One of the oddest makeovers I ever received was at Neiman Marcus several years ago. The makeup artist at the Kevyn Aucoin counter applied every single item, from foundation to blush to eyeshadow, without using brushes. Yup, just her fingers. The result was ok…but it would have looked a lot better with proper brushes. And I have to admit I was kind of grossed out by those fingers going into cream pots and sliding along pressed powders. I kept thinking, “All that bacteria and oil, going right into those products…and then onto my face…” Fingertips don’t have many of the sebaceous glands that produce oil, but what do we do with our fingers? We touch our faces and our head and that transfers oil to fingertips. Not to mention all things you pick up without even knowing it, like bacteria and viruses. Just EWW. Use brushes.
This brush has very fine bristles that are also firm enough to grab onto powder and blend without being too wimpy. Because of the angle, it’s easy to put your contour powder and your highlighting powder exactly where you want it. It’s one of the best powder brushes I’ve tried. If I am in a hurry, I even use it for a wash of eyeshadow.
I have several other Merle Norman makeup brushes on my wish list for the holiday – I need a new contour brush and I hear amazing things about their Makeup Artistry Eyes #3 Brush and I am seriously lemming that beautiful Makeup Artistry Face #3 Brush.
You can find Merle Norman online at merlenorman.com , and they have an easy search engine for finding a salon near you. – Lisa
When I am making up my holiday wish list I want items that make me…November 30, 2019