Best face makup brushes & tools according to redditors

We found 457 Reddit comments discussing the best face makup brushes & tools. We ranked the 203 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Face makeup brushes
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Top Reddit comments about Face Makeup Brushes & Tools:

u/ThisIsWhyICarry · 156 pointsr/guns

Good guide. Especially the method of drying. ;-)

That said, I recommend against nail polish and nail polish remover; polish doesn't set as well as enamel paint, and thus, it won't last as long or look as nice. One factor to this is that enamel paint settles flat better than nail polish does - the latter tends to curve inward or bulge outward, depending on exactly how much there is, whereas enamel paint can be polished off relatively even to the gun surface. Here's a comparison, with nail polish on the left and enamel paint on the right, and here's the final product. Note that this method also works on plastic; I filled the etching of the Crimson Trace laser as well.

Instead, I recommend Testor's 1168 Flat White enamel paint, which can be found at most hobby supply and arts & crafts stores. I apply with a very thin brush or with toothpicks, depending on how fine the work needs to be. I'll stick the tip directly into the etching grooves so that I don't end up with bubbles. I try to keep the coat relatively thin, but just thick enough so that I can't quite see the etching through the first coat when I'm done. (More on the second coat shortly.) Let it dry for an hour with a fan on it. You can sometimes get away with less time, or use a hair dryer to speed up the process, but I've found less than an hour (if you don't use a hair dryer) leaves the paint too tacky and more comes off than I'd like.

To clean up the excess paint, don't use paint thinner - not even Testors. Paint thinner will, well, make the paint too thin. This makes it too easy to accidentally remove paint from the etching that you want to leave behind. Instead, I use Hoppe's No. 9 Bore Solvent. It works similarly to paint thinner but isn't quite as powerful, which means it doesn't thin the paint as much. It's also a useful gun cleaner, so it's handy to have around anyway. :-)

Use a combination of cotton rounds and makeup sponge wedges, both of which can be found in the make-up section in most grocery stores or pharmacies for a few bucks per bag. The rounds are good for broad strokes to wipe away larger amounts of excess paint, and the wedges are good for detail work or to gently swipe evenly over the etching without pressing loose cotton threads into the etching. I try to do as few wipes over the actual etching as possible - the more you wipe the etching, the greater the chance you remove paint from inside the etching. Don't press hard, either; just press enough to maintain contact; let the solvent do the work for you.

Let the paint dry for another hour, and then apply a second coat. Odds are good that you've accidentally removed too much paint in some parts of the etching, especially where it's thin or has sharp corners. Then let dry for an hour, remove the excess with Hoppe's again, and let dry overnight to fully cure.

This will probably take you around a total of 3 hours to do, but it's worth the extra time - it looks beautiful and will last forever. Obviously, you'll need more beer for this method, but OP says you can get a 30-pack of Miller Lite for $18. It may suck, but after 30 of them, you probably won't care.

u/naturallyplastic · 42 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I found that using a cushion pact helps!

My skin is pickier with sunscreen than any other skincare product so I use my go to and DIY with this guy

You just pat the product onto your skin over top of your makeup and it blends right in. Here’s a tutorial by Gothamista for more details.

u/cosycookie · 26 pointsr/RepLadies

I haven't shipped this haul yet as I'm still adding stuff but sure why not!

u/Adrinkingthrowaway · 18 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

A cushion foundation is shaped like a portable powder compact (just a bit bulkier) but with a foundation-soaked sponge inside. Also a little puff and a mirror for portable application. Sephora's cushion foundation selection is pretty limited, but it's a K-beauty trend and if you do some reddit research you shouldn't have a problem finding information about what's available from other retailers (1, 2)

Coverage varies but the general expectation is that cushion foundations will have light/medium coverage at most. The most affordable and easily accessible option if you're in the US is probably L'oreal's cushion which you can find basically wherever L'oreal is sold.

The drawbacks to cushion foundations are that you get less product than in a traditional liquid foundation, so you run through them more quickly (this is the same as with stick foundations). There's usually an option to just buy a refill sponge when you run out (cheaper than getting a whole new compact).

Cushion foundations on the whole do have the stereotypically K-beauty "this comes in 5 shades of pale beige" problem. It's gotten a little better across the board but it's still hard to find deep-dark options.

If you can't find a formula and shade match that works for you, you can buy an empty cushion and fill it with a liquid foundation of your choosing. I've done this; I don't really wear foundation often enough to give it a ringing endorsement but I enjoyed it and thought it worked well.

[resubmitted, forgot to use np links. as usual.]

u/ImLaurenNow · 16 pointsr/transpassing

Posted this on other account but it got moderated, had a bad word OOPS :(

I'm going to be blunt but it's in your best interests. This may also be long.

I don't think you have a large head as someone else has said, and there is nothing wrong with a square shaped head, it is not exclusively a masculine shape. In fact I see quite soft features when I look at you, which certainly would be improved and amplified with HRT.

The wig - It is very obvious and I would not recommend wearing it out in its current state. Depending on finances, you can do incredible things with hair extensions with just 4 inches of hair, which for most people is about 8-12 months of growth from a buzz cut.

Extensions - Depending on finances, as I said with 4 inches of hair or more you can get incredible extensions from a salon, they know how to make them look great (check reviews for your area though).

A cheaper option is clip in extensions, for a full head I recommend no less than 230 grams including the clips at about a 20" length. These can also be clipped in to very short hair an example video being here. I have only 2" of hair on back and sides and about 6" of hair on the top and using this method I get a flawless finish, I curl the top length of my hair and the extensions so they blend a little easier. This will also depend on your hairline but there are hairstyles you can use with extensions to cover that as well, and they look much more natural.

Makeup - I'm going to be very blunt in saying everything about it is wrong. Wrong shade, wrong tone, wrong finish and application.

Wrong shade - Your makeup is way too dark and it definitely makes you look like you're wearing a mask.
Wrong tone - Though hard to tell with pictures it looks like it is a yellow based foundation, so a warm tone (or cool tone if you go by macs definitions). Your skin to me looks pink based, so cool toned but I would never recommend a cool toned foundation to anyone so you should look for something in neutral tones to be safe.

Finish and application - You have applied it way too thick over your entire face, and the finish is too shiny, it is highlighting on ALL the wrong places to highlight.

