Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brushes on a Budget

You should already know by now of my huge adoration for MAC cosmetics. I've used this makeup line since high school, and it has yet to fail. Now while I cannot find a product that can duplicate MAC's high pigments and flashes of color, I have noticed that my brushes that I so poorly neglected desperately need replacing from all the years of daily use.

That's where I ran into a problem. I'm willing to spend high end for great makeup and makeup brushes, but with my lack for a job I would prefer to find great (i.e. cheaper) replacements for my tarnished brushes. And great replacements I did find at none other than my loyal superstore, TARGET.

Sonia Kashuk is something I tried on a whim when I had forgotten my eyeliner brush while in Mississippi (i.e. No where near a MAC counter), and I just keep going back for more. Currently I have these added to my brush collection:

The Smudge Brush

From my most recent purchase, these tiny compact hairs have the ability to smooth a harsh line of eyeliner or add small swipes of color in the eyelid crease.

The Foundation Brush 15
Most people I know don't own a foundation brush, but I've found this helps smooth a light buildable layer of foundation on my face without the continual rubbing of a makeup sponge.

The Flat Blusher Brush
Although Sonia herself will recommend using this tool for blush, I also mimic it's tight kabuki form for swirling powder on my t-zone or for setting my foundation.

The Dome Brush

Definately my favorite brush! This magic tool gets just enough color in my creases and I use the excess to blend on the entire lid. One swipe and you are done!

The Precision Eyeliner Brush

My first Sonia purchase. Creates clean lines with my favorite MAC gel liner.

And who said you had to spend $30 on one makeup brush?


Kristin- Sonia Kashuk, Inc. said...

Hi Whitney!

I work for Sonia Kashuk Beauty and came across your post. Thanks so much for your support and AMAZING review!

We keep an eye out on blogs to get feedback on products and see what you are looking for or what we can do better.

Sonia Kashuk

theluckiestmrs said...

Just found your blog from G.R.I.T.S. & I love it! I'm a new follower! ;)
p.s. That Dome brush looks awesome! I might have to check that one out!