COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo Collection

Coastal Scents Elite Brush Bamboo Collection Cruelty Free COASTAL SCENTS Elite Brushes Bamboo CollectionAh, 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…

3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

budget makeup brushes elf 3 budget brushes by elf | Mineral Powder, Small Tapered, Flawless Concealer

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…

Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush

ECO Tools Body Buffing Brush Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush The new Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush Eco Tools Face & Body Sculpting Brush is one of the more unique brushes in my collection. While designed for both face and body, I think most people would get more use from it as a body brush, given its size.  CONTINUE READING…

Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty-Free Beauty Blog Collaboration

Top Five Cruelty Free Synthetic Brushes Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog Collaboration

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!

 

Liza 150x150 Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog CollaborationLiza at Makeup Matters

Christine 150x150 Top 5 Synthetic Makeup Brushes | A Cruelty Free Beauty Blog CollaborationChristine at Makeup Guinea Pig

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IT Cosmetics “Hello Beautiful!” 5-Piece Anti-Aging Color Collection

IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful TSV QVC Color Collection IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful! 5 Piece Anti Aging Color Collection

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…

Eco Tools Six Piece Day-To-Night Clutch Set

Eco Tools Day To Night Clutch Set Six Pieces Eco Tools Six Piece Day To Night Clutch Set

If you’re a fan of Eco Tools, I’m pretty confident you’ll love their new Six Piece Day-To-Night Clutch Set. This set includes the clutch case and five brushes: the Smudge Brush, Pointed Concealer Brush, Round Powder Brush, Detailed Lip/Liner Brush, and Stay-There Shadow Brush. CONTINUE READING…

Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

ECO TOOLS FRESH AND FLAWLESS SET1 Eco Tools Limited Edition Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set

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
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Eco Tools Deluxe Fan Brush

EcoTools Deluxe Fan Brush Eco Tools Deluxe Fan Brush

When Eco Tools released their new brushes recently, I ended up ordering almost all of them. One that I’m particularly excited about is this Deluxe Fan Brush Eco Tools Deluxe Fan Brush.

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New Eco Tools Brushes

NEW ECOTOOLS BRUSHES New Eco Tools Brushes

Eco Tools recently released a bunch of new brushes – and mine just arrived! I’m a big fan of Eco Tools and I can’t wait to try these out and review them for you. The brushes I have here are:  CONTINUE READING…