January 31, 2012

DIY Makeup Brush Roll

I'm not very skilled in the sewing department, but I can do some basics. 
I needed a larger makeup brush roll, but I couldn't find a pattern that I liked. I perused Etsy, of course, but oftentimes the fabrics used are busy. I was looking for something plain and simple!

And then I found myself in the placemat aisle at Target. I picked up a simple placemat, that was already straight, even, and nicely finished on all the ends. And I thought to myself, "Well, this could possibly be the easiest project in the world". So I purchased this perfectly sized and prepared bit of fabric (for about $3.00), folded and sewed. 

And easy it was. 

Here was the process:

1. Fold up bottom of placemat approx. 3 1/2 inches. and pin in place.
2. Slip a 2 foot long piece of ribbon under pin to hold in place. (this will act as a "wrap" to keep the roll together) Sew a straight line along both sides to seal the edges.
 3. Measure makeup brush "pockets" depending on your needs and pin in place. I did 1/12 inch spaces for large brushes, and 1 inch spaces for small (eyeshadow, concealer, etc) brushes.
 4. And now for the hardest part, sew a straight line to the top of the folded section. Continue all the way down until you reach the other end of the placemat.
. . . and thats pretty much it!
ugly bathroom lighting. . .
See my small brush roll back there? I definitely needed more space! 
Look at this beauty! all my brushes fit! PLUS my eyeliners. I leave those 2 brushes in the middle out since they are double ended.
I was so excited about my finished product that I made TWO and I want to give one to one of YOU! (I can rhyme too!) <--nerd-alert.

Anyway, here are the details:
The brush roll is the size of a standard placemat. ( 18.5 x  9 inches )
It's kind of a minty, greeny, blue. 
There are 6 large (1.5 inch) pockets and 9 small (1 inch) pockets.

Here is how to enter the giveaway for your very own Makeup Brush Roll:

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite makeup brush. If you don't own any (which would make a brush roll an interesting win for you. . .!), tell me which brush you are planning to fill your roll with first!

The winner will be chosen Friday February 3rd at 8:00am EST via random.org. There will only be 1 winner, and that winner will be notified via e-mail.

Please include your e-mail address in each comment so I can contact you if you win!

Thanks!

And if you own a sewing machine, go make one for yourself! :) 
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The Winner is. . . .

This is sooo cute! I've been looking for something simple also! My new favorite brush is my new foundation brush. I used to just use those sponges, I just never spend the money on a foundation brush but now that I have it I love it! I love all my brushes but its my new favorite!

Keyona
Congrats Keyona! Enjoy your new brush roll!  


896 comments:

  1. I love this!

    my favorite brush is my stila eyeshadow brush and eyeliner brush.

    natashaylanac@gmail.com

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  2. LOVE THIS! My fave brush is the Bare Escentuals Contouring Brush!

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  3. What a cool idea! Sometimes I find that with DIY items I end up spending more than the actual item were to cost if I bought it, but this one is great!! I recently purchased a stipple blush brush from ELF and love it, but I have my old standard Trish McEvoy brushes from college that I will never give up. Love your blog!

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  4. My favorite brush is an organic blush brush. I just purchased a few organic brushes the other day and they are so much softer on my skin than the others I used to buy!

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    www.glamoroushustle.com

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  5. So cute! This makes me realize how much I need to learn to sew!

    My favorite brush is the MAC 266 small angle brush for applying eyeliner.

    Traciglockett@gmail.com

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  6. This is a great idea for a chilly crafternoon! I only wish I knew about it for Christmas :) My absolute favorite brush is my kabuki brush for my loose mineral powder. Even application every time! ajudge.williams@gmail.com

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  7. Great idea! My favorite brush is my MAC flat angled eyeliner brush.
    mkozlowski@tampabay.rr.com

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  8. this is such a good idea!!!! My favorite brushes are the double ended ones from bare escentuals.. I also love bed head makeup brushes! britt.tucker10@gmail.com

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  9. My favorite brush is my blush brush! I love blush so much and I don't think it looks the same if I use a different brush! What a great idea!

    knowlton.stefani@gmail.com

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  10. Love using any of the bare essentials brushes! They are perfect with any makeup

    Love your blog!

    Jessica
    Jmsimonis@att.net

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  11. I love my Clinique foundation brush! And I desperately need a new makeup brush roll. Such a great idea. If I don't win, I'll be making my own!

    marla688@yahoo.com

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  13. My favorite brush is a bare escentuals perfect application foundation brush. I LOVE their products. I really want to invest in some MAC brushes soon though...

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  14. Great job - these would make great gifts! My all time favorite EVER brush is the MAC 217. If I could only have 1 brush for eyes, this would be the one.

