Showing posts with label makeup brushes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup brushes. Show all posts

Beauty Find - tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Makeup Set

Calling all tarte fans! 

(or fans of amazing makeup bags...)

tarte Beauty Without Boundaries Makeup Set is a beauty of a collection.  As you can see, this time around tarte really went all out with the design and choice of products in this set.  Everything in this collection can take you from day to night to that weekend trip effortlessly.

So what's included in this 8-piece set?

  • A beautiful limited edition nylon chevron print makeup bag (about 8 ''in x 9.5'in) that can easily double as a all-in-one chic carry all clutch.
  • BB tinted treatment primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • NEW BB tinted undereye corrector
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes! waterproof inner rim liner 
  • Lights, Camera, Flashes! Statement Mascara.
  • NEW LipSurgence power pigment in awakening
  • double-ended complexion brush with matching chevron print
  • dual sided diffuser bamboo concealer brush in matching chevron print

While some of you may have tried some of these tarte products individually (the Lights, Camera, Lashes Flashes Statement Mascara is among one of my personal favorites!), I loved having these key skin and color products all together.  The BB tinted treatment primer had a great consistency and wonderful coverage.  I applied it with the double ended complexion brush and got flawless results. The coverage was light/medium depending on how much product is applied, but it is buildable. The color match was good and it really did set the rest of my makeup for the day, on top of giving me built-in SPF 30 sun protection.  The feel was very lightweight and the finish was semi-matte.

A new product for me was the undereye corrector, which is a very good concealer product perfect for covering smaller darker areas on the face.  It's lightweight, creamy and easy to blend.  It worked beautifully with the concealer brush as well.  The liner, mascara and LipSurgence are all products that I've used many times before and are goof-proof and long lasting.  This will be your go-to makeup set you reach for time after time when you need to look great, polished - without ever having to try too hard.

The set I used is Deep (pictured above) which has the Deep versions of the BB Cream and the Concealer.  There are four additional shade collections available. Don't miss out on this one. - RLB

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*This product was provided courtesy of tarte PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - Cinema Secrets Professional Makeup Brush Cleanser

A makeup brush cleanser that smells like Vanilla?

A brush cleanser that takes EVERY single ounce of makeup out of your brushes - yet still leaves them soft and conditioned?

A brush cleanser that will also dry your brushes in about 5 min?

If you say - "Yes - this is what I need in a brush cleanser", then Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleanser is for you!

All you need to do with this liquid cleanser is dip your brush inside the tube of blue liquid.  Next you swipe the brush on a paper towel and just be amazed by how much makeup will start to come off.  Within minutes you can use that same makeup brush and it's clean and dry!  As a great bonus, your brushes will also smell like vanilla (it's not too strong, artificial or overbearing).  The formula also sanitizes the brushes and kills bacteria.

As this is a pricier makeup brush cleanser product than you may be used to, a great money saving tip is to add the liquid to a spray bottle with a twist closure nozzle, then spray directly on your paper towel or cloth towel and swipe back and forth until you can no longer see any product coming off.  Then lay flat for a few minutes on a towel until they dry.

Whether you are a casual makeup wearer, makeup lover or a makeup artist, you NEED this makeup brush cleanser! You're makeup brushes will never be cleaner. - RLB

Note: This product is not made with alcohol but it does contain turpentine and should not be used near heat or flame. Recommended for both natural and synthetic brushes.

Go-->Cinema Secrets Professional Makeup Brush Cleanser

Holiday Gift Find #1 - SEPHORA Collection Deco Daze Clutch Brush Set

*Under $60 Gift Pick!*

I stop short whenever I see a beautiful, unique clutch - and this also happens to be a makeup brush set , so it's a win - win!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Deco Daze Clutch Brush Set has beautiful gold and black details on the clutch and well as the brush handles.

It's a hard case clutch with a clasp closure and long gold chain -which makes it easy to carry where ever the holiday season takes you.  The bag fits an average smart phone, keys, the brushes and of course a little more makeup like a lipstick or gloss.

