I happen to be a member of the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler cult. Ya know, we believe that Shu’s Eyelash Curler is a gift from the makeup tool gods and that no one else has created a curler anywhere near on par with it. Another words, Shu’s Eyelash Curler is the end all eyelash curler…once you start using it, you’ll simply never need another eyelash curler in your life because it does the job and does it well.
Sadly, the downside is Shu has failed to evolve and still, to this day, does not offer lash pad refills. You’ll get plenty of people who proceed to recommend refilling it with another brand’s pad but people, the pad, is where the magic happens!
I’ve actually always believed that the pad is the key to an excellent eyelash curler. You can take any old lash curler insert a really good pad into it and instantly you’ll get amazing results as far as I am concerned. Take a crummy, dense pad and suddenly you’re getting rubbish results.
However, one eyelash curler does prove that it a combination of the design of the unit and the pad is the key to the ultimate lashes you’ve experienced.
Koji Japan Makeup Curving Eyelash Curler is a pure miracle to the lash curling world. Once you use it, you’ll want to write sonnets about its abilities.
The MAC Ice Parade Collection is a series of lip and eyeshadow collections in a makeup bag. I remember MAC doing lip bag collections only for the Holidays but they have since expanded to include different products throughout the years. I love them for trying to keep things fresh but so far my initiation into the MAC Iced Delights Eye Bag Sets proves a little disappointing.
Sci-Fi is one my favorite genres but not sure I need it injected into my Holiday Makeup Collection haulin’ but hey props to MAC for wanting to create a different Holiday experience for us.
Let’s take a look at the MAC Glitter and Ice Make It Perfect Brush Kit which is one of a few new sets MAC will be releasing for Holiday 2011.
Tis the season for brush haulin’!
Everything is golden, no literally it’s golden, with the new Golden Touch Mini Brush Collection from Bare Minerals ($28).
Includes four mini brushes for face and eyes:
- Angled Handy Buki Brush
- Angled Blush Brush
- Eye Defining Brush
- Angled Liner Brush
Available at Ulta.com
It’s a sea of Holiday Brush Sets out there.
It’s possibly the best time of the year to make serious purchases to add to your personal brush stash. Buying single brushes from brands such as MAC can become a costly experience that’s why the Holidays are such a great time to stock up because you can get so much more for less.
Almost all high and mid-range brands have 3, 5, 10, or more brushes available in a set. Sometimes brushes are full size if you’re lucky but in most cases they are normally mini. Mmm sometimes they do suffer quality problems if they are mini but I think it’s safe to say in many cases I’ve always been plenty pleased with sets I’ve purchased during the Holidays.
This is particularly the case when you’re looking at a five piece set for say $50. That puts you at $10 per a brush therefore knocking down the price on that $35 full size blending brush to a mere $10 for the mini version. Sweet right?
Napoleon Perdis is always kind enough to introduce his Holiday Brush Sets in full size version. Score!
Take a look at one of his new Luxe Brush Collection Sets for Holiday 2011.