Round brush, dome-shpaed head. Retailed around $22 or so, IIRC. The bristles are very soft and good for applying blush to the apples of the cheeks. It's about the same size or slightly larger than the MAC #129, but I actually like this one better. Softer bristles, rounder shape. It's not so good for contouring, but is a good general purpose brush.
This is an excellent blush brush, nice and round but with a slightly tapered head -- good for hitting the apples of the cheeks. It's well made and the bristles relatively soft, though not as soft as some other brands. For more contoured looks, I prefer an angled blush brush, though, because I have a really round face and don't like to put blush smack on the apples of my cheeks -- makes it look rounder. And I have no idea why this is considered a blush/ powder brush; it's too small for powder, IMHO.
I own two of these and two of the slant tip (one set for my travel bag), and I actually like these better than the slant tip. Then again, I'm frightfully near-sighted, so I can use these very accurately when my face is an inch from the mirror. I actually like the precision better than that of the slant-tip, though both are great. I tend to use the slant tip for rougher shaping, and these to finish off the shape. And, of course, I have actually used these to remove splinters, which they do a fabulous job of. They'll last a lifetime with the free sharpening -- I've given several to friends who keep trying to steal mine!
Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - Metal Eye Lash Comb
skh02138 4/24/2003 3:10:00 PM
I love this! Bought it after reading all the recommendations on the board, and it's fabulous. I will never go back to my plastic lashcomb again. It's super sharp and fine-toothed, so it gets right into the roots and separates every single lash no matter which mascara I use -- and believe me, with my sparse lashes, I need every one! =) Plus, the sharp teeth fold back into the handle, so you can store it safely and keep it clean. A steal at $5.50.
A little pricey ($14) for a block of metal, a mirror and 4 magnets. Then again, it's Stila, so it could be worse, it could be cardboard. (Disintegrating palette = frequent replacement = not environmentally correct) In all seriousness, though, this is a nice palette. The best part is the mirror inside -- it's huge and really good quality.
I second the first review. Lasting power is amazing -- it lasted all day on me, even through a workout! I have it in Hint, a beautiful shimmery silvery-grey. I actually think the packaging is much better than MAC Paints, with a narrower tip that allows you to squeeze out less, and you can get out the last drops, too, with the plastic tube. I just use my fingers to apply, and the tube lasts forever.
A beautiful neutral rosy brown. Perfect for a polished, professional look. Highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way but the shade is natural enough that you don't look like a clown even with too much on. (I have light-medium olive/ Asian skin -- Prescriptives real vellum). Wish the tin wasn't so hard to open and yet flimsy, but overall still a great blush.
The best stuff I've ever used for my hair, hands down. I went through a phase where I dyed my hair a different color every two weeks for about 6 months (don't ask), and this was the only thing that kept my hair from turning into straw. Now if only it weren't *so* expensive.