Elf Cosmetics Makeup Haul!

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Hello Lovies!!! Happy Friday, happy weekend! Yeah, today has been crazy busy with work, so I am just now writing, and getting this blog post up for the day! I am still playing catch up on blogs, so bare with me! I recently was in Target, and saw a huge end cap full of new e.l.f. makeup, and beauty products. Some of you may remember me receiving the e.l.f. voxbox from influenster (I will link it below, if you would like to check it out) I did a full review on a variety of new products that not only were new product from e.l.f., but some old ones as well. I was so impressed with the quality, and shades, that I decided I wanted to try some more products from the brand! I couldn’t resist the end cap I saw, it was beautifully displayed, and pretty much wanted it all, because it is all so affordable! I held back, and only picked up a few items that I have been dying to try from e.l.f. cosmetics! I love their prices the best, I really wanted to put a few of these products to the test, I don’t think all of them are necessarily new, but they were new to me, and products that were only offered online up until now, so yeah, for having them in store at Target!! So great, and easy for me to just grab! Like I said, a lot of these products up until now were only available on the e.l.f. website, and this just makes it so much easier, since I (we) can now just pick them up at Target! Hey, paying shipping is never fun, so this was awesome! Let’s check out all I got, and am excited about! Please realize this is just a haul, not a review 🙂 Enjoy! I can’t wait to try these out!! Let me know your thoughts on e.l.f. cosmetics, and if you have tried any of these!! 

e.l.f. Baked Highlighter & Bronzer: (bronzed glow) $4.00

Details:

Create a gorgeous sculpted glow with this baked duo. The Highlighter helps illuminate the skin wtih a sheer wash of shimmer, while the Bronzer adds a natural-looking contour effect. Enriched with Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot, and Grape to help nourish and hydrate the skin.

Buy @elfcosmetics Here

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e.l.f. baked blush & highlighter (rose gold) $4.00

Details:

Create a natural-looking blushed glow with this baked duo. The Highlighter helps illuminate the skin wtih a sheer wash of shimmer, while the Blush adds the perfect flush of color. Enriched with Jojoba, Sunflower, Apricot, and Grape to help nourish and hydrate the skin.

Buy @elfcosmetics here

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e.l.f. HD Mattifying Balm: $6.00

Details:

Minimizes the appearance of pores, mattifies skin, and absorbs excess oil for a shine-free, flawless look. The clear formular is infused with Vitamin E, Jojoba, Almond, and Grape to help nourish the skin. This portable mirrored compact is perfect for oil control touch ups on-the-go.

Buy @elfcosmetics Here

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e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow $4.00

Details:

Wash this hydrating liquid eyeshadow over lids for a vibrant, metallic look (and an irresistible cooling effect). The formula is infused with Purified Water and Vitamin E to help hydrate.

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e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint $6.00

Details:

This innovative lip tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink, berry. or peach! The ethereal hue gives a sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish.

Buy @elfcosmetics Here

Buy @target Here

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Lorac California Dreaming Collection Review & Swatches

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the blog today!! Happy Thursday, how has this week truly flown by I tell ya!! Hey, just a shoot out to all the new followers, welcome, welcome, come in, and stay a while, and check out some awesome new makeup!! Please comment as well, I love interacting!! Thanks! Today’s post is going to be all about the new Lorac California Dreaming collection!! OMG when I first saw pictures for this collection, I literally died, can any of you guess why?? I mean try hard here, lol!! I LOVE the packaging!! Butterflies? Cats? Yes please!! This packaging is so bo ho, so unique, and hipster, I just love it so much!! I think Lorac nailed it with this collection! Let’s get right into the review, as there are tons of pictures, so be sure to check them out, for more details, and information. I am going to review the collection as a whole, and state what I enjoy most about each piece of the California Dreaming collection. Let’s get right into it!!

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Here $30 @Ulta

Featuring 12 matte and shimmer shades, this LORAC California Dreaming eyeshadow palette provides an array of on-trend hues.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sand Castle, Button, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Starfish, Seaside, Cable Knit, Cozy, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65⁰ shades
Features 12 matte and shimmer shades with a variety of highlight, crease, lid, and liner shades
Soft, universal eyeshadow palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (12) eyeshadows (.34 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here $30 @Khols

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Blush Palette Here @Ulta

This LORAC California Dreaming cheek palette contains four limited-edition shades to use as a highlighter, blush and bronzer.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray and Golden Hour shades
Contains four limited-edition shades to add highlight, color and glow to your complexion
Versatile highlight, blush and bronzer palette
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: 4 cheek colors (.48 oz. total weight)

Purchase Lorac California Dreaming Liquid Lipstick 4 pc. Here $36 @Khols

Featuring two new exclusive shades and two best-selling shades, this LORAC California Dreaming liquid lipstick set has the most on-trend shades straight from LA.

