Ah, Coastal Scents. When they first popped up on the beauty blogosphere years ago, many of us (myself included) approached with a skeptical eye. There were raves upon raves, but in my experience it’s a bit of a mixed bag. I’ve purchased Coastal Scents products I love and others that were truly just bad. However, one area they tend to excel is in synthetic brushes. I’ve recently been trying out some of their newer synthetic brush lines, hoping to uncover some cruelty-free gems to share with you. Today, I have a selection from their Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection, including comparison photos with similar brushes I own. Warning – this post has become very photo-heavy! CONTINUE READING…
In terms of cruelty-free, affordable brushes, I wouldn’t say elf is on par with Eco Tools or Real Techniques (which I find very much comparable to higher end brands), but they do have some nice options. I’ve purchased quite a few elf brushes over the years, many of which were everyday staples for me for a long time. I always purchase these with 50% off codes, so they’re $1.50 a piece. I recently picked up three new ones: the Mineral Powder Brush, Flawless Concealer Brush, and Small Tapered Brush. CONTINUE READING…
One of the products I get most questions about is cruelty-free brushes. I’m excited not only to share my Top 5, but also those of two other cruelty-free bloggers, with whom I collaborated for this post.
If you don’t already follow them, go check these lovely bloggers out!
While you’re perusing the beauty blogosphere, do you keep a mental “must try” list? I know I do – and mine has long included IT Cosmetics. As luck may have it, last week IT sent me their “Hello Beautiful!” kit. This 5-piece collection is a lovely introduction to the brand. It contains three products that IT calls their “hero products”: Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Foundation Brush, Celebration Foundation, and Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara.
It also includes two brand new products: Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer and Vitality Flush 4-in-1 Reviver Lip and Cheek Stain Stick. Both are exclusive to this kit.
“Hello Beautiful!” will be featured on QVC on Monday, March 18th. For just one day, it will be available for a special price, announced the day of. Retail value is $155.00.
I’ve never followed QVC, but for this kit, I’d tune in! CONTINUE READING…
Three of my most favorite makeup brushes come from an Eco Tools set, so I had high hopes for the new limited edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set. The five brushes included are:
1. Flat Concealer Brush
2. Buffing Concealer Brush
3. Precision Foundation Brush
4. Complexion Blending Brush
5. Full Powder Brush