Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yummy411: On Makeup Mag; Coastal Scents Brushes

I got my first On Makeup Magazine a little while ago and didn't have a chance really to take in the information from the pages until now. When I first got it, I didn't see a book full of photos, but more text than anything. Being rather new to the makeup biz, I'm first attracted to inspiring images. However, this time around I read some of that text and read some great interviews and tips. I'll have to carry it in my work bag so that I can read it when I have a moment or two on the Metro. There's a lot to read and learn. Oooh and there's a section on Burlesque artists and makeup! Info on more people than Dita von Tease.. yay! Do you have a subscription? What do you think so far?

I got my order of Coastal Scents makeup brushes today! Finally! I was hoping to purchase a complete second set, one for clients and I can keep my personal set just for me.

I ordered: (*Highlights of the bunch are in bold.)

-Duo fibre stippling brush (I ORDERED PINK AND GOT BLACK.. I'M SO SAD!! It's $8 so I'll order again, but dang! I want my pink brush. My order says PINK!..well at least I thought!
-Supreme Synthetic 15pc brush set w/ case
-Pink kabuki
-Italian Badger Buffer Brush Large
-Large Paddle Face brush (like MAC's 134)
-Chisel fluff /pointed crease duet brush
These highlights are based on my first impressions. I haven't used all of them fully yet.

Italian Badger is soft and dense, but firm enough. I love that. I've noticed that synthetic hair bristles that are supposed to be super soft, aren't as firm to move the product like I like. What do you all think?

The Large Paddle Face Brush should be a winner! Think of a huge MAC#239 and a powder brush in one! I'm guessing that this would provide great powder coverage for those that like to wear powders only (Nikkia pinpointed this one, so order this from Coastal Scents first Nikkia!)

The chisel fluff and pointed crease duet brush is nice. Although I found it in two *sad face* the shader half picks up color nicely and the pointed crease half can be comparable to a tiny #224 blending brush (not as pointed as though.) A little super glue will be okay.

Next, I'm looking forward to ordering the mini badger brush set and my pink stippling brush!! Grrr!

Any favorite Coastal Scents brushes I should add to my next order?


Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

if you log into your coastal scents account on their website, you can see whether you ordered the pink or black handled duo fiber brush. :) also, since your BRUSH also came to you in TWO pieces i would DEFINITELY contact them about it so that they will exchange the fiber optic brush (if it was their mistake) and the broken brush. :)

the Muse said...

darling totally off topic can you email me?

I'm utterly clueless about the deets for the 80's FOTD



yummy411 said...

@ christiana divine: thanks!!

@ the muse: emailed ya!

MakeupByRenRen said...

hey honey bunches...after reading this post i immediately went to the link and i was going to pick up the MAC dupe for a powder brush as well as the synthetic set...i'm trying to have enough brushes for my own stuff as well as for my kit just like you...you mentioned you didnt think the synthetic was stiff enough to move product...is this worth getting?

yummy411 said...

hey ren! i got a request to review the brushes thoroughly so i'm going to do that and hopefully help you out with this question ;)

Connie De Alwis said...

how is the stippling brush for you? I've been eyeing coastal scents brushes but the reviews are all so inconsistent and living so far, it's quite a lot to pay for shipping for something that isn't really great. I usually prefer to personally hunt for brushes. But it's so hard to find brushes that I really want over here