How to fix it!!! :D

For beard cover I recommend Maybelline Dark Circles Eraser in probably the shade 'light'. I use this personally myself and it is incredible at covering beard, as it has a slight orange tone that does not require heavy foundation to cover but does neutralize the blue tones in beard shadow. It is a liquid concealer and doesn't look too heavy on the skin. I apply a layer all over with the sponge tip applicator and powder over it before putting foundation on (I will recommend a powder shortly). This product also works great for its original purposes as an under eye concealer :D. You may want to eventually buy a second in the shade 'fair' to give a little under eye highlight.

IF you find this and foundation are not quite enough cover, as I don't on some days where I have especially dark shadow (perfect contrast to my pale skin) I will use the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer in Medium underneath the maybelline concealer just to enhance the orange tones slightly, it is very sheer however and does not provide coverage on its own, it is purely to add more orange tones.

Foundation - I use Loreal True Match and for you I would recommend the shade N2, obviously test this in store to make sure you get the right shade as I am only going off photos.

I would apply this over the powdered beard area with fingers and a dabbing motion, kind of gently slapping your face with two fingers, this gives the best coverage. For the rest of the face I recommend a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge as this gives a lighter coverage and a nice texture. Once your beard coverage foundation has has a few seconds to set, you can also bounce this over it lightly to adjust the texture in that area.

Powder - I use Rimmel Stay Matte in Transparent. For a pressed powder it's quite fine and doesn't add any coverage (less cake), however it will ELIMINATE that shine on your face!

Some additional things you aren't doing as far as I can tell are blush and contouring, I love Nyx Powder Blush in Mocha for blush and Nyx Powder Blush in Taupe for contouring. They are both lightly pigmented making them hard to muck up, the mocha is not overly pink and in-your-face and the taupe is perfect for contouring as it is not orange and is very neutral. You will find 1 million and 1 YouTube tutorials on how to do both of these things properly.

The final thing I can say is you're muting your lips out and making them almost invisible with your foundation, buy some lipstick to fix that, and you can always overdraw the middle of your top and bottom lips slightly with a lip liner, but be sure to go over your whole lip if you do this, you dont want to be left with those lines if your lipstick wears off. :D

I know this is a long post, but if even one bit of information is able to help you, or somebody else it's all worth it. If you have any questions feel free to PM me, I usually check this account once per day :)

u/misseff · 15 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

IMO the Beauty Blender is overhyped. The texture/shape is different from a normal sponge, but you can get much cheaper versions that many reviewers say are exactly the same.

u/invisiblespacedog · 11 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

The absolute best brushes I've ever used in my life are these Bestope face brushes from Amazon. They're a set of 8 for $8, and they're the softest things ever. They're the perfect density, and I've had them for a year and there's been no shedding or any problems. I reach for these more than my Sephora brushes!

u/Jalter_x · 8 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Personally, I've heard powder/mist sunscreen (like the ones that's supposed to be similar to face mists/setting sprays) don't work as effectively. My reference video for that is always this video.

As for my makeup, I don't wear heavy makeup so I can't guarantee this will work 100% -- I just apply a gel sunscreen (Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence) over my spreading it on my hand and lightly padding my skin with it.

I'm also interested/wanting to try the method of using a liquidy-sunscreen into a compact cushion (similar to the MISHA cushion compact), and apply it. There's a video on it here, showing you how to make one and apply. Here's an Amazon DIY compact posted a while ago by another redditor.

for reference, I use BB Cream, powder, blush, and bronzer. Not a lot of any of the powder products though! I do use a setting spray at the very end to melt all the powders together.

u/CorvusCoraxx · 7 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I do! For anyone in the US here's the sigma dupes, and here is the RT dupes. Also I found the bamboo set and this one comes with an extra brush I totally wish came with mine. Not sure of the quality of these as I haven't tried them myself but i'd guess its pretty similar.

u/wishoneverystar · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Don't wash your face too much, your skin could be greasy because it is too dry. If my face looks greasy during the day, I dab it with a tissue. There are oil absorbing sheets you can get too, like this. Wash with a cleanser, CeraVe is a very popular brand on this sub, and seriously look into some creams with active ingredients like BHA(aka salicylic acid), AHA(glycolic acid + a few others), and benzoyl peroxide. These are 3 things that you can get over the counter. Check out the wiki on the sidebar for "Acne" there are a couple of other ingredients you could look into as well, like vitamin C and clay. If you read this sub more you'll see people mention stuff like clindamcin or tretinoin, but those are Rx so go to a derm if you can.

Have patience! If will get better :)

u/astrolia · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

In the morning, I apply this Senka chemical sunscreen. Later in the day, I use the Skinfood Peach Cotton Pore Sun Pact SPF 42++++. Obviously there are set backs to powder sunscreens, such as not knowing if you're actually getting enough product/coverage on your face. As I am mostly an indoors person, I find this suitable for me cause my UV exposure tends to be more "incidental". I have also tried both the SuperGoop powder sunscreen and the derma-e dupe of the SuperGoop one, and I didn't like either of them because of the brush mechanism. I think the idea is neat, but the execution is a big nope for me. When I am purposely going to be out in the sun again, then I use a custom cushion filled w/the same Senka sunscreen, and then use some of the Skinfood powder on top to get rid of the shiny/dewy look lol.

EDIT: Ok, this totally slipped my mind, but a lot of Asian SPF powders contain talc. If you are looking for something without talc, I have personally been recommended Vintorte Mineral UV Powder before (JP name: SPF50+PA++++ ミネラルUVパウダー) but since I still have my Skinfood compact (and even my SuperGoop and derma-e powders lol) laying around I haven't bothered figuring out how to buy it outside of Japan aside from maybe bugging a friend to buy it for me. It is on YesStyle, but it costs like 2x as much on YesStyle as it does in Japan.

u/Holy_shnikies · 7 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I got the generic ones from amazon. There's like, 4 in the pack for...$10? I think. Don't need to buy the expensive ones!

[EDIT] These ones!

u/CreepShowGirl666 · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I wish I had saved the article/blog/what-have-you that I read, but this woman said that she uses one of these refillable compacts that has a cushion in it.

She fills it with her sunscreen so it absorbs into the cushion and uses the face pad to pat it on over her make up when she needs to reapply her sunscreen.

As to how effective it is, I don't know.

Also, I did a google search for the thing I read, and i am finding a lot of mentions of using a powder or spray mist sunscreen over make up. So those are also options. Just have to find what works for you.

u/emstx · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

So, personally, I have never used the beauty blender, but I bought these generics and have been really happy with them.

