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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Product Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and Dip Brow Pomade #Browzonfleek

I finally got my hands on the infamous Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brow Pencil and Dip Brow Pomade! I must say, if you are truly a lover of makeup or an avid makeup wearer, you need to  have these two products in your makeup collection! My  brows can tell a huge difference and so can I. I love these products and I know for sure you will love them as well.







Brow Wiz Brow Pencil

I use this brow pencil to start the sculpting of my brows as I would any other brow pencil. I find it helps to create the perfect sculpted brow and minimize a lot of clean up later. My color of choice in this brow pencil is ebony. I find this shade works best for my skin tone and hair color. The color of this pencil is comparable to a dark brown eyebrow pencil, but doesn't render heavy color pay off. I believe the color pay off is what I love most about this pencil. Most of the eyebrow pencils I have used in the past have been heavy and leave my brows appearing extra harsh and too dark. Once I ran out of my first pencil, I could tell the difference between the brow wiz pencil and my former eyebrow pencil. Brow Wiz is perfect for filling in the entire brow. Unlike most brow pencils, brow wiz leaves you with a nice natural looking eyebrow.

Deets about the pencil

This brow pencil is a retractable brow pencil. You can control how much of the pencil you use on any given day of the week. On the opposite end of the pencil, there is a brow brush (spoolie). It's a super cute sleek slim pencil that can fit inside of your purse of makeup bag which makes it easy for travel.

What I like/dislike about Brow Wiz
I love this pencil and I am definitely hooked and planning to purchase more than one in the future (possibly 2-3 my next purchase), because this pencil will run out fast. That is the only thing I dislike about this pencil. It's super popular and when I ran out, my local Ulta was completely out of Ebony! I was devastated. This product can be purchased online from the company website, but I love the convenience of purchasing it in the store (I hate waiting). I suggest purchasing this pencil in pairs, trust me, your brows will thank you!
Dip Brow Brow Pomade

I purchased this product in conjunction with the brow wiz pencil. I also purchased this product in the shade of Ebony. This product can be used in conjunction with brow wiz to fill in the brow if you choose, or you can sculpt and fill in the brow with this product alone. I must admit, sculpting my brows with this product alone intimidated me in the beginning because the color pay off can range from light to heavy depending on how much you use. A little goes a long way with this product. You only need to use a little bit to complete your brows. Before I ran out of my brow wiz pencil, I used the pomade to fill in my brows. Today, I still use this product to fill in my brows, I simply use a different method for sculpting my brows initially.

Deets about Dip Brow

This product comes in a small jar similar to any gel liner packaging. It's small in size and easy to fit inside of your purse or make up bag like the brow wiz pencil. The texture of the pomade is not heavy, unless you apply a lot of the product. It doesn't dry hard on top of your brows, and it is waterproof (yaay). The product may appear to be like a gel liner (in consistency), but in my opinion, the product is similar in consistency and texture to the dream mouse foundation. It has a powdery, matte finish; whereas, a gel liner is creamy and offers a shine.

What I like/dislike about Dip Brow

I love the Dip Brow Pomade for the same reasons I love the Brow Wiz Pencil. The only thing I dislike is the time it takes to master the application technique without the start of the pencil. There are ways for you to apply the product without the pencil (I have since mastered this, tutorial to follow), and once you do so, it's a breeze. It's more than enough product to last you. The more you use, the darker the brow will become. As mentioned before, a little goes a long way with this product. This also allows you still create a natural looking brow that is not heavy in appearance or too strong to the eye and photography.

 Check out these other links below on how to maintain and sculpt your brows at home:

How to fill in your Eyebrows
How to arch your Eyebrows
The Perfect Eyebrow
Oldie but Goodie: Eyebrow Tutorial 


Thanks for reading! Please Share and Tell a Friend! Peace and Blessings






Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sultry Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial



Beauties,

The Holiday Season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) is my favorite time of the year! I love the gathering of family and friends and most of all great food!! I just picked up the infamous Copenhagen soft matte lip cream from Ulta. Yes!! I found it! I was ecstatic and so was the sales clerk. She was just as happy when she found out I found it. Sometimes it takes a little digging to search for what you're truly looking for (MESSAGE). This look is a great look for the Office Party, Family Gatherings, and even New Years Eve. I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette and few other colors. I hope you like it and I hope you share it with your friends. Just in Case you missed it, check out my Gift Guides for Him and Her.






