Tom Ford Cream Foundation, Blush, Bronzer Brushes Review

 

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Hello everyone!

I am going to share with you my Tom Ford Face Brushes. If you have been following me on instagram, you’d notice how much I love Tom Ford brushes. In the past 1.5 years, I have been collecting these three brushes which I am absolutely in love with. I started off with my Tom Ford Cheek brush and I have been enjoying the brush so much that I decided to get the cram foundation brush and the bronzer brush.

 

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Cream Foundatiom Brush Review

I bought the cream foundation brush in Singapore. The brush was retailing for SGD 100-SGD120 (I couldn’t remember the exact price). I mainly use it for contouring my cheek bone area.

As you can see in the picture above, Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush is the smallest compared to the Cheek brush and the Bronzer brush. The brush is densely packed and it is very soft. The size helps me to apply bronzer to the cheek bone area easilly. Other than for contouring, I am also using this brush to apply cream blush like Le Blush Creme de Chanel. It works very well to apply the cream blush; it picks up the pigments very well and blend the color into my skin nicely. I have never used this brush to apply cream foundation as I don’t use cream foundation in my make up regime.

This brush is made of white goat hair. I am in love hate relationship with white hair brush. White brush makes the brush looks luxurious and there won’t be cases where the color of the brush will be transfered during brush wash time. However if you have been using the brush regularly for more than a year, you may find that the color of the brush is more yellowish rather than white.

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Bronzer Brush

Bronzer brush is the latest brush from Tom Ford which I acquired. My mum helped me to get this brush while she visited USA about 3 months ago as this brush is not available in Singapore. This brush is retailing for USD 115.

As the name suggests, this brush is meant to apply bronzer all over your face. However I don’t use bronzer for the sake of creating tan look over my face. I mainly use bronzer for sculpting and defining my face shape. I use this brush to swirl it all over my face after finishing my make up to make sure that everything is well blended.

Cheek Brush

I did a full review of Tom Ford’s cheek brush before. You may read it here

 

Here’s a picture for you to see the difference in the brush head:

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On Washing These Brushes

I use these brushes frequently. For the cheek brush, I can say that I use it almost everyday. For the cheek brush, I make sure that i always wash the brush every week. And for the bronzer brush and cream foundation brush, I wash it once in two weeks or when it is necessary.

I’m going to talk about my cheek brush as I have using that for more than a year. For the first 9 months, the hair of the brush does not shed at all. However after the firdt 9 months, I can see 1-2 hairs had shed. I think this is fine as I have been using this brush religiously almost everday. Moreover I don’t see the handle of the brush becoming rusty at all. The gold handle remains the same after more than a year of using it. I hope the same goes to my bronzer brush and cream foundation brush after a year of using it.

 

Final Thought:

I personally take these 3 brushes as top 10 favorite brushes on my stash. Looking at the quality of the brushes, there’s no reason for me not to like these brushes. The hair is dense, smooth and the design of the brush looks very hefty and luxurious. The only down side of these brushes is  the price. With the price tag of SGD 100+, I don’t think these brushes are must have. However, if you want to have superb quality brushes without having to worry much about the quality for the next few years, these brushes are worthy to have. I’d highly recommend the cheek brush as it is the most versatile brush among the three. The cheek brush can be used for blush application, and also bronzer or even powder.

Have fun exploring Tom Ford Brushes!

 

Have you tried any of Tom Ford Brushes? What do you think of them?

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Bobbi Brown Holiday Gifting Set

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TWILIGHT PINK LIP & EYE PALETTE, $110 

This double-decker compact includes everything you need to play up your eyes and lips all party season long. This palette offers 10 gorgeous eye shadows in a variety of textures – from metallic to sparkle to shimmer – and four pretty lip shades, plus a mini lip and mini eye shadow brush.

