In a perfect world, I’d always have at least 45 minutes to do my makeup. Not because it always takes that long, but because I like being able to take my time and relax.
Unfortunately, the clock doesn’t always cooperate, especially with the holidays approaching fast.
That’s why ’tis the season for makeup shortcuts! I’m always looking for makeup time-savers, and one of my new favorites is Sonia Kashuk’s Twist & Shout Kabuki Blush Brush ($13).
Remember Sonia’s Twist of Fate brush set last week? Well, her new kabuki brush models the same twisted faux silver handle, which, like its sisters, broadcasts every smudgy fingerprint (aargh!), a flaw I can easily forgive.
Baby, you’re much too fast!
Twist & Shout screams! With it I’m able to apply and blend blush in half the time it takes me with a regular blush brush. Fantastic when I don’t have minutes to spare.
Like a wand, this brush exudes magic. When I rest Twist & Shout’s wide and slightly flattened brush head against my cheek, it covers the entire apple — a large swath of cheek! It’s able to blanket almost my entire cheek with a light-to-medium layer of color in just a couple quick swipes.
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Works best with natural shades
I’ve tried Twist & Shout with several different blushes, and I think it works great with natural shades in peach, pink and golden bronze. I’ve been using it often it with my “Oh-Crap-I’m-Running-Late” blush colors: MAC Blushbaby, the NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo (this, after talking smack about Orgasm for years, oops!), MAC Sunbasque and Chanel Fresque.
A few strokes with this magic weapon and my cheeks look flushed and healthy, yay! Oh, and have I mentioned the price? Not bad for $13. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like Sonia’s Twist and Shout Kabuki Brush ifâ€¦
- You don’t always have lots of time in the mornings to apply and blend
- You like to wear natural peaches, pinks and bronzes on the apples of your cheeks
- You like the look of super flushed cheeks
Migraines = misery
Heya, gals… I’m nursing a fierce migraine today — you know, the kind that feels like your brain is pulsating in your skull? I’ve had this one since last night, and I’m fairly worn out.
How’s your day been? Everything mellow, I hope?.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,