Products Used:


EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Pistol  (Urban Decay Naked 2) (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sleek Cosmetics Contour Powder. and Razin Blush, Brown Down (Outer V), Blackout (Definer), Bella Cappuccino (Highlight), and Verve (Urban Decay Naked 2) (tear duct)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: KISS Looks So Natural Lashes

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee 
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme Copenhagen 


Peace and Blessings! Happy Holidays -XO

Simple Sweet Beat Makeup Tutorial (Everyday Makeup Routine 2.0)


Beauties,

If you've seen my Everyday Makeup Routine post, you may have been wondering if there was possibly a simple "natural" version with a shorter process. Well, I created a video just for you! This is my Everyday Makeup Routine 2.0. It's a simple, sweet beat that can be achieved in 15-20 minutes depending on your skill level. As always, you can opt to leave a few things out. And you can also skip the winged liner and lashes if you'd like. It's completely up to you and your preference. Below are a few pics of the same look in the tutorial with different shade of lipsticks to show you this look allows for diversity with the lip color. It's actually a go to look of mine when I desire for my lip color to be the focus. Might I add, I MISS MY TWISTS!! Enjoy! Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube Channel. It's absolutely free and I'd love for you to join all of the beauties and beaus that have already joined me!



Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 S

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: MAC Smoked Purple Matte Lipstick







Peace and Blessing!
-XO

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him


Beauties!

As promised, I created a Holiday Gift Guide for the guys in your life. If you are in need of a gift for Dad, Uncle, Cousin, Brother, or Boyfriend this may help to point you in the right direction. It's sometimes hard to shop for the guy in your life because you don't want to get anything that is boring or drab, but you always end up getting that boring or drab gift. I've been there. I know for myself I'm guilty of buying my dad PJ sets and house shoes every Christmas (SHAME) or a tool set. He's a simple guy who likes sitting in his recliner watching T.V. and when he's not watching T.V. he's fixing things. PJs are a practical gift, but it can be redundant which can be boring.  As I stated in my Gift Guide for Her post, this is to help point you into the right direction. You don't have to over think this year, I wanted to help. 

  1. Shaving Kit with Grooming Bag: Most men shave everyday unless they are a part of the #beardgang and have given up the razor and shaving cream. Instead of him using the regular razor and drug store shaving cream, give him the barbershop experience at home with a Shaving Kit. Most shaving kits come with shaving cream, after shave, moisturizer, razor, and/or applicator brush. Keep in mind his skin type when purchasing the shaving kit. There are kits available for sensitive skin. If he is a part of the #beardgang, purchase trimmers to help keep his beard tamed. Featured is the Art of Shaving Kit.
  2. Sneaker Boots: It's cold outside  and the sneaker boot is perfect for the guy with style. It will give him the casual/dressy touch depending on the sneaker boot you find.  The sneaker boots featured are the Vans SK8 Hi Zip Sneaker. 
  3. Sephora Favorites Cologne: This is a great gift for the guy in your life. If he hasn't already told you his favorite sent, this sampler kit sold at Sephora will give him options to try a new scent or even give him a free bottle of the one he already owns. That's right! your guy will be able to go back to Sephora and pick up the full size bottle of his favorite scent from the bag at no cost to him! 
  4. Sock Set: Socks are a practical gift and can be a little boring. To keep it from being a "boring" gift avoid getting solid colored socks or gym socks. Find the guy in your life socks with personality. The socks featured are a sock set from Ted Baker. You can purchase this sock set from Nordstom or Bloomindgales if you decide to not purchase online.  Ted Baker also offers a gift set with boxer briefs with a matching pair of socks. 
  5. Amazon Fire Stick: This is a great gift! The Amazon Fire Stick is great for the man who loves to watch T.V. He can live stream his favorite shows, Sports Coverage and movies from his phone or tablet. He will be able to stream from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, ESPN, NBA Game time, Showtime, PBS kids, Pandora, and Bloomberg TV.  It comes with a remote, so you can hand him snacks and let him chill.  
  6. Laptop Book Bag or Duffle Bag: This is a great gift for the guy that is always on the move. A Laptop Book Bag will help him carry his laptop and whatever else he has with ease. Book bags are great for caring tons of stuff the weight is evenly distributed on his back, and keeps him from later experiencing shoulder pain from a bag with a single shoulder strap. A Duffle bag is great for the guy on the go. This is a good gift for him to carry luggage, gym clothes/shoes, or anything else he may chose to carry if he doesn't want to carry the book bag. 