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  15. It's awesome that you used a placemat for this! I would have never thought of that. So clever!


    I love my eyeshadow contour brush! I never wear just one color on my eyes!

    anorris21@gmail.com

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  16. I have a really basic eyeshadow brush that i just love! It is so soft....

    simonsays621(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Wow this is so cool, great way to turn one thing into something else. I love my eyeshadow brush, this would be very handy for me to store my brushes in (since i can't sew, everytime I use the sewing machine it jams up on me) I would love to win this!! I am already a follower and love all your turtorials!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08@hotmail.com

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  18. Love the blush brush I picked up at the airport when I realized I left mine at home. Airport had a Body Shop store and it saved me! Jaxreed2000@yahoo.com

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  19. Love the blush brush I picked up at the airport when I realized I left mine at home. Airport had a Body Shop store and it saved me! Jaxreed2000@yahoo.com

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  20. I love my Bare escentuals Kabuki Brush! It's great for everyday use and would be great in a makeup brush roll!!! <3 your blog!!!
    mkimberly1985@yahoo.com

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  21. SO cute! I have fallen in love with Sigma brushes and my favorite brush is the flat top kabuki. Amazing for foundation!

    jgreenwood@distributiongp.com

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  22. I have a kabuki brush from Clinique that I love. I use it for powder and for bronzer. It has lasted me years!

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  23. my channel foundation brush!

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  24. I love this idea! My favorite brush is my Sephora Blush Brush!

    mcarroll45@yahoo.com

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  25. i am new to your blog but am loving it so far:)
    my favorite is my eyeliner brush - i love using shadow instead of an eyeliner pencil.

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  26. Oh my! I love this! My current roll is about the size of your old one and it's beyond bursting at the seams! My favorite brush is my mineral powder foundation brush. Can't live without some foundation to even out my complexion! ;)

    emenchhofer@yahoo.com

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  27. How clever! I wish I was crafty like that. I can barely sew a button back on:(
    But, I would have to say my fav. brush would be my shadow brush. I have two and the are 13 years old. Think it's time to buy some new ones!!

    tmsmothermon@gmail.com

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  28. My favorite brush is my Eco Tools Bamboo Bronzing Brush!! I use it for face powder though cause its extra soft!! And it's animal friendly!! Love your blog!!
    kimberlycclosner@hotmail.com

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  29. I just bought a bunch of EcoTool Brushes and so far I'm in love the powder and kabuki brushes! No more shedding like my bare escentual brushes! staceymthomas86@gmail.com

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  30. Definitely my Bare Escentials contouring Brush

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  31. I love anything by Bare Essentials...all their brushes are fabulous!

    petejessnewland@msn.com

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  32. What a great idea! Love It!!
    Jessica K

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  33. Wow that's awesome! I LOVE all my eyeshadow brushes! I can't imagine just using the little sponge they give you with the eyeshadow!

    Thanks!
    Beth
    BELANGL86(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. My favorite brush is my Kabuki brush which is used for the all-important bronzer. I use it to brush it on my cheeks, sometimes my eyes when I when I don't want to wear too much make-up, and even the cleavage just to accentuate a bit.

    ADORE your blog!!! I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.

    Smylystar@gmail.com

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  35. Love this!!! My favorite brushes are from Bare Escentuals- so soft and durable. Hope I win :)

    Melrod1010@gmail.com

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  36. My favorite brush is my Kabuki brush. I use it for foundation and it goes on perfectly!

    jbergstein[at]gmail.com

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  37. great project! I love my Bare Escentuals double - ended eye brush. I can't remember what it is called and am too lazy to run up the stairs and look :) But, I think it is something and "define."
    kendraburton@bellsouth.net

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  38. Great idea!
    I love my bare essentials blush brush and basic eye shadow brushes!

    blessedmama02(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Such a clever idea! I wish I owned a sewing machine to attempt this. I love my blush brush, but my favorite would be my eye shadow brush, it's the best.
    mpierce09@gmail.com

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  40. So awesome! My favorite brush is my contour brush...magic. teggyce@gmail.com

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  41. Oh. my. word! I want this! My favorite brush is a thick, short brush that I use to put eye shadow on. I don't remember the brand....it was probably very cheap b/c I am! LOL! Anyway, if I win this, it will definitely go in it!

