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The amazing stippling brush - a must-have!

Ever since I started wearing foundation, I've wanted it to look even, natural and of course - airbrushed! At first, I thought I had to wear the right foundation to achieve the look and I slathered on tons of liquid foundation. But after all the applications - still no flawless skin. Grrrrrrr.

Then came my "ah-ha!" moment - I realized application must be the key! So after hearing a lot of hype about the 187 Duo Fibre Brush from MAC Cosmetics, I had to give the stippling brush a try. But man were they expensive!

Luckily, MAC had a holiday kit with one in it, yay for me! I've played with it for a little while now and I am completely in L-O-V-E with it. Not only has it given me that wonderful airbrushed look, but it has saved me a ton of foundation. Gone are the days of sloppy foundation fingers and thirsty sponges that soak up waaaaaay too much of my precious Laura Mercier!

Not ready to fork out the $42 dollars for the MAC 187? Try one of these below:

ADORING CARMINE: 4 FACE BRUSHES by MAC - $49.50 (I got this one)

Professional Platinum Stippling Brush #44 by SEPHORA - $35.00

Cool videos to show you how to use this wonderful tool:
Julieg713 shows us how to to use the MAC 187 Brush
Get the honest truth about the 187 MAC Brush from Cullgan

Images from MAC Cosmetics.com and Sephora.com.