Inspiration
Brush Up On Your Art September 16, 2013

As every makeup artist knows, the brushes you use to apply your makeup are as important as the product itself.

Brush Up On Your Art

I am always doodling, thinking, drawing – I have to draw 10 collections every year – and painting

Brush Up On Your Art

September 16, 2013

As every makeup artist knows, the brushes you use to apply your makeup are as important as the product itself.

The correlation between art and makeup has always been extremely clear for Dany Sanz, Founder and Creative Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER. Body painter slash makeup artist, she sees the two disciplines as members of the same family rather than two distinct worlds, and, as such, spends most days with a foot in each.
Now, with MAKE UP FOR EVER about to launch a groundbreaking 76 piece Brush Collection, the relationship has come full circle.

Her inspiration?
Her love of art. “I am always doodling, thinking, drawing – I have to draw 10 collections every year – and painting,” Dany said. Her only absolute is that her canvases be human. “I have always been impassioned by painting on the body, not on canvas. It’s too flat, there’s no communication,” she continued.

The ultimate labor of love, the brush collection took an incredible 4 years to bring to fruition, and features all synthetic fibers and hairs. “The road to making brushes is long,” says Dany. “Each brush is made by hand. I chose different kinds of synthetic hairs one by one - some straight, some with wave, some kinky - to get the result I wanted. And every hair & fiber must be exactly the same length. A machine cuts the wood, but then each handle is crafted by artisans.”
The brushes are, frankly, absolutely stunning and feel great in the hand.

Dany mentioned that the Precision Crease Brush would be perfect for watercolor painting, a surprising fact. “The quality and properties of my synthetic fibers are really adaptable to different textures. With natural hair, for example, when you use it in liquid or creamy products, it’s like your hair – it goes soft. With the fibers, that doesn’t happen. So even if you use it in liquid, it keeps its shape. Even wet, they’re still unfailingly precise,”.

So if you’re painting and find yourself missing a paintbrush, you can always use the new Precision Crease brush in a pinch. No one will be the wiser. And, of course, it works amazingly well with eye makeup.

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