I did look at reviews between the two and I have heard that the beauty blender is more porous than than the generics and that is why it is softer/squishier. This would also mean that it soaks up more foundation and when using a sponge I think the soaking up of foundation is a bit inevitable. I also would not spend $20 on a sponge, it just seems excessive.

My generic sponges have been stained, but I doubt that's of any surprise. I bought one pack and gave the other sponges away to friends and family last year, everyone is still using them and they have not deteriorated.

u/if0rg0t2remember · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Arko without question is the best idea for travel. cut the stick down if you want to be even more convenient. I've used the ecotools retractable kabuki several times now and although it isn't a shave brush, it does a reasonable job and dries quickly.

u/gaykinkydude · 5 pointsr/GayGifs

It's a soft brush, like this one. For this use, the softer, the better. I'm always very careful with hairy guys/hairy areas, but as soft as this brush is, it's much less likely to get tangled in hair (it didn't even happen once in this session). For comparison purposes, I had a feather in a drill that I used on the same sub, and it got tangled in his chest hair once even though only the tip was touching his abs. Fortunately, I take precautions so I can quickly stop things just in case the unforeseen happens, so no damage was done. ;)

u/tgc07 · 4 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Here are my items!

Brush guards, a makeup bag, and seche vite!

u/normalredditaccount5 · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can use these. I use them all the time. They’re awesome.

Natural Bamboo Charcoal Oil...

u/ZombieButch · 4 pointsr/learnart

If it's dry, you can just scrape it down with a palette knife or sand it down with some fine grit sandpaper. It doesn't have to be, like, smooth as glass or anything, you just want to avoid any big piles or little spikes of paint.

In the future, if you do your underpainting with pretty thin paint for your darks, you can wipe away the light areas with a rag or paper towel. If you're working in oil paint, cosmetic wedges are awesome, and tonking is a really useful technique for pulling up excess paint while it's still wet. (It may work on acrylics while they're wet, too; I don't really use them but unless there's some kind of extender in the medium I would think it'd dry too quickly.)

u/44xominxo44 · 4 pointsr/Makeup

Beakey beauty blender sponges from amazon!
They last me a while and they do a great job. Such a cheap price to pay also:

u/Lavarie · 4 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas
u/AppleButterToast · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I used it last summer on several days when I was out in the sun all day long. It works really well for me. I carry the compact with me and this retractable brush and reapply every hour or so. My skin is very pale and burns easily and throughout the entire summer I only got very slightly burnt once and that was only because I forgot to reapply.

EDIT: Forgot a word.

u/lilpeedee · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I found all the stuff! Time is running out!!

My lipstick is Burt's Bees Red Dahlia so hopefully that counts. My gold is an Altoid tin, a whole branch from my friends backyard, a book I gave the same friend a while ago, and Roscoe says hello.

Here is a link to my Amazon item:

u/bobcat_90 · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

It's a Beauty Blender, basically a sponge used to apply makeup like foundation.

u/brad3378 · 3 pointsr/photogrammetry

I'm still organizing it, but my "kit" includes:

  • DSLR Camera, prime lenses, camera bag

  • Wooden yard stick (Scale bar and setting depth of field)

  • IR remote control for camera (more steady camera triggering)

  • Tripod on casters for faster shot setups

  • Athlete's foot spray ($1 each at the dollar store)

  • Developer's spray / Dulling spray

  • temporary/removable rubberized paint (basecoat before spraying perm. paint) example

  • Multi-colored textured spray paint Example

  • Powder duster for applying inexpensive dust to objects. I haven't perfected this process. It's messy and the powder can change appearance between camera shots and spoil your entire photoshoot. I'd still like to figure out a better way because flour, baking soda, baby powder, and other dusty substances are far cheaper than spraypaint and athlete's foot spray.

  • retractable kabuki brush for applying powder. I'm still experimenting with this, but it's a standard item included with the NextEngine 3D Scanner and they recommend applying talc powder to a lanolin base.

  • Smart phone with lightmeter app, depth-of-field calculator app

  • "Muslin" quick-clamps to drape a bedsheet behind object to diffuse lighting

  • log book for optimal camera settings (dry erase board is faster for me)

  • dry erase board for snapping a pic of my settings

  • stickers for registration marks. I have only tried ordinary circular stickers without the computer generated encoded targets and have so far been disappointed with the results.

    There's probably more, but that's all I can think of for now.


  • $10 Lazy susan turntable from Ikea

  • CNC controlled camera gantry for automated image capturing

  • Field monitor for easier camera focusing. It's much harder on the small camera display.

  • WiFi enabled camera or a WiFi enabled SD memory card

  • A light tent - preferably with an entire setup with variable LED lighting from reddit user /u/Iontrades_

  • Green screen backdrop for experimenting with the automask feature in 3DF Zephyr software. I may also experiment with other backdrop colors, threadcounts, and thicknesses to optimize contrast (between the workpiece and backdrop) and optimize lighting.

  • Experimental mixture of white baby powder, black pepper, and acetone to make it stick together. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm hoping that the acetone would help it stick to the workpiece and quickly evaporate.
u/TheWildTofuHunter · 3 pointsr/popping

Can you keep mini disposable wash cloths (like baby wipes) or oil sheets ( on hand to wipe down your skin every hour or so? You might get oil buildup that bothers your skin which doesn't help if it stays on open pores for 5-6 hours.

u/skelezombie · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish

Okay so there's lots of places you can get things, but with some of amazon you might not get things in time so keep your eyes peeled, I'm linking random ones for you. It'd be easier to build your own basket instead of trying to find one. What I would suggest is:

-dotting tools like this

-brushes for art/cleanup like this

-clear stamper/scraper like this

-some stamping plates like this

-liquid latex (so her fingers don't get messy when doing different nail art styles) like this

-makeup sponges (those triangles, for gradients) like this

-striping tape like this

-good base coat (people really like nail envy by OPI and ORLY bonder) OPI ORLY

-good top coat (Seche vite is great) like this

I didn't pay much attention to the prices but a lot of those tools can be purchased fairly cheap, the most expensive things are the polishes and some stamping plates (some are very cheap and can be not so good, some are more expensive but are more likely to work well)

If you need more help let me know!

u/aquajack6 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

oh I have the same issue. Ok, so my dad gave me those microfiber lens cleaners that are better than regular microfiber clothes or cotton, something like this Always keep something like that around.

