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#FlashbackFridays Brush Haul (December 2012)

December 30, 2012 (told y'all we've been at this for a while) I posted the following photo and caption on our Facebook page

Brush haul www.modenmakeup.com
[Click photo to shop]
"HAUL: To make the products work you need proper tools.
Starting a collection? Ask for a good brush as a gift".

Since then I've spent a lot on this hobby of mine and some of the most expensive purchases were brushes. That's not to say that you have to spend a lot on brushes to get the job done. I'm just extra.

In this post I told y'all what my favourite Real Techniques brushes were. That line of brushes is great; excellent quality at an affordable price. From the photo above I only didn't keep the stippling and blush brushes. Nothing was wrong with them, I just had others that performed the same duty so I sold them in The Marketplace. Another affordable line that I recommend is ecoTools. Their tapered blush brush was raved about by JoshCollierMua and I was so impressed with his recommendation that I had to get it. I absolutely loved this brush; not just for blush, it was also great for applying setting powders. Past tense cause the ferrule came undone from the handle so I tossed it. It's definitely something I'd repurchase though.

From my Top Ten end of year recaps you've seen that I'm still very much in love with the Hourglass No. 2 brush. Like the aforementioned ecoTools brush it's also a work horse and those white Taklon bristles clean up beautifully; as it should for $58USD. In my most recent brush haul I've delved a little further into high end tools, copping the Wayne Goss Anniversary Set. More to come on those later I'm sure.

High end brush stash www.modenmakeup.com
L -R: Marc Jacobs 'The Bronze' Bronzer Brush No. 12, Louise Young LY06, Marc Jacobs 'The Face II' Sculpting Foundation Brush No. 2, Wayne Goss Brush 01, Hourglass No.2 and Hakuhodo J511 Highlighter Brush M Angled

Speaking of Wayne, it was he who said something like, "you can do a lot with crappy makeup if you have good brushes". I think it's worth it for quality tools that will last.

Have a great weekend!

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