Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Katillac 7/13/2012 8:58:00 PM
I hate to disagree with most of the reviewers, but I do not like this tinted moisturizer! It goes on heavy and feels heavy on the skin, yet has very minimal coverage. It also oxidizes on my skin like CRAZY. About an hour after putting it on, I look orange! The packaging is also really annoying... the product always leaks into the cap and is a hot mess when I open it up. Yuck.
I always forget I have this lipstick but when I put it on, I love it and get so many compliments! It's great for us fair, NC/NW 15-20 ladies. The only reason I'm giving it a 4 instead of 5 is because it can go on with some sheer patches if you're not careful, but nothing a lip liner can't fix!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Katillac 3/21/2012 2:08:00 PM
I got a sample of this from Sephora and LOVED it! The moment my sample was up, I ran to Sephora and purchased this eye primer. Unfortunately, I am so disappointed! I'm not sure why I loved the sample but not the tube I bought. This keeps my eyeshadow on all day, but it makes me eye lids look so dry and cakey!! Maybe I'm applying too much? I'm going to keep playing with it and see if I can learn to love it again.
Considering this was only $1 at Walgreens, I'm not holding this eyeliner up the same standards as other products I use. I bought this on vacation when I realized I had forgotten my white eyeliner I use on my bottom rim. This color is barely pigmented, but it did the trick. It did not last long, but I was able to use it and get my desired look. However, I would not repurchase this again.
I will continue to repurchase this lip liner because the color is beautiful and is long-wearing. I use it under my Girl About Town lipstick and it is absolutely gorgeous. However, I get really frustrated when applying this lip liner. Unlike my other lip liners from MAC, this does not warm up easily and doesn't go on as smooth as the others despite being the same style of pencil.
Hands down, my favorite red lipliner. It warms up easily and goes on so smooth! I use it under my MAC New Temptation lipstick and helps to keep my lipstick stay on all day (which, especially when wearing red, is very important)!!
This brush is a perfect brush for keeping in your purse for those persistent lipstick touch-ups throughout the day! The size of the brush is great and it's not too fluffy. Easy to clean and does not shed.
I bought this brush quite a while ago, used it for a bit, and then forgot about it. I recently began using it again and can't remember why I ever stopped! This brush is so soft and so dense, it applies powder perfectly! Other reviewers have said that this brush is too big for applying bronzer, but I disagree; I think this brush is great for applying a thin layer of bronzer over your forehead/cheeks. It is NOT good if you are using bronzer to contour, as the brush is far too large for that. I particularly love this brush for applying loose translucent powder over my foundation. Because it is more dense, it takes a little longer to clean and you must allow more time for it to dry after cleaning. I have never had a single bristle shed from this brush!
This is definitely one of my favorite blush brushes! I also have the Sonia Kashuk blusher brush (black-handle), which I really like, but I think I like the Ecotools one better. The size of the Ecotools brush is better for applying blush. This brush is very soft, easy to clean, and does not shed. It is a bit more dense than some other brushes, however, so be warned that this will apply your blush a little heavier. In other words, a little goes a long way with this brush!
This is not my favorite Kabuki brush, or powder brush for that matter, but this is a great brush when you want to have one in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day! Soft bristles and does not shed.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Large Eye Shadow Brush
Katillac 3/21/2012 1:46:00 PM
This is a review for the WHITE HANDLE brush. The WHITE handle brush is terrible. It's really scratchy and sheds quite a bit. :( I really like Sonia Kashuk's black-handled brushes, however, and recommend those!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Small Eye Shadow Brush
Katillac 3/21/2012 1:44:00 PM
This is for the BLACK handled brush. (Sidenote: I find all the black handled brushes are worth the extra 5 bucks or so. They don't shed as much and will last a lot longer!) This is a very high quality eyeshadow brush. It applies eyeshadow effortlessly, does not shed, and is very easy to clean.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Blending brush - tapered
Katillac 3/21/2012 1:43:00 PM
On the Sonia Kashuk website, this is called the Small Multipurpose Powder Brush (but it matches the picture on this review). This is BY FAR the best eyeshadow blending brush I have EVER used. It is so soft, never sheds, and blends like a charm.
This is for the BLACK handled brush. (Sidenote: I find all the black handled brushes are worth the extra 5 bucks or so. They don't shed as much and will last a lot longer!) I really like this blush brush! I'm not sure this is my absolute favorite (I also really like the blush brush from EcoTools). This brush sometimes feels a little too big to apply blush, but too small to apply all-over powder. I keep going back to it and really do like it, as it is very soft and does not shed.
This is for the BLACK handled brush. (Sidenote: I find all the black handled brushes are worth the extra 5 bucks or so. They don't shed as much and will last a lot longer!) This brush is extremely soft, and I find that it rarely sheds. I use it to apply a light dusting of powder. I find that it works better with loose powder than pressed powder, as it doesn't pick up as much product. If you're wanting thicker coverage, you might want a brush that's a bit more dense (such as EcoTools Bronzer Brush). This brush is good for apply a very light layer of powder and/or using it with no product on it to blend out bronzer/blush/contour.