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on 3/30/2012 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by Maki70
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine
Wow wow wow......this is 'the' brush for applying lid colour. Feels divine on the delicate skin of the lid, like silk. Can't fault it, best out there!
on 11/5/2011 7:54:00 PM
More reviews by CoonieR
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This brush is amazing and definitely worthy of the rave reviews. Yes, it's expensive, but nothing (at least nothing that MAC, LM, BB, Kevyn Aucoin, Sephora or UD makes) makes can compare to this. This is what I'd hoped that the MAC 252 would do. It applies wet or dry shadows with amazing precision and allows me to perfectly pack on color. This is definitely one of my favorites. If you like to pack on e/s, it's a must-have.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 11/26/2007 4:39:00 PM
More reviews by yoursisterdebra
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
Another great brush from TM! The #40 Medium Laydown is my everyday no-brainer brush for applying lid color. Great for applying powder eyeshadow both dry and wet. The bristles are super soft and silky. It is honestly a pleasure to use.
on 3/30/2006 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by maliastyle
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I'm ridiculously in love with this brush. It applies both cream and powder amazingly well, and it picks up just the right amount of pigment every time. Other girls have mentioned it may be the most versatile brush they own, and they are so right - it perfectly highlights and conceals and shades, oh my! #40 will always be part of my collection.
on 2/10/2006 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by ziebam
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Trish McEvoy makes some of the best brushes on the market and this one is no exception. #40 is the medium laydown brush. Its made of sable and has a flat rounded head. Great for shadows with a little more pigment. I use this all the time for the lid. Retails for $36 which is steep but a quality brush. use this everyday!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/30/2005 3:17:00 PM
More reviews by cynderella724
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
The #40 Medium Laydown Brush is my very favorite eye shadow brush (HG) and one I use daily. Smooth as silk (sable) & picks up the perfect amount of color each & every time (100% consistant). Shadow laydown on the lid is a cakewalk with this brush. A quick swipe or two on a soft cotton cloth & the brush is clean again & ready for your next color. You can also use the tip of the brush for the V & creasework. I also like the Small Laydown Brush #19 for detail work (inner corner, browbone or to define a smaller area on the lid). I am a huge fan of TM brushes. This one is worth every penny! In fact I have a few of the #40 (home & kit). Though I've been using them for years they still look almost brand new!
on 3/8/2004 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by vocalise
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
This is the "Medium Laydown" brush - a high quality, versatile brush that is a pleasure to use. I use it to apply concealer and eyeshadow. It really does a great job in distributing creamy and powder shadows all over the lid. It picks up just enough product and deposits it easily so you only need to swipe on a tissue and it's ready for the next thing. It's a bit stiffer than the MAC #239 (which can handle only powder products) and because of this, it can feel a bit stiff/scratchy if you use the tip to apply crease color. For that, I'm taking off one lippie. Still, a good do-it-all brush if you don't have any others (like a crease brush) on hand.
on 9/28/2003 2:13:00 AM
More reviews by Toddster
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My HG eye shadow brush... Good Lord, I love this brush! It picks up enough shadow for one eye, does not hold onto shadow forever like squirrel does, therfore after applying one eye's worth of shadow a quick rub on a tissue cleans it thoroughly, making it the perfect blending brush. It blends wonderfully. This is a very responsive brush (sable is known for this), and allows you to use the wide end for your lids, and the edge for your crease. This brush is SOOO versatile. I have been searching for the perfect eye shadow brush forever, and know I have found it. It's such a relief not to have to use up to three seperate brushes for eye shadow; this one does it all! I find it's bigger cousin, the #21, way too big and much prefer this brush. I also like the smaller version, #19, for lighter shadows and for highlighting below the brow. These brushes are truly fantastic and worth every dime...!
on 8/21/2003 8:12:00 PM
More reviews by ctgv7
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I got my #40 as part of the TM Brush Set. I believe it is the same quality as the one sold individually. I think for $36 this brush is not too bad. It applies powder e/s very well and is quite soft IF you use the tapered side. I have a habit of using the tip of my e/s brushes to apply colors to my crease. I found the tip of this brush to be VERY scratchy when I try to do that. I have never experienced this problem with any of my other e/s brush. For that reason I give it a 4 instead of 5.
on 4/22/2002 10:20:00 AM
More reviews by Jen
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
This brush is for powder/cream eyeshadow, and can also be used for concealer. It's a slightly smaller version of brush #21 (sable, flat rounded edge), and I LOVE the size of this brush since my eyes are small! I use this almost every day, with powder eyeshadows (MAC, Stila, Trish) and with cream eyeshadows (Benefit, Clinique, L'oreal). It works as well as a taklon brush for the cream texture, and applies powders very evenly. I think this is the MOST VERSATILE makeup brush I have, and I have seen the #40 from time to time at Trish counters (I bought it in 1999 for $36, so mine has the gold handle, but it's still in perfect condition!). I will probably buy another one, or a #21 brush soon!
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