NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush Review

Hi lovelies!

I have been wanting to get NARS Yachiyo Kabuki brush for a while. I am so glad that finally NARS is opening it’s counter in Tangs Orchard. I bought few items which I will be showing later next week. NARS Yachiyo brush is one of few items that I picked during its first day of launch. NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush is retailing at SGD 75.

Inspired by traditional Japanese beauty rituals Kabuki Theater, the NARS Kabuki Artisan Brushes meld heritage with modernity, in both concept and function. The multi-functional design of the Kabuki Yachiyo Brush, with its tapered dome head, makes it excellent for defining cheekbones, highlighting the complexion, and blending and diffusing color on or around the eye area.

  • Made with very soft Pen Super Goat hairs, which are ideal for blending pigments
  • The hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves its unique traditional character

The above information is taken from NARS website

The appearance of this brush is very unique. The handle is not made if plastic/metal like what we usually find in a brush. The handle of the brush is made of hard paper wire and the end of the handle is very small. One of the SA at NARS counter said that the handle of the brush is purposely made small to let us produce a subtle and natural finish. Small handle let us apply the blush/highlighter/bronzer lightly without giving too much pressure.

The bristle of this brush is soft and it’s very nice to apply blush, highlighter and bronzer. Although this is not the softest brush I have ever owned, I find it very nice to use. This is my perfect brush for contouring and highlighting. It applies wonderfully and it helps me to create a very nice contouring. So far I think this is my favorite brush for contouring.

This brush is also recommended for applying blush. I have tried that and I think it works very well to apply a highly pigmented blush. The handle of the brush gives me so much control so that I won’t give too much pressure on the brush. However Tom Ford 06 Cheek Brush is still my favorite brush for applying blush.

The only downside I find from this brush is the price. In my opinion, SGD 75 is a very expensive price for a brush. However I believe in investing in a good brush.

Final thought:

Great brush for contouring and highlighting! I love the quality of this brush and its unique appearance. The only thing that I dislike is the steep price.

What is your favorite brush for contouring? Let me know so I can try πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading!

XOXO

Meryl

Japonesque Safari Chic Bronzer Brush

Hello again! I am so happy that I am able to write again after few days away from the beauty blogosphere. I went back to Jakarta last weekend to attend friends’ wedding. It was such a beautiful weekend with family and friends. I spent most of my time with my loved ones. Other than that I enjoyed massage and watching movies at home. I wish I could have longer holiday but reality says that I need to get back to work. Nevermind, there will always be a better tomorrow πŸ˜€ Jia Yow!

I bought thisΒ Japonesque Safari Chic Bronzer Brush few months ago in SOGO department store in Jakarta. I have been using this for few months and would like to share what I think about this cute little kabuki brush.

Obviously the main reason I bought this is the unique print of the brush. I have never seen such a cute brush; a kabuki brush with a leopard print. This is certainly my favorite thing of the brush. The bristle of the brush is not as soft as I expect it to be. It’s dense and it doesn’t shed. I have washed this brush once and I didn’t see any single shed.

Although this is recommended to be used as a bronzer brush, I find this too big to be used as bronzer brush. I am using this to set my sunscreen. It works very well to blend my sunscreen (or foundation) all over my face. I am looking forward to use this brush as a powder brush next time. Hopefully it would work as fine as I expect.

Final Thought:

Japonesque Safari Chic Bronzer Brush is a very unique brush. It’s not the best quality brush I have ever used; not as soft as what I expect it to be but it’s good enough for my liking. I would recommend this to people who are brush collector and can’t say no to such a pretty item.

Have you tried any Japonesque product? What do you think? πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading.

Tom Ford 06 Cheek Brush Review

Hello!

Today I am posting my first ever brush review, Tom Ford 06 Cheek Brush. The first time I opened the box of this brush, I immediately knew that I’ve made a right decision to purchase this. The brush looks very sleek, elegant and expensive.

Tom Ford’s beauty products are expensive and rather difficult to get especially for us here in Singapore. Currently we can only get this online. I got this through my mom who was traveling abroad last month.

The brush is very pretty. It’s quite heavy compared to other brushes that I have. I love the elegant and luxurious look of this brush. I have never had a brush as pretty as this πŸ™‚ The handle is in brown color with “Tom Ford” engraved at the end of the handle.

The brush is extremely soft and dense. I like the feeling when I swipe this onto my cheek, It feels so soft and this brush applies wonderfully. However you need to be careful when using this brush with a very pigmented blush. Just dabbed it lightly and gradually build the color. Few days ago when I tried applying my Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Blush , I need to dab this brush lightly. Otherwise I would take too much blush color.

For comparison, I took a picture of all my cheek brushes. The Shiseido Chouetools is actually a face brush but I also use it as my cheek brush. MAC 168 is a contour brush which I also use for my cheek occasionally.

Final Thought:

If I would have to comment on the packaging and the quality of the brush, I would say that this brush is outstanding. The quality of the brush is very good; it’s soft and dense. However from the price perspective, this brush is only worth buying if you’d like to collect makeup item. I am not sure the exact price about this product but it ranges from $90-$100.

What’s your favorite cheek brush? Share with me in the comment box below πŸ™‚

I hope you like this post πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading

My Shopping Haul

Hello again everyone! My sister just came visited me here in Sydney yesterday and I asked her to buy few things and she has done a very good job for getting everything on my list yay! As we know here in Sydney everything is overpriced so when someone come visit me, I have to make sure I make the most of it πŸ˜‰ and some Japanese brands are difficult to find here in Sydney.

After reading Meryl’s review about Guerlain Travel Meteorites, I know I have to have it. Its way too cute to resist.Β  Finally I have Shiseido Prefect Foundation Brush, I want them badly but they have sold out everywhere in Sydney and Singapore. I hope its worth the price, you can read the detailed review of this brush in My Beauty Hoard which also the reason I want them so badly!

I have been in dilemma when choosing Dior Spring 2012 collection, I bought Dior Garden Roses eyeshadow palette at the end but the Garden Clutch in Changi Airport not too expensive and I’m totally sold with the pretty packaging.Β  More reviews and swatches coming soon and Have a great weekend everyone!

My holiday haul!

I always very excited to see other bloggers’ haul post, and now its my turn to post my haul. Most of the items I bought when I went to Singapore few weeks ago and some of them I’ve just recently bought.Β  I just can’t get enough!

some of the items have been reviewed before by Meryl or myself.

– Dior Vernis in Beige Lotus (here)

– Dior Garden Party Palette in Garden Roses (here)

– Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner in Black (here)

– Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fiber (here)

– Urban Decay eyeshadow primer (here)

Stay tuned for more reviews and swatches πŸ™‚

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