Billy B. Brushes

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Have you heard the news? Billy B. Brushes are now available in Canada and are being sold exclusively at Holt Renfrew stores!

I sat down with Billy yesterday and talked to him about his brushes, which I have and of which I am a big fan.

Billy told me that he chose to make brushes because he wanted really good tools that he could use himself and that would be great for everyone. The great thing about the brushes is that they’re amazingly light, and are just the right size to fit the contours of your face.
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Take a look at the powder brush, for example. It’s small enough for you to apply powder under your eyes and in the corner of your nose without getting powder everywhere. It also won’t pick up too much product which means that you’ll be able to use just the right amount.

Also check out the size of the ferrule of the brush (the metal part). It’s very long and is almost half the length of the brush. Its size is key because it means that when you wash your brush, there’s less of a chance that you’ll get the wooden part wet. That part can be damaged easily with water, and a long ferrule is the best way of protecting it. These brushes will last a long time and are a great investment.

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I also like the foundation brush and would always recommend a brush instead of a sponge for applying makeup. Billy B. also pointed out that it’s much better for the environment if you use a makeup brush because you won’t be throwing latex sponges in the trash! I think this is an excellent point, and if you haven’t switched to a foundation brush yet, you should consider it.

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Another hit from the Billy B. line is the lipbrush which is retractable and lidless. It’s great to throw in your purse loaded with product, ready for touch-ups.

You can also get the brushes from Billy’s website and the essentials set is really great. It’s small enough that you can take it with you very easily, so do check it out.

Billy was at Holt Renfrew’s beauty event last night – did anyone attend?

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3 Responses to Billy B. Brushes

  1. alyria May 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    I wanted to ever since I e-mailed Billy’s website to find out where I could get the brushes in Canada! I was told he was going to be there but alas, the event was a weekday night. Did you attend? How was it?

  2. Henna May 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    I didn’t attend, I had another event to go to that night!

    I heard mixed reviews – there’s lots of great free stuff, and it’s always really cool to be able to meet celebrity makeup artists and the like, but there’s a huge crowd and some people don’t like that.

    I did go to the last one and I had a fun time.

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