Mini Brushes to Go – Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

 

This was a lovely birthday present given by my friend Ling. I’m one for carrying brushes in my makeup bag for retouches and for transforming from a day to night look. The compact tube is made from metal and keeps the dinky glass brushes clean.

The set includes

  • Angled Brow Brush
  • Flat Eyeliner Brush
  • Shadow Fluff Brush
  • Eye Smudger Brush

I really like the shadow fluff brush and eye smudger brush as they are very soft and blend eyeshadows nicely. I’ve found the bristles on the angled brow brush and flat eyeliner brush a little rough and haven’t used these as much.

I really like the idea of compact brushes to go rather than packing full length brushes into my daily makeup bag – less to carry around!

Available for £12 at Amazon and Ulta.

 Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set

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The Obsession – Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

How pretty are these brushes?

I have a thing for all things Rose Gold so when I saw the Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set, I was sold. Not only do they look chic and elegant but they are actually great quality and affordable.

The collection consists of 8 brushes – 4 face and 4 eye brushes which are each wrapped in beautiful rose gold. They are made from natural hair and synthetic taklon bristles, so they can be used with cream and powder based products. The set comes in an equally gorgeous clutch bag with protective cloth pouch. Luxury all the way.

My faves are the 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek for perfect contours, 110 Face Shape for precision concealing and the 227 Luxe Soft Definer (MAC 217 Dupe).

Face:
106 Powder: Apply loose and pressed powder
102 Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation
110 Face Shape: Contour the face shape with cream and powder products
127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: Apply powder blush
142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer

Eyes:
227 Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow
231 Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease
317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing

Not only do the Zoeva brushes look absolutely gorgeous, they are are affordable good quality makeup brushes which is difficult to find on the high street. My MAC and Real Techniques Brushes will be having a well deserved rest.

Available to purchase at Zoeva for 58 Euros and Love Makeup for £53.50.

Which are your faves?

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

 

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set Sam Loves

 

 

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How to Really Clean Makeup Brushes

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser

Beauty Blender Solid CleanserCleaning makeup brushes is essential to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria on your skin which can lead to dreaded blemishes. It also removes product build up on the bristles which makes blending easier.

Enter Beautyblender Solid Cleanser – literally a bar of ‘soap’ which makes deep cleaning brushes incredibly easy. Dip brush in to soap, swirl, rinse et voila! I’ve never seen my brushes so clean! I also find it particularly difficult to remove all the colour from my lipstick brushes, but the Solid Cleanser removed every last trace of lipstick as the photos below show.

I’m saying goodbye to liquid brush cleansers – too messy trying to prevent the runny cleanser escaping from the palm of your hand whilst also trying to swirl the brush around.

Yep, I’m converted.

Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser available to buy at Cult Beauty, Amazon and Sephora.

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser

Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
Dip Brush into Soap
Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
Swirl
Beautyblender Solid Cleanser
et Voila – Clean Brush!
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I’ve never managed to completely remove all the colour from my lipstick brushes- but the Solid Cleanser did it – easily!

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