One of my pet peeves is splurging on a luxury brand eye shadow or face powder only to find that the compact does not come with a brush. What am I supposed to do, squeeze a brush along with my compact in my clutch when I’m on the go?
While I wish that the brands guilty of this would skimp on something else – perhaps if they opted for models over celebrities in their ad campaigns? – the reality is that more and more brands are expecting us to purchase our brushes separately.
Ironically, two brands that actually provide both mirrors and brushes with their compacts – Hourglass and Kanebo – manufacture some of the best brushes on the market.
The Sephora collection brushes are also worth singling out because they are ingeniously designed to stand upright, and they come with a cap to protect the bristles from contamination.
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