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Makeup Basket Monday (and last week debrief)!

I am really starting to love these…..it should be interesting this go around. I am going to attempt to use my longwear makeup (Perfection Lumiere from Chanel). I have a very ‘varied’ basket this week-BB creams, high end foundation, asian products. Good times!

Tool Talk- Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

I rarely (if ever) talk too much about my brushes.  The main reason for that is the majority of them aren’t all that special.  I have a few “special” brushes-some that I have overpaid for (MAC 187) and some that I have waited entirely too long for (Sigma F82) only to have them disappoint in more than one manner.

Introducing the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

I was reading Alicia’s blog and she mentioned the UD Good Karma brush.  Here’s what she said about it AND I QUOTE (ahem)

“This medium sized, synthetic brush is the perfect brush for blending foundation into the skin. Using small circular motions, the brush’s dense head “flawlessly applies, buffs and blurs” your foundation, leaving no streak marks or lines of ‘de-markation’.  While the Optical Blurring Brush is lauded as a foundation brush, I have also been using it to apply my bronzer and blush, and find that it works well with both liquid and powder products. Like all of Urban Decay’s products, this brush is vegan and completely cruelty-free.”

And from Sephora.ca:

“Developed for use with Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation, this brush picks up and distributes all formulations from liquid to cream to powder makeup better than a sponge. The “optical blurring” comes in when you buff out your makeup: instead of a streaky finish from fingers or a sponge, buffing disperses the light-diffusing particles in Naked Skin and seemingly fine lines disappear. It’s blending ability makes it ideal for mature skin, as it creates a smooth, youthful-looking appearance. The medium-large brush with densely packed hairs has a domed top that maneuvers nicely around the face, making it suitable for under the eye, around the nose, and around the brow area.”

I picked up this brush 2 days before I went on vacation and took it with me.

I’m sure glad I did!  I am loving this brush and have no complaints!

It’s wonderful for my liquid foundation and it has the perfect amount of flexibility for me-it’s not completely flexible but not incredibly stiff or inflexible.  The price point doesn’t make my wallet burst into flames either!  I’ve used it with my bronzers like Alicia suggested but I prefer it for my liquid foundation at the mo’  Perhaps in the near future, I will purchase another with the intent of that brush being exclusively for powders-hey at $26.00 CAD, I can get another.

Another “positive”-great reviews on sephora.com

So like I said, I don’t tool talk often, but I had to tell you about this brush.  It’s the right price and gives fabulous face!  BUY IT!

Oh, one more thing-check Alicia’s review here-it made her September favorites.

 

 

Friday with Lise Watier!

A video about the Shoppers Drug Mart Lise Watier event.  Wasn’t as big as it was supposed to be (wth Lise Watier?) but I looked awesome after Dushanka worked her magic!

 

2011 Beauty Favorites!

I have been seeing a lot of  bloggers posting about their 2011 favorites!  There are so many great posts I’ve had to start a list of products that I want to check out.  I want to express my appreciation for the time it takes beauty bloggers to write posts-especially reviews and tutorials.  I know that an incredible amount of work goes into making videos and posting reviews.  I am so glad to know you and truly value your opinions/advice.  I don’t buy ANY beauty products without checking out what bloggers have to say about them!  It’s the only way!

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Simply Shiseido…

I have never tried Shiseido.   To be honest, it seems that it’s an “Asian” brand-and that’s not a problem for me, but I just felt the the skin care was all targeted towards whitening, and having very very pale skin.

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All things Chanel…..my very first Chanel event!

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I have always had it in my mind that Chanel was an “off limits” brand for me.  Chanel is associated with luxury in my world ( and I know I am not alone there).  In addition, me being the person that I am (crazy+spontaneous+colorful), how could Chanel possibly fit into my life?

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