These are a few ideas to choose from this holiday season. Other ideas include a watch, clothes, hat, gloves, scarfs, and/or video games for the gamer in your life. If all else fails, get him a gift card to his favorite store and let him do the shopping. If you want to gift him every month, check out this list of subscription boxes for men. 



 Happy Holidays!!



Peace and Blessings xo







Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Holiday Gift Guide for Her



Beauties!!

It's that time of year once again! I am always happiest around the holidays, it's my favorite time of the year. It's the time for great food, great holiday drinks, and most of all family! I created another holiday gift guide this year, and I'm actually excited about this one! This one is for the ladies, a gift guide for the guys is on it's way!! I can't leave them out. If you have a sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, or girlfriend;this holiday gift guide is a great start to help point you into the right direction. Don't worry, there are more than seven items to choose from on the list. I made sure to offer you more this year. These gifts should satisfy the beauty in your life.  Check it out below:

  1. UGG Boots: Yes! Ugg Boots. Most guys hate them, but the ladies love them! They are super comfy and warm. I love wearing my Ugg boots because they are so warm for the cold winter weather. I have a HUGE pet peeve for cold feet! I can't stand to have cold feet or cold ears. You can find these online or at most retailers. If you don't care for the classic Ugg boot as pictured, they offer a variety of Ugg boots to choose from. 
  2. Makeup Palettes: Featured is my new favorite, the Lorac Pro Palette! I love this palette. I used it in my Natural Glam makeup tutorial. She will be able to create the most simple every day look to the most glamorous look. The Lorac Pro Palette is offered in three versions (Pro 1-2, and Mega Pro) You can purchase the Lorac Pro 1-2 online or from your beauty store where makeup is sold (Ulta/Sephora). Your beauty may also be interested the Urban Decay's Naked Palette series (1-3). They are also good makeup palettes and I love them just as much as my Lorac Pro. The New Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette is also a good palette to gift this holiday season
  3. Structured Handbag: Every girl needs a structured handbag to add to her collection. These handbags are perfect for the fashionista that is always on the go and has a tendency to carry a lot of things with her (like me). My personal experience with a structured hand bag has been great. I am able to easily locate all of my things. The lining of the bag is not folding in on me, making it difficult for me to locate hard to find things such as my keys, phone, or my favorite writing pen. Most retailers are now carrying structured handbags. I recently purchased one from Target
  4. NUME: Wand Curlers have been the latest heat styling tool to take over hair styling. Nume is the best online retailer for professional heat styling tools. I recently purchased one for my own usage, and I love it. Every girl needs a great wand curler that is going to be durable and offer great results. The Wand Curling set pictured above is the Lustrum Curling Set. The good news is this curl wand set has five interchangeable tourmaline infused barrels. She will get the 19mm, 25mm, 32mm, Reverse, and Pearl Wand Barrel. The good news is I have discount code for you to save money. Use Discount Code WINTERSNOW when you check out to receive 40% off your purchase. 
  5. Sonia Kashuk All that Jazz 10 PC Brush Set: This is the new brush set that was recently released by one of my favorite cosmetic brands. Its similar to their 15th Anniversary Set, but features the black and gold handles with white bristles. I think this brush she is super gawgeous, extremely chic, and very posh! You can purchase this at your local Target. 
  6. NCLA for Beyonce "I Woke Up Like This" #flawless Nail Decals: Beyonce just announced that she added some new merchandise featured in her 711 video to her online store. I had to go check it out. As I was browsing I noticed she had a collab with NCLA for the dopest nail decals I've ever witnessed. I want these!! Featured is the "I woke Up like This" designed with her #flawless video in mind. I just love the plaid print. She has three other "funky" nail decals to choose from: "I come with a side of Trouble", "No Rest in the Kingdom", and Je Ne Sais Quoi". You can purchase these for $18 from Beyonce.com
  7. Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones:  Everyone should have seen the #soloselfie commercial by now. I thought it was cute and I couldn't resist adding them to my gift guide. These are the most expensive on the list. If these don't particularly fit your budget, you can always choose a set of funky head phones to set her out from the rest of the crowd. 
  8. Scented Soaps, Body Oils, and/or Candles:  Every girl loves scented soaps, body oils, and a great scented candle. You can never go wrong with choosing any of these items. You can shop at Bath and Body Works, Victoria Secret, and even TJ Maxx to name a few places. If you want to purchase a set check this out. These gifts are perfect for any budget. 
  9. Nail Polish Set: All girls love nail polish! You can never go wrong with purchasing a holiday nail polish gift set. 
  10. Day at the Spa:  A day at the spa is always a great Christmas gift. After all of the holiday hustle and bustle that she may possibly endure from shopping and/or cooking, she's going to NEED a day at the spa. This will allow her to feel relaxed and also make her feel appreciated. If you don't have a lot to spend, Groupon is a great place to purchase a day at the spa for relaxation. 
 There are lots of gifts to choose from this year to make her happy! I simply wanted to help point you in the right direction. Everyone is not the same, therefore always keep in mind their personality and sense of fashion. Books and online subscriptions are also great ideas for Christmas gifts. Lastly, if you just don't want to go through the trouble of hunting any of this stuff down, a gift card to allow her to fulfill her shopping desires is ALWAYS nice.  Thanks for reading!!


