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MyGlam Mini Eye Brush and Angled Liner Brush May 1, 2012

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Today I bring you the Mini Eye Brush and Angled Liner Brush that I received in my April MyGlam bag. These brushes were a continuation of the custom set from the March bag.

According to MyGlam these brushes are

The highest quality, made from natural and synthetic materials, and designed to deliver great product application and retain their shape for the long-term. Brushes made from animal hair come from our manufacturers that engage in cruelty-free practices and animals are not harmed in the process of procuring the hair.

Brushes are made of the following material:
Classic Crease Brush: goat
All-Over Eyeshadow Brush: pony
Eyeliner Brush: nylon

So, there you have it!  Are these brushes amazing like they describe?  (more…)


My Glam Classic Crease Brush and Case Review March 31, 2012

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During March, MyGlam’s bag contained a single eyeshadow crease/blender with a neat faux leather case.  Some complained about the smell, but to me it went away after one day out in the open.  The brush is fairly nice, I’ve used it for blending a few times and it is soft and pleasant.  The hairs are not coarse. I like the details that the company put with the MyGlam embossed in the case and the silver painted name.

The brush head is full but not too full.

 I know there are a lot of companies that will create custom brushes for companies, but I think this might have been a crown brush because when I compared the head to the blender brush they had on Hautelook the other day they looked nearly identical.  Its just a guess though.  My value estimate is based on that guess as well.
Will I buy it again? Since they don’t really sell the brushes through MyGlam
Will I finish the sample? Again it doesn’t really pertain to this, but I have already added the brush to my daily arsenal.
Sample Size Value $8.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

Tarte emphasEYES cream eyeliner Review August 26, 2011

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In a lot of my posts about makeup I mention what I did to complete the look, and I usually mention my Tarte emphasEYES cream eyeliner.  This is my favorite eyeliner ever.  I’ve always had trouble with pencils and getting both full coverage, a nice shaped line, and avoiding my eyes feeling like they are being abused. On liquid liners I don’t feel like I have much control, and if I want to make the line less sharp I can’t really.

In comes the Tarte emphasEYES cream eyeliner. This is part of their Amazonian clay makeup line. It is a waterproof cream liner. I typically use the pure black one, but I also have the purple, the green, and the bronze.  The colors are rich and true. What you see is what you get.

This formula is is creamy and goes on smoothly. It comes with a liner brush that has a fine tip for lining on one end and a small densely packed brush for smudging on the other end.  I typically will smudge along my lower lashes but keep it nice and crisp on my upper lashes.  I’ve also found the smudge end is perfect for applying powder to my eyebrows.

I’ve heard people complain that it dries out quickly. On that – a major tip is to only open it when you are going to use it and tighten it completely after use.  Most of mine haven’t dried out, but my bronze did start drying out a few weeks ago. I added just a tiny bit of moisturizer to it and after a few days the liner had soaked it in and worked as good as new.  Another tip to avoid the drying is to only take from one place in the jar. As you can see in the upper left corner of my jar there is a lot of disturbed liner.  I take only from that location. I find that I get the most useful product when I insert the liner brush vertically into the jar and twist it around.  During application I can then twist the brush when I run low on product and continue my line.