Nars Gifting: The Kabuki Brush Set

Nars Gifting: The Kabuki Brush Set

Nars has outdone itself this year for its Holiday gifting offerings. This is a look at the Nars Kabuki Brush Set ($125), a beautifully packaged, modern, and wonderfully made set that would be an amazing gift to give or receive. This is currently available at NARS...
NARS Artistry Brushes: Eye Brushes

NARS Artistry Brushes: Eye Brushes

Nars Artistry Brushes are a new series of lovely tools that I will be examine over the next few posts. Given the breadth of this collection, I’m going to proceed by first showing pictures of all of them in detail. I will be offering some thoughts about the...
Marc Jacobs Bronzer Brush Review

Marc Jacobs Bronzer Brush Review

Although my reactions to the new Marc Jacobs makeup line have not been uniform, I felt that it was important to look at several items in the line to get a sense of the quality level. It is not everyday that an important fashion designer launches a beauty line,...
Tom Ford Bronzer Brush Review

Tom Ford Bronzer Brush Review

Tom Ford’s Bronzer Brush ($115) is a luxurious investment. Rather than attempting to create a brush that might mimic others, this brush is lovingly made to deliver incredible results, albeit with the price tag to match. The bristle end is soft as kitten fur,...
Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7 Review

Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7 Review

The Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7 ($54) is a brush that I’ve put off reviewing for a bit. For one thing, brush reviews aren’t as exciting to me as color makeup reviews. Trust me, a pretty eyeshadow palette or a gorgeous new pink lipstick review...
First Look: Chanel New Brush Series

First Look: Chanel New Brush Series

Chanel has just released its new brush series in the U.S.  Last weekend, I picked up a few to test the waters at my local Nordstrom counter. As we’d expected, they look very much like the former European (non-U.S.) series formerly released, although the shapes...
Burberry Brushes:  Eye Brushes Nos. 10 and 11

Burberry Brushes: Eye Brushes Nos. 10 and 11

Over the past few months, Burberry Beauty began selling a few items from its brush line (previewed here).  In addition to a limited release of gift with purchase items that Nordstrom featured during the Holiday season, the store is now selling Eye Brushes Nos. 9, 10...
MAC Liberty of London Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Liberty of London Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Liberty of London Dirty Plum Blush ($18.50) is a dark mauve with nuclear pigmentation.  Dirty Plum was formerly listed as a MAC Pro blush, which are extremely pigmented and require extreme care during application to avoid an overwhelming amount of color. Dirty...