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Review: Charm Essentials Luxe Retractable Kabuki

When I decided to buy my makeup brush sets from the Beauty and Minerals website, I also wanted to add a makeup brush that would be my great companion whenever I am out of the house. I have thought of getting the Charm Luxe Mini Kabuki Brush. It comes with a pouch, by the way. This could serve as your makeup kit since you can put some makeup stuff that you want to bring with you anywhere. However, my concern is that the brush might get deformed in case I put other stuff inside the pouch since there is no cover that would protect it. Also, I prefer my makeup brushes to be covered and secured for hygienic purposes. This is why I decided to go for the Charm Essentials Luxe Retractable Kabuki in Pretty Pink.

The Charm Essentials Luxe Retractable Kabuki in Pretty Pink is my ultimate bestfriend when it comes to makeup touch-ups. I use this whenever I need to apply powder to get rid of the oiliness in my T-zone.

Product Description (taken from the Beauty and Minerals website):

For girls on the go who love stuffing their stuffs in their bag, the Charm Luxe Retractable Kabuki is the perfect travel companion, and perfect trophy makeup item in your bag! Like the Charm Luxe Kabuki, the Luxe Retractable Kabuki is made of synthetic, vegan hair, that glides like velvet no matter how much you buff it on your skin!

Product Description (printed on the box of the product):

This beautiful multi-tasker is a great brush to apply powders, bronzers, and blushers, giving you your desired coverage, and a soft-focus, flawless finish! Created with the softest vegan hair, you will always feel like royalty with this brush.

The Charm Retractable Brush, a bring-me-anywhere brush that you can proudly show off!

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Here is my Charm Essentials Luxe Retractable Kabuki in Pretty Pink! 😀

Here is how it looks like when it is covered.

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Review: FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler

I have told you in this previous post that a friend of mine recommended this brand of eyelash curler. I read several beauty blogs and they also give positive reviews for this beauty tool. They say that this could do an effective job in curling your lashes just like the Shu Uemura eyelash curler (which I don’t have as of the moment). This tool even won during the Cosmo Beauty Awards in 2006 (as seen in the FS Cosmetics website).

Product Description (taken from the FS Cosmetics website):

Get maximum, lasting, natural-looking curl!

Enhanced precision design makes it comfortable and easy to use.

Refills available.

Here is my FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler.

FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler

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Review: Charm Essentials Pretty in Pink 14-Pc Vegan Makeup Brush Set

Do you still remember my previous post regarding getting my own Charm Essentials Makeup Brushes? Now, I am going to write my first review of one of the beauty tools that I own: the Charm Essentials Pretty in Pink 14-Pc Vegan Makeup Brush Set.

The brushes are inside this beautiful roll-on pouch. It has an engraved logo print on the right side. Since it is a roll-on pouch, it makes the storage of the makeup brushes easier. You could have the option to bring this brush set during your travel since it is compact and could fit in into a smaller space in your luggage. Cool, isn’t it? 😉

Charm Essentials Pretty in Pink Vegan Makeup Brush Set roll-on pouch

Here is a picture of the product description printed at the back of the box. There also includes what makeup brushes are included in this set and how to take care of them.

Charm Essentials Pretty in Pink Vegan Makeup Brush Set Product Description

Close-up shots:

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Makeup Purchase: Majolica Majorca, Wet n Wild, Revlon and FS Cosmetics Products

Wow! Just by reading the title of this post, it seems like I had a makeup shopping galore! Well, not so much. Just a bit, I guess? Haha! 😉

Here they are! 😀

Majolica Majorca, Wet n Wild, Revlon and FS Cosmetics Products

For Majolica Majorca, I got this Mascara and Honey Pump Gloss Bundle. If you buy the said two products at the same time, you can get them at a lower price. 😀 For the mascara, I bought their most raved product which is the Lash King. I chose this because of its positive blog reviews and this is even sold at a much lower price than the other mascaras (more savings for me :)).

Majolica Majorca Products

Lash King and Honey Pump Gloss Neo

For Wet n Wild, I got this Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection. When I saw this in their Facebook page, I got so intrigued with it. This palette makes the application of eyeshadows a breeze since there is already an indication in each pan where to put those colors in your eye area. Aside from that, you get to choose which group of colors you can have for the day (or night). 😀

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection

Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection

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Getting My Own Charm Essentials Makeup Brushes

When I did research on different makeup products, I also started being interested on makeup brushes. They said that to get the kind of look that you want to achieve, you need to have the right tools. How can you put on your makeup without the brushes, right? So, I browsed on different brands of makeup brushes out there and I did intensive research (yes, INTENSIVE! Haha!) by reading reviews about them.

I found out that makeup brushes should not only be effective on makeup application.  It should also be soft on the skin.  Well, I agree that the brushes should be soft. You cannot enjoy putting on makeup if the brushes tend to give that scratchy feeling all over your face. Yikes! Not good!

One brand that caught my eye is the Charm Essentials Makeup Brushes. How did I spot this brand? I searched “makeup brushes” in Google. It is included in the first few links provided by the search engine.

For one, they have PINK makeup brushes!!! I love pink! Haha! 😀 When I saw the brushes online, I literally want to get them out of my laptop screen and hold them. They are really cute and I have read a lot of good reviews about this brand. They have also been featured in several famous magazines. The Charm Pretty in Pink 14-pc Vegan Makeup Brush Set has won the title for the “Best Makeup Brushes” of the Cosmo Beauty Awards 2012 of Cosmopolitan Magazine (picture taken from their Facebook page).

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