Happy Holidays

Peace and Blessings







Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fall Nudes Makeup Tutorial

 Normally when I think of fall make up I think of bold wine color lips and sultry warm eyes. I recently purchased my Lorac Pro Palette a few weeks ago and I have been creating multiple looks. I absolutely love this eye shadow palette. It's absolutely amazing! Instead of creating the typical fall make up tutorial. I decided to create a Fall Nudes makeup tutorial. It's an every day look that will allow you to wear wine and/or berry lips if you choose to do so. This look is extremely versatile and can be worn day or night. Check it out below!









Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
Taupe  (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sable and Espresso  and Sleek Cosmetics Contour Powder
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 S

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: JCat Beauty Lip Paint in Curiouser and NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu



Peace & Blessings









Friday, November 28, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Tutorial with Red Lips





Every girl needs a signature make up look. I have finally found mine! I love this make up look because it literally allows me to wear any shade of lipstick in my make up collection. I can wear the lightest nude to the darkest shade of lipstick and I don't have to be concerned with my lipstick possibly clashing with my eyes. I also have the option of doing less if I choose with this makeup look, which is pictured below, but I also can amp it up a bit and go for a more glamorous look as featured in this tutorial below. I hope you enjoy!








My Everyday Routine without any extra shadows (Just MAC Mineralized Skin Finish and Contour Powder)


Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Deep (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sleek Cometics Contour Kit (Medium), MAC Brown Down, MAC Brown Script, Black (Defined)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 L

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY

Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: NYX Matte Lipstick (Perfect Red) and NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme (Monte Carlo


Peace&Blessings









Thursday, November 13, 2014

HOW TO: Maintain Your Wand Curls with Satin Rollers

 Remember back in the day when your mom used to roll your hair on that ugly pink roller with the roller paper?? I do, and I hated the way my curls would come out. They'd be all tight to my head and would never relax itself to my liking. I used to hate using sponge rollers for that reason alone, which is why I would always just use my curlers. I have been using my Remington curling wand for sometime now and I love the results. I know how damaging it can be to keep wand curling my hair during the week, so I purchased some satin covered rollers from my local drug store and found a way to keep my wand curls for the remainder of the week. It's simple, just roll your hair around the roller in the same direction you would on your wand curl. GOODBYE Grandma curls (I love my grandma to the moon and back, but I don't want to have my hair tight to my head)

Check out the video below and stay posted for a wand curl tutorial coming soon!
















Thursday, November 6, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Fall Inspired Makeup Tutorial Ft. MAC Cyber Lipstick



It's been FOREVER since I've recorded and uploaded a video to my YouTube Channel. Since I've shared my Favorite Fall Lippies, I had to create a look to match! Check it out below:










Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
Lorac Pro Palette: (Mobile Lid) Pewter, (Crease/Transition Color) Sable and Expresso, Black (Defined)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous  Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 L

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee 
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)



























Please Share and Tell a Friend!! Comments are Encouraged xo

Peace and Blessings


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#SK15 Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush Set Review

I finally got my hands on this brush set! I started to believe it wasn't in the plan for me to have this oh so GAWGEOUS (gorgeous) brush set until I came across it looking for makeup bags in Target. The best part about finally running across this brush set in Target was the $10 off I received because of their random beauty sale. I almost came to tears when I found out I was able to get a discount on this brush set.

 I absolutely love Sonia Kashuk brushes. They are affordable, great quality, and most importantly durable. All of the individual Sonia Kashuk brushes that I own are my most reached for brushes, and faves in my personal makeup kit. The 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush Set includes fifteen beautifully constructed purple brushes. After using these consistently over the past few weeks I am now able to give a truthful honest review about this 15 piece brush collection.  I had to see for myself if this collection was worth all the hype it was receiving on instagram, I didn't doubt the hype because I knew Sonia Kashuk had some of the best brushes sold in Target to date. Enough with the rambling, on to the review!

