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Eye shadow Brushes for Newbies: The video version


Lately I have been getting a quite a few emails about eye shadow brushes for newbies. I remember when I was first getting into make-up and had NO idea what kind of brushes to buy. It’s overwhelming to say the least. I did a post about that here but here are some more tidbits:

(1) Do not feel like you have to spend a ton of money on brushes. Girlfriend, you better take your behind in CVS, Target, Walgreens, Longs or Rite-Aid and cop some cheap brushes.

(2) You don’t need a WHOLE bunch of brushes if you are just starting out. A lid application brush, blending brush and highlighting brush is all I think the average newbie needs. When you find yourself wanting to do more detailed and intricate looks, then invest in more brushes. But for the time being..3-5 brushes should suit your eye shadow needs just fine.

(3) Wash your brushes regularly!

….peep the video to find out more.

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  • Shar

    Sonia Kashuk and Studio Tools brushes (found at Target) are inexpensive, good quality brushes as well.

  • Stacy

    This is GREAT!!!

    cause im lost and always make one hell of a mess… which always leads me back to wiping all my eye shadow off and just going back to my 'safe' browns and golds…

  • Roboh

    I really love E.L.F. cosmetic brushes. Great quality cheapo brushes!! And now pretty much the whole line is at Target!! (regular $1 items and the studio line which is $3) SHAME MY WALLET! Good thing I have pretty much all the brushes I could ever want from them. The brush that you couldn't remember the brand actually looks like the studio contour brush (but the name is written on ELF's brush)

    I also have a Sonia Kashuk travel set that I love. Co-sign on Essence of Beauty and Studio tools also. Studio Tools (avail at target) just started selling some revamped items that look even better than before. I love the angled eyeliner brush (I use for outer v and brows) I just bought for about $2.50. Obviously I'm addicted to great cheapo brushes. But still with all the brushes i've purchased, it probably would have bought me ONE MAC brush. lol

    Great post! I'm a new fan to your site and I love it!