A few days ago I came home to broken makeup brushes lying all over the floor. My dog, Ruby, decided to play "dress up," with everything I forgot to move off my vanity table. And though I was upset about my kabuki brush being torn to shreds, I was also optomistic about finally purchasing some new brushes (I'd been eyeing a few at Sephora already).
I finally made it to a shopping mall yesterday. At Sephora I was lucky enough to get the very last box of the Pantone Faux Cashmere brushes. They are wonderfully soft to touch and carry a luxurious weight with the gold handles. I opted for the white bristles brushes as opposed to black or brown (natural fibers) because this way I'll be able to know when it's tine to clean them. With sensitive skin like mine, prone to break outs and allergic reactions, I like to know that anything that touches my face is free of grimey bacteria.
Next, I got some new eyeliners. To add some sparkle to the holiday rainy season, I opted for Sephora's Gold Liquid Eyeliner. I've used Sephora's liquid liners before and liked them, so I thought this might be a good purchase to make. Then, for the sake of trying something new, I decided to give a try to the Too Faced 3 Way eyeliner. This one seemed really cool when I was buying it, but after trying it at home I realized it'd probably ever help me out when I'm going for a really "natural" look (which I don't do too often). It's a cool idea, but it's hard to use and therefore I don't really recommend you buy it.
My final beauty splurge for this shopping trip was on this Korres Matifying Primer with Pomogranate.
I was already almost out of primer, and I wanted to try something new. The Korres representative sold me with the label, "94% natural." If you have sensitive skin, I recommend you try Korres. The product comes in a tan-colored tint, but applies clear. I find that by using this product, I get rid of nose-shine while also achieving an incredible lightness to my face, even under the driest foundation. This primer is not exactly low cost, but a little really does go a long way.
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