What’s in your kit?

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    Rachel Love
    Registered On: May 28, 2018
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    Ladies, I am beginning to assemble my first makeup kit. I would like some input on brushes. Many of the videos I have watched call for a specific brush or brushes for the various steps in applying makeup. I have a few brushes but probably not what I really need.  What brushes/brands/source do you consider essential?



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  • #106421
    Registered On: November 26, 2016
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    Hi all! I’m looking for a friend to help me with makeup in or around the Seattle area!

    Aare you out there?

     Sandy Craig 
    Registered On: March 18, 2018
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    If you are planning to do this for a long time I would buy the very best you can afford. Quality brushes last a really long time and you can clean without worry of them coming apart, nothing worse then picking small brush hairs off your face or worse, seeing one on your face after you are out. I use Lancome and Arbonne but there are many good brands out there. Think of brushes as a long term investment.



     Sara Marie Franklin (SMF) 
    Registered On: July 27, 2016
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    Hi Rachel.  I bought a inexpensive brush set when Kmart was closing some things out. They work great but when I went to wash one of the brushes up as many makeup artist suggest the brush fell apart. : ) I agree with Daniella that Elf makes some great brushes for the occasional user like many of us are.  If I was doing makeup everyday and looking very professional I may invest in a more expensive set of brushes.  As for what is in my kit I have a powder brush for my set powder it is very necessary if you use powder to set your concealer and foundation.  I tend to like my finger for applying my concealers and foundation I can feel the direction of the hair and pours so I apply the makeup a little smoother.  I know it is not suggested but I know many woman do it too.  I do love my eye makeup brushes for my eye shadow.  They apply a lot and I mean a lot better than the little brushes/pads supplied in the cases.  That is about all I use though I have the full set I bought which consist of about 7 or eight brushes that I am still learning how to use but do not use much.

    Good luck and don’t spend a lot in the beginning you will find the right size and handle that feels good in your hand and fall in love with it.  I know I have.

    PS Look for Christmas or sales they tend to sell out a lot of makeup brush setsduring those times.

    Sara Marie

     Daniella Solo 
    Registered On: February 13, 2018
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    Hi Rachel…

    Using the correct brush can go a long way in the application of your makeup and results. But you don’t need 20 brushes that cost over $30 each.

    E.L.F cosmetics have a good selection of brushes at a reasonable price. Walmart and Cosco have beginner kits which is a great way to go.

    I would suggest looking at Pinterest for makeup brush charts they will give you an idea of the basics you need.

    And as you mentioned most of the makeup artists on youtube will tell you the brush they are using or they list them at the bottom in the SHOW MORE area. If you like a particular brush google the name and number and check out the price ELF is selling it for.

    I believe Sephora has a video on must have brushes.

    Also some women use beauty blenders for makeup application. I have found some sponges at the Dollar Store that work fine.



     Sassy Stacy 
    Registered On: May 16, 2018
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    I have a foundation brush, a blush brush, an eye shadow brush, and pretty much that’s it other then the brushes that come with the powder container. Makeup sponges come in useful  too.

     Sassy Stacy 
    Registered On: May 16, 2018
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    I have a foundation brush, a blush brush, an eye shadow brush, and pretty much that’s it other then the brushes that come with the powder container. Makeup sponges come in useful too.

     Dame Veronica Graunwolf 
    Registered On: May 8, 2017
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    Hi Rachel. I don’t think there is any real answer to this question. Everyone would have a personal preference. Brushes come in such a variety of prices and how do you tell quality? Generally, it depends upon where you are going, what you are doing and possible need requirements.. Definitly a mirrored powder compact, lip stick and a big puffy brush for touch-ups and mascara. If going swimming….you may require all the basic application brushes and solutions.

    There are some good videos on brushes on You-tube but it boils down to usage, quality and longevity. Do you really need a 40.00 dollar blusher??? Are you a professional make-up artist who uses the brushes constantly??  Useage versus cost is the decision maker.   Hope this helps…….

    Dame Veronica

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