Also, regularly using oil absorbing sheets helps. I like Clean & Clear's

I also always keep napkins or tissues around to wipe off my eyebrows, often oily eyebrows are the culprit of oil getting on glasses. Anywhere hair is on the face, you will get more oil production-so making it a habit to wipe your eyebrows with a napkin or tissue will help

u/TheGreenBasket · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  2. Delicious, delicious home cooked king crab legs dripping with garlic butter.
  3. Here is my item. It's .50 cents over, but it's eligible for prime if you have it. If not, I can definitely link to something else. ;)
  4. When attacking it's prey the mantis shrimp's claws move at the same speed as a .22 calibur bullet. They have been known to break the glass on their cages at zoos.
  5. Flash This
u/carmillivanilli · 3 pointsr/muacirclejerk

I like the black Aesthetica one on Amazon.

u/slarenkaren · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have this Sigma set and I love it. It's got every brush I ever need, and the brush holder it comes with is sturdy, beautiful, and portable. In addition to these brushes, I also have this Sigma flat top kabuki. They are all amazing brushes.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Non-mobile: this set

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/AuntyM · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I think this contest is fun! Thanks for doing it again! Time is running out

I picked the same prize as last night. If I won it would be brush guards.
Thank you!

u/shrimpfriedrice · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Apparently Wayne Goss also recommends these dupes, which are super cheap at $10 for 4 with free Prime shipping:

I don't have a real Beauty Blender, but I just got these and I love them! They swell up to twice the size when damp, just like the real thing, and "moosh" very nicely against the skin. They're supposed to be a bit denser than the original.

u/Lrs8855 · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

For the weathering, he uses quite a coarse sponge.

Personally, I prefer using:

Very even coverage for weathering effects, making them seem more genuine to me.


u/courtchella · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This sponge is super comparable to the black beauty blender and it has great reviews on Amazon! IIRC Kathleenlights and Readysetglamour included it in beauty blender dupes videos and both raved about it :)

u/1877cherns4cherns · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Ugh. I know how frustrating it can be to not know where to start. Hopefully we can help you!

I would agree with the previous comment. Go to Sephora and get color matched for a foundation and a color-correcting undereye concealer. You have beautiful skin and I think a light coverage, but Dewey foundation would be the best (I really like the Bare Minerals liquid foundation).

As for blush, I would stick to warmer colors to best flatter your skin tone. This Sleek blush palette in Lace would be a great place to start. Great value, great colors, and it will give you an idea about what you like.

Invest in a quality eyelash curler (important!). Curl as close to the roots as possible and work your way up. Find a drugstore mascara you love.

I'm pretty ignorant about eyeshadow, but I think the Naked 3 palette or any rose-gold palette would look gorgeous on you. You can use a concealer as an eyeshadow primer.

As far as lips go, it's a matter of experimentation. I think warm, rosy colors would look incredible on you, especially if they have a hydrating formula. Ask a Sephora makeup artist to show you different shades, and you can find similar ones at the drugstore.

Quality brushes are essential when starting out. Don't skimp and you'll never look back. You will need a foundation brush, a crease brush (you can easily use this in crease and on lid until you get a flat shader brush specifically for the lid -- just clean in between colors), and a blush brush. Later, you can invest in a fluffy crease brush
for better blending and a flat shader brush.

I hope this helps! Try some things out, and post a picture when you're gone so we can give you CC. I would use a better quality picture next time, so we can see :)

Have fun!

u/smeepsmop · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

This is a great idea--thanks for hosting!

u/kewpie_ · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This sigma kabuki brush is going on sale at 5:30PM EST

u/pompea · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Actually just found this gem on Amazon too. A two-pack for only $2 more than the original with Best Seller and Prime status.

u/morelove · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

they do!

:D :D :D because also canadian here.

u/Lucky1289 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

It was this set.

They work so well!

u/texanandes · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Somebody posted the link for these on a thread a little while ago [Bundle Monster] ( 4 blenders for $10 is pretty good imo

u/adragonisnoslave · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, obviously I would use these to soak up the oil from my skin so I could have a flawless matte finish and attract the hottest pirates to come save me. You know, the ones who know turtles are awesome.

u/IT143 · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

No I wish I got the $1 one rather than the Ulta one! The Ulta one was like a rubbery sponge! Just bruuuuutal!

I'll be honest when I say I have only been using the bb about a month. I bought the two pack for 20+ish? I have been using my normal brush cleaner on it and sort of rub it in, and squeeze it a few times, and so on. You can deff see makeup come out of it, but its still a bit stained. I plan on trying a few other ideas to give it a deeper cleanse. Since I bought the two pack, I haven't been too concerned with how long it lasts, since I have another on backup!

u/kdia2055 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

If you buy it on amazon you can get two for the price of one!


u/proximateprose · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I also like the RT blender better than the BB, and I prefer them both waaaaay over the MAC foundation brush that I was using. I use less product and get a more even application. There's also a BB dupe that I have from Amazon that I like almost as much as the RT blender. The Aesthetica Beauty Sponge.

u/tiberone · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/T4n6l3d · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thanks! And I just realized when I read ecotool that I actually have ecotool brushes not RT. I have this set and this set

I'm guessing the one you use is this brush (says for bronzer) or [this brush] ( Do either look familiar?

u/vmbuford · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

They look like these. :)

u/angelwild327 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

the second set is more expensive because it has far more brushes, and believe me, like artists brushes, makeup brushes can set you back a pretty penny, if you want to go all out.

I have a set of Real Techniques and I do like them a lot, so I'd go with them, especially if she's mentioned them, If you want to get a little crazy get here these two things to go along with the brushes, they're for cleaning purposes:

[Brush Cleaner] (

[brush guards - used to keep brushes in shape and for drying, after cleaning] (

ALSO, here are more items to add to the Real Techniques set

[stippling brush] (

[this page has options for different combos of the brushes] (

Don't get overwhelmed, lol

u/breadofchampions · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

You know, no where does it say what brand it is! This is the link to the listing though. I pulled them out of their packages to feel the quality, etc and they're soooo nice!

