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Post by Mary Gonzalez on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:11 pm

So far I only have the 2 and 3 brushes that came with my DFX palette and using cosmetic wedges as sponges.
Do you guys have any recommendations as to sponges?
I'm considering going to Michaels in a few hours to see if they have any usable brushes, so any tips would fantastic Very Happy
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Post by funfacesbybrenda on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:29 pm

If u going to Michaels they have this nice Wilton set in the baking section isle u get 6 brushes for $6 or $7 and better yet if u use 40%coupon and they also have then snazaroo which they're pretty good !
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Post by Sandie on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:50 pm

For sponges, I like the green ones they sell in the Forum Shop here. Brushes......oh, my, where to begin? I do like the set in the baking isle lovebrend30 mentioned, but I have so many from other places! Lowell Cornell 7000 series is good. I use #6 a lot so I have a bunch of those. A 3/4 flat, #4, those seem to be what I use most.

Hope this helps!
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Post by Stacia on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:35 pm

I use the green ones exclusively, I like the density and how soft they are...only now they're black Wink.
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Post by martha on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:47 pm

The green FWW sponges are my favorite. If you are just starting out and money is tight, there is nothing wrong with buying the big carwash sponges (peanut shaped) and cutting them up. They would be much better (and use less paint) than the makeup wedges plus they can be washed and reused. The wedges really should be discarded after use.
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Post by Valerie A on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:16 pm

I have some Wolfe sponges, but they are not my favourite. Too "bristly" for me, but some people love them.
I got some of the green ones (soon to be black, I hope Wink ) from the Forum Shop a week or so ago and I love them:
http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=740

The next time I get to Michael's I'm looking for the Wilton "cake brushes," everyone raves about them. Love the LC brushes that someone else mentioned (for some reason scratch can't see the other posts here at the moment, so I don't know who said it.)
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Post by Mary Gonzalez on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 am

Thank you for the suggestions everybody Very Happy
I just got the Wilton brushes that were recommended. I'll try them out tomorrow and update about how it went Very Happy

I've been meaning to get some more wilton supplies anyways since I decorate cakes as well, but I'm obviously going to need separate sets of brushes haha
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Post by Sandie on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Mary Gonzalez wrote:Thank you for the suggestions everybody Very Happy
I just got the Wilton brushes that were recommended. I'll try them out tomorrow and update about how it went Very Happy

I've been meaning to get some more wilton supplies anyways since I decorate cakes as well, but I'm obviously going to need separate sets of brushes haha

Mary, face painting with frosting sounds good to me!! lol! Maybe I'm just hungry tonight!!
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Post by fesspenter on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:09 pm

The cosmetic sponges are meant to absorb excess oil. They are not a good choice for face painting.

FWW green sponges are my favorite. I cut up Dollar store sponges with my electric carving knife and discard them after one use at SickKids Hospital, Toronto.

Loew & Cornell 7000C series are one of my favorites for line work. The sponges and brushes are available in the FacepaintforumShop.
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Post by funfacesbybrenda on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:45 pm

Very Happy Very Happy
Mary Gonzalez wrote:Thank you for the suggestions everybody Very Happy
I just got the Wilton brushes that were recommended. I'll try them out tomorrow and update about how it went Very Happy

I've been meaning to get some more wilton supplies anyways since I decorate cakes as well, but I'm obviously going to need separate sets of brushes haha
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Post by funfacesbybrenda on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:45 pm

Great Maria !!
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Re: Another brush question

Post by Mary Gonzalez on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:15 pm

Haven't updated about the brushes, but they worked just as well as the DFX ones did. Of course I'm still a beginner so don't take my word for it Razz

As for sponges, I'm on a bit of a tight schedule for the sponges as my twin sisters' birthday is next Thursday and I won't have enough money/time to order the FWW ones. Does anyone know how well the Snazaroo sponges work?
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Re: Another brush question

Post by JennyNixe on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:15 am

They're pretty good sponges. Super soft, so you're more likely to get paint on your fingers, but very gentle on skin.
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Re: Another brush question

Post by martha on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 am

If you are going for real face paint sponges, I would either invest in the FWW sponges from the forum shop or get the tack sponges off of amazon. I'll see if I can locate that thread.
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Re: Another brush question

Post by copycat on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:49 am

Hi Ladies,
I have like 3 brushes for face painting but I wonder is there a set of face paints brushes that I would buy, if not what specific brushes do you recommend that are good to have (top 10 brushes)

Thanks Very Happy
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Re: Another brush question

Post by kingsmeadmama on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:29 am

I don't have a tonne of brushes, but my favourites of the ones I do have are all Loew Cornell
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Post by martha on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:33 am

Copycat, you can find a ton of info in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the forum. With regard to sponges type 'sponges' in the search and you can see where there are some good deals on Amazon and eBay. If I were just starting out and wanted the best from the beginning, I would get FWW from the forum shop. Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Another brush question

Post by Valerie A on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:29 pm

If you type "brushes" into the search you will get 3 pages of brush Q&A's and opinions.

The "Search" is very helpful when you have questions...but if you can't find it there go to google (for example) and type in "Face Paint Form" plus the subject you are searching for. More items from the forum come up in the search thru google than on the forum itself.

Here's a longer one that has a lot of useful information
http://www.facepaintforum.com/t4709-best-brushes?highlight=brushes

Where are you from Copycat?


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Re: Another brush question

Post by copycat on Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:32 pm

thanks Very Happy will do!
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Re: Another brush question

Post by ninaschau on Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:16 pm

I love the Loew Cornell, I have the gold grip, the 7000, and 2 other that I dont know the name of, they are all good, the 7000 is most used.
I also like the snaz sponges alot, they are soft and gentle on the skin,
I have the Martha Stewart set of sponges with plastic holder in different sizes, they are a litttle hard I think, also the prisma brushes are good, really I would buy one of a brand to try and see if you like it before buying a set
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