Feb 25, 2014

Review: Sandra Brush Set from Beauty Cosmetics

Hi there!!

I for one, love to look all dolled up and pretty! But sometimes, it is nice to look fresh and simple yet presentable, right? Here is my video on how to achieve a simple and fresh day makeup look.

In this video, I used a brush set from Beauty Cosmetics.I know right? This is my third set and I just love love them! Here is my full review, I hope you find it useful!! :)

Brush Set Name: Sandra Set
Price: P1,200
Brought from: Beauty Cosmetics
Brushes: 10
Color: Red and black handle
Hair: Natural and one synthetic

Here are close up pictures of each brushes. I will try to describe each and tell you what I think about them. :)

1. Tapered Fluffy bronzing/blush  brush
This brush is great for applying blush. It is very soft and fluffy! This is my sister's fave brush. It does not pick up a lot of the product but  blends is able to blend it well on the cheeks. It is also a great bronzing brush because it distributes the product evenly especially on the forehead and jawline.

2. Dual Fiber Stippling Brush

I use this brush to apply my foundation if I want a sheer finish. I also use this to blend cream blushes.

3. Round Large Powder Brush
I use this brush to set my foundation with a powder. It is big enough to cover large areas of my face which makes the job faster. 

4. Foundation Brush
Looks familiar? This is the reason why I bought this brush set. This looks like something from Real Techniques. I can say that I am not disappointed because it does the job really well. It makes foundation application easier and faster. 

5. Flat Contour Brush
Oh my! I am in love with this brush! This is great for contouring the sides of the nose and the hallows of the cheeks as well. 

6. Blending Brush

I use this brush to blend the edges of my eyeshadow. It is able blend well.

7. Fluffy Blending Brush
I use this brush to blend my crease area. The bristles are long and soft so it is perfect for applying/blending eyeshadows in the crease area.

8. Dense Blending Brush

I am not really sure if that it how it is called but I noticed that this brush is much more dense and I prefer so it is not good for blending eyeshadows. I prefer using this to blend my concealer and it is perfect!

9. Stiff Slanted Brush

I use this brush to fill in my eyebrows and apply eyeliner.

10. Lip Brush/Concealer Brush

I am not sure if this is a concealer brush or a lip brush, but I use this to apply lipcolor.


What I like:

              • Affordable
              • Nice, sturdy handles
              • does not shed
              • very soft 
              • easy to clean
              • dries fast
Some Issues:
              • Did not come with a bag/brush holder
              • the set did not come with a flat shader brush or an eyeshadow brush

All in all, I really recommend this brush set. I mean for price, you get good quality brushes. I do hope they do come in a bag/pouch next time and maybe they can add flat eyeshadow brush maybe?

Thank you for reading my post! What is your favorite brush set/brand? Please do share in the comments below!

Take care!


Feb 13, 2014

My Mini WetnWild Haul + Mini Review!

Hi there! My gosh… I can’t believe I was not able to blog for so long. My January to February schedule has been sooo C-R-A-Z-Y!! I cannot wait to finish all the things that I need to do so that I can blog regularly again. I have so many stuff to tell you guys that they keep on piling and looking at my makeup storage makes me feel anxious. I have a lot of unopened stuff ad things that I haven’t used but and has been sitting there for almost a month. I just wish I have more time! For the meantime, I have this clever idea that instead of reviewing one item, I decided to group them especially if I got them together and then add a short review and swatches. That way, I don’t have to dedicate a lot of time and effort in writing about just one product and you, my dear reader won’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to read about just one item. Do I make sense? I really hope I do…..

Anyway, today’s haul/mini review is all about WetnWild. I got them about a month ago from my mom. She is currently in the US so it is easy for her to get this stuff. I don’t have a lot of Wetnwild products but I do have some of their eyshadow palletes and I love them. In the Philippines, there are not a lot of stores that carry WetnWild products. I do see some Facebook shops that sell them but usually, they only have 1 or 2 item per product so if you see one you like then you have buy it asap. However, if you like WetnWild products, I think one of the best place to buy is Zalora, since they do have a bunch of WetnWild products there, plus its free shipping so you  (and I) might want to check their site.
Now on to my haul/mini review:

v  WetnWild Coloricon Blush in Heather Silk
·         What I like:
o   Very Pigmented
o   Matte
o   Stays on for long time
·         Some issues:
o   A little powdery
·         Other thoughts:
o   Since it is very pigmented, apply using a dual fiber brush or tap the brush first to get rid of excess powder so that you won’t end up applying too much on your cheeks.

v  WetnWild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Petal Pusher
Ø  What I like:
·         Pigmented
·         Nice color variety
·         Easy to blend

Ø  Some issues:     
§  A little powdery
§  Packaging looks cheap
§  Would have been nicer if it contains matte colors

v  WetnWild lipsticks in Red Velvet, Cherry Picking, Stoplight red
Ø  What I like:
§  Very pigmented
§  No strong odor
§  Leaves a stain
§  Lasts a long time (2-6 hours depending on what you eat)
§  Very nice colors
Ø  Some issues:
§  Cheap packaging
§  Can be drying to the lips
Ø  Other thoughts
§  Apply a thin layer of lipbalm before applying the lipstick and use a lip brush to make application easier
§  Try applying a lipliner first to prevent lipstick from bleeding

Overall Thoughts:
                I love these products! I really wish I could buy more. However, if I can recommend just one..I’d say go for the lipsticks! They are definitely one of my fave lipsticks ever! Affordable yet stays on for a long time!
Thank you very much for reading my post! I hope I could a more detailed post soon! So what are your recent finds? What Wetnwild product have you tried and like/dislike? Please do share in the comments down below!!

Take care!!