Mar 10, 2012

Paint Your Face



I'm a girl who absolutely adores makeup. When new products come out, I like to be one of the first people to research and go try it out at my local beauty store. I love makeup products, but what I really think makes the products are: the brushes.

My most favorite brand of brushes has to be MAC. Although their brushes are and always will be some of the best brushes I have ever used, with my college student budget, I really couldn't afford to buy all of the other ones I wanted. One of the things that I began to do was look into buying paint brushes to use as makeup brushes.

About a year ago, I went to Michael's Arts and Crafts store and found a brand of brushes called Simply Simmons (retails for $3-$5). Their paint brushes make fantastic eye makeup brushes. I have been using them for over a year now and I'm a little shocked myself to tell you that I am still using those same brushes! They don't shed, they don't leak dyes, and most importantly, they are really soft. The only bad thing is that all of the labels on the brushes scratch off very easily (hence, my really sad looking brushes up there), but other than that, I think they're great. And if you're not from the States, just head into your local arts and crafts store, because I'm sure you'll be able to find a huge selection of paint brushes that you can use as makeup brushes. Just make sure that the bristles are soft by testing it on the back of your hand. I'm pretty sure that the majority of paintbrushes can be used, since applying makeup to your face is pretty much like painting a beautiful canvas.


Love,
Lisa

18 comments:

  1. this is a great idea because real makeup brushes are coming really expensive!! XO's

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  2. I never thought about doing this but it seems like a really good idea!

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  3. Oooh, great idea! I'm not very big into makeup (mascara + eyeliner = done) Haha, but I'd love to experiment! This is such a great idea. Next time I pass by Michaels I'll have to check these out.

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  4. I've been looking for brushes with labels! It makes it so much easier for me! This is a great idea!

    :)
    xx

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  5. Wow.. this is awesome!! I will HAVE to check it out then! I been wanting to try a new style brush and wanted a bigger brush too!

    Also, Micheal's always have the 40% off coupon in the sunday newspaper!

    -Josie, 8bitgrayscale

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  6. Lol exactly! So you end up paying only $2-$3 dollars for a brush!

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  7. Great! I've never heard of this brand. Perhaps clear adhesive label tape from the art store would work to keep the text in tack. thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Wow thanks for the tip, I'm definitely going to have a look in my arts and crafts store and have a look at their paint brushes. Great post hun, lovely blog you have here. I am now following you. please have a look at my blog comment, and follow back I'd really appreciate it!! :) xx

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  10. Me too. I also adore makeup. Those brushes look so cool.

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  11. I love how you called it actually painting your face! I use paint brushes to color my mom's hair :) I never really thought of using it for makeup though - good idea!

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  12. These brushes are beautiful, I just recently started to use make-up and I think I need to get me a set of these!

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  13. Your work is fantastic. Lovely blog!

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  15. what a creative idea. I never thought about using a paintbrush as a makeup brush... thanks for the tip.

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  16. I use the exact same brushes to do my makeup! I like to use the spotter brush for eyeliner.

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