Yesterday was a cold, dreary, rainy day in DC. Not very Christmas like, nor were these rain boots that inspired my fotd. Since I had my Manish Arora palette in my makeup bag, I knew I could break out of any rainy day blues (or conservative neutrals for that matter!)
Ahh love- pink and yellow hearts!
A little cam whoring for ya?
Ok, so now that I've used the Coastal Scent Mini Badger Brush Set, ladies, it's a go!
Why I recommend:
- small, compact and convenient
- a good solid brush set for quick looks; enough brushes for all of your needs
- powder and blush brushes are soft and great for blending and buffing of face products (instant love!)
- angle brush will do great for lining purposes; stiff but soft
- standard concealer brush; small and firm for concealing small spots
I wish I could get an all encompassing brush set in this size! I've become accustomed to using about 2-3 shadow brushes, 2-3 crease brushes, my special angled brushes and about 2 concealer type brushes. Can't have cake and eat it too, huh? Is it wrong to still want full sizes of some of the brushes?
Buy your set from Coastal Scents for $25. (This price is a bit high for CS, but I like my set nonetheless!)
Next Up, Milani Sunset Duo vs. Stark Naked
I've heard and have used a lot of Milani products: shadows, blushes, Color Brilliance liners, powders, but why have I stayed away from the blush/bronzer Sunset Duos? Curiosity killed the cat and picked up one at a CVS sale.
I got the Sunset Beach duo. If you checked the link, the color representation for this one is off. It's more like the bronzer of Sunset Glow (according to the pics). When I opened it, I saw muted pink with sprinkles of gold and I instantly thought of Stark Naked blush from MAC's Red She Said collection.
Here are the swatches:
Stark Naked appears to be more pigmented with the Milani blush being a touch more muted. However, I actually love both!