The brushes are very good quality and the clutch by itself is worth this price - so it's perfect not only for the beauty lover in your life but also for the bag/accessory addict too!

This set contains: - Powder brush - Angled brush - Eye shadow brush - Angled liner brush - Eye brush - RLB
Go-->SEPHORA COLLECTION Deco Daze Clutch Brush Set

Beauty Innovation - Sephora Collection Magic Brush Wand Brand Banner A recent little spin through Sephora resulted in one of the best makeup brush finds - ever!

SEPHORA COLLECTION Brush Wand is not only just $10 but a well thought-out solution as to how to carefully take/pack or store multiple brushes with a little space/weight as possible.

The SEPHORA COLLECTION Brush Wand is only about 5"in long and made up of four detachable brushes that are held together magnetically to form a "wand" to apply eye makeup (brushes are not for lips/cheeks). It works like this: each of the four brushes can snap into a single brush, and the each brush head can be changed for when you need it. The brushes include an eye shadow brush, eye liner brush, smudge brush and a flat angle brush.

You have to admit, when you're traveling, rushing out of the door in the morning or need a quick touch up after a gym work out, this is one of the best tools to have - so click now and pick yours up! - RLB Brand Banner

Travel Beauty Find - Sonia Kashuk Small Treasure - 4 piece Purse Brush Set If you're planning on a sunny or beach-filled vacation soon, here's a great little makeup brush set that will also double as a cute bag!

As with all of Sonia Kashuk's other makeup brush sets, the brushes themselves are fantastic and a great value for the price. The handles are a pretty wood with golden colored base and tops and the brushes are soft and sturdy. There's a lip brush, blush brush and two eye shadow brushes.

Of course, when you're not carrying the brushes, this is a cute pouch to bring to the beach to hold some light makeup and daily needs, and for a dinner out with the pretty gold touches.
It's made of a lightweight burlap-type of material with pretty gold painted Indian-inspired designs and a drawstring tie at the top.

Another great idea is to pick up a few of these pouches for wedding favors for bridesmaids for tropical destination weddings, or for other beach-destination events! - RLB

Go--->Sonia Kashuk Small Treasure - 4 piece Purse Brush Set (please note it is mislabeled as "5-Piece set" on the website).

*This product was provided courtesy of Sonia Kashuk PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty for a Cause - 2010 Sonia Kashuk BCRF Collection for Target

Sephora Collection Fall Trends Sonia Kashuk has put together yet another beautiful limited edition brush set and color collection for Target in honor of the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

There are several of my pieces from the collection which I loved, like the Circle Around a Cause Travel Brush Set, shown left. Not only is the case also a cute, working clutch bag, but there are 6 well made and very soft makeup brushes with a unique circular carved design on the handles. This is a real keeper!

I also loved the Brighten Your Day Cosmetic Sponges, which are a great shape to fit in your hands, and have the perfect texture for applying foundation, cream brush and even liquid or cream highlighters (wet or dry).

Last but not least are her three limited edition nail colors which are such a great buy and perfect for fall. The deep eggplant color (shown, right) is stunning on, and the shade shown in the center is a really flattering shimmery, cool pink with touches of violet.

Don't wait to make these limited edition beauty treats yours during Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and help with breast cancer research at the same time! - RLB

Go-->Sonia Kashuk BCRF Collection for Target

*Products will be available until Octorber 24th with 15% of the purchase price to benefit BCRF.

Sonia Kashuk products were provided courtesy of Sonia Kashuk PR for reviewing purposes.

Sephora Collection Fall Trends

Tokidoki Does it Again!, Inc. A few months ago I shared with you some great Super Cute! picks from Sephora's Tokidoki line. I recently stumbled upon 3 new ones that you'll love too!

