I stopped at Ulta the other day because....well, just because haha. I had been looking for a lipstick that I had seen, Rimmel Crush (which I found yaaaay). I had also been wanting to find a new eyebrow brush. I use the MAC 208 to fill in and apply my eyebrow powder and shadow, but I use a different brush for the wax/powder mix that I apply first to create my brows. The brush that I'm using now (well up until I found the brush I'm about to tell you about haha) is an Anastasia angled eyebrow brush and I've honestly been using that kind for several years but I just wasn't really happy with the outcome. I love, love, love my MAC 208 for filling in but I just don't like it for the "creating" part. I need a stiff angled brush. So, I was browsing the brushes, and I found what I was looking for by Japonesque...the only thing that kind of bummed me out was they only had it in the travel size. I am so bad too...I am not scared to open the packs and see how the brushes feel lol. I really liked the feel of this brush, it was stiff enough and thin enough to create precise lines...which I definitely need to create my brows...mine are just so sparse. I figured I would try it out and if I really liked it, then I would search for the full size. However, I didn't expect that I would fall in love with it!! Haha... I actually like that the brush is short!! I feel like I have really good control....I'm super pleased with this brush! Here's what it looks like!
It's so tiny!!! Isn't it cute?! =D Here's what it looks like compared to the Anastasia and the MAC 208
So, if anyone is searching for this kind of brush....I highly recommend the Japonesque! I LOVE it!! It was only $10.50, which is worth every penny. :)
I also came across the Real Techniques brushes. They didn't have a ton to choose from and most that they had were in little sets or kits...and I didn't care for what they had to choose from. One brush did catch my eye though. The shading brush.
This brush was only $5.99! It's my favorite color too. :) I actually like this brush more for my crease. I have small eyes and this is a pretty good size and it blends really nicely. I give it two thumbs up as well! I want to try more of these brushes for sure. I'm curious to see what their other brushes are like!
My last little gem is the bent tip eyeliner brush by Sonia Kashuk! This was $5.99 at Target...and I'm in love. Haha.... I've been using either the MAC 209 or 266, a Sephora professional angled eyeliner brush and I think the other one is Urban something (I found it at TJ Maxx...and yes, I'm a maxxonista haha). They worked fine but wow...it is 10x easier and faster with the bent tip eyeliner brush...it is AWESOME.
I never knew my winged liner could be so darn easy until this brush! And what a fab price! I definitely want extras of all of these brushes because I really love them all. My eyeliner and eyebrows alone take half the time now and for me, that means ALOT!! I'm a perfectionist...especially when it comes to my eyebrows and my "wings" haha. Well, I guess that's it...I just wanted to share these with you guys!! Thanks for taking the time to read this!
And this is me....after a long double today lol....