    Amanda
    aemerson122201@gmail.com

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  42. I didn't know what a brush roll was until this post! Now I need one :) My go-to brush is my big, fluffy powder brush from Clinique, though I'd like to give a foundation brush a try. I'm just intimidated at the idea of having to clean it every.single.day...

    bonnieshee[at]bellsouth.net

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  43. Kate... you're adorable! What a clever little idea. My favorite brushes are definitly my Bare Essentials brushes. The blush brush... the eye shadow brushes... I use them all daily! This role would be a highly used item!

    amarple@westga.edu

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  44. My absolute favorite makeup brush is a MAC 217 blending brush! I use it everyday!

    pkaye921@yahoo.com

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  45. This is so cute!

    My favorite brush is by Sonia Kashuk. It came in a 5-pack of brushes and it's a big, fluffy blush brush that is so soft that putting on blush has become my favorite part of my makeup routine! And, to top it off, it has the cutest black and white patterned handle!

    c_stanton@sbcglobal.net

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  46. I love this!! What a great idea! My favorite brush is my contoured blush brush. I don't know the brand, but it is so soft and does its job perfectly!

    blue_skies (at) ymail (dot) com

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  47. I LOVE this!! One more reason I NEED a sewing machine!! My favorite brush WAS my Kabuki Brish from Bare Esuentials, but my cat ate it. Seriously... my cat found it and all I found was the handle. I don't even know where all the bristles went!!! I kept waiting for the mother of all hairballs, but it never came. (???)

    So happy to be following your blog.

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  48. I Love my bare essentials eye shadow brushes!!! Softballash05@GMAIL.COM

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  49. I can't live without my kabuki brush.

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  50. This would be the best thing to organize my Bare Escentuals brushes in! So cute!!

    eroy1413@gmail.com

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  51. I would love to win this :) That is actually the perfect color for my bathroom :) My favorite brush is either a kabuki or concealer brush :)

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  52. Oops... my email address (I thought it was going to be there) is: amyjames615@hotmail.com

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  53. Very cool project I love my shadow brushes because they are the ones that get the most use...I can't remember the brand they are, and I'm too comfy on my couch to go see {sad, I know}, but I'd love to have the brush roll to put them in!

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  54. How cute! My favorite brush is my e.l.f. bamboo foundation brush. The bristles are so stinkin' soft!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    alayna.tobey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. This is quite neat!!!
    My favorite brush is a blending eyeshadow brush made my Sonia Kashuk for Target! I also have an eyeliner from Clinique in a little pot that comes with a tiny applicator paint brush that I'm always losing and it needs a permanent home!
    Keep up the great work!!
    ~ Lauren
    Laurenc81@hotmail.com

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  56. I am new to your blog, and I love it! You're style is a lot like mine too:) my favorite brushes are Mac and bare essentials- but I have Sonya ? brushes from target that I love just as much!
    Katequamme79@gmail.com

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  57. I love my small angular brush, it's great for filling in my eyebrows!
    denicole10@yahoo.com

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  58. My favorite brush is my large eye shadow brush by Smashbox. Great for all over color and have another smaller eye shadow brush by Smashbox for crease shadow.
    Jamie
    jamiemcsherry@earthlink.net

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  59. My favorite eye brush is the crease brush. All of my gf's always ask me, "how do you get that definition in your crease? You will have to show me one day." Little do they know thats its not my magician techniques of makeup application, but just the simple little crease brush which is amazing. One which they will all be receiving in a goodie bag for being a bridesmaid in my wedding! Great idea in using a placemat btw, and I am jealous of all of your mathcing, clean brushes.

    amariewelch@gmail.com

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  60. I love my powder brush, it is huge and soft :)
    katiedavis22@gmail.com

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  61. My favorite brush is my large flat stippling brush. My foundation goes on flawlessly! I love your blog!

    Esanchez0618@gmail.com

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  62. Well, aren't you the clever one! :-)
    My favorite brush in the foundation brush, don't know how I survived before I discovered this handy little brush.
    Laura.J.Myers1@gmail.com

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  63. Definitely my blush brush. I can't leave the house without blush. I'm too pale without it!

    jlburgart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. My favorite is my blush brush. It actually telescopes and has a nice cap.

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  65. I love my finishing powder brush! I spent way too much for it, but was well worth the money.

    prock@pa.net

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  66. So creative. My favorite brush is my eyeliner brush. Ever since I got it from MAC I haven't even gone back to liquid eyeliner. I just love the way it applies my powder liner. I'd love to win the brush holder. Thanks.
    ssrobinson76@yahoo.com

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  67. I love this! My only DiY downfall is sewing, and my mother is literally a master seamstress, go figure. My favorite brush is my Ulta blush brush. It has a short, fat handle so it fits perfectly in my make-up bag. Something like this would give me an excuse to add to my collection!

