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  • So, So, So Soft – NYX Pro Brushes

    Holy Grail brushes have evaded me until now. My regular rotation includes a few favourites, but none that I would be particularly sad to never use again. My go-to blush brush is a no-namer from Winners; I purchased an IT Cosmetics blush brush thinking it was an upgrade, but I prefer the cheap find. I’ve been slow to warm to high end options. I returned the Sephora + hakuho-do brushes that I purchased because they were scratchy and the shape confused me. I totally bought into the Morphe hype and was disappointed by most of my selections. I love the G3 tapered contour brush for cream products (the image on the website, by the way, looks nothing like the brush I…

  • Best Solid Brush Cleanser – Japonesque

    Yes, it’s a chore, but keeping your makeup brushes and sponges clean is a non-negotiable side effect of being a beauty junkie. Brushes used regularly should be washed at least once a week—especially face brushes, especially if you’re acne-prone. Beauty sponges, on the other hand—why aren’t you washing yours every day? I cringe so hard when I see janky, foundation-soaked beauty blenders in YouTube tutorials. Yuck! You run it under water every day anyway. Why not add some soap to the mix and keep it in the best shape? One of the products that has helped me keep my brushes and sponges looking brand new is the Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser ($25 CAD). I have repurchased this product three times…