Monday, March 22, 2010

Adesign Brushes - now on sale

The 14-piece Adesign brush set (pictured above) is on sale for $99 (regularly retails for $175). I own this set and have been quite happy with it. There are definitely certain brushes that I like more in this set than others so I will point out the ones I really like to use. Check these brushes out at

Small Concealer - great for spot coverage and can also be used as a lip brush

All Over Shadow - is a big fluffy eyeshadow brush that's great to apply just a wash of colour all over the eyelid. Sometimes I also use it to highlight the top of the cheekbones or the bridge of the nose - it's the perfect size for that

Eye 4 - is a good all-purpose small brush. You can use it as an eyeliner brush, to smudge the eyeliner or for detail work

Groomer - what's awesome about this groomer is the fact that it comes with a brush/comb on one end and angled eyebrow brush on the other. It's a perfect 2-in-1 for defining eyebrows

I also like all the face brushes (except the XL Powder because it is simply too big but can be used to add shimmer to the collarbone area or even legs).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sleek Makeup Now Available Online

So I have been waiting for SOOOOO long for this line to be available online for purchase. Their palettes seem absolutely amazing and the price is super low. The eyeshadow palettes are of particular interest to me and they are only 4.99 GBP which works out to roughly $7.63 CAD. That's less than $1 per eyeshadow! I am so tempted to order BUT I promised myself I would hold back on any more make-up purchases this month. Let's see if I can exercise any self control for the next 10 days. :)

Check out the products at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beauty on a Budget: NYX Concealer

I just recently tried this concealer - and WOW!!!! It's so impressive especially considering its low price. You can find it for about $5! It's super creamy and very pigmented so a little goes a long way. It blends nicely and can double as an eyeshadow primer (although not as effective as some proper eyeshadow primers).

Yes it will crease, but honestly what concealer doesn't? To prevent creasing make sure to set it with a powder and voila! If you find it to be too thick, try applying it with a wet sponge - it goes on like a dream and looks flawless. That, or mix it with a little bit of face moisturizer or eye cream and apply.

I honestly can't think of another concealer that I have liked more although I did just place an order for Eve Pearl's salmon concealer so I shall compare as soon as I receive it.

Tip: for very prominent dark under-eye circles, use an orange/peach based concealer as the orange tones will neutralize the blue.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Make-Up Brushes: Foundation

So as of late, I have had a minor (read: enormous) brush obsession. I have tried a few foundation brushes, but never thought they did as good a job as sponges, natural hair brushes or even fingers. That is, until I tried CoverFx foundation brush. This brush is actually very smooth, and more importantly makes your foundation apply flawlessly and streak-free.

Pros of using a foundation brush:

-can be more sanitary

-doesn't waste product (sponges absorb some foundation)


-can result in streaky application (unless you have the right brush) which means you will still have to buff your foundation in with a sponge or a natural hair brush

Bottom Line:

Do what works for you and try different methods. More often than not, I prefer to use a natural hair brush (like a blush brush) to apply foundation - it looks airbrushed! But I also often use my fingers especially if I only want a sheer layer

Monday, March 1, 2010

Who knew it was this easy

I have a blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and now what....