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  68. So cute! My favorite brush is my Bare Escentuals dual ended contour brush and eyeshadow brush. So soft!
    ~Amanda
    www.amanda-abushelandapeck.blogspot.com

    ajenkins1983@gmail.com

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  69. This is such a great idea!! My favorite brush is the one from ELF (it's only $1!) -it's the contour brush. I wouldn't be able to do a smoky eye without it!! CraftyLindsey@hotmail.com

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  70. Love this! Too cute! My favorite brush is my Precision Eyeliner Brush from Bare Escentuals! It makes powder eyeliner ooh so very easy!

    Thanks for all your tutorials!
    Ashley

    coake.ashley@gmail.com

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  71. I am just beginning to focus more on my makeup, so I only have two brushes right now :P I suppose my favourite of the two is my coverup brush. Works so much better than the tip of my finger.

    supermomboots(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. My favorite brush is my kabuki brush!!!!

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  73. This is so great!!

    My favorite brush is my contour brush from MAC. LOVE IT!

    amy@ventigrace.com

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  74. Love the brush roll! What a great idea! I have a few great sets from Sephora and Ulta, but my favorite brush is my kabuki brush. I couldn't live without it.

    lauren.huizenga@gmail.com

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  75. I love my Bobbi Brown eyeliner brush -- just stiff enough to create beautiful lines!

    ekgeers at gmail dot come

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  76. My Handy Buki is the best!!!
    keep_dreamin_2@yahoo.com

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  77. I love my Clinique powder brush and the BE double-ended brushes.

    buckeye1213 at yahoo dot com

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  78. Great idea! If I don't win, I may have to give this a try myself!

    I love ALL of my ecotools bamboo brushes. Especially my angled eyeliner brush and my angled shadow brush.

    hrkramer@gmail.com

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  79. My favorite brushes are from Sephora. I love the horse hair ones. And brush cleanser is a definite must. I get that at Sephora too.
    jillbartelscohen@gmail.com

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  80. I LOVE this! I'm all about the Bare Essentials brushes.
    laurapetersen216@gmail.com

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  81. My favorite brush is the Bare Essentials Full Flawless Face brush. It is so soft, which is good for my sensitive skin! I love your blog! I would make one of these, but I don't have a sewing machine. My e-mail is bethanyhummel@yahoo.com

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  82. My favorite brush is my crease brush from hautelook! Thanks for showing us this! I want a sewing machine now!
    :)

    email: argosser@uncg.edu
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  83. What a sweet giveaway! My favorite brush is BE Heavenly and I also love the Sephora Airbrush line. Thanks for sharing your project with us!

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  84. My favorite brush is my Jane Iredale eyeliner brush.

    jcossette03@gmail.com

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  85. I love all of my Arbonne brushes, but I especially love the foundation one!
    katie.kindrick@gmail.com

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  86. How cute! My favorite brush is my contour brush from MAC.

    kolbe.katelyn@gmail.com

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  87. Love this brush roll and so excited for this giveaway! My favorite brush is the MAC 130. It's great for foundation.

    Jen
    jennjwku@gmail.com

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  88. My favorite brush is the Mary Kay Eye Crease Brush. Love it! Your brush roll bag looks like the perfect gift for my sisters-in-law.

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  89. i love the bare essentials big brush..it probably has a name...i just think~big brush..where are you??

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  90. What a great idea!

    I don't know the brand (something cheap from Target probably) but my favorite brush is my foundation brush - it makes me feel like I get to paint my face when I use it!

    jjjohnson@anderson.edu

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  91. Very cute idea! I love my angled eye shadow brush that I got in a Bare Escentuals kit years and years ago. It's faboosh. Liz

    madamemoss@gmail.com

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  92. My favorite brush is my crease brush from Sonia Kashuk. I have an entire set of her brushes and I just love them. But the crease brush is my favorite. If I could just have one, it would be that one.

    jameskimdennis@yahoo.com

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  93. I have no idea what brand my brush is but it is a family hand me down. It is my powder brush. It started with my grandmother, made its way to my mother and now to me. They don't make brushes like they used to. It is so durable and has just enough bristles that it doesn't grab to much powder and it doesn't loose bristles like the new ones do.

    jpfravel@madisontelco.com

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  94. This is so cute, and genious!! My favorite brush is the MAC flat angled eyeliner brush!

    brittwooldridge@gmail.com

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  95. cute cute project! my favorite brush is the bare minerals kabuki brush...i use it to apply bronzer and i love it!