Shades: Ivory Eye Shadow, Dusk Sparkle Shadow, Canary Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Cool Ivory Eye Shadow, Nude Eye Shadow, Slate Eye Shadow, Opal Sparkle Eye Shadow, Truffle Eye Shadow, Twilight Pink Metallic
Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow, Twilight Pink Creamy Lip Color, Nude Pink Creamy Lip Color, Pale Mauve Creamy Lip Color, Bronze Pink Creamy Lip Color

 

 

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EYE SHADOW PALETTES, $108

In a variety of nude to rich shades in cool and warm tones, these sleek compacts feature dazzling shades to add instant drama to your holiday look. Includes a Dual- Ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Brush.

Smokey Cool Eye Palette: Ivory Eye Shadow, Graphite Sparkle Eye Shadow, Smokey Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Truffle Eye Shadow, Platinum Sparkle Eye Shadow, Caviar Eye Shadow

Smokey Warm Eye Palette: Ivory Eye Shadow, Antique Gold Metallic Eye Shadow, Blonde Eye Shadow, Golden Chocolate Metallic Eye Shadow, Chiffon Sparkle Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow

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LIP & EYE PALETTES, $59

These palm-sized palettes house two Eye Shadows and two Lip Colors plus a mini Lip Gloss, making them perfect for stocking stuffing and party hopping.

Date Night Lip & Eye Palette: Sandwash Pink Lip Color, Berry Punch Lip Color, Diamond Pink High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Ivory Eye Shadow, Storm Cloud Eye Shadow, Caviar Eye Shadow

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NUDE GLOW SHIMMER BRICK, $75

Featuring a range of gold and bronze shades, Bobbi’s Nude Glow Shimmer Brick adds a warm glow to the skin – it’s a fresh and fun twist on a fan-favorite.

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LIP GLOSS TRIO, $77

Back by popular demand
– the Lip Gloss Trio is available in an assortment of flattering shades that are quintessentially Bobbi.

Shades: Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss, Bronzed Heather High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Dusty Rose Lip Gloss.

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OLD HOLLYWOOD MINI BRUSH SET, $160

This compact Mini Brush Set is perfect to pop into your handbag for mid-day or mid- party touch-ups.

Includes four mini brushes: Mini Face Blender Brush, Mini Eye Sweep Brush, Dual-Ended Mini Smokey Eye Liner & Angle Eye Shadow Brush and Mini Eye Brow Brush to create the perfect pretty or sultry eye.

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SEQUIN SHIMMER BRICK EYE PALETTE, $99

Featuring 10 eye shadows in a range of cool, shimmery shades in silver, dusty rose and golden tones, this
is the ultimate accessory for
eyes. Use the Eye Shadow

Brush to apply an individual shade across the lower lids for a glistening look. Or, sweep the Eye Shadow Brush across all the shades in the palette to achieve a radiant sheen.

 

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OLD HOLLYWOOD TRAVEL BRUSH SET, $230

This essential brush set has all the tools you need to achieve a flawless look. A gorgeous light gold case with a black satin interior makes it a must-have for every fashionista.

Includes eight of Bobbi’s must-have brushes: Foundation Brush, Dual- Ended Concealer & Blending Brush, Retouching Brush, Touch Up Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, Smokey Eye Liner Bush.

 

Disclaimer: The information above was taken from Bobbi Brown Press Kit.

Chanel – Ombres Matelassees De Chanel (Eyeshadow Palette in Charming)

My heart skipped a beat when I knew Chanel will release this LE holiday palette. I have wanted 5 colors palette for the longest time ever and this time the colors are right in my alley.  It  costs me AUD98 for this palette, I got mine from David Jones. Both David Jones and Myer didn’t have display or sample for this palette. Hopefully they have it by now.

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It’s a beautiful palette, I had too much fun and took lots of pictures (oops!). Colors are very wearable and neutral.  It also comes with 2 applicators as shown in below pictures.

