I’d just like to tell all the Black Sails fans that Billy Bones (aka Dickon Tarly in Game of Thrones) is in I Feel Pretty and he’s looking rather fly. Ahem…! He looks like he lost a little of the bulk he had in Black Sails but he’s still tall AF (six foot five inches to be exact). Ugh tall men are my downfall! Dear Hollywood, cast this man in more movies!
Speaking of I Feel Pretty has anyone watched it? There’s a fictional makeup company in the film called Lily LeClaire which is a high-end, prestigious company along the lines of Estee Lauder. The brand is facing some challenges marketing a new line of budget friendly products to the “regular” every day girl or boy next door consumer.
In one scene the heroine drops one of the highlighters on the floor which leads to a discussion about the lack of a brush and how having a brush in the highlighter compact is essential as most girl or boy next door types are rushing through the day and doing their makeup in the car or on the subway.
Ummm yeah, not really! But this actually got me thinking does anyone really use the makeup applicators that come with their makeup? Most higher-end or mid-range brands don’t really include eyeshadow applicators or brushes with their individual products. From time to time you’ll get a nice brush with an eyeshadow palette from brands like Urban Decay or Anastasia Beverley Hills but most brands aren’t packaging their main line with brushes.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t use the brushes that come with makeup. Most of the time they are rather cheap with bristles that shed and harder, stiffer bristles. Physicians Formula always includes a brush with many of their items but for years I bitched about how bad the brushes were.
I typically use my own brushes and honestly, feel like the inclusion of brushes isn’t necessary at all. There are some exceptions of course. Like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette came with a gorgeous dual-ended brush that was very helpful! But if Maybelline gives me a small little brush with their newest blush that’ll typically end up tossed aside. I think the rule that stands for most drugstore applicators is they get tossed aside by me. I completely disagree that having a brush in a budget line is essential because the “regular” girl or guy is applying their makeup on the go.
What do you think?
Do you use the makeup applicators that come with your makeup?
Or do you have your own brushes?