February 18, 2009

JennySue Makeup's Favorite Eyeshadow Brush by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

A frequent question I always get asked about my beauty arsenal is - "What are your favorite brushes to use?" Well that is a verrry big question and I have lots of answers for specific areas of the face.

But my most current love for the eye bed, is Kevyn Aucoin's Small Eyeshadow Flat Tip Brush ($28).

My sweet mother-in-law was a very good listener - and elf - around Christmas time when I opened up this magic brush from her. I know it might sound kooky to some that don't obsess over makeup products as I do, but this brush just feels expensive in your hand and on your eyelid!! I love the shape of the bristles as they are full enough to allow for all over color or it can work to distribute just enough color in the crease of your eye bed.

And for those of you that don't know who Kevyn Aucoin was - he was a MASTER makeup artist and entrepreneur who worked with tons of A-List celebrities (Tina Turner, Cher, Julia Roberts, Janet Jackson, on and on..). I own two of his makeup books that were literally like makeup bibles to me. He unfortunately passed away in 2002 at the age of 40, but he left behind quite a legacy and a wonderful makeup brand, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty.

The two pictures below are makeover/transformations done by Kevyn of Winona Ryder as Liz Taylor (uncanny huh?) and Gina Gershon as Sophia Loren. These photos show you just how talented this man was with a makeup brush!!

As I always say - "Your painting is only as good as your brush, so choose wisely and spend a little extra to make even the cheapest makeup feel more glamorous going on!"

1 comment:

Melanie Z said...

I have a few favorites too! An old Anna Sui smudge brush (no longer made), all of my Laura Mercier foundation and concealer brushes...but mostly I really love Stila brushes for eyes and cheeks! I have WAY too many brushes.