I'm very excited to try them out tomorrow morning! :)

u/gypsiemagic · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

they are much much cheaper on amazon, you would be wise to spend your dollars on things you cant really get any cheaper in other places.

u/thecheapstuff · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

I'm a huge fan of these blotting sheets. They're really great if you're wearing makeup, since they remove oil without removing/messing up makeup.

u/LegiticusMaximus · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I haven't used the Escali shaving brush, but I've heard lousy things about it. The brush sheds, and it irritates the skin. Escali uses black badger, and the only black badger brush I've ever used lathered great but stung my face. Consider getting an Omega boar brush, which can be had for like ten bucks. Boar brushes feel coarse at first, but they soften up as the bristles split at the ends. The brush also smells like hairy pig until the break-in phase is over. Alternatively, you could get an Ecotools Kabuki brush, which is made from bamboo and is considered to be a good starter brush.

If you want a cheaper alternative to the kit you have, you can go to Maggard Razors. They have their own brand of razors that seems to be based in part on the Edwin Jagger line. I can't speak to the quality of their razors (I use an Edwin Jagger and I like it a lot), but everyone who buys one seems to like it. You can get a kit with a razor, brush, shave soap, and alum for $40-50, and you can pick and choose your own blade sampler as well. The owners of the website are also frequent posters, and you can shoot /u/kcbeemo a message if you have a question about a product.

u/mkittenslayer · 2 pointsr/Testosterone

Hear me out on this but you can buy some blotting paper that women use to remove oils from face before makeup. Should definitely be on Amazon so no need to step foot in store. Used one a time or two and they’re effective and discreet.

Natural Bamboo Charcoal Oil Absorbing Tissues - 100 Counts, Easy Take Out Design - Top Oil Blotting Paper, Premium Handy Face Blotting Sheets - Facial Skin Care or Make Up Must Have!

u/tryin4anon · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  • Here is my entire brush collection, including my favorite(s).

  • My first brush probably came with a classic cover girl blush...but for real, real, it was the Clinque set my sister got me for Christmas approximately 12-15 years ago. They sat dormant for a while, and about 6 years ago, I started using them, and still do. I guess I've just taken good care of them.

  • This is my coveted/holy grail/ dream brush.

    Brush love...obviously lol
u/pcossucks · 2 pointsr/PCOS

I actually use a $3 shave oil (Shave Secret) that I buy at WalMart, and it's the only thing that keeps me razor bump free. I will never go back. There's a couple of really nice shave oils out there, but none so cheap that work so well. I use the executive blade option (6 blades) from, which mails me four blades each month for $9.

My throat was a big issue until I discovered the Beauty Blender and using powder to set my concealer/foundation properly. Once you get rid of the razor bumps it's a lot easier to manage, too.

u/HaroldSax · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

The Wiki has a ton of useful information, it's what I went off of before taking the plunge about a month ago.

There are some great kits that are also available in the sidebar, sorted by price range, but personalized kits will take a little longer to understand and build up. I'm still on all of my first everything (save for blades) so I'm taking my time with everything. I personally used the Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Set because I found it at Target for $20. The brush is apparently terrible, but I've not had an issue with it's shedding just yet and someone earlier was saying they lost theirs and miss it terribly.

I'm not quite sure if this is the one regularly linked, but the EcoTools Kabuki is a regularly recommended brush from /u/LeisureGuy, who has some fantastic advice to be given out.

Going around doing some reading on this sub and the wiki will help you get a lot of the information that you'll need in order to actually put your kit together. There are several videos on YouTube (geofatboy and mantis are the popular ones) that show you how to lather, how to shave, how to maintain your razor, and how to change out blades, anything really.

I also use a generic Lord razor currently, it's a good price for a decent razor, something to consider, there is a less expensive one available, but the reviews are mixed on it.

u/constellationdust · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Blotting papers are a lifesaver. I use these and they are amazing. Also this mineral powder is great at keeping the shine away.

u/floating_on_a_cloud · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Thanks for the reply!

I will try out those blotting papers. Are these Clean & Clear ones good as well?

> Also this mineral powder is great at keeping the shine away.

I am a male. Pardon my ignorance, but do males use this mineral powder? If so, I will definitely try it out. When should I use the powder - morning, evening, or both?

u/ChartreuseFox · 2 pointsr/KoreanBeauty

Currently using Missha Essence Sun Milk (SPF 50+/PA+++), and like how it wears under makeup. I am planning to try the Etude House Sunprise next, given the hype.

I’m ordering DIY Cushion Compact for easy reapplication over makeup with my upcoming vacation to NOLA.

And of course, wearing oversized sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection and a hat with the same are the best measures you can take for your sensitive eye area and often overlooked scalp - particularly if you’re facing the sun each day for hours at work!

Edit: Your skin type sounds very similar to mine, and the Missha has been very gentle for me, particularly when I keep it in the fridge prior to application.

u/k_bomb · 2 pointsr/nfl

My ladyfriend uses these bad boys which are roughly half the price.

u/pukebear · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I have a few colors in mind for this fall, but the one I'm most excited about is Limecrime Salem. I know they're controversial, but this color was calling to me, so I ordered it from Urban Outfitters. Here's a swatch on my lips (if that's ok).

I'm going to tag /u/Elle_Woods to do this giveaway!

If I won, I'd want this Sigma brush or this Anastasia Beauty Genius.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

u/SmartAleck08 · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

This awesome nail polish!

Or these super cute nail dotting tools.

Or this little sponge I was gifted a while back that I use daily to blend my concealer.

u/k1520 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This is just a little bit over $!0, but, if you don't have a beauty blender, I totally recommend it. I use liquid foundation, and it makes mine look infinitely better and more blended. I'm actually on my second one (my dogs mistook it for a toy one day...), but it's worth every penny!

u/moon-sun1015 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cake Day Blues

I've missed my cake day- didn't even notice because I'm always on mobile.

item and thanks for the contest!

u/lhpeanut46 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

you can also get it at walgreens online

or amazon (These have good reviews but I'm not 100% on their authenticity.)

u/Raewynrh · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I have the real techniques eye set and I looove them. I also got a super soft set on Amazon that are excellent for blending.
The face brushes are pretty small but I actually use the quite a bit.

u/BrassUnicorn · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I appreciate all women who commit to their shoes. I am the type who will keep their shoes on the entire time their out but will also accept if someone offers me a piggy back ride to the car.

I use mac cork as my eyebrow color and my casual every day crease color all the time. The mac naked essential palette has a color I use too. Pencils look better using the same tip to top method but I just can't make pencil look good on me so I stay with powder then gel.

On the contouring I'm happy to say I've also had that issue and I've figured it out I use a flat top kabuki brush to make very solid thin lines with the side of the brush then use the flat top part to buff it out. I bought these on a whim before christmas and they actually are pretty solid and a good choice. I have to condition them after washing but it worth the extra work for how well they work/the price

u/cat_with_giant_boobs · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I bought this set and I've had no issues with any of the brushes.

