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brushes for beginners

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If you're looking to get into make-up, or just want to try something new, a brush may be the first piece of equipment you buy. The right brush can make sessions easier and more convenient for both the artist and the customer.


I love that this eyeliner has a small brush, so it's hard to make a mistake. It last long and only 13 dollars. ...I wouldn't recommend this for beginners though, as the brush is not stable....great for beginner :)

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.


Great Brush!...The brush is good for anyone who is a novice with eyeshadow!...Such an easy applicator! I'm a novice when it comes to eye shadow and I love how smooth and fool-proof this brush is for an easy, natural application.

What it is: A soft, dual-ended eyeshadow brush to create washes of color and precise lines.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Brush Handle Length:
3.5 inches

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This dual-ended eyeshadow brush is made to complement Solo Shadow Soft-Matte Cream Single Eyeshadow (sold separately) but can be used with any eye product for a seamless blend and a soft, diffused finish. The densely packed vegan bristles deposit just the right amount of product for easy, buildable coverage, whether for a single wash of color or precis


Perfect eye liner brush...Even beginners can use this.....I'm a complete novice to filling in my brows, but using this with the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo is super simple!

What it is: An ultra-thin, angled liner brush with a firm, tapered point for precise and polished lining of the eyes.

What Else You Need to Know: The short, firmly angled bristles of this brush allow for a precise and even glide when defining eyes. This brush can be used to achieve a variety of liner looks from the most natural to dramatic. It’s ideal for cream, liquid, and powder formulas.

PRO Brush Collection, thirty brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles. The tapered artistry handles help offer ultimate control in makeup application to help you create any makeup look you desire. This brush and its holder have been developed responsibly.


The brush I didn't know I Needed...However, the bristles are lightweight and soft, which is great for people like me who are novice makeup users. I usually like to stick to one brush as my "favorite", but this one just moved into the favorite spot!...My favorite face brush!!!...This is hands down my favorite brush and its perfect for "makeup beginners" all the way to makeup experts.

What it is: A unique tapered brush head that is designed to easily apply powder into skin to set and finish any look.

What Else You Need to Know: The supremely soft bristles and domed shape picks up and applies the perfect amount of powder for a light coverage application.The sheared side of the brush is perfect for pressing any setting powder onto the face to fully set and keep liquids and creams from moving throughout the day. Its shape allows for multiple complexion applications from setting and sculpting to create an airy, light finish application.

PRO Brush Collection, thirty brushes with the highest-quality, hand-shaped vegan synthetic bristles.


This is a really great brush! It’s just dense enough and fluffy enough. ...Whether you’re a pro or beginner, this brush should be a part of your routine.

What it is: A dense yet incredibly soft buffing and blending brush that is designed to achieve a smooth and seamless finish.

Brush Formulation:

Brush Coverage: Medium

Brush Handle Length:
Three-and-a-half inches

Bristle Type:

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


Excellent Brush...Purchased this brush as a beginner using eyeliner and it makes eyeliner application so simple!! ...I like this brush and still think it's the best fine eyeliner brush out there but I miss the old configuration!

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.


The thin tip and spoolie make even a novice look like a pro....It absolutely is essential and I think it will be easy for someone who is a novice too. It is a partner to the eyebrow color, I've used other brushes and applicators, but this one is by far the best, no doubt about it.

What it is:
An angled flat brush that precisely sweeps color through brows and mimics natural hairs.

What it does:
Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brush #7B and its custom spooley end to blend product into the brows for a soft and natural-looking finish. The soft, synthetic bristles have a super fine edge for expert precision.


Amazing Complexion Brush...This is a fabulous brush for powdered complexion products. It doesn't leave any brush strokes and just makes application a breeze. ...Best Synthetic Brush, EVER...This is the only synthetic brush I use every time I do my makeup. This brush is so special, I have a backup. if you're a novice or a brush snob???

What it is: A four-petal face brush that is uniquely-designed to contour to face and buff skin to a polished finish.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by the Shiseido camellia, this uniquely-designed brush features four distinct petal sections with hidden core technology. This brush helps control pressure for a smooth and seamless makeup application, and was developed to be used with all makeup textures.


LOVE THIS BRUSH...This brush has become my go-to for the look of a round brush blow out with waaaaay less work. ...I struggled more than the other reviewers with this brush. In fact, I managed to get a chunk of my hair tangled in the bristles.

What it is: A smart hot brush for quick and effortless, three-dimensional volume that lifts your roots and creates body through your lengths.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

What Else You Need to Know: Give your hair the boost it deserves with twice the volume. Add lift at your roots and create body through your lengths for added shape, bounce, and fullness.

The brush‘s heater technology spans the one and one-quarter inch barrel, responding to your hair‘s needs and ensuring a constant optimum temperature of 365°F to achieve healthy, long-lasting volume* with no extreme heat.


Great brush for beginners!...Wow this makes nose contouring so easy specially for a beginner like me!...LOVE this brush super convenient and beginner friendly. buying a back up bc it’s just thqt good.

What it is: A dual-ended brush that applies both creams and powders to the small areas of your face, sculpting and blending with ease for a softly defined look.

Brush Formulation:
All Formulas

Brush Coverage: Buildable

Bristle Type:
Synthetic & Natural Blend

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The perfect tool to add soft definition to your nose, eyelids, and anywhere else fine contouring is required, this dual-ended brush allows you to apply any formula you like, sculpting and shaping with artistic precision.

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