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Old 02-05-2019, 08:23 AM   #1
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I am tired of dauber and rectangle sponges. What are the favorite blender brushes? Tim Holtz brushes look tidy.
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The Professional make up brushes, exactly the same as The Picket Fence ones are getting a lot of approval. The Clarity brushes are wonderful, but a little pricey. Here in the UK many people have been buying Sash Brushes, used by decorators, as they are pretty much identical, but quite a bit cheaper.
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Is a sash brush like something you would use to paint window sashes? Are they pointy?
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It depends on what I’m doing and whether I want an extremely soft blend, medium or more intense.

Clarity for super soft, though Tim Holtz brushes are awfully close, especially because one can be partially pulled back into its holder to be more dense for heavier coverage. And I like that they’re compact and fit into a mini ink cube case. Well, all but my one for neutrals - one too many. I used colored Sharpies to mark each holder ring around with a color family, like Tim shows in videos.

I also still use the standard felt blending pads with ranger holders a ton.
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I've had great results using e.l.f. brushes. They are soft and make great brushed backgrounds. The reason I chose those are because I can buy them one at a time at my local stores...and they are $2.00 each. Plus I don't have a whole lot of brushes of different sizes when I want 6 of one size...large-ish.

Here's what they look like at Target:
https://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-total...h/-/A-16602016
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Maryalena, yes that is them. Pics here of the Clarity brushes, and Sash brushes for comparison.


I did a blog post here with a comparison of how well they compare.
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Wow pretty darn similar. Good sub looks like. Thanks.
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Thanks for the info Shaz - I just ordered a set of sash brushes from ebay UK to see how they perform (they cost me about $18 with shipping for a set of 4).

I picked up one of these brushes too, just for grins:
https://amzn.to/2TJFQuJ
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