Sonia Kashuk Went All Out Glam on Her Latest 6-Piece Brush Set

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Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2011

Neat! Now here’s a brush kit that caught my eye. Of course, it’s hard to miss something with so many sparkles. :)



What an interesting selection of brushes in Sonia’s new All Out Glam 6-Piece Brush Set ($24.99) for faces, cheeks and eyes! I see a few brushes here that I can’t recall ever seeing before in a holiday brush kit, like the synthetic-fiber domed face brush, which I like for applying under-eye concealer, and the synthetic-fiber eye/concealer brush, which looks to me like a skinnier, stretched out version of the MAC 219.

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How they perform

Performance-wise, I think the pointed face brush does a bang-up job applying concealer under my eyes; it seems like it’s the perfect shape and size (not too big or small). I also like the blush/face brush, even though it feels a tad scratchy to me.

The skunk brush, which I’ve tried with cream, powder and liquid products, likes to shed and leaves streaks behind, so it’s not my favorite of the bunch, and I think the eye brushes are just okay overall. I think they do deposit and blend products well enough, but like the blush/face brush, also feel a bit abrasive on my skin.

Construction

As much as I dig the blend of brushes Sonia put together for this kit, the brushes themselves don’t strike me as Sonia’s sturdiest to date. The skunk brush refuses to stop shedding bristles, and the ferrule on the pointed synthetic-fiber eye/concealer brush came loose the first time I used it.

Oh, well… At least the sparkly handles will look cute standing up in a glass on my windowsill, and I definitely plan to use the cute clutch for parties.

PRICE: $24.99 (on sale now for $22.99 online)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy hump day, makeup matey! :) I had a good time at the holiday party last night but wasn’t out too late. Honestly, I was in a rush to get home to watch the latest ep of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

I know, I know… But I can’t help myself! I’m hooked.

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  1. It looks nice! I like the sparkles and the glitter, but for daily use I would still prefer wooden handles:)
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  2. Joyce says:

    The Sonia Kashuk brush set remind me of MAC’s recent holiday brush sets. I’m not a fan of brush sets because I have way too many brushes already. If I do buy brush sets, there will be at least 2 or 3 brushes that I don’t need. I prefer to buy brushes individually. =)
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  3. Nina says:

    so pretty !!! it would be so much fun to see it glisten in the air while i blend!

  4. Vijaya says:

    Not one hundred percent on the look, personally. SK brushes are the BOMB, though.
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  5. Chris25 says:

    The design is pretty, but I prefer function over fashion. :)

  6. Ruchita says:

    Very pretty, but too bad they are not the best quality.

    P.S. I heard it’s official that Chris Meloni is joining True Blood as a series regular!

  7. I always hear fantastic things about Sonia Kashuk brushes, so I was surprised to hear that this set wasn’t so great. And to be totally honest, I was a little relieved that a new lemming wasn’t created because, being Canadian, I don’t have access to this brand. So now I can scratch this item off my list and save some money! Thanks, Karen, for your honest review!
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  8. gio says:

    These brushes look so pretty but it’s too bad the quality’s only so-so.
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  9. Daca says:

    Hi Karen,
    great post. They truly look great , but when it comes to brushes, the quality is much more important. Thanks for the warning, I was thinking of buying them ( this price sound nice for 6 pack set) but as I have said, the quality comes first.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Daca,

      If you want tos pend a little more, then you might want to consider MAC brushes. They’re pricey, but I have some that are 10 years old that are still going strong!

  10. Kim says:

    What a bummer! They’re lovely brushes, but who wants scratchy? :)

    Ooh, that’s exciting about Chris. Who is he slated to play? Have they said? Sorry, I could google this myself, I know. :)

  11. Alison says:

    I know, I’m hooked on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it’s my favorite of the franchise. Love that Kyle and Mauricio!

    • Karen says:

      That show is like empty sugar calories for my brain! :) I got sucked in with a marathon a while back… there’s so much drama. Have you seen this week’s yet with Pandora’s bachelorette party?

      • Alison says:

        Lol, empty calories for my brain. So good. I did watch this week’s–those ladies get such a VIP treatment in Vegas, wow. It was nice nobody ruined her bachelorette party with drama, actually because that’s how so many of those nights end!

  12. Vonvon says:

    I like the glittery silver, or is it silvery glitter!

    Very nice packaging. Love the clutch.
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  13. I notice Sonia Kashuk brushes have gown down hill recently. Gonna have to pass on this set.
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  14. Marian says:

    Too bad. I was considering these brushes. I recently gave up a lot of shimmer and bling in my makeup and was hoping these brushes would console me. I’m addicted to the housewives too. My guilty pleasure.

  15. Stef Smith says:

    You left a party early to watch Real Housewives? C’mon, you’re not that old! And that’s what a DVR is for! LOL!

    My New Year’s Resolution (one of them anyway) is to start investing in really really good make up brushes. I think I’ll be passing on these, but the handles are really great! They’d be perfect in the morning, a little sparkle to get the day started. But I can’t handle shedding!

    • Karen says:

      LOL, I did! And let me tell you — all I wanted to do was put on my jammies and eat ice cream. Seriously, I’m turning into a Cathy comic.

      What makeup brushes are you thinking about investing in?

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