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  96. forget to include my email...dandylion19@yahoo.com

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  97. LOVE this!!! My favorite brush is my double ended contour and define by Bare Minerals!:)
    Brynngirdler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. My favourite brush is the MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush. I don't wear a lot of makeup, but I like to have defined eyebrows to frame my glass-wearing face!
    emilydemyen@hotmail.com

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  99. This is a great idea! I really like the angled brush for doing eye liner. I love mixing my bare minerals eye lid primer with a little bit of shadow and using an angled brush.

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  100. Being a college student, I normally go to www.eyeslipsface.com to buy my brushes. I have always wanted to try brushes from Jane Iredale, though.
    P.S. This is an AWESOME idea. More DIY projects, please! (I need study breaks : ) )

    cbotma@purdue.edu

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  101. I am not entering since all my brushes have mini handles to fit in my medicine cabinet (small NY apartment bathrooms!) but I just wanted to comment that your post is inspiring me to check the placemat section of the store more often. I have a 2 year old so we avoid cloth placemats at all costs since she gets food on everything at every meal. Sometimes I miss the pretty colors but had never considered buying placemats and using them for other projects. Thank you!!!!

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  102. Hi Kate! My favorite brush is my eyebrow comb/eyelash separater... gotta keep those things in line! :)

    brennaalyson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I just got a new brush from Sephora, its a powder brush that I love! katie.luterek@gmail.com

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  104. My favorite brush is my rainbow wood kabuki brush. It's perfect for foundation and highlighter :-) Great Idea! savannahjen@gmail.com

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  105. Brilliant idea!!! My favorite brush is my kabuki brush. I don't know what I would do without that and my mineral powder! Thank you for you wonderful blog.

    Rachel

    rachnrandy@gmail.com

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  106. Very cute! I am always scrounging around looking for the right brush in my make drawer. My favorite brush is my Smashbox powder brush. It's big, soft and holds powder really well.

    Thanks!

    Jem_8201@yahoo.com

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  107. I have a big retractable Kabuki brush that I love for powder!

    Jill

    jkasparbauer@gmail.com

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  108. I never win anything!! Please pick me!! I have a Merle Norman powder brush(59940) I've had it for years! I've recently been watching your tutorials & went out and bought some eyeshadow brushes to try,(Ive always just used the spongey things that come w the shadows) I love using the brushes but definitely need somewhere to put them now:)
    terri_618@yahoo.com

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  109. Love my Mac large powder brush the best! =)
    Very creative idea! THanks
    kpack(at)bog1(dot)com

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  110. Love this!!! Thank you for the wonderful idea!
    My favorite brush is a Mark. blush/bronzer brush.

    Stephani
    stephanideen@yahoo.com

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  111. That has got to be one of the most brilliant ideas! You are so clever. My favorite brush is my basic eyebrow/eyelash seperator brush. Can't wait to fill your awesome bag with my brushes!
    jennaeby@ymail.com

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  112. I am in desperate need of some quality makeup brushes, so I plan to read through these comments for suggestions! Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

    katesadventures@gmail.com

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  113. my favorite brush is my ulta blush brush... large enough to not make me look streaky & built so well i have tons of control over the color!! very versital!!! <3 mommytot1@yahoo.com

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  114. Great idea! Too bad I lack any sewing skills. My favorite brush is my bare essentials kabuki! Ami6880@aol.com.

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  115. This is so pretty! I usually use brushes from Forever 21.... Cheap I know, but they are super soft, inexpensive and have the cutest designs!
    -Rachel
    reshoemaker87@yahoo.com

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  116. I had to go to the derm and ended up getting some new makeup and am loving the Jane Iredale foundation brush. I also discovered the brush guard which is a mesh cover-like thing that keeps your bristles gathered together while in your bag. It is fabulous!! Helps them keep their shape. Thanks for the giveaway Kate!!

    o.k.ulveling@gmail.com

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  117. My fave brush is a Bare Minerals brush that is fluffy and great for using in the crease. Also my eye brow powder angled brush is awesome. I could go on all day about my brushes.

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  118. Great tutorial! My favorite brush is my Eco Tools Kabuki brush - I love Eco Tools brushes! Jamiclark22@gmail.com

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  119. My favorite brushes are actually the ELF Studio eye shadow brushes. They are cheap and are compared to MAC brushes in reviews!

    brannen.michelle@gmail.com

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  120. I absolutely LOVE your makeup brush roll - such a cute idea! My favorite makeup brush has to be my eyeshadow brush - so soft and applies shadow evenly without smudging!
    ~Cory
    cory.rhodes@gmail.com

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  121. I don't have any brushes yet but I want to get one to apply eye shadow!! Any suggestions would be great!!!
    wendymicanatyahoodotcom

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  122. This is great! I like the idea of DIY, but don't quite have the skills to pull it off and make it look good! Thanks for the giveaway!