I know they're not handcrafted Japanese quality, but for the price I do think they're really decent. I will not pay anymore for a brush set until the need presents itself and I know exactly what I'm looking for and can justify the price.

u/BabyImBadNews · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

I would suggest getting some Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets and blotting your face when you get to work.

u/nagoyanonstop · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty I have this and I really love it! Although /u/YueRain 's suggestion is definitely more eco-friendly, if you already happen to have an extra cushion case.

u/Jl_15 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Not a doc, but oil blotter papers work great. You can get them at Target or probably most pharmacy stores. Mary Kay sells them, too. And, of course, Amazon:

u/Leisureguy · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

I have. The first kabuki brush I tried was a wonderful goat-hair kabuki. It did not work as a shaving brush: too dense. And I tried the Ecotools travel kabuki, which also did not work so well---and again, density was the problem. Though people complain that the regular Ecotools is not terribly dense, I think that could be the secret of its lathering power.

u/wannabebaker101 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Thanks for hosting!!

Here is my pup Lilly! She's a rat terrior mix. She's almost 3 years old and a huge cuddle bug.

Lilly is OBSESSED with my (mean) cat, who's name is Kitty. Kitty just kinda comes and goes as he pleases. He's old and grumpy!

BONUS picture of my sister's new puppy (I'm obsessed with him) [Teddy!!](} He's a maltipoo and sooo cute and fluffy.

Some funny pictures: my family was trying to get a "family photo" with Lilly, Teddy, and my brother's dog (Tucker) and this is what happened.....chaos.

Edit- from my wishlist I would take this Sigma brush and this milani blush.

u/Rustygurl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A make up blender :D I keep getting told I need to try using them as they are the best, but I can't find any in my local stores that aren't rough!

u/CapSteveRogers · 1 pointr/CFBOffTopic

Why does this, BeautyBlender, cost $20?

It's tiny.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Budget Friendly:

  • Innisfree No Sebum Powder. If you are oily this stuff is really nice! It has a little bit of a minty smell but it does help with oil control.

  • Real Techniques Sponge. I love this sponge a lot. I have a beauty blender as well but really I can't tell the difference finish wise when I'm using either one. So naturally I love the budget friendly one.

  • Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana. I love this! It's called a bronzer but it's definitely a highlighter. I love that with the first layer it's enough to give you that lit from within look but is definitely buildable for much more intense looks. It can be a bit powdery but you get so much product that it's definitely worth it to me.

    The splurge items:

  • Burberry Earthy blush. I have a small size of this that I got off of ebay and I love it to contour. It's natural enough that it doesn't look like a crazy contour color or anything. I bought the smaller size for about $22. My only qualm I have is that it's scented but not in a benefit blush way. It's intense so sometimes I sort of avoid using this product.

  • Urban Decay anything. I currently have the naked skin foundation (powder), foundation (liquid), and concealer and they are all great. UD also makes it really easy to figure out your shade if you know your undertone. I also swear by their eyeshadow primer in Eden.
u/ashmagic487 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I'm pretty happy with my Bestope brush set. It's $8.99 and I use all of the eye brushes daily. I've had mine for a year and I've washed them and they've held up really well.

[Updated Version] BESTOPE Makeup Brushes Premium Makeup Brush Set Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Foundation Eyeliner Blush Contour Brushes for Powder Cream Concealer Brush Kit(8PCs, Black Sliver)

u/autumnfalln · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think I saw some other people suggest this on here, but you could spend some time trying to make your cubicle less...cubiclely! Decorate it, make it cute and stuff. DIY some simple things that you're able to do at work- fabric covered memo board, origami decorations, inspirational quote printables, etc.

You can also exercise your mind! Try sudoku or crosswords or search the App store or Google Play for some logic puzzles. One of my absolute favorites is Unblock Me! So fun!

Become an expert on something! Research Ancient Egyptian history, the Sonic the Hedgehog gene, or learn all about Theodore Roosevelt!

And you can always go on Pinterest and pin-binge on delicious and cute cupcake recipes to make at home later. ;D

You can also do some discreet exercises in your cubicle. Might as well get paid to work out, haha! One thing that I like to do sometimes that strengthens and stretches out your legs and feet is to trace the alphabet in the air with both feet. Don't like, put your leg up in the air, just while you're sitting in your chair at your desk, just lift up your foot off the ground just enough so you aren't touching it anymore and trace through each letter of the alphabet.

You could also use your spare time to do some creative writing or drawing projects if you're into that sort of thing!

I hope some of these ideas help to break you out of your Cubicle Coma! Thank you so much for this contest!! If I win, I would love this brush! Thanks again! =D

u/cassidysparkles · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

My stomach just dropped. If only I could afford that! That sounds fantastic. I'll start saving my pennies. (:

Is this the write one?

u/DSiobhan7 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite movie is Jurassic Park :D I was obsessed with dinosaurs growing up and I really do blame this movie for that. Also my love for Jeff Goldblum, he seemed to be in all the cool, actiony films of the 90's lol. I can still sit for a couple hours and get lost in the wonder and excitement I felt when I first watched it. I'd like to win the prize pack for my sister because she went in for a moderately invasive surgery today and it would be a great surprise for her. She'll be stuck in the house for about a month and I'm going to go visit her for a couple days to torture her with my presence(in return she'll torture me with makeup) ;p

This is would be my amazon item: Kabuki brush!. I'm gonna go with Bubble.

u/pummelo4l · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would use this to clean the shells of all the turtles. Turtles are awesome.

u/Icedcoffeeee · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Even when I'm not that oily, like an hour after washing my face..ha! These help a ton with the shine. They're fairly discreet, except for the blue color, for touching up on the go.

