I just remembered that Mother’s Day is right around the corner (May 9), and even though my mom always says, “Oh, honey, please don’t get me anything,” I know that’s a form of code for, “You better not show up empty handed, yo.” To head off any potential problems, I’m trying to find an early gift.
Mom’s not a big time makeup junkie, but I think she’d really like these new Dolce & Gabbana brushes, products of a collaboration between D&G and world-renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath.
With prices starting near $30, the five-pieces in the brush set for eyes, face and lips are clearly for lovers of luxury, but I think they look the part with that gold lettering on those matte black handles. Sure do look lush!
The Dolce & Gabbana Brush Collection
- Powder Brush, $55
- Blush Brush, $48
- Eyeshading Brush, $30
- Blending Brush, $32
- Retracable Lip Brush, $29
Made from goat and sable hair (NOTE: Tabs is on the fence about the fact that they aren’t synthetic brush heads), they feel incredibly soft against my skin. The eye and face brushes also have a really nice bounce to ’em that helps the brushes deposit an even, controlled placement of color. The retractable lip brush works pretty darn well, too, applying lipstick and gloss smooth and dense.
Overall, I think they hold their own next to MAC’s comparably costly but wonderful brushes.
I can’t help but wonder if Dolce & Gabbana had MAC’s brushes in mind when they set their brush prices. MAC’s Large Powder Brush will set you back $52, after all, which is just three dollars shy of D&G’s $55 Powder Brush, hmm…
Despite how much these cost, I like the weight and length of the handles and how well the heads blend and deposit products. It could make ’em great treats for moms and the other makeup lovin’ lords and ladies in your life. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Rain, rain go away…
How was Tuesday? I hope you have something nice to report (but it’s okay if you don’t; I’d understand).
I felt a little blue all day long today, mostly because of the weather. I get that way when I can’t see the sun for long stretches of time.
One thing that cheered me up, though, was looking through the entries for the Tabs Loves You Fan Art Contest. Dang, you girls have some serious artistic game! Tabs is impressed.
There’s still time to enter. You have until tomorrow night at 11:59PM PST, and it doesn’t have to be an elaborate life size oil painting of Tabs; even a quick haiku or a pencil sketch counts as an entry. You never know how a piece of artwork will turn out until you try. If you decide to enter, send your submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. My friend Marina from Makeup 4 All just launched an AMAZING online magazine featuring spring 2010 trends and fun beauty interviews (yup, that’s Tabs on page 31!!). Please pop over and say hi.