Brushes
Fri 11.21
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Top 5 Charlotte Tilbury Faves: Getting Tilburized

I have to admit: I hadn’t had this much eyeliner on since high school. But unlike back in high school, this smoked-out eye looks so natural and beautiful, not harsh. Throw out any preconceived notions you might have that lining your entire eye will close it up and make your peepers appear smaller. Actually, when lined and smudged properly, eyes not only look bigger, they have substantially more depth. And let’s not even get into the glow on my skin!

Wed 11.19
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Artis Makeup Brushes: A True Brush Innovation

Artis makeup brushes are true game chargers. They’re gorgeous, mirrored brushes with dense, lush, synthetic bristles designed specifically to resist wear, and these also have ergonomic handles; they kind of look like luxurious takes on toothbrushes. There are 10 in the collection that can be bought together for $275 or separately.

Mon 07.21
Estée Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush

Estée Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush: Contour Control

Throw away all of your foundation brushes and sponges! THIS is going to change the way you apply makeup.

Mon 05.12
Clarins Blush Crème

Clarins Blush Crème: A Brush with Greatness

When it comes to blush, too much of a good thing is downright garish. For perfect application, cream is a must. It gives you control of the amount used as well as a natural finish, as opposed to that cakey look you get from powder. Clarins Blush Crème is my favorite right now because it’s cream-based yet appears matte and very soft, whether you’re using the summery peach or the most vibrant – grenadine.

Wed 04.16
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Sephora Collection Brush It Off Cleansing Brush Wipes

I’m awful about cleaning my brushes, which when you think about it is disgusting. I mean I use them all over my face! It’s not even laziness that has kept me from properly washing them. It’s that every time I have given them a deep cleanse they never seem to go back to quite their previous selves. Leave it to Sephora to come up with an answer.

Fri 09.20
Jenny Patinkin Brushes

Jenny Patinkin Brushes: The Top 10

I’ve been using Shu Uemura brushes since I was 16, so I’m a serious Brush Snob. The quality of others rarely comes close, which is why I was blown away by Jenny Patinkin’s set! She sent me her entire line along with a fantastic case, and the whole thing was incredible down to the very last bristle.

Tue 05.28

Laura Mercier Signature Brush Collection: Tools of the Trade

This limited edition collection from Laura Mercier is every Makeup Snob’s dream. It has all of the brushes you could need (10 to be exact!) for your face, cheeks, lips, and eyes, including one designed to apply your eyeliner in a sleek line and one to create a sexy smoky eye (both of which can […]

Thu 05.02

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Part One

It’s just 10 short days until Mother’s Day! It can seem daunting to buy gifts for the woman who’s always giving to you. When in doubt, go with beauty products – unlike clothes (which can be hit or miss even with your closest friends), you won’t have to fret about getting the right size. I […]

Tue 12.11

Hello Kitty Wild Thing Brush Set: Love it or Hate it?

What is it about Hello Kitty that women of all ages seem to love? I actually like a number of Sanrio characters, just not Hello Kitty all that much. The kitty doesn’t look happy and she doesn’t have a mouth! I’m all about the much under-appreciated Little Twin Stars. That said I would take a […]