They're really easy to find in Walgreens, target etc too. About $6.

u/false_parallax · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Welcome back! And what an entrance to make. =)


I would love a BeautyBlender

u/HepburnHepcat · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I do a lot of my shopping online but I've seen it before in store at sephora too, I just did a search on for beauty blender and it showed up for $39.95 for 2 blenders and the cleanser! Apparently amazon has it for sale 2 for 20 bucks (no cleanser though), and free shipping if you're a prime member:

u/squidboots · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction
u/futongbo · 1 pointr/beauty

I'm obsessed with these oil absorbing sheets:

u/Eely_Hovercraft · 1 pointr/Wetshaving

Bring a cart or two, a stick of Arko, and a small kabuki make-up brush like this, and shave like a boss anywhere, any time, with no hassle.

u/poweredbyanxiety · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Everyone loves EOS
Awesome lipstick

Cute tweezers
NYC eyebrow kit
Blush & contour pallete
Classic mascara
Cheap beauty blender
Gel eyeliner

& Last but not least; if you want to get her something a little more expensive that I'm sure she'd love, I'd recommend:
This or this

Thanks for the contest!

u/jlamdalamda · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

These are 5 for $9 and have worked really well for me.

u/irlhyunion · 1 pointr/KoreanBeauty

I believe some companies will sell just the case with an plain sponge so that you can put your own bb or cc cream into it.

something like this?

But I'm not sure that it will fit your missha cushion though. But it could be worth a try?

*edited for formatting

u/CrAzyCatDame · 1 pointr/MakeupRehab

I will say on the cleanser (because I am sort of cheap) I use the Dr.Bronner's Magic Castile soap in lavender (I bought the bar form) but they have liquid from Target and it cleans my BB perfectly. Also Amazon has a two pack for [24.99] (

Edit words... also my reasoning on the Castile soap is the fact it is way more than you will get with the name brand beauty blender version.

u/littlemisstigger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is $1.09 with free shipping, so you could also gift other people :D

I like the big booties and I cannot lie.

I do like big booties. And boobs.

u/KateKane_mfc · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cheer up buttercup!

I know it's not ideal, and I hope you are feeling better, but at least it's still exciting news!!

Here are a few things I thought you would like:

Mom/Dad/Baby picture frame

New Mom mixology book

the BEST beauty makeup blender

Yoga workout cards

u/GoodbyeOpis · 1 pointr/Stims

That sucks, because my skin is oily to begin with. I have some of these that I use sometimes and they turn a darker color where oil has been absorbed. I usually only need to use one or two, and I just used 5 to clean my face and neck lol. Guess I'll start carrying a pack around

u/mrskimchi · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

my prime pick is this kabuki face brush as I've been in need of new makeup supplies for about a year now, but with a 1 year old and little time, those kinds of things end up by the wayside :(

u/Alanamary · 1 pointr/Makeup

Youtube channels or pinteresting videos are an awesome starting point for techniques and honest product reviews.

My real suggestion if you have the money to spare is to go to a makeup artist and PAY for a lesson--not only can they recommend products which will work with your skin and work how YOU want them, but we can help you with application techniques and work with you to ensure you're good to go on your's a one time (or more if you please) investment which is totally worth the money! :)

Somethings I love & would recommend to anyone:
-Pore Reducing Primer -- NYX Makes an awesome and inexpensive one which is comparable to other, more expensive products NYX Pore Filler Helps reduce appearance of enlarged pores
-A BB cream is a nice start for a light, yet buildable foundation and a good entry into using a foundation-esque product. Like I said, you can build up as much coverage as is needed! (I LOVE mac or Laura Mercier) MAC Prep + Prime BB Cream
-Blush, Bronzer and Contouring go a LONG way (I love NARS orgasm for blush for my skin tone--and NYX Taupe for contour--my bronzers..welll..I have an addiction!)
-A Beauty blender applicator is FANTASTIC for applying foundations flawlessly [beauty blender--but off brands are A-OK(
-Brushes.Brushes.Brushes. Now, I'm not saying that you have to run out and get professional style brushes--BUT they'll help blend everything together perfectly.

If a one on one makeup lesson isn't within your budget right now, I'd suggest perhaps a Sephora where you can try different products would be helpful--it's no cost, and you can FEEL different products within your budget!

u/lovesitx · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Was looking through Amazon and ordered these and really like them! I use them like once a day, so 100 goes a long way.

u/coldstonebitch · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Are you using your fingers to apply? If so I'd recommend getting a makeup sponge like this, it helped me with flakiness.

u/imwasserverbrannt · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have the same problem, I use these:

Edit: I also find that using Stridex twice a day (morning and night) has helped a LOT.

u/shazwald · 1 pointr/makeupexchange

The beauty blender has already been claimed, I'm sorry. You can actually get 2 beauty blenders for around $20 on Amazon

u/dizzyvonblue · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

blotting papers I need these because I'm a greasy oily bitch. My nose is like an oil mine.

It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

u/fatlarry143 · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

I use a stippling brush. One with a lot of bristles and is somewhat sturdy, like this one. I've used it wish all kinds of foundations with success.

u/SatinUnicorn · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

I got these sponges the other day and they are SO FREAKING GOOD!!! I wanted to try the Missa ones but didn't want to buy enough to get free shipping.

u/sandhouse · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really need this. Add On item. $3.49

u/daisyismydog · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup


  • PUFFINESS: If your eyes are puffy or something you can hold something cold over them (a spoon that's been in the fridge for a bit is a popular choice) to reduce the puffiness.
  • CONCEALER: I am lazy and just put a bit of BB cream on my dark circles and call it a day, but if you want to make the extra effort I've heard good things about this Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer although I've never actually used it myself.


  • REDNESS: I have a ton of redness on my cheeks and I'm not fancy enough for a tone-correcting primer, so after using my regular old ELF Studio primer I dab a bit of this Maybelline green concealer on my cheeks and blend it in with a sponge to cover up the redness.
  • BLUSH: Blush comes in a variety of forms including pressed, baked, cream, tint, liquid stain, etc. I have no idea how to use blush because my cheeks are already tomatoes but a lot of the gals who ARE into blush on this subreddit have been talking about Sleek blush palettes (because they're nicely pigmented). Again, I don't really understand blush but Robert Jones does so here's his video AGAIN (there's also a little summary about blush if you scroll down which you can read quickly as a little refresher).