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Lastly, swatches on my arm under natural lights. I have applied NARS smudge proof eyeshadow base before.  Overall, it’s a nice neutral color however it’s not something that you need to have unless you’re a Chanel addict like us, considering there are probably cheaper versions of this eyeshadow.

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Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for reading as always.

By: Monica

Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorites Perles

 

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So Christmas is getting nearer and most brands have comes out with their holiday collection. Guerlain is one of those brands that I’ve been waiting. This season, Guerlain releases Crazy Paris collection which is very unique and happening in my opinion. The collection’s main color theme is black and fuchsia.

a shout out to Jacqueline from My Beauty Hoard for helping me to get this from Nordstorm.com. The product is retailing at USD 58.

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The crazy Paris meteorites pearls consist of lavender, peach, white and pink pearls. When it mixed together, it adds up as a sheer pink. Guerlain meteorites perles has a very sheer color and a very sheen shimmer. I won’t recommend this as a blush as it looks too sheer for my liking. I am using this more as a finishing touch to my cheek color. It adds a very nice glow to my overall complexion.

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To be frank, it’s hard to capture the color of Guerlain Meteorites Perles on my arm for a swatch. My camera couldn’t capture the color very well , so I decided to do a simple FOTD with this product.

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Prior to applying Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorites Perles, I’ve applied Illamasqua Nymph Blush on my cheek. After I’ve finished all my make up, I applied the perles on my cheek area to give that extra glow.

Overall I am happy with my purchase as this is my first colorful Guerlain meteorites (the previous one I had was the blanc perles). I wouldn’t say that this product is a must have considering the pricey price tag, but if you have not tried meteorites perles, this would be a good one to start with :)

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

KIEHL’S AROMATIC BLENDS: Patchouli & Fresh Rose

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Patchouli & Fresh Rose, gives patrons a robust floral fragrance selection that captures the creamy, woody scent of Patchouli and the fresh, petal- like aroma of Rose Centifolia. In keeping with Kiehl’s apothecary heritage, the Aromatic BlendsTM products are formulated with inspriring fragrance blends, utilizing sustainable sourcing methods, natural ingredients, and the latest in science and technology. Each Aromatic BlendsTM formula (fragrance, body wash and body lotion) consists of pure scents from around the world and are designed to take patrons on a wonderful journey to the source of Kiehl’s ingredients.

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Kiehl’s is recognized the world over for its efficacious formulations utilizing the finest ingredients. Kiehl’s chemists formulated Patchouli & Fresh Rose to complement Kiehl’s existing Aromatic BlendsTM offerings (Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Orange Flower & Lychee, and Vanilla & Cedarwood) all of which combine unexpected ingredients in distinct sensual scents. As with all Aromatic BlendsTM, the Patchouli & Fresh Rose formula is crafted with 1/3 fewer ingredients than found in traditional fragrances. The Aromatic Blends fragrance range uses a high proportion of each key ingredient, resulting in the purest scent expression possible.

Patchouli & Fresh Rose captures the essence of woody Patchouli with fresh Rose Centifolia, yielding a lasting scent that is sheer, yet sparkling and bright. The freshness of the Rose Centifolia is sustained by the bubbly and radiant qualities of citruses like Bergamot and Mandarin, while Musk and Ambery Woods reinforce the vibrant but comfortable character of Patchouli from Brazil.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 is available at:

Robinsons Raffles City t: 6338-3457 | VivoCity #01-11/12 t: 6376-9017 |TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard t: 6732-5394 | Tampines Mall #01-29 t: 6785-7610 | Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, #B1-33 t: 6732-9695 | ION Orchard #B3-54 t: 6509-8941 | Plaza Singapura #01-66 t: 6454-3457 | Parkway Parade #01-19 t: 63461276 | Bugis Junction #01-13 t: 63369022| Great World City #01-16 t: 67353755 | Suntec City #01-321 t: 63369338

 

 

Disclaimer: The information in this post is extracted from Kiehl’s press release kit. 

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