu Umeura
Nars

Mid Range:
Japonesque
Real Techniques
Bdellium Tools


Budget (very good brands):
Zoeva
Coastal scents (some of brush range/ good MAC dupes)
ELF Studio brushes (some of brush range)
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:26 pm      Reply with quote
I like Kabuki foundation brushes the most. Laughing

I also have a Real Techinques eye starter set, the hair is super soft.
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