Tokidoki Pittura Brush Set This adorable brush set for eyes contains three of the most popular Tokidoki characters, The Mozzarella Eyeshadow Brush (center), Adios Amigos Crease Brush (right) and Donutella Angled Eyeliner Brush (left) - (gotta love that play on Donatella Versace's name don't you?).

These synthetic brushes are very soft and work well for average, every day makeup looks (they are not made for professionals). I really liked the eyeliner brush in particular, which picked up the color very well and had a nice angle for applying only my lash line. The brush handles are on the longer side, which make them very easy to apply color. The cute characters on the top of the handles are 3D figures -not flat, which adds another great touch to the detail of the brushes. If you're in the market for a larger brush for blush, highlighter or bronzer, try their Kabuki brush, which I also love.

Tokidoki Vanita Mirror If you're looking for a portable mirror that also makes a statement, this is it! It has a regular mirror on one side and a 3x magnification mirror on the other.

Again, the graphic design is very pretty. The compact features a three dimentional etching collage of various Tokidoki characters on the front. The mirror itself has a nice weight due to it's metal content. There is also a pretty little etching of one of the characters on the mirror inside. The mirror is kept closed with little magnets. Because of it's weight, you may choose to leave this on a vanity or office desk for last minute touch ups. This also makes a perfect beauty gift.

Tokidoki Cartina Blotting Paper 100 Sheets Blotting papers are an absolute must in my book, particularly in the hot summer months. Why not carry a pack that's cute as well?
These work very well at grabbing excess oil on the face, and have a paper texture (not a rubber texture like some blotting sheets). I liked that the sheets are slightly larger than the average blotting sheets as well. They have no powder or fragrance.

Try just one or all of these new additions to the line- you'll smile every time you use them! - RLB, Inc.

Sigma Makeup 12 Piece Professional Brush Set

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Makeup is expensive enough, but makeup applicators and brushes can be downright ridiculous in price. If it's not within your budget to have a full set of high-priced brushes just to put on powder and a bit of eyeshadow, you might want to have a look at Sigma, who make professional standard brushes at very reasonable prices compared to other high-end brands. I think there's something to be said for each of the sets that Sigma offers, but the one that really caught my eye is this complete kit of professional brushes. With a price of $69 at for 12 brushes... it's really hard to find a deal like that if the quality of your makeup brushes is important to you.

The set includes five brushes for the face and seven brushes for eye makeup.

In the kit you'll find:

  • A large powder brush made of natural bristles

  • A foundation brush for liquid of cream foundation made of synthetic bristles.

  • A large duo fiber brush designed to create an airbrushed finish when used with liquid foundation made of natural bristles

  • A large angled brush to apply blush or contours is made of natural bristles

  • A concealer brush with a rounded, tampered flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area is made of synthetic bristles

  • A small angled brush for applying highlight shades under eyebrow is made of natural bristles

  • An angled eyeliner brush for applying gel eyeliner or cream eyeliner is made of synthetic bristles

  • A large shader brush with a flat shape for applying cream formulas and eyeshadow primers is made of natural bristles

  • A pencil synthetic brush suitable for precise and firm strokes

  • A blending brush for applying and blending color on the crease

  • A liner brush with an extra-fine tip synthetic brush for a firm even stroke

  • A medium shader brush for applying loose shadow and pigments made of natural bristles

These would make a great Mother's Day gift, as well!

Save on your beauty purchases at Sephora from TheFind's coupon site

Budget Beauty Find - Sonia Kashuk Twist of Fate 6 pc Brush Set

Under $20 Gift Idea!, Inc.If you've noticed a trend lately with some of my Holiday Beauty Gift ideas and Beauty Finds, it's that bags + beauty products = a wonderful match made in heaven!

The latest creation from Sonia Kashuk's Christmas beauty collection for Target contains 6 beautifully crafted brushes and a chich, sparkly black clutch bag that can hold all 6 or just a few for touch ups + your evening essentials. - RLB

Don't wait - pre-order now for holiday delivery!

Go-->Sonia Kashuk Twist of Fate 6 pc Brush Set, Inc.