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Old 11-02-2012, 08:17 AM   #341
 
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Myth should last a while, especially since it's not really an everyday color.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #342
 
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Thanks The New Black! Yes - I mean scab/dry nasty spot when I say "healing".

I have read really good things about the Kevin Aucoin line. I'll grab some.
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so i got an email today saying that my la splash cosmetics order had an item on backorder...it was the myth. they asked if i wanted to replace it with something else or send it without that. i explained that myth was what i really wanted out of the order so i'd just look in ulta. she informed me that they cancelled their contract with ulta (i felt pretty sure i hadn't seen it there). when i asked about other b&m stores in my area there were none. she then told me she'd press production then later she emailed me that she'd likely be able to send the order out after all today or tomorrow. i hate falling in love with products that are so hard to get but oh well. hopefully it lasts a long while.
If you continue to have this problem, it looks like Cherry Culture has a supply of it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #344
 
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Thanks The New Black! Yes - I mean scab/dry nasty spot when I say "healing".

I have read really good things about the Kevin Aucoin line. I'll grab some.
I've been seeing TV ads for cold sore patches that you can apply to your mouth and apply concealer over. I don't know how natural they look. But unless the anti-viral medicine in them would be irritating to your skin, I'd try something like that to cover a healing blemish then put concealer over it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #345
 
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I really need a undereye dark circle concealer. I'm still getting some darkeness coming through with the MUFE camouflage palette. Phoenix, do you think that I should use a concealer brush to apply rather than my fingers? Will this give better coverage?
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I really need a undereye dark circle concealer. I'm still getting some darkeness coming through with the MUFE camouflage palette. Phoenix, do you think that I should use a concealer brush to apply rather than my fingers? Will this give better coverage?
Yes and yes. Use a small synthetic brush to apply concealer. You'll have more control over placement and less of the product will be wasted (i.e., absorbed or left on your fingers). You can use a brush like any of the following, listed in order of preference for the undereye area:

Filbert Rake, available at any craft store. You might not like that the brush can leave streaks. I have no problem with that because you can blend away the streaks easily enough either with the brush or your fingers. For 10 bucks, I can deal with that.



Kevyn Aucoin concealer brush


Smashbox concealer brush
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #347
 
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Thank you!!!! Will get one after work!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #348
 
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i have a rounded concealer brush that i got from sephora that buffs in the liquid concealer beautifully!
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i have a rounded concealer brush that i got from sephora that buffs in the liquid concealer beautifully!

YES I have that brush and it has changed the concealer game for me.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #350
 
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Anyone have an opinion on the M.A.C Perfectly Plush Brush Kit: Mineralize?
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MAC brush kits are usually trash. The brushes in those kits are usually machine made not hand made like the other MAC brushes and it shows. They shed a lot more and tend to not last as long. IMO you are better off taking that money and buying 1-2 regular MAC brushes and building your collection slowly (that is if you must have MAC brushes).

I personally own a lot of Crown brushes...they have a lot of MAC brush dupes and the quality is good for the price. I've also heard good things about Sadona Lace brushes too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #352
 
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Thanks NCC. I figured as much. The rep told me that they are machine made vs hand made but I was still like "so what?" But yes, I figured it would be a waste of my money.

Many thanks for the Crown tip. Off to do some shopping.
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Thanks NCC. I figured as much. The rep told me that they are machine made vs hand made but I was still like "so what?" But yes, I figured it would be a waste of my money.

Many thanks for the Crown tip. Off to do some shopping.
If you're just starting out/are just looking for personal use brushes, I've been pretty pleased with the ELF studio line. Especially for the price! I've heard great things about Sigma's kits too but I've never tried them. They'll set you back a pretty penny, especially if you want a complete kit, but I think they do a lot of sales. Most youtube guru's have a 10-15% off code on their sites.
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^^^Agreed. And Sonia Kashuk and EcoTools brushes (Target) aren't bad either.
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I've used BE brushes forever, but my collection got lost in my moves between college and now. And then for a while in between, I stopped using eyeshadows. So I'm not really "starting out" but I'm rebuilding my lost collection. I really want natural bristle brushes. I really liked the effortless application that the duo fibre brushes give. Thanks for your input Alice and TNB.
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i have a few japonesque brushes and also sigma brushes (maybe online only) that i like
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Real Techniques makes some good brushes as well! I LOVE the expert face brush for liquid foundation application!
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #358
 
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I'm currently using real techniques brushes and I HATE the crease brush. WHY is it SO BIG? I like their detail brush though, because I can define my crease really well and then blend. I love that. But that crease brush is just terrible--if you have small lid space like I do

The foundation brush (for powder) is ok.

Are the duo fibre brushes from Crown actually duo fibre or just different colours of fibres?
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I'm currently using real techniques brushes and I HATE the crease brush. WHY is it SO BIG? I like their detail brush though, because I can define my crease really well and then blend. I love that. But that crease brush is just terrible--if you have small lid space like I do

The foundation brush (for powder) is ok.

Are the duo fibre brushes from Crown actually duo fibre or just different colours of fibres?
I use the crease brush to blend out my concealer and I'm loving it for that. My concealer's been creasing less and I think it gives a more airbrushed finish. But I don't get how it's supposed to be a "crease brush." It's the nearly width of my freakin eye, how am I supposed to use it IN MY CREASE!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #360
 
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I know!!!!!! When I saw how big it was I said "you've got to be kidding, this is NOT a crease brush"
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