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ITEM 1370766
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$12.00

Love !...My fav...Great basic liner...I love this eyeliner but it's very hard to apply for a beginner myself but I find that when I am able to keep a steady hand the small brush goes on great and the liner lasts long.
What it is:
An ultra-precise liquid eyeliner with a super-fine-tipped applicator.

What it does:
This long-wearing, highly pigmented eyeliner comes with an ultra-fine bristle brush for professional application. The rich black formula is perfect for creating dramatic, attention-demanding eyes or for executing any look you desire.

What else you need to know:
This product is not tested on animals.
ITEM 2027019
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$18.00

Love !...5 STARS...Make it easy for your everyday application....My only wish was that it was a bit more weighted, I felt like I was going to drop this while I was using it, which oddly felt like I wasn't as precise or controlled in my application as I normally would be.
What it is:
A synthetic brow brush with a firm, angled edge designed for high-performance pomades.

What it does:
Designed for high-pigment pomades and creams, #70 Brow Brush features high-quality synthetic bristles, expertly cut at a bias just long enough to maintain precision, and short enough to enhance control. The shape is perfect for filling in sparse spots, drawing hair-like strokes, and carving out effortlessly bold arches. This firm, angled brush was created to perfectly apply Kat Von D’s 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade (sold separately).

Kat Von D’s Brow Collection empowers you to own whatever brow look you want with confidence—whether they’re soft and natural, crisp and defined, or a rainbow-bright work of art. There are no rules in makeup, especially when it comes to your brows, so feel free to craft and color with complete creative freedom.

What else you need to know:
For best performance, clean your brush after every use.

#70 Pomade Brow Brush’s sleek stiletto handle—inspired by a witch's broomstick—provides an ergonomic grip for ultimate control, and also doubles as a mixing tool.

"I’ve teamed up with my KvD Artistry Collective artists to create the most effective brush formations, using the highest-grade synthetic fibers that mimic the same product distribution you would get from animal-based bristles."—Kat Von D, Brand Founder

This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
ITEM 1578137
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$34.00

LOVE IT...In love...good for everyday use also for travel....Positives: very soft, doesn't shed, retractable brush allows you to choose different sizes and brush density for different parts of the face, great for travel, affordable Negatives: very dense, a lot of coverage when you first put product on, need to buff it out Overall: I like this brush but I don't really know if I need it.
What it is:
A retractable Kabuki brush ideal for applying bronzers, blushers, powders, and shimmers flawlessly.

What it does:
Too Faced’s “teddy bear hair” bristles grab and blend color without any of the cruelty or hygiene problems associated with animal-hair brushes. The clever swivel lets you control the amount of brush hair dispensed to customize makeup application.
ITEM 1842491
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$120.00

it's OK...LOVE IT...Great everyday hair tool!...I have thick and heavy Indian hair, Although it can improve some functions such as adding more bristle to the edge of the brush so it's easier to brush and straighten the ends but it's not a big deal as I use my hair comb and it works great but it would be something nice to add.
Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A thermal straightening brush that instantly creates smooth hair in a single stroke with the power of a straightener and the ease of a hairbrush.

Key benefits:
- Achieves sleek styles with zero static
- Preserves moisture for healthy hair
- Delivers shiny, smooth, frizz-free styles

If you want to know more…
This brush incorporates Double Negative Ion Technology—the maximum in negative ions—to create shiny, smooth, frizz-free results with zero static. Ceramic Bristles with Nylon Cool-Tips emit far-infrared heat that instantly penetrates the cortex of the hair cuticle, heating from the inside out. The hair is heated evenly and in half the time of conventional heat, reducing the risk of damage. An LCD Digital Interface allows for precise setting and monitoring of temperature up to 450°F (232°C), the most important element for getting consistent and effective results. The auto-shutoff feature means no power will be wasted when not in use. In addition, a temperature lock allows for uniform temperature control. An easy-grip, nine-foot, 360° swivel cord makes use and storage simple. The cord is made of heat-proof, up to 450°F (232°C), fabric and a professional hook.

What else you need to know:
Voltage is 120V

Please note, this item is too large for gift packaging.
ITEM 1034016
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$65.00

IN LOVE...I love it...Think there are other just as good, having said that I do like and use it everyday....I spot clean my brush with 70% alcohol daily after using since I'm very acne-prone so I know my brush is clean and once a week will deep clean it.
What it is:
A large, super-soft, face-powder brush.

