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Cool New Kabuki Brushes

Kabuki brushes originated in Japanese rituals of geisha and kabuki theater, because makeup is an integral part of both. Kabuki brushes are great for blending, contouring and highlighting—and they're popular because they provide great coverage. In general, kabuki brushes are soft and strong, making them excellent tools for creating a buffed, glowy look.

The Nars Ita Brush ($38.50) is made from extremely soft black goat hair. It has a small, flat and angular design ideal for blending and contouring. Any intermediate or advanced level makeup junkie will know what to do with this brush once they see it, since it lies perfectly flat along your upper cheekbones.

For two more cool new kabuki brushes,

Adesign Flat Top Foundation Kabuki Brush ($26) is a new and innovative shaped brush designed for wet-to-dry foundation. It's ideal for buffing, and the texture of the brush stimulates your skin when applying makeup.

Aromaleigh Silky Smooth Taklon Kabuki ($17.50) is a baby sized version of the original kabuki. This soft, smooth, and adorable brush is great for a compact makeup bag. It's also great for touch-ups in the small areas around your eye and nose. It is made from synthetic taklon (which is cruelty-free) and won't shed.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
those looks cool..but expensive/
wafflebees wafflebees 9 years
I used to looove my kabuki brush, but I felt like it put foundation too heavily onto my face, so now I use MAC's 187 for foundation and it's perfect!
emalove emalove 9 years
I love my kabuki brush! I love how small it is and it's very soft-feeling.
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
i have this lancome buki brush i got for free somewhere, plus i have the Bare Escentuals one for the BareMinerals makeup. I love it - provides a good even coverage. i like them more than other brushes simply because the coverage is a bit fuller - you don't end up with just a stripe of color across your cheek.
pennylane pennylane 9 years
Is this a good brush for applying bronzer?
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I have the BE Kabuki and love it!
onesong onesong 9 years
ummm...what about us beginners who has no idea what that top brush does?
marcella marcella 9 years
I have the MAC Kabuki Brush. It's fabulous. I used it for face powder and blush.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yaay I love kabuki brushes! I've been eyeing the adesign one for a while now.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That NARS one looks wonderful! Better be great for it's buck though!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I have one and I love it!
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