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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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12 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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  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! :)

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  5. I love your hair color!!!!

    someblondesthoughts.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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!!!!

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  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?

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  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.

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

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