  • THINGS YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR LIPS: There are a lot of options for lips including balm, tinted balms, glosses, stains, lipsticks, etc. There are also a lot of different finishes especially with lipstick. Remember how eyeshadow how satin and matte? Lipstick does too, and there's a whole slew of other categories which you can see here if you scroll down a bit to the "details" section. MAC has some labels that are unique to their brand, but you get the idea that there are tons of finishes.
  • MOISTURIZE: Whatever you choose to put on your lips, or even if you choose not to put any color on them, keep them moisturized. You can use Vaseline, Chapstick, Rosebud Salve is pretty popular (it's a tinted balm essentially), etc. Lips look pretty gross when they're flaky and stuff, so do this. Elemis Lip Revive is rather expensive but I love it (they give it out in spa packages if you fly business class on British Airways or else I'd never have discovered it!).
  • LIP PRIMER: So there's also lip primer, but I just use chapstick instead because I'm not fancy. Just letting you know it exists, though!
  • LIP LINER: The purpose of lip liner is to define the lips and prevent lipstick from feathering or traveling. It depends on what lipstick you're using (sometimes you won't need to use it), but there is an awesome tutorial on how to use lipliner here. She talks a lot about how to make thin/uneven lips look a little fuller, which is a bonus too!


  • FINGERS: I just use my fingers for primer and BB cream. It's recommended that you use your fingers for BB cream. Not sure about primer, but again, I'm not fancy.
  • SPONGES: So there's this thing called the BeautyBlender and a lot of people like it. You're supposed to use it wet (soak it in water, squeeze, then wrap a paper towel in it and squeeze, then use). There are a lot of cheaper dupes on Amazon, and I have a set of four and I think they're okay, but apparently the Beauty Blender really swells up in size when it is wet as you can see here and the knockoffs I have totally do NOT change in size whatsoever when wet, so it's probably not quite the same. What the real thing is supposed to do is give your foundation a really nice finish.
  • BRUSHES: Brushes are a big frickin' deal, okay? Once I started using the right brushes for the right things (instead of a little concealer brush for everything) my makeup looked a lot better. If you're looking at drugstore options, I use RealTechniques and I like them, but I find them a little bit on the larger size. I know a lot of people like EcoTools and ELF Studio, but if you want to invest in brushes from the get-go you could try looking at a Sigma set. They're on /r/makeupaddiction's HG list for mid-range brushes, especially the Mrs. Bunny set. Considering with the Mrs. Bunny set you get 12 brushes for ~$108, that comes out to essentially $9/brush. Drugstore brushes tend to be about $7-8 a piece, so if you have the money it might make more sense to invest in a nicer set to begin with. I personally have never used a Sigma brush so I can't speak to how good they are, but I just buy everything off HG lists on /r/makeupaddiction and they haven't led me astray yet! There are also a lot of great tutorials on how to use brushes (explaining their different purposes and doing looks with them) on the RT website here and even if you don't use the RT website I think it would still be helpful (since even if you buy Sigma or EcoTools there's still going to be a blush brush, tons of little eye brushes, liner brush, etc.).
  • FOAM APPLICATORS THAT COME WITH PALETTES: So if you buy a mini eyeshadow palette like a trio or a quad or whatever, you'll likely get a little foam applicator like one of these. Just know, that you can do better than a foam applicator (use brushes!).
  • CLEAN WHATEVER YOU'RE USING: The Beauty Blender sponge has this "blender cleanser," if you know how to use the internet you should know how to wash your hands, and here's a how-to-clean-your-brushes tutorial.
u/images-ofbrokenlight · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

this one is the first result if I put blotting sheets in amazon...I don't think brand matters so much though.

u/bunnypunny · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

So I bought the [Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer] ( recently and I have to say I am not impressed whatsoever, especially considering the price. I currently apply it with my [Ecotools bronzing brush] ( but am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for better application? I'm really want to make it work but am considering returning it soon if not.

u/Zosma82 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Makeup brushes, sponges, or a beauty blender are must haves for applying foundation. Beauty blender is here:

Eyelash curler, tweezers, cuticle stick, nail files, and eye makeup remover pads would all make great stocking stuffers. Lip balms are also nice stocking stuffers. Check out EOS for flavored lip balms they will easily fit in her stocking.

For the makeup, I would suggest taking her to Ulta or Sephora and letting one of the ladies there do your sister's makeup. They can help her find a match for foundation and suggest colors of eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick. Maybe get her a gift card so she can get the makeup she wants?

I hope this was helpful!

u/dickface2 · 1 pointr/amiugly

You're not ugly, you do look pretty young though.

You have a chip out of your front tooth. Have you spoken to your dentist about getting that fixed?

I like your hair in those photos. I agree that long hair can long a bit weird if it is so thin/fine. I think the length in these photos is good. It's best to keep it straight because it looks like your hair wouldn't hold a curl very well.

You have pretty eyes and I think you can look good with or without glasses, so contacts are up to you. You can always get contacts and just wear them when you feel like it. You don't have to commit full time.

So, make up. For dry skin, it is vitally important that you moisturise your face, then apply a primer, then apply your foundation. I have fairly dry skin and my preferred method of application for foundation is using a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. You get it really wet, squeeze the excess water out, pump your foundation onto the sponge and then dab it all over your face evenly. You have pretty decent skin and you are still young so I would recommend a light coverage foundation or even a BB Cream. You can use a concealer or colour corrector to cover any blotches or discolourations you don't like before putting the foundation over it. Your style of eyebrows can be quite difficult to fill in. I'd probably recommend a decent eyebrow pencil in a reasonably light colour. To find the start of your brow, line your pencil up with the outside of your nostril and the inner corner of your eye. To find the peak of the arch, line it up with the outside of your nostril and your pupil while looking straight ahead. To find the end of the brow like up with the nostril and outer corner of your eye. Then gently draw in the shape of the eyebrow and fill it in. I'll see if I can do a rough diagram of what that should look like. I don't know if you are Asian/of Asian heritage, but that type of eyebrow is pretty common for Asian women, so you could try searching on /r/makeupaddiction for Asian eyebrow tutorials to see how other people do them.

Edit: This is roughly what your outline is going to look like, and then you just want to fill it in with a very light hand because you naturally don't have very thick or heavy eyebrows, so you'll want to just gently shade it in.

u/SpaceTortoise · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

You can buy two for the price of one on amazon

And they are the original ones.

u/Teh_Squishy · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Do you have prime? $22 for a duo pack. I think it's legit, just got mine and daammnn is it soft! Im in love!

u/thedarkest_timeline · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Thanks for holding this contest!

I just got a foundation/bb cream and it's the first one that's ever matched me, so now I need something to apply it with :D

These sponges would be so lovely~

If add-on items are okay, then this kabuki would be even better!

Please <3

u/megandharma · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

With the humidity, heat, and my large oily pores I could really use these blotting sheets. Ugh~ been using the back of my hand and napkins :/

u/anitxtina · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Here are the purple ones, and these are the original "Brush Guards" (which she glammed me earlier this year)