Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tiny Tuesdays: EcoTools Retractable Kabuki

EcoTools Retractable Kabuki is a versatile brush made to be used with powder, blush or bronzer. Made from soft, cruelty free bristles within a retractable case - it offers to be perfect for on-the-go touch ups, providing a smooth, soft finish.
The Pluses:
Ever since purchasing this brush, I have used it non-stop. Marketed as a versatile brush, I particularly like using it for powdering and contouring. For powdering, it is really great as the bristles are so soft and dense. I think this works really well with mineral makeup and powder as it picks up product really well - allowing you to buff and give a smooth, soft finish. For contouring, I push up the retractable case so that the brush shape is narrow and then proceed to make parts of my face look skinnier. To blend, I push the case down to reveal the whole brush and blend away to make it look as natural as possible. As you can see, this is quite the multi-tasker brush! One of the reasons I bought this brush was due to it's travel friendliness. It's compact, small and really does live up to all the expectations. To touch up on the go, you can preload your brush with powder, place the cap on and you are ready to go without needing to bring any compacts. Adding onto this, it is really easy to wash. From personal experience, it only takes a day to dry and I haven't experienced any shedding. I've also noticed that because the colour of the bristles are quite dark, you can actually see the product on the brush which I really like. Has anyone ever felt like they haven't picked up any product when you swirl your brush into powder? 
The Minuses: 
This is just nit-picking but when you push the retractable cover to its maximum, it doesn't cover the whole brush, leaving a small portion sticking out. This becomes a problem when I'm careless and kinda just shove the lid on, catching some bristles along the way and bending it. This, however, can be simply solved with some focus and uncareless-ness (lol). 

The Overalls:
The EcoTools Retractable Kabuki is a really great quality, versatile brush that is perfect for on-the-go touch ups. I highly recommend it and would definitely repurchase. It retails for $20.99 at Priceline however is ~$8.60 on iHerb (Buy Me)

The Rating:

Use the code RCF752 to get $10 off your first purchase on iHerb over $40 :)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

March Favourites

In our recent giveaway, we asked what kind of posts you would like to see from us, and the overwhelming response was monthly favourites. We don't change up our routine too much hence why the lack of favourites posts on our blog, but here's to giving it another shot! 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tiny Tuesdays: Maybelline FITme 220

The Maybelline FITme Stick Foundation is their first gel stick foundation that claims to be "shine-free", with the anti-shine core.  I'm just going to mention straightaway that I have been using it consistently upon acquiring this, and I would gladly buy another one when I run out.  

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Beauty Addition 015: Priceline 40% off Cosmetics

If you are a long time follower & have been keeping track of our hauls, you know that when a sale comes along we can't help but resist. This was no exception when Priceline had their 40% off cosmetics sale on the 11th & 12th of March. This time we decided to buy online, mainly cos it's easier and to the avoid the disappointment of sold out products in-store. So at 12am Tuesday morning (keen much?) we jumped on the website to put in our order. At that time however, Priceline hadn't updated their sale (obviously they don't take the start of sales as seriously as we do lollll) so we ended up ordering in the morning :)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Models Prefer: Eyes

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Recently we reviewed some of the Models Prefer Lip range and to move onto the different part of the face, we're now reviewing the eyes :) This includes the Essential Brow Kit, Double Agent Kohl Liner and BIGlash Mascara.