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Love for Brushes

I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  I bought a few higher end brushes and they are amazing.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  There are so many interesting shapes. I am really interested in creating a beautiful brush collection.  Show your brushes and share any cleaning and storage tips and let us know which ones are your favorites.


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Thanks for the suggestions @comfyrock! I hadn't heard of that line before, is that Rae from Rae Reviews? If so, I really like her - her reviews are really honest and and helpful. When I saw your post, I immediately thought about how surprising it is that her name isn't attached to more products.


Off to google! 


edit: It's not Rae from Rae Reviews... but this other Rae seems to know what she's talking about too, lol. Back to googling! 

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@etscore1, you're welcome Smiley Happy  During your Google travels, you may encounter the BECCA brush that looks like a dupe of the Rae Morris Radiance 27.  Don't be fooled; it does not perform as well.  The RM 27 is available on Beautylish and on her site.  Since it's an Australian company, please check the currency in which prices are posted on her site.

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Totally off topic @etscore1 is that Ms. Kimberly Clark as your avatar?


I recently found her on YT and I'm totally smitten with her.  Just so genuine and sweet.

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@newandaddicted It is! If you haven't seen @meganlisa's thread, she brought Kimberly Clark to the attention of BT and I totally fell in love with her. She's a little reminder to everyone that, in her words:



Smiley Very Happy

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@etscore1,Sorry to bud in but Koyudo fupa3 (I think) is my all time favorite for liquid foundation. It is as similar as the Shiseido one but the head is double. I buy this from CDjapan for less than $40. I think they offer free shipping right now.

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Don't apologize @blackkitty2014! Thank you for the suggestion! My coworker recently purchased the Shiseido face brush and it is delightfully soft, but definitely a tad small. The size seemed to be the reoccurring gripe about the brush, and that it takes too long to do a whole face with it. If that brush has a similar softness to it, but is twice the size, that sounds like an amazing brush that I'm going to have to look into! 


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@etscore1 Sorry, I can't help you with that!  I don't use the foundation brushes for foundation, but for my cheek products 


the only brush I've liked for foundation is actually from it cosmetics (because I don't typically wear foundation)  I'll check what it's called but it is round with a flat top and good for buffing tinted moisturizer or light foundation 

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@Mochapj No worries, thank you! Smiley Happy 


I don't know if there's any reasons for me to even buy a brush for the foundations I use, but there are days where it just seems like fingers aren't enough. 

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@etscore I go back and forth between a beauty blender and my Cover FX brush with my liquid foundation.

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I have this brush.  I really enjoy it.  I was *tipsy shopping* on the Vegas strip and bought it on feel alone.


I am not ashamed to admit that! LOL

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Hahahahaa  tipsy shopping in Vegas sounds fun but dangerous for the bank account.

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@newandaddicted Tipsy shopping... AMAZING. I will definitely check it out the next time I'm in a store! 


@AMK721 and @newandaddicted - What's your preferred application method for this brush? Are you a dabber/stippler, swiper, swirler/buffer...? Assume it's pretty good in regards to absorbing product as well?

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I usually dab my foundation on my face then buff it in.

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@Mochapj can you please post a pic of the chikuhodo foundation with the Tom ford foundation brush? I think you got the tf foundation brush iirc, I want to get another tf foundation but I m considering a chiku now.thank you Smiley Happy

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@dioradict, I think this is the TF foundation brush (#2?) - I don't actually use it for foundation so I'm not 100% on what the #2 is for.


they are close to the same size and both have same softness.  The chiku is round and dense, and the TF is more oval and looser.



Hope that helps 

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 @Mochapj Thank you so much Smiley Happy. Yes #2 is cream foundation brush which I use a lot.probably I will get the chiku T3 then Smiley Happy

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Any tips on cleaning spooley brushes?

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I use one of those silicone brush cleaning pads for spoolies.


Drip some soap on the spoolie, and then roll it around on the pad, then rinse.

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I love brushes!! They are my complete weakness. I cannot compare with many of the brush junkies here, but it is pretty bad...

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Nice collection of brushes. The way I store my brushes is I keep the ones I use for liquid or cream foundations together, face powders with color together, the setting powder brushes together, eye makeup brushes together; depending upon whether they're used for color, blending, lining etc...  Well, you get the idea. I, also store them in a cabinet and tall dresser drawer to keep everyday dust from collecting on them.  There are brush sleeves you can buy that will help them keep their shape too. Most importantly I keep them stored upright as well. Hope that helped. 

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I had way too much time on my hands today and decided to take them all out. Here are my babies!






Brush Brand Information

Top Picture:
Tom Ford, Surratt Beauty, Chikuhodo, Suqqu, Kojudo, Wayne Goss

Second Picture:
More Koyudo, Koyomo, Houkodou, More Chikuhodo, Mizuho

Third Picture:
MAC, Bobbi Brown, Cle De Peau, Wayne Goss

Fourth Picture:
Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Kat Von D, Bobbi Brown, Make Up For Ever, Too Faced, Tarte, Real Techniques, It Cosmetics, Stila, Bare Minerals, Smashbox, Pur Minerals

Last Picture:
Artis Brush, Cailyn O Wow, Wayne Goss, Besame Cosmetics, Sigma, Benefit, Sephora X Hakuhodo

If you would like to know about any specific brush, feel free to ask!

These are all my brushes minus one I left out and a few that are on the way. 


I feel so at home in this thread surrounded by fellow brush junkies. It has been so fun ogling at other people's collections and I hope many more people continue to post. Personally I have added a few brushes to my wish list after scrolling through this thread. Anyone else in the same boat?


As for brush storage, most of my eyeshadow brushes go in a brush book. My face brushes either stay in the box they were sent in (if not used often) or are kept in brush rolls or in a jar full of beads. My tip to anyone who wants to put brushes in a glass or jar of beads/stones or little anything is make sure whatever you are using as filler is not rough. I made a mistake of using a rougher filler when I first started and the bottoms of some of my brush handles have little scratches from it. Also, even if the filler is smooth, if the filler is too big it can still cause scratches when you try to put your brushes back into place.



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