If you are a true makeup fan, you’ve probably visited an art supply store and purchased a few artist’s brushes for makeup use. They really do look and perform a lot like actual makeup brushes. If you picked out good quality art brushes, the chances are good that they were by Royal & Langnickel. This company has been producing fine art brushes since the early 1940’s. However, in 2006, the company expanded into makeup brushes in a dizzying variety of shapes, sizes and kits. Today they carry more than a dozen different lines of makeup brushes to suit every need.
For example, the Silk Synthetic Hair 12 Piece Set (srp. $119.99) is a makeup fan or makeup artist’s dream set. These are not cheap brushes stuffed into a cheap case. These arrive in an attractive, black zippered case with a red satin interior. The brushes have good quality, chrome-plated brass ferrules, kiln-dried hardwood barrel handles and this set features synthetic hair that mimics the look, feel and performance of natural hair brushes. The bristles feel soft, silky and distribute color evenly. One of the ways to tell whether a brush is well shaped is to invert the head onto a hard surface. If the bristles fan out evenly, you know it will nicely diffuse the color cosmetics you’re going to be applying with it. The brushes in this set all past the test, beautifully.
The 12, pro-style brushes in this set include: Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation, Concealer, MD Eye Shader, Smudger, Pointed Liner, Flat Eyeliner, Angle Eyebrow, Angle Eye Fluff, Double-ended brow/lash Brush and Lip Brush. This is just about every brush you’ll ever need, except for perhaps a kabuki brush and a fan brush. There is also a SILK Pro Set ($119.99) featuring natural bristles and 12 makeup brushes: Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Foundation, Concealer, MD Eye Shader, Smudger, Pointed Liner, Flat Eyeliner, Angle Eyebrow, Angle Eye FLuff, Double-ended brow/lash Brush and Lip Brush. The Green Line Silk set ($119.99) is an eco-friendly set featuring sturdy, baked bamboo handles, chrome plated, nickel ferrules and all synthetic bristles nestled into a cork zippered case. The SILK PRO GreenLine 12 Piece Synthetic Set includes: Powder, Blush, Eye Shadow, Smudger, Liner, Eye Fluff, Foundation, Eyebrow, Flat Eyeliner, Lash Comb, Concealer, and Lip Brush.
These are just a few of the brush lines that Royal and Langnickel offer. They’re housed in slim, zippered cases with interior pouches for each brush, The sets are perfect for the pro on the go, but they’d be great for any makeup lover. The breakdown of price is really just $9.99 per brush for most every brush you’ll ever need (plus perhaps a kabuki or a fan brush). With one of these Royal and Langnickel makeup brush sets, you’ll be set for many years to come. High quality makeup brushes are investments whether you’re a makeup artist or just someone who loves to wear makeup. If you take care of your brushes, they will last for years. However, if your budget doesn’t allow for this special set of brushes, or you already have a lot of brushes you like, or you prefer a natural bristle brush, you can also purchase individual brushes to meet your needs.
Here are some brush care tips from Royal and Langnickel. Visit them on the web at http://beautyusa.royalbrushstore.com/