There is really something to be said about a good make up brush. People always say it can transform your look…trust me it can. I have loved my MAC brushes for many years but have always admired Hakuhodo brushes from a distance, due to their hefty price tag. About a year ago I decided to take the plunge on three brushes I knew I would use on a daily basis. I purchased them through their online website, that can be found here. The customer service was great and the brushes shipped and arrived to my home in no time, which is very important to me. I ended up purchasing the S142, S133, and S110 in the Vermilion style (24k clear coating brass/gold). I must say these brushes are hands down the softest and most durable brushes I own. I use at least one brush everyday and am so glad I took the plunge. The next time I am on the market for a new brush (which shouldn’t be for quite some time) I will definitely be back for more Hakuhodo.
Have you ever tried Hakuhodo brushes?
I am honestly a no fuss make up kinda gal. I like my face to look as fresh and dewy yet simple as possible. However for special occasions or a night out, I like to go that extra mile. Pictured above is a look at my go to favorites for a summertime/nighttime make up look. Starting from left to right…Z Palatte in Zebra with a few of my most used Mac Shadows and Mac Blush…Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight…Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory…YSL Teint Resist Long Wear Endless Foundation in No. 2…Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler…Dior Poudre Shimmer in Diamante Rose No. 001…La Mer Moisturizing Lotion…Mac Paint Pot in Painterly…Tom Ford Lipstick in Nude Vanille No. 12…Dior Dior Show Mascara in Black…Anastasia Brow Wiz…Milani Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black No. 01…Mac Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare…Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 495 Mica Rose (beautiful wedding color)…and finally my Anastasia Brow Powder Duo. I love these products and they make for a beautiful look.
What are your favorite summertime/nighttime make up products?
Ladies lets talk Brows…I love my brows and always want them to look as natural as possible. I feel like its pretty hard to find products on the market that give you that extra full look without looking fake. However I have my two favorite combos that I thought I would share with you. For a good everyday look I go for my Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (Medium Ash/Medium Brown) and Brow Wiz (Medium Ash). These products are just right for giving that full yet natural look. If I am going all out and doing a full face of makeup I usually reach for my MAC Brow Shader (Porcelain/Browning) and Brow Set (Show Off). This gives a great bold brow without looking too overdone.
What are your favorite brow products?
If I could paint the world pink I would…so why not “paint” my cheeks pink everyday?! I say yes! I heart blush. I think blush makes your face come alive and adds a nice pop of color to your skin. My all time favorite blush has to be Givenchy Le Prisme in 24 It Girl. No the picture above does not do it justice (apologize for the blended look of colors) but I could not leave it out of this post. However some of my other favorites are MAC Summer Rose, Nars Mata Hari, MAC Tippy, and Tarte exposed. As you can see I have a small obsession with Pink (all shades) but I also love neutral cheek colors.
What is your favorite blush?