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.
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.
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,
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.