Makeup Brushes -Laura Mercier - Pony Tail eyeshadow brush
Kathryn89 12/11/2010 1:01:00 AM
I absolutely love this brush. The bristles are so soft and fluffy. I use it to apply a wash of color to my entire eyelid and for blending. I bought the brush on ebay for real cheap and am thinking of buying one more to apply powder on top of concealer. Great multi-use brush.
It's a good brush, pretty soft hair and picks up color well, but does fan out after wash. The head of the brush is a little too big to apply crease color on my asian eyes. So instead I just use it to apply color up to my crease.
I have combination skin that's acne prone. This foundation did not break me out , but it did dry out my skin a little, so I only use this during summer. Tender bisque is a perfect match to my skin tone. The finely milled powder gives a pretty good coverage without being caky. It does require touch up during the day, but then, most powder foundations do. Overall, I like this a lot and would definitely buy again. Update: Chanel changed their formula on this. Now it just sits on top of the skin and looks way too powdery. Wouldn't buy again.
You have to wash this brush after every use. I have had it for a couple of months now. Even though I don't use it everyday, the tip of the brush is no longer sharp. I'll stick with an angled liner brush.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner - Dark Brown
Kathryn89 3/7/2010 12:59:00 AM
I bought a smashbox eyeliner set on QVC which included the black and brown gel eyeliner and the bent eyeliner brush. Although I liked the color of the brown gel eyeliner better than the black, because it looks more natural, the texture was just horrible, too dry and clumps easily. I only used it for a couple of times before giving up. I'd recommend the black one if you really want to give smashbox gel eyeliner a try, just skip the brown.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
Kathryn89 3/7/2010 12:46:00 AM
This is my first gel eyeliner. I bought a set on QVC which included the black and brown gel eyeliner and the bent eyeliner brush. I like the color of the brown gel eyeliner better than the black, because the color black was just too harsh on me. With that said, I've been using the black one more often just because it goes on more smoothly. The brown gel eyeliner was too dry and clumps easily. Now that I've had these for awhile, the black one is starting to get a little dry too and I haven't even gone through half of it yet. I'm going to try Bobbie Brown's gel eyeliner next.