    laurasutheratgmail.com

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  123. That is cute but everything you do is. I love my powder brush. I don't have any expensive ones- I wish.
    walker.sahm@hotmail.com

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  124. My favorite make-up brush is actually from Target and it's by Sonia kushuk. I love it and I am picky about brushes. It is perfect for getting the darker color in the corner if your eye. Lauren.Laws@gmail.com

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  125. Love the brush roll, great idea. My favorite brush is my Tarte airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush.

    sherrabug@insightbb.com

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  126. My favorite brush is actually my Eco Tools eye brush set! I absolutely love them.

    taylor.gromatzky@me.com

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  127. Love this, it's so pretty. I have a huge brush that I use at the end of my makeup application to brush off all the excess eye shadow that's fallen on my cheeks. It's my favorite.

    Julie Howell

    maknalex@yahoo.com

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  128. I love my (old) Mary Kay brushes. I need to get some new ones, though! I can't decide what kind to get.

    jesabes.blog(at)gmail

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  129. My favorite make-up brush is actually from Target and it's by Sonia kushuk. I love it and I am picky about brushes. It is perfect for getting the darker color in the corner if your eye. Lauren.Laws@gmail.com

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  130. So cool! My fav brush is my big fluffy Mac brush that I use to apply my bronzer ;)
    Augee.sue@gmail.com

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  131. Such a great DIY idea - and so simple! I couldn't live without my Jane Iredale kabuki brush. Everything pales in comparison. nicolle.westlund@gmail.com

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  132. Hi Kate! I LOVE your blog! My favorite brushes are myBare Escentuals brushes. Especially, my Handy Buki Brush. It works wonders. Thanks for sharing!

    Christina
    Christina.n.stewart@gmail.com

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  133. I LOVE my Mary Kay Brushes! My mom gave me my first set when I was in high school and I've been buying MK brushes ever since :) They are so soft!!

    MLWahlig(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. I've been really love my Sigma brushes lately, but I always seem to go back to my Sonia Kashuk brushes (from Target!) LOVE the slanted eyeliner brush!
    tangtrees@gmail.com

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  135. I would love to start my collection with a fan brush.
    dsandidge@eastman.com

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  136. My favorite Brush is my MAC angled liner brush..it makes the eyeliner go on flawless!

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  137. My favorite brush is my "c" blending brush from e.l.f.
    slarsen62 at yahoo

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  138. I like my double ended bare essentials brush and my estee lauder blush brush. I was just wishing the other day for a better place to put my brushes!

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  139. SO cute, Kate! My favorite makeup brush is my Sephora blush brush. I could not live without it! Definitely a staple in my brush collection!

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  140. I bought a Smudge brush from Target that I love. It was just the "Up and Up" brand that they have and it was 2.49! It's essential to have a great Smudge brush if you want to make a great smokey eye.
    Loribell23@yahoo.com

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  141. I would use the holder for my eye shadow brushes and big blush brushes!

    angievokaty@yahoo.com

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  142. Love the brush roll, what a great idea! My favorite brush is my foundation brush by Stila:)

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  143. My favorite brush is my Sonia Kashuk blush brush. Of all the pricey options out there, this brush from Target is my fave! Love her angled eyeliner brush too.

    Seriously impressed with your craftiness too! I don't own a sewing machine - I'd probably end up sewing my fingers together. :)

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  144. I have a set of Mary Kay brushes. My fave is the non angled eyeshadow brush...but I do love them all and an in need of a new "carrying case" for them.

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  145. OmG I love the brush roll! FaBuLoUs IDEA!! My favorite brushes are from Bare Essentials. My old brush roll is from Target, nothing fancy. This idea is great.... It's the perfect size to hold everything one needs. I LOVE your blog, such great ideas!

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  146. What a great idea! I never think of things like this so thank goodness for you! I don't have a sewing machine so my only chance is to win this....fingers crossed:) my favorite brush is my contour brush from bare escentuals. Heidihoffman07@gmail.com

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  147. What a great idea to use a placemat as a starting point!!

