It may be cold and rainy here in the Bay Area tonight (boo!), but at least I don’t have to see dudes with long toenails wearing flip-flops. #glasshalffull
The rain also gives me an excuse to stay home and gaze at the sparkly clutch that comes with Sonia Kashuk’s new $24.99 Gilded Cages Holiday Brush Set…
(And rub the six ultra plush brush heads all over my face.)
Sonia really outdid herself on the details this time, including the quality of the brush heads. At six for $24.99 (so about $4 apiece), they’re exceptionally soft, dense and hold their shape well.
Even the handles feel sturdy, although they’re a little lightweight for my taste. There are no gaps between them and the ferrules, or wriggly, loose parts, and the seamless black and gold fishnet pattern on the handles is another nice touch.
So far, the brushes have held up well with very little shedding or streaking. That’s a good sign, because I have had mixed luck with some of Sonia’s other brushes falling apart after two or three years (of course, that’s still quite a long while, considering the price of the set).
The clutch has a habit of catching on my clothing, but that’s a minor quibble. I like the size of the powder/blush, crease and foundation brush heads so much that I’m willing to overlook it. They’re just small enough to fit into the corners around my eyes, nose and mouth.
I guess time will tell if these brushes prove to be durable, but for now, I’m enjoying the set.
PRICE: $24.99 for the set
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and target.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope you’re having a nice night. Tabs, El Hub and I are just settling down to watch Your Sister’s Sister on Netflix.