I recently took some pictures of my crease brushes today, and I thought I would share them with you. A few months ago I wrote a post about two brushes that were similar to the MAC 226 brush. Well, since then I have found a third brush to add to that group, and they are in this picture. I will make a comparison post soon!
From left to right:
*SK Old Crease Brush from a long time ago
*SK Pointed Crease Brush
*SK Large Crease Brush
*SK Crease Brush from one of the Holiday Sets last year
*Eco Tools Crease Brush from the Mineral Makeup Brush set w/ the Mini Kabuki
*Studio Tools Eye Contour Brush (Crease)
*Auraline Cool Crease Brush
*Auraline 219 Precision Crease Brush
*Auraline 252 Mini Precision Crease Brush
*Auraline 204 Crease Brush
For now, I’ll leave it up to you guys to figure out which ones are the 226 dupes.
I finally got around to taking pictures of my Target haul, that did a while ago. I have lots of hauls to catch up with, so expect a lot of haul posts to appear. I didn’t purchase everything at once. So don’t think it was one gigantic mega haul. LOL.
At Target, a lot of Sonia Kashuk products had been clearanced out, so naturally I took advantage of the deep discount to pick a few items. Because, of course, I don’t have enough product already.
Sonia Kashuk Lip Palettes:
Shimmering Sorbets: This is a very pretty shimmery palette that go from natural and sheer to a bright pop of color for the summer. I, of course had to swatch everything ASAP and you can see where I accidently dug my lip brush into the lippie and messed it up. LOL.
Sonia Kashuk Enhanced Eyeshadow:
Burnished: This is a grayish – taupe color that is extremely pigmented and very soft and blendable. Gorgeous!!
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad:
Striking Jewels: This is a gorgeous quad with a deep emerald green, a matte tan, a shimmery bronzy brown and a deep bronzy purple.
Revlon Super Lustrous:
Shine That Pink: This is a meduim pink that is absolutely beautiful. The best part is that this has an SPF of 15!
Dual Finish Brush: This is the newest skunk brush on the market, and in my opinion, it’s the best quality one with the very best price: $6.99
Out of the Packaging:
That’s all for now!
It’s that time of year again, where it seems like everyone and their mother are putting out specially priced gift sets for the holiday season. While I was in Target today I came across the Sonia Kashuk Holiday offerings, and there are some gems this year.
This brush set is $19.99 and it is a 7-pc. Set that Includes Blush/Powder Brush, Medium Eye Shadow Brush, Mascara Brush and Comb, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Cosmetics Pouch, Small Eye Shadow Brush and Crease Brush. Sonia Kushak brushes are every Budget Beauty Diva’s dream. They apply like a high end dream for the price of a fast food dinner.
This is a new item from Sonia for this Holiday season. Unlike the brush set, I’ve never seen this item offered before. This retails for $16.99 and it contains three super shimmery eyeshadows. It looks like the perfect trio of eyeshadows that would take someone from a day at the office to a rockin’ Holiday look for the night out. These colors would work well with most if not all skin types and colors.
Sonia Kashuk: How To Look Books
These are limited editions palettes that were recently released to the stores. These are multi purpose palettes that contain eyeshadows, lipglosses and other face products. These also include instructions that give step by step directions to create an easy and flawless look. There are three different Look Books you can choose from:
So the next time you find yourself in Target, check out these new and awesome offerings from Sonia. You won’t be disappointed.
I hit up Aromaleigh last night to take advantage of their 15% off discount and I decided to pick up some of Aromaleigh’s new Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder, which is supposed to be the exact same thing as Makeup Forever’s HD powder. I have never tried the MUFE HD powder, so this will be interesting to check out.
Here is some information from the Aromaleigh website concerning the new powder….
It’s a new “High Definition” super-fine finishing powder that you’ll fall in love with…
Now closer than before: A flawless, soft-focus, pore-less, even appearance that is worthy of even a digital camera ultra-high-resolution close up!
Helps to reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections. Light as a feather, you’ll barely know that you’ve applied Ultra-Resolution Finishing Powder. It glides effortlessly over your skin like silk in a smooth, even layer. Application is a breeze! It’s so soft, smooth and silky that you’ll adore the way that it feels on your skin… and as a final step to your mineral makeup routine.
Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder is available in two shades- “clear” and “translucent”. The “clear” shade should work for just about everyone but those with dark skintones- specifically, women of color, or those with ethnic skintones. We created the “translucent” shade after testing and reading a lot of product reviews of a similar product only offered in clear… and we felt that some consumers felt that a colored version was necessary. So we created one! Again, this “translucent” version is for women with dark skin. If your skin is not dark and very pigmented, the clear (invisible) version will be fine for you.
Size: This product is packaged in our “20 gram” clear sifter jar, which holds .5 oz. net vol of product, or an amount of product which is 6 grams net wt. (approximately .2 oz) Yes, our product is a great deal in comparison to the same exact product being sold exclusively on a major makeup site for .35 oz. for $30… and we’ve got two color choices for you! )
Ingredients: silica (translucent also contains mica (CI 77019), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) ).
So I’ll review this product when it comes in. I have HUGE pores and blackheads (…eww) on my nose so hopefully this will help my complexion!
The other thing I grabbed from Aromaleigh was their duo fiber eyeshadow brush, which is supposed to be faboulous for light application and blending of darker and pigmented eyeshadows. Like the powder I purchased all the reviews on Makeup Alley for this products were positive and had 4-5 stars.
Here is the description from the site:
This fabulously silky and smooth 1/2″ x 1/2″ sized brush head eyeshadow brush is amazing for sweeping shimmering mineral shadows across your lids, layering for a soft look or more intensity. This is our brush of choice for intensely pigmented eyeshadows. It makes the application of deep or very bright shadows a breeze!!!
This luxurious brush measueres 5.75″ long including the brush head.
I love anything and everything that has to do with duo fiber brushes, and I’m constantly looking for new skunk brushes to add to my collection and I hope this will be a good investment. My love of all things skunk leads me to my next purchase from Target today. I came across a new skunk brush from the Sonia Kushak line called the “Higlighting Brush.” This brush is fairly new to the line, its debut was this past spring. Believe it or not, I actually do NOT own the MAC 187 or the 188, scandalous I know! I just can’t justify spending $45 on a single makeup brush, no matter what the quality.
However, I don’t think that spending $45 is not going to be a problem anymore, because after pruchasing my brush for $12.99 at Target I walked over to the mall and hit up the MAC counter with my new brush to do some comparing between my new find and the #187. I and the MAC artist both examined the brushes side by side and she even agreed that the Sonia Kushak brush was almost exactly like the MAC one. This was after she held the brush and felt the head of it.
There are a couple of differences between the two brushes, other than the $30 premium, the Kushak brush is slightly less dense than the 187 and the head is also slightly smaller. These differences are slight, and were not enough for me to fork over nearly $50 for the 187, this doesn’t mean that I don’t still crave the 187, but I’m currently satisfied with my new brush. I plan on getting the 187 when the holiday collections come out in October, but this way I’ll get 5 brushes for a few bucks more than I would for the full size 187.
I’ll do a review of the Sonia Kushak brush soon, after I give it a few test runs over the next couple of weeks. I also plan on writing reviews on the Aromaleigh brush and HD powder as well. I’ll even try to do a comparision of the Aromaleigh powder and the MUFE powder, if I can get a freebie sample of it from Sephora…
Until next time!