    My favorite brush is the Bare Escentuals Heavenly Face brush - it's great for bronzer, blush, shimmer, etc. I use it every day.

    leaving.astoria@gmail.com

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  148. I have just entered the wonderful world of makeup burshes! I always just used the little sponge applicators that came with the makeup or my fingers! I really love one of my ecotools eye shadow brushes. It is an angled crease brush. It really helps me out :) Love your blog and thanks for sharing your wonderful tips and tutorials! Magen914@gmail.com

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  149. My favorite brush is my Bare Essentials Kabuki Brush..it's perfect for applying a powder foundation. Love the idea of a brush roll! I don't have a sewing machine or I'd try to make it myself! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

    Thanks again,
    Alex Hughes
    ahughes91011@gmail.com

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  150. I have tons of brushes that I've gotten over the years. I have them all in a drawer right now and honestly don't use most of them because I forget that they are there, so this would be PERFECT for me! My favorite brush is my contour brush! Crossing my fingers in hopes of winning this! katherineprice07@gmail.com

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  151. What an adorable idea! My Favorite brush is the Bare Escentuals Wet/dry shadow brush I absolutely couldn't live without it!
    cort_lynn_lee@yahoo.com

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  152. Oh wow! Awesome giveaway, and I love that it is hand made :)

    I have two brushes that I always claim I can't live without. If I had to pick just one it would without a doubt have to be my eyeliner brush. I am addicted to powder/gel liners. I have used them so long that pencil liners are difficult for me to put on now, lol! My pencil brush for crease application is a close second :)
    email: helennaturally@gmail.com

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  153. So cute! My favorite brushes are made by Eco (i think that's the name...) They have a bamboo handle and put on makeup like a dream :)

    Kym.Ridl@gmail.com

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  154. I love my eyeshadow contour brush. I'm at a loss if I ever can't find it. This turned out great! I love the placemat you chose.

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  155. I love this makeup roll! I need to dump all of my brushes on a towel everyday — and it's very disorganized. My favorite brush is the Bare Essentials Heavenly Face Brush — it's perfect!

    Love your blog!
    Erin
    ErinAndrewEverAfter.com

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  157. I purchased some brushes at my Aveda hair salon from a gift certificate I was given at Christmas. Love them so far! Mary Beth
    mringwald@wagner-Ind.com

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  158. I love all eye shadow brushes! Help to smudge, blend, etc. is always needed. :)

    Thanks!
    Candice
    hairstylist.mom@gmail.com

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  159. I love the ELF professional crease brush! At $3, it's a bargain and fabulous!

    barelytogether at yahoo dot com

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  161. My favorite is Sephora's mineral foundation brush - I actually use it for my BE and MUFE HD foundations... liquid or powder, it applies like a dream!!

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  162. My favorite brush is the $14.99 Sonia Kashuk synthetic flat brush from Target. I use it for my foundation! lmillerharris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  163. I really love eye shadow and blush brushes. I have been looking for a new set though and have been trying to find some that are nice so this would be a great way to keep new brushes nice longer.
    Lauren
    www.daisyraedesign.blogspot.com
    laurenraeatkins@hotmail.com

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  164. I admire your patience--every time I get near a sewing machine, I get overwhelmed. I'd say the one I use the most is the Sephora Professional Contour brush (a round, flat top brush) so that one would my favorite/and/or necessity for me!

    E-mail bridgetshops925@gmail.com

    Thanks! :)

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  165. I have a lot of great brushes, but my favorite is an Elizabeth Arden shadow brush that my mom gave me when I was about 12 years old (I'm 37 now). I can remember playing with it in her bathroom before she gave it to me. I use it every day!

    kristen.baggett@gmail.com

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  166. Love the brush roll....looks so simple to make! If I don't win I will make one! I really don't have a favorite brush I really love all of them I have Mary Kay and Bare Essentials. If I had to pick one it would be my angled brush from bare essentials for my eye shadow.

    I love your blog - and all your hair tutorials. I always get complements on my hair when I try one of your styles

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  167. First of all, I LOVE your blog! I found it through Jenna's (eatliverun) blog and am officially addicted! My favorite brush would have to be the one I use for all-over shadow. Not sure what the name of it is, but its fat and fluffy. I have way too many brushes, so this would be so awesome to help me organize!!
    My email address is:
    meganmckee1@hotmail.com

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  168. My all time favourite brush is my sigma flat top kabooki brush! Foundation goes on like butter!
    Thanks!
    emily_osmer@hotmail.com

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  169. This is the neatest idea! I hate the way my brushes "tint" everything in my makeup bag... I would have to say my favorite brush is either my Bronzer brush or my eye shadow brush. I would love to win this item!

    semory@bbandt.com

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  170. I love ALL of my brushes from ELF! If I had to pick one, I'd have to choose my eye crease brush. It is perfect that smoky look and I use it every single day.
    Thanks!
    amanda.reinert@bryancave.com

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  171. I love my Laura Mercier concealer brush. It does the trick every time and creates a flawless, even look.

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  172. So crafty, I love it! My fave brushes right now are the Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman-I have several, and they are all amazing! Email: bpopro(at)att(dot)net.

