Monday, July 21, 2014

Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush Set


 Currently available only in Target store locations-On Sale $35.99

This 15th anniversary limited edition 15 piece professional brush set includes the following:

FACE

-Powder Brush
-Blusher Brush
-Duo-Fiber Buffing Brush
-Contour Brush
-Angled Multipurpose Brush
-Foundation Brush

EYES

-Fluffy Eye Shadow Brush
-Concealer Brush
-Small Eye Shadow Brush
-Precision Smudge Brush
-Smudge Brush
-Synthetic Angled Liner Brush
-Spoolie
-Crease Brush
-Blending Brush

PROS:

-Highly affordable to fit anyone's budget.
 -Very attractive looking.
-Have glossy, deep plum and gold colored handles. 
-Contain the Sonia Kashuk brand labeled on each individual brush.
-All brushes are incredibly soft.
-There are no extra or unnecessary brushes for applying makeup.
-Designed with the consumer in mind.
-Perfect for makeup artists, makeup lovers, or beginners looking for a complete brush set.
-Little to no shedding after cleansing.

CONS:

-The gold lettering for the Sonia Kashuk logo rubs off fairly easily.
-Currently sold out online for purchase.

TIPS:

Before using, cleanse the brushes with some baby/pro shampoo.
Re-shape the brushes into their original form before laying down to dry.
Never submerge the entire brush in water or cleanser. 
Use a light hand when rinsing.

What are your thoughts? If you like what you see, hurry and grab this set because it's selling out fast!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer-Proof Makeup Essentials




Need makeup this summer that will stay put and can hold up in the heat/humidity?  Check out some of my favorite products that can help.

Foundation:  I love MAC's Face & Body foundation. It's waterproof and gives your skin either a dewy or satin finish depending on your choice of powder.  Light coverage but build able and the shade I use is C3.

Concealer:  MAC's Pro Long Wear concealer gives full coverage and hides acne scars, blemishes, and uneven skin.  It's long wearing as the name suggests and once set with powder, never creases and stays put.  You can also use this by itself as foundation.  I use the shade NC 35.

Powder:  Laura Mercier's setting powder provides skin with a shine-free finish and looks beautiful in photos.  I've used this powder in the hottest summers of all time and it holds up even when I sweat like crazy.  It comes in translucent and is universal for all skin tones.

Bronzer:  If you read my last post then you know how crazy I am about Milani's bronzer in Glow.  It gives skin a silky sun-kissed glow and is very easy to blend.  Perfect to contour with or just to warm up the face.

Eye Primer/Shadow:  Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Tatoo can be worn alone as a base or just as an eyeshadow. Very long wearing and come in several beautiful shades.  I love using the shades Tough as Taupe and Barely Branded for a quick look.

Cheeks:  Becca Beach Tint Souffle in Lychee/Opal is an amazing product.  It's a sheer and luminous blush that can be used with your fingers or brush for a summer glow.  Easily blend able and doesn't wear off throughout the day.  Best of all, it doesn't look greasy and dries to a soft powder finish.

Lips:  Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick is perfect for those of us who hate touching up our lipstick/gloss throughout the day. It's a long wearing and creamy formula for the lips. I use the shades Baby and Calypso which are perfect shades for summer or all year long.

Brows:  Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow will keep your brows put no matter how much you sweat, work, or workout.  This stuff is waterproof and keeps my tiny brow hairs in place. I use either #20 Light Brown or #30 Dark Brown depending on my mood.

Makeup Setting Spray:  The infamous Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray is a must to keep your makeup fresh and budge-proof.  It truly does keep my makeup in place for hours.

xo,
Sharlene.

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