What it does:
The No. 7 Finishing Brush is perfect for depositing just the right dusting of blush or powder, leaving your face looking flawless.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass designed the makeup-brush collection to be luxuriously soft with PETA-friendly Takelon brushes for a truly luxurious experience. Takelon bristles are formulated from high-grade synthetic fibers to maximize product application, avoid potential allergic reactions to animal fur, and promote the use of non-animal products. Gently clean brushes with mild soap and water.

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
ITEM 958785
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$20.00

Love it...it's ok...Love it for everyday use....I used the flawless coverage brush from BE but I never felt like it gave me that clear smooth looking complexion but the kabuki brush makes all the difference AND I still don't look like I am wearing any makeup!
What it is:
A longer handled Kabuki Brush.

What it does:
Glides over the skin to add a warm glow when used with cheek color or added coverage when used to apply bareMinerals Foundation - SPF 15 Sunscreen.
ITEM 1291327
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$31.00

My fav!...LOVE IT...This is great a brush for an everyday liner....I was using a cheap eyeliner brush before and I didn't think that buying a nicer brush would make much of a difference, but boy was I wrong.
What it is:
A slim, finely tapered brush with firm bristles for flawless and precise lining of the eyes.

What it does:
Designed to be used with Bobbi Brown's bestselling Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and powder shadow formulas, this lightweight brush features a slim, tapered design and finely pointed brush hairs. It provides maximum control and precise application for gorgeous eye looks.
ITEM 1539675
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$49.00

In Love...Love it!...I used it everyday....But this brush is definitely going to be my go-to brush that I will use when I am in a rush because it gives me the same result of using 5 other brushes, but saves me a lot of time and I don't even have to think about it.
What it is:
A true beauty multitasker, this patent-pending brush cuts makeup application time in half by replacing 10 other brushes and tools.

What it does:
From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality natural hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. It can be used effectively as a foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or sponge.

The bristles are packed in a 3.5 inch horizontal design allowing you to effortlessly and evenly cover larger or smaller surface areas. The density of the brush creates a smooth, even, and airbrushed application every time, taking the guesswork out of brushwork. Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face, while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application. Long, flexible bristles make a variety of application techniques possible including: targeted application, stippling, blending, contouring, and highlighting.

What else you need to know:
The bristles are free of dye, ensuring they will not lose shape or softness over time, and the unique shape of the handle and soft-touch finish provide complete control during application, allowing you to create your desired look. The bristles are reinforced with shed-resistant technology. However, the brush may lose strands during use. As with the hair on your head, this is completely natural and will lessen with use and proper care.

BECCA is and will remain a cruelty-free company. They do not test their products on animals, and will continue to hold true to this principle.
ITEM 1536309
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$53.00

love it...good buy...Glad I purchased it, I use it everyday....I bought this brush on Friday and I am so happy I did because it's such a good brush for applying blush contour or finishing powder.
What it is:
A must-have, dual-purpose brush featuring a rounded end and an angled end.

What it does:
Boasting two brushes in one, this double-ended brush is the perfect tool for powder application and sculpting. Use the rounded side, with has both straight and wavy fibers, for traditional powder application or highlighting. The angled side, which features wavy fibers, is perfect for sculpting the cheekbones. This brush can be used with loose and compact powders.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs. Beveled tips create a two-in-one makeup brush and tool, while innovative hair density and brush head shapes optimize every stroke for ideal makeup application. To achieve the ultimate collection, every brush has gone through 25 production stages by 30 craftsmen and has been checked for quality 50 times.
ITEM 1822212
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$38.00

in love...So nice...I've been using it everyday!!...Love the brush received it for free from influnster even tho the translucent powder was not for me I still applies it with brush and I must say great brush I could use this for my powder makeup
What it is:
An ultimate loose powder brush for setting and perfecting the entire face.

What it does:
The Lock-It Setting Powder Brush was created after testing dozens of other loose powder brushes, in pursuit of the perfect tool to pair with Kat Von D’s groundbreaking Lock-It Setting Powder. Its distinctive silhouette features a perfectly rounded shape and long, tapered bristles—an artist's secret to efficient-yet-seamless, all-over setting. The fluffy density optimizes the dispersion of loose powder across the face, so you get a soft, diffused veil of powder with one effortless, even application.