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  173. Favorite Brush is my angled eye liner brush from Smashbox. I love your blog and I love the make up roll bag! Sweet!

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  174. I have a lot of brushes...2 different sets from E.L.F. I would add my most used brushes to the roll. I think my favorite brush that I have would be the flat top blush brush that I use for foundation.

    janders509@gmail.com

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  175. My favorite is my Bare Escentuals foundation brush. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  176. My favorite brush is my MAC eye liner brush. I would fill the bag with all of my eye shadow, blush, and foundation brushes!

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  177. This looks like a perfect first sewing project! I love my blush brush by Sonya K from Target. amfflores@gmail.com

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  178. Lovely idea :)
    I love my MAC angled eyeliner brush that I just got a few weeks ago. I hope I win :)

    Pastorswife1998@sbcglobal.net

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  179. I don't have a sewing machine, but I may head to my friends house (that has one) and make it a group project. Although I don't have3 many brushes, I would like to add a foundation blending brush to my (small) arsenal. Or, I could just make the sleeves different sizes to accommodate my small hair cutting scissors and tweezers.:)

    Jacksaves@hotmail.com

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  180. It's a toss up for me! I'm stuck between my clinique bronzer brush and my clinique powder brush. I can do my eyes with pretty much anything, qtip, finger, sponge, but I cannot get the application of my powder foundation (glo minerals) with out one of this two brushes.

    Love your blog! I check back daily hoping for a new post.

    Amandajadeshaffer@gmail.com

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  181. My favorite make up brush is my eyeliner brush. I really enjoy the pop that eye color can give someone and the drama it can bring.
    If I don't win I will defiantly be making one!
    bmbarrow@hotmail.com

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  182. I could definately use this! It is hard to choose a favorite, but use my Bare Escentuals Shadow brush every day and love it! Thanks for the great idea!!!
    Erin
    klekar26@sbcglobal.net

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  183. The brush I use everyday is for my mineral foundation from Mary Kay so that would be my favorite because without it I would have no makeup on :) ! I have had it forever and defintely need a new one (plus all new brushes :) )

    michelleremund@hotmail.com

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  184. How awesome! I love the Kabuki brushes from Every Day Minerals! :)

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  185. I love my eye liner brush! Rreat givaway! So nice of you! koozig5@yahoo.com

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  186. My favorite brush would be my blush brush! Thanks for the great idea and the contest! :-)
    Kelly
    alymom1@yahoo.com

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  187. I would have to go with my Tarte blush brush as my favorite! I have so many brushes and have been trying to figure out a way to organize them. The solution for now is to throw them in a drawer but this is so much better!

    mnbjragb@gmail.com

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  188. I LOVE this idea!! I was just looking for something like this for the many brushes I have. At the moment they are sitting in a make up bag and it is a pain to not see them all laying out when I use them. My favorite brush is my Bobbi Brown Face Brush! I have had it forever and is the one I use every single day.

    Jillian Futrell
    jilly3885@yahoo.com

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  190. i love this! such a great idea.
    i have several cheap E.L.F. brushes and Sonia Kashuk brushes. But i really want the Sigma eyes kit!
    hbaham@gmail.com

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  191. This is sooo cute! I've been looking for something simple also! My new favorite brush is my new foundation brush. I used to just use those sponges, I just never spend the money on a foundation brush but now that I have it I love it! I love all my brushes but its my new favorite!

    Keyona
    keyona06@gmail.com

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  192. I LOOOVE my eco tools large blush brush!

    elebeda@gmail.com

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  193. Wow! Another great idea. I need one of these! I have recently developed a new obsession with make-up and brushes. My latest favorite is one I got free at sephora (gotta love those freebies) that I didn't even notice for several weeks after I got it. On one end it is a liner and the other is just a perfect blending tool for eyeshadow. If I don't win yours, I am going to brush the dust off my sewing machine and see if I can make it work.

    Christine

    christine@danna-elmers.com

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  194. Such a great idea! I thoroughly suck at using a sewing machine though, so I'll have to enter your giveaway. :) My favorite brush is the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush. It's perfect for blending your eyeshadows.
    sara.bofferding@gmail.com

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  195. I love all my brushes for bare minerals...I have 2 favorites that I cant live without!! The full coverage and the handy buki... I just got a bunch of new brushes too & I have no place to put them so that cute little wrap would be perfect!!! My email is Allie.gramme@gmail.com
    Ps I LOVE your blog!! ;)

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  196. I love, love, love my Studio Gear brushes. The kabuki brush is my favorite because it's super soft and fluffy. The one I use the most is the foundation brush. They're fabulous brushes.

    Stephanie
    stg588(at)hotmail(dot)com

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