Cheap makeup brushes.

Sep
2012
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Makeup brushes are a must-have for anyone who likes makeup and wears it daily. But quailty brushes are often expensive (and overpriced, if you ask me). I wrote this post to show you that you can get good brushes for a low price, only if you know where to look.

I was in a bookstore the other day and saw some art brushes that looked like I could do some makeup with them. Since the price was really low, I didnt have second thoughts about buying them.

Ones I bought are made out of animal hair (I think they are used for watercolors). Two of them I planned to use with Illamasqua Eyeliner cake because I needed thin and precise brush for that. One of them is great (one with orange handle), it applies eyeliner very easy. Other one is not so good because the hair gets everywhere when pressed on skin, so I will have to find another usage for it.

Other two brushes I took for blending and they are great for that! They have slightly rounded top, very soft hair, feel tender on eyelids and blend eyeshadow perfectly! Only problem was that they were maybe too soft so the hair spreaded more than I wanted but there is an easy way to solve this problem.

Just take a piece of tape and wrap it a bit over metal part of the handle. That will keep hair pressed closer together and result in firmer and more precise brush. I did that with all of these in the end because I like to have more control with brush, but you can always see what works better for your needs.

The most important thing is – I payed only 17kn for them all. I cant remember te exact prices but the bigger ones were about 6-7kn and the smaller about 2-3kn. That is an amazing price for a makeup brush, especially if they are good quality.

If you are looking for cheap brushes, take a look for them in bookstores and art supply stores because you can find really good deals there. With a little modification, you will have amazing makeup tools. I also saw few of more expensive brushes which I think I will buy next week.

Have you ever used art brushes for applying makeup? What are your thoughts on this?

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