Sunday, June 22, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
From left to right:
foundation brush, eye shadow brush, concealer brush, flat head buffing brush, long handle kabuki brush.
I use that to apply my primer. I usually use EDM silk dust or finishing dust. Though i like finishing dust better because it helps to control oil during the day and your foundation would last longer. That brush is not from EDM, but it's very soft never scratches and applys a decent amount of powder
Eye Shadow Brush
I normally use baby bath all over the lid for every day look because it's not too over the top and helps to brighten my eyes. i love oasis too, but the glitter is a bit too shimmery for day time look. the eye shadow brush is so good, it has its multipurposes. you can use it to patt on the EDM eye shadows, sweep it on, dabb it on, and very good for blending also. the bristles are not too hard not too soft just the right amount for the multi purposes.
I use the concealer brush to apply my EDM concealers around my nose and under the eyes. I normally use mint concealer around my nose and on my blemishes and then neutralise it with my multi-tasking concealer to make it look more like my skin colour. The brush is ok wise, not as good as other concealer brush i have used. but it still does its job.
Flat Head Buffing Brush
This brush is ultra soft. Doesn't scratch at all. It is used generally for a heavier coverage. But don't put too much mineral make up on the lid because this brush picks up every thing and may give a cakey look. if you have dry spots, it's definately not the way to go. but this brush helps to do ur mineral makeup in large areas so if your in a hurry then it gets the job done fast.
Long Handled Kabuki Brush
This brush is similar to the flat head buffing brush, same softness and doesn't scratch at all. The only difference is that this brush is round and doesn't pick up as much of the powder in just one spot and allows a natural look for skin. ( may be that's just me) alot of people like this one in particular.
If you are not sure which one to get you can try makeupalley and under the brand everyday minerals they have the review for the two brushes. Which is really helpful.
- good consistency
Shiseido The Skin Care - Purifying Mask
I'm comparing this mask to the proactive purifying mask. The shiseido purifying mask comes in white colour and the consistency is quite thick like a tooth paste. A thin layer applied on face will do. It dries pretty quick as well, but it does have this fragrance with it but it's not particularly strong and goes away after a while. It contains mineral clay - kaolin which cleans out the pores and absorbs excessive oil. So if you ever feel like a deep clean with your face then purifying mask is the way to go. I have been using it for half a year and nearly half of the bottle is gone, and no allergic reactions so far. Once its dried, to wash it off i use some water and patt on my face and it comes off easily.
- good consistency
- easily washed off
- tightens and cleans out the pores
- no allergic reaction
- does not dry out skin
The proactiv purifying mask is good as well, but instead of white it's creamy yellow like cheese cake. The consistency is not as thick as the shiseido one but it smells kinda weird. It uses kaolin and sulfur as the main ingredient as they said that sulfur is volcanic ash which helps to clean the pores too. Once i was stressing out and had heaps of break outs. i used the proactiv purifying mask every 2nd day of the week and my skin cleared up real quick. But it might be too drying for some people.