Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new favorite: Sonia Kashuk dual ended foundation brush

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Me again. Can you even believe it? Two posts two days in a row ... say it isn't so. You just wait. You're in for a treat this week.

Obviously I've been MIA since I moved to Vegas five months ago. I'd be lying if I told you I haven't thought about shutting the ole blog down more times than I can count. Ultimately, I just couldn't bring myself to do it and I didn't want to. I really do miss you guys and I miss this blogging community. I have definitely felt like something was missing from my life without it. So what I'm saying is I just can't quit you guys, OK? And since we basically have five months of catching up to do and I don't really know where to begin, I'll just start with a beauty review because who doesn't love a beauty review?

And I'll kick off the first of a few upcoming beauty reviews with the Sonia Kashuk Complexion Perfector dual sided foundation brush since it seemed to spark the most interest when I Instagrammed a picture of my bathroom counter after getting read a few weeks ago.

The brush looks like this upclose and I bought mine at Target, my home away from home.

$18.99 online

Before this brush, I used to apply foundation with the elf stipple brush which I've reviewed and then I blended with just a plain make up sponge wedge. I still love the elf stipple, but dare I say I love this Sonia Kashuk more? I dare.

If you're looking to switch things up in the foundation application department, I highly recommend giving this brush a whirl. What I do is put about a dime size amount of foundation on the back of my hand. Then, I take the brush end and dab a bit of the foundation and apply to one section of my face at a time until it's applied all over. Then, use the sponge end to blend to a flawless look.

Since I bought this brush, I have not switched back to any of my old foundaton brushes and i literally use it every day. I look creepy here - I manage to do that any time i try to take a "selfie" as I see they're calling it these days - but here is my skin after using the dual ended brush for applcation. Keep in mind I'm in natural light, "#nofilter" and absolutely zero self tanner. I think the brush does a fairly good job of covering imperfections. Because trust, my skin has plenty.

SIde note: That lip gloss sitch is just awful. Please disregard.

Has anyone tried this brush? What's your favorite application method for foundation?


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  1. You look beautiful! Really stinking beautiful. Missed you.

  2. agree with Brooke. you look hottie. and I wanna try that brush!

  3. That looks like a fun way to really play with your foundation! However, I do have a foundation brush and the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge, so I guess I have both ends of it and I should start trying that method! You look gorgeous!

  4. Glad to have you back! We have missed you around these parts!

    I am going to have to check out that brush the next time I hit up Target. Love that place!

    You look gorgeous as always! :)

  5. I love your hair color!!!!

  6. So that's kind of genius that brush and since Lily just chewed up my expensive Beauty Blender I think it might be time to get a new one. Ps. Glad you're back lady xox

  7. Get on gchat. We need to discuss this picture & how pretty & skinny you look.

    That brush looks pretty awesome, though $19 is kinda pricey for Target/SK, I think. I have another dual ended SK brush (brushes on both sides) that I like. Lately for foundation I've been using an elf brush--it says it's a powder brush but it's flat and fluffy and perfect for foundation for me. I've been obsessed with makeup lately, as I've told you.

    Keep it up with the regular blogging!!!!

  8. I love your reviews - always learn so much! I've been wanting to try one of these little blender sponge guys so hey, maybe next time I swing by Target, I'll see if Sonia has it in stock!

    I'm thinking we'll need a Bargain Blonde eye makeup tutorial soon. Unless perhaps there already is one?

  9. Target never fails to disappoint. I am so awful at finding new products so thank you THANK YOU. I am definitely going to have to try it out. Can I just sound like a totally crazy person and say the only thing I've used to put on foundation is my hand. (yikes) :) So thanks for saving my make up life.

  10. Your skin does look great, but hello, your eye makeup looks AWESOME!