Designed with superb-quality, its soft synthetic bristles are arranged in the ideal proportions to apply the finest loose powders—including the Lock-It Setting Powder—lightly and evenly to blur imperfections and smooth your skin's texture. The sleek, stiletto handle was inspired by a witch's broomstick, and its smooth, sturdy acrylic handles are weighted for an ergonomic grip and ultimate control.

What else you need to know:
"I am proud to say that Kat Von D Beauty products are never tested on animals—and never will be."—Kat Von D

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
ITEM 1364009
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$30.00

Love it...It's ok...I love this brush and I use it almost everyday for liquid foundation, the bristles are super soft and its small enough to fit in all the right places, I've also been getting more compliments on my foundation than usual so thats always a plus....I gave it 4 stars although its a great foundation brush, this brush is very hard to clean and seems like it picks up a lot of product by the time I am finished my brush looks full.
What it is:
A versatile foundation brush for use with all formulations that creates a natural finish with high coverage.

What it does:
Shiseido's innovative technology and traditional Japanese brush-making techniques come together to create the ideal foundation finish. Perfect for liquid, cream, or powder foundations, this brush picks up all types of formulas for a uniform application and impeccable finish.

What else you need to know:
This foundation brush can create different types of coverage with the same foundation. Simply pat/press to give a full coverage look, brush in a half circle for medium coverage, and brush in long sweeps to add sheer coverage. Apply liquid or cream foundation in a circle to the cheeks using your fingers and use one of the brush application techniques to cover your face. When using compact foundation, just dab the brush lightly on the compact and apply starting on the cheeks.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
ITEM 1926013
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$32.00

In Love...THE BEST...I love the way this brush looks and feels, but it isn't a brush I use everyday....First off I love how I recieved the brush it was packaged in a box, then the brush was in plastic, then the brush had a cover.
What it is:
An expertly chiseled highlighter brush that "hugs" cheeks for an effortless glow.

What it does:
The Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 embraces curves like no other. This game-changing synthetic brush features expertly chiseled curves on both sides that "hug" more than just your cheeks—including your browbone, cupid’s bow, the bridge of your nose, and even your collarbone—for an effortlessly killer glow. Thanks to its unexpected asymmetrical cut inspired by a shark tooth, you can highlight with more precision and edge, making it the perfect tool for the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Rihanna’s favorite thing about this brush is the shark tooth-shaped design—she instantly fell in love with all the unexpected angles that let you highlight in unique ways.

Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.
ITEM 1489376
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$38.00

5 stars...love it...Great size for travel and everyday use....Now, it may go on just as nicely with another brush, as the powder brush I was using may not have been dense enough, but I love this brush regardless!
What it is:
A densely packed, baby-soft powder brush.

What it does:
This densely packed brush is ideal for evenly dispersing Ambient Lighting Powder all over the face. It comes equipped with extra-soft, high-grade Taklon bristles and is packaged in a protective travel-pouch.

What else you need to know:
For best results, use Ambient Powder Brush to dust Ambient Lighting Powder all over the face.

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
ITEM 1682103
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$34.00

It's ok...love it!...Good for contouring, not for everyday powder...I got this brush from Tarte back in mother's day when they had a sale on and in all my brush collection (which includes other brushes from Tarte, Kat von D, Coastal Scents, Morphe, and Real Techniques) this is probably the most luxurious and plush makeup brush I own.
What it is:
A double-ended contouring brush that buffs on instant dimension and creates the illusion of a slimmer appearance.

What it does:
Tarte’s Bronze & Glow Contour Brush is designed to sweep on your favorite bronzer, blush, and highlighter formulas to create a seamless, natural-looking contour. Its versatile, durable design allows you to add instant warmth and dimension using the large, fluffy brush on one side to buff and blend powder cheek powders. The other side of the brush allows you to seamless contour the face with the smaller, precision-end brush, shaped to target, sculpt, and highlight around the cheekbones for a seamless, contoured look.

What else you need to know:
This brush is an ideal application tool for tarte’s park ave princess™ contour palette (sold separately).
ITEM 1536184
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$55.00

LOVE IT!...The Best...I love this brush and it feels like a decadent treat everyday when I use it....I use it for powders and it apply powder like a dream and also as a finishing brush to blend everything together.
What it is:
A large, dome-shaped brush for quick, lightweight powder application.