The fifteen brushes included in the set are the following brushes as listed in order on the back of the cute packaging:


  • Powder Brush-  I use this brush to apply my face powder, it doesn't shed, and it's super soft.
  • Blusher Brush- I use this to apply blush/highlight powder to the high points of my cheek bones, it doesn't shed, and it's also super soft. 
  • Duo Fiber Buffing Brush- I used this brush to apply my foundation to my face. I love to use densely packed brushes to apply foundation. It give me the best finish to my foundation and leaves the skin looking like skin and flawless. Unfortunately, this brush sheds and it was a bit annoying. I found myself having to "find and pick" the hairs off of my face before moving on to finish my face. 
  • Synthetic Angle Multipurpose Brush- I love this brush! OMG! I use it to blend out my under eye concealer. I love the finish it gives and I love the fact that it fits perfectly in that area under my eye to give me the desired flawless finish. 
  • Contour Brush- Soft to the touch, this contour brush in this set is also sold as an individual brush. I fell in love with this brush when I purchased it as an individual brush (no longer available). I was excited to get this same brush in this collection. It offers the same great contour results for chiseled cheeks and a slimming jaw line. Super soft and the purple and gold handle makes it uber chic. 
  • Foundation Brush- I haven't used this foundation brush yet. When I use foundation brushes, I use them to apply my primer or smooth out concealer. This foundations brush is also soft to the touch.
  • Concealer Brush- I used the concealer brush to blend our my concealer around my eyebrows. It's soft to the touch and simply a smaller version of the foundation brush.
  • Blending Brush- I love this blending brush. It's soft to the touch and doesn't shed! I have officially replaced my Sigma Blending brush for this blending brush. Why??  Because it blends flawlessly. It covers more area and offers seamless blending. I could not believe this brush. In my opinion it has cut down on the blending time I am used to. We all should know how much blending is necessary to create the perfect eye shadow look, and that blending takes patience and time. In my opinion, the shape of this blending brush (not tapered) is what allows it to be so amazing and offer such great results.
  • Crease Brush-  I love this brush! It's perfect for creating the perfect smokey eye look. I love the fact that it's the right size to help define the eye perfectly. This brush is densely packed, but soft to the touch.
  • Small Eye shadow Brush- I used this brush to pack on eye shadow for a more precise look while covering small areas of the eye. You would want to use this brush to create eye looks that need heavy eye shadow application and/or defined looks. It's also soft to the touch.
  • Fluffy Eye shadow Brush- I used this brush to cover more eye area at one time. You can also pack the eye shadow onto the eye with this brush because the bristles are densely packed. If needed, you can blend out harsh edges with this brush as well. You should have guessed it, it's soft to the touch. 
  • Precision Smudge Brush- This brush looks similar to the brands precision liner brush. Except this brush is not as stiff. I use the precision liner brush all the time to apply my gel liner and I love it! I assumed I could do the same with this brush, but it didn't go as smoothly as I desired because it lacked the stiffness necessary to create the winged liner I wanted.  
  • Synthetic Angled Liner Brush- I assumed this brush was as stiff as the brands brow brush. I have two brow brushes from Sonia Kashuk, one is used for applying brown product, the other is used to define my brows. I used this brush to help define my brows with concealer. Unlike the two angled brushes I own, this angled brush is not as stiff. 
  • Smudge Brush- The smudge brush from this collection is similar to the brands individual smudge brush. It reminds me of the shader brush except it is smaller in size and density. I use this brush to apply shadow to my lower lash line. If you are steady with it, considering it's size and density, you could use it to apply gel liner. You'd have to be a pro in order to create that flawless wing.
  • Spoolie- This is my second spoolie from Sonia Kashuk and I am far from mad about it. They both work like a charm. I use this brush to brush my brow product through my brows. It helps to give my brows a natural look. 
This 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush set is simply worth every penny spent. I love the chic color combination of the purple and gold handles, and I absolutely adore the purple bristles. They are super soft to the touch and just add the right amount of sophistication to my current brush collection. They sit in their own little personal glass jar, because I think they are the cutest little brushes. They deserve to stand alone. I love that this brush set was affordable, it fits nicely into any budget. I love the Sonia Kashuk cosmetic brushes because of the quality, construction, and the overall design is impeccable. If by chance you haven't been able to pick up these brushes, you can find similar brushes within the brands collection of cosmetic tools. 

There may still be a few left, check now to see if you can find these brushes! 


Peace and Blessings- xo


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