The seven long-handled makeup brushes tucked within the lovely limited edition Sonia Kashuk Dripping In Diamonds Travel Brush Set ($24.99) may not get a lot of use this holiday season…
…because opening the stylin’ silver clutch is like trying to crack a safe!
I swear, Rubik himself would have struggled to figure it out. The latch, which is set flush against the side, looks the same from the top/bottom. It takes a good deal of force to pry open. Poor El Hub looked like a gorilla with a Gameboy when I asked him to give it a try, and after pawing, growling and clawing at it for about a minute, he finally figured it out (still lovin’ ya, babe!).
Unfortunately, I’m not convinced the blush, foundation, blending, small eye shadow, smudge and lash brushes are worth all the effort. The eye brushes are scratchier than the ones in the Shimmer and Shine Brush Set; a few of them were even shedding a weird dust, which kinda looked like lint.
If you do end up getting the set, I suggest 1) washing the brush heads before you use them, and 2) doing a few hundred push-ups to build the upper body strength it requires to open the clutch.
To its credit, the clutch itself is gorgeous, isn’t it? And I tested to see if it would fit in my purse, and it does!
Yup, at least there’s that.
PRICE: $24.99 (on sale currently for $19.99)
AVAILABILITY: At Target stores and target.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,