What it does:
This soft, round, luxurious brush is used to apply light powder coverage to a large area. Best used in sweeping strokes, it features wavy fibers and is ideal for applying compact or loose powders to the face and body.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs. Beveled tips create a two-in-one makeup brush and tool, while innovative hair density and brush head shapes optimize every stroke for ideal makeup application. To achieve the ultimate collection, every brush has gone through 25 production stages by 30 craftsmen and has been checked for quality 50 times.
ITEM 1872217
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$16.00

I love it....I recommend....great basic brush...I have tried other detangling brushes and they caused a lot of breakage, I don't seem to have that problem with this brush.
What it is:
A brush that detangles and straightens wet or dry hair, leaving locks smooth, healthy-looking, and tangle-free.

Key benefits:
- Detangles
- Smooths
- Refreshes

If you want to know more…
Painlessly detangle all hair types and textures with this must-have brush. Great to use on wet or dry hair, it smooths strands and preps for your blowout—sans damage. The easy-to-grip handle allows for easy, comfortable styling and movement.

What else you need to know:
This product is best used with Verb Leave-In Mist.
ITEM 1536705
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$25.00

love it...love it!...Portable yet usable for everyday...I like the "retractableness" of this brush because when I get really close to the mirror I can just take off the cap and then not have the end of the brush touching the mirror.
What it is:
A retractable lip brush for precise lip color application on the go.

What it does:
This rounded, dense brush is ideal for quick lip color application and blending. Perfect for touch-ups throughout the day, this brush features straight fibers and comes with a metal cap to ensure practicality and hygiene.

What else you need to know:
After five years in development with makeup artists and fiber experts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes are a revolution in brush craftsmanship. The 100-percent fiber brushes are available in a range of 76 handcrafted styles, each with the perfect balance of straight and wavy fibers that replicate natural hairs. Beveled tips create a two-in-one makeup brush and tool, while innovative hair density and brush head shapes optimize every stroke for ideal makeup application. To achieve the ultimate collection, every brush has gone through 25 production stages by 30 craftsmen and has been checked for quality 50 times.
ITEM 1693241
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$40.00

surprise love...Great for smaller areas...Exactly what I imagined I use this everyday with my sculpting powder I love the very structured look....This brush is great in some ways because the small size gives you a lot of control, but I think the Neo Powder Brush would be a better option.
What it is:
An exclusive, ultra-soft brush designed for contour powders to shade, contour, and highlight.

What it does:
Only at Sephora—Designed with Kevyn Aucoin's exact specifications, the small round shape was created specifically for contour powders. Designed with real animal hair, this brush is ideal for achieving concise and blended contour color, shading in the hollows of the cheeks and temples, contouring cheeks and jawline. It can also be used to highlight the cheekbones, browbones, and other parts of the face. Its long, sturdy handle provides expert precision, and the fine, soft hairs distribute an even amount of formula—the ultimate makeup tool must-have.
ITEM 1032911
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$62.00

good set...Loved it....I use that practically everyday with my gel liner....I do wish that it had come with a blush brush and maybe instead of an angled brush a blending brush, but even with that I love this kit as is.
What it is:
A seven-piece brush set treated with a cutting-edge antimicrobial technology, that keeps brushes fresher for longer and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

What it does:
Each of these professional-quality brushes is treated with a non-toxic, hypoallergenic compound that attacks and destroys harmful bacteria. The soft, synthetic fibers distribute just the right amount of pigment for a perfect result every time. The set includes a faux cracked leather pouch to keep the brushes clean and organized.

This set contains:
- Powder brush
- Foundation brush
- Concealer brush
- Eye blender brush
- Flat eyeliner brush
- Brow/lash comb
- Eye/lip liner brush
- Angled eyeshadow brush
- Cracked effect leather brush pouch

What else you need to know:
These products were not tested on animals.
ITEM 1804459
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$25.00

so good...love it...it's such a basic brush!...I tried a fan brush but found it didn't blend well with my heavy hand, then I tried a fluffy brush with long bristles but found I couldn't create a diffused look.
What it is:
A large, round diffuser brush with super-soft, tapered natural bristles for easy application of highlighter formulas.

What it does:
Precisely apply highlighter with Brush #23. Achieve seamless application—just swirl powder over cheekbones and the décolletage.