GoodBuy 2016

Outside of seeing my sweet child grow and develop, I can definitely ball up 2016 and toss it in the trash. My year end post typically discuss products I’ve discovered, but didn’t blog about or wanted a longer test run.

I stepped up my skin and hair care during 2016, so I look forward to sharing some tips and tricks in later posts in 2017. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

IT Cosmetics’ Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush #701     

Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush #701 Heavenly Skin Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush #701

I use loose powder foundation and love dense, compacted soft bristle brushes to buff in the product. I’ve had some luck with IT brushes by Ulta, so I wasn’t afraid to get this Sephora exclusive brush sight unseen and I’m glad I did. It meets all my requirements, is perfectly tapered and makes applying foundation rather enjoyable. Since it is synthetic, clean up is easy and the bristles stay snow white. If you’re not a fan of large brushes or have a small face, this may not be the one for you.

IT claims the bristles are “patent-pending Heavenly Skin™ hair infused with antiaging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin, and antioxidants. The innovative brush technology improves the look of your skin”…blah blah. I don’t put any stock in those claims. Seriously people, antioxidants in a brush? It’s a really nice brush and l love using it, but the other claims (if you believe it) is gravy. It is also pricey at $58 (Sephora only). I had a Sephora gift card to soften the blow, but it is expensive for synthetic hair. The brand also offers a range of less expensive synthetic foundation brushes at Ulta, but I’ve found the quality adjusts accordingly.

Urban Decay’s The Finger Brush

Urban Decay’s The Finger Brush Urban Decay’s The Finger Brush

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