Posts Tagged ‘brushes’
Bedazz Stippling Brush
Posted on: 6th of February 2010 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

One perk of having a sister who has her own line of makeup brushes, is being able to get freebies. Well actually, nothing comes free for her (booo! =P), so I only got the free brushes in exchange for the multiply layout design of Bedazz. =P

My favorite from her line of brushes is the Stippling Brush:

Made of goat hair (the black part) and synthetic hair (white part), its bristles are quite dense, without compromising its softness (it’s amazingly soft!). It’s great for achieving an “airbrushed” look when applying liquid or cream foundation. In addition, I also use it to apply mineral foundation and blush, both of which generate promising results too!

I’m not too familiar with the MAC 187 Duo Fibre Stippling Brush (since I don’t own one), but I reckon this is pretty much a great alternative. At only Php700 (around USD14),  it’s so much more affordable! If we were talking about special deals, I’d say that this definitely tops all deals out there! Plus, unlike some of the other affordable brushes in the market, this brush does not bleed black dye when washing AT ALL! I no longer have to worry about staining my towels when laying them out to dry after washing. I just love it! :)

So, if any of you makeup junkies are looking for a good, yet affordable alternative to other expensive stippling brushes out there, I highly suggest that you guys try the Bedazz Stippling Brush. It won’t disappoint! :)

With my baby! <3

Online Shopping
Posted on: 11th of September 2009 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I’ve sort of been on a makeup-frenzy hiatus these past couple of months. Been battling the urge to make trips to cosmetic counters, because I know I’ll just end up splurging. I try not to go to the mall, because even if I attempt to control myself, my legs just don’t listen. They end up walking the familiar route to my favorite makeup stores anyway.

I thought staying at home would do the trick, but because of my addiction to the internet, it wasn’t such a wise thing after all. A few weeks ago, I let temptation lure me into purchasing the following:

Mac eye shadows

MAC eye shadows in: Juiced, Sprout and Humid from Gem. I was actually eyeing the pot of Humid eye shadow at the MAC counter in Changi Airport back in July, but I passed. Good thing, because I got these babies at great prices, thanks to Gem! :)

Sample pots!

She sold them priced really low, because they are actually pots of MAC eye shadow samples. Apparently, hollywood stars get these type of sample freebies from makeup giants like MAC. Lucky!!! Gem‘s aunt who works for one hollywood star gave it to her. They are exactly the same as the commercially available pots of MAC eye shadows in the market, except for the labels which are marked samples.

Juiced, Sprout and Humid

Swatched without flash: Juiced, Sprout and Humid. I haven’t played with these babies yet, because I’ve been somewhat lazy to put on makeup these past couple of weeks. But anyway, thanks again, Gem! :)

Charm Kabuki Brush

And because of Beauty and Minerals‘ Great Big Charm Mid-Year Brush Sale a few weeks ago, I finally bought this hot pink Charm Kabuki at 25% off! I love love love how pink it is! :)

Charm Deluxe Eyeshadow Brush

I also bought this Charm Blending Brush on sale, so that I don’t overuse my MAC 217 Brush too much. This brush already sells at the most affordable price of Php300, but thanks to the Charm Sale, I got it for only P200! Sweet deal, I must say! :)

MAC 217 and the Charm Blending Brush

The Charm Blending Brush next to my MAC 217. I have to say that it’s the best alternative to the 217! It does the same job as the MAC brush, with very little to no difference at all. I already stored my MAC 217 to use only on special occasions, and have kept my Charm Blending Brush in my makeup bag for my daily usage.

Monave freebie!

Sophie also added this Monave eye shadow sample in Taupe as a freebie when she sent me my Charm goodies. Thanks, Sophie! :)

I wish I could have this same urge to spend on other things like interior accessories and fittings (some nice Grohe faucets, maybe?), but those will have to wait for when we start renovating our house. Hehe! However, I will try to make this my last makeup splurge for a while, because my mom is coming home from Canada with a stash of my makeup orders next week. I can’t wait! :)