PRODUCT FEATURES
Includes: Soft Pink, Light Peach, Plum Brown and Soft Mauve shades
HOW TO USE
For a subtle effect, apply one of the darker shades to the entire lip. Then apply one of the lighter shades to the center of the lips.
Lightly blend the two shades together by tapping the lips with your ring finger.
PRODUCT DETAILS
Includes: (4) .11 oz. liquid lipsticks

Well, let’s talk pricing first, what do you all think? Do you think Lorac pricing is okay? Too much? I think it is just right! You are paying for quality, and that says a lot!! I believe these are exclusive to Ulta and Khols, and possibly the Lorac website!! Get them while you can because they are selling out fast, I had to order some online because my store (Khols) wasn’t getting any in stock, frustrating my so glad I got them, they are seriously beautiful!! I can’t even deal with the cute packaging, so cute! I knew I had to have the whole collection, these were made for ME! Lol hehe! The packaging is the typical Lorac packaging, sturdy cardboard, with a high quality mirror inside the palette, the designs are imprinted, and raised which adds a fun spark to the palettes!! The packaging has butterflies, cats, gemstones, snowflakes, and just pretty objects, like I said very hip, boho, hipster, modern, spritual, and unique, I am really digging it, perfect for me! The colors in both the eyeshadow, and blush palettes are both very buttery, pigmented, bendable, soft, but I do want to mention they are a bit powdery, kind of typical of Lorac pressed powders though. They are quite crumbly, which is wasteful in my opinion, they do blend nicely, but I am not sure this formula is the same as the Mega Pro formula, maybe it’s just the way I swatched, with them, not sure. Regardless they are still very good quality with a wide variety of colors, mattes, and shimmers, all very beautiful! Okay the lipsticks, OMG my goodness, these are literally the best liquid lipsticks I have EVER tried, no joke, see the pictures for lasting ability, the last photo is after I scrubbed with soap, water, and a paper towel, they are fully waterproof, and do last, and stain your lips, so be aware, they do try perfectly matte, I tried to get pictures of first application, and dried, then wet again, hoping to help show wearing power. I highly recommend these, they smell like vanilla cupcakes, and apply very opaque, and no re dipping the wand into the tube, a little goes a long way! This set of 4 is a great deal because just one I think is around $18 each! Definitely get this collection if it’s something you love, like I do, it will look flattering, and beautiful on many skin tones, I am in love!! What do you think about this collection?

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PUR Cosmetics Brand Review: Dreamworks Trolls Eyeshadow Palette

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette here

Purchase the trolls eyeshadow palette at Khols here

Hello lovies!! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I can’t believe it’s already Valentine’s Day! MEHHHH, I’m single so I don’t really care about V-day anyways, but I still have a lot to love, and be happy about 🙂 just kind of a Debbie Downer on this day, lol, sorry. I did buy myself flowers, makeup, and a tart, I mean duh, it was a must!! I hope you are all enjoying today. I wanted to do a beautiful V-day inspired post, but ran out of time, so I did this for today, because it needed to get posted 🙂 I hope you enjoy today’s post on the PUR cosmetics Dreamworks Trolls eyeshadow palette!!

I think the palette is so cute! I recently saw the trolls movie, about a month ago, and am obsessed with trolls (since I was young) because they are just so sweet, and so fun, that troll hair though, right? I feel like that hair describes mine in the morning perfectly lol! I really enjoyed the movie, and love Justin Timberlake, who doesn’t right? Ya with me on that? 🙂 Anyways, I actually watched it while in Las Vegas for work, with my favorite littles, so it was super fun! I love all the songs in the movie! And let’s talk about all the bright colors, such pretty colors!! So fun, so cute, I definitely recommend it if you enjoy trolls, and happy movies! 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into the review! This palette is by PUR cosmetics, yes a decent, affordable brand, but still not very well heard of or known. This, and the lip gloss set were actually my first ever purchases from the brand, so I was very curious, yet unsure due to prices. I knew this was releasing (the palette) and had seen sneak peeks of the colors, and design on instagram. I knew that I had to have it, the colors just spoke to me, I love the pop of fun! I don’t have many bright, fun, pigmented palettes like this one, so it will take some time figuring out how to use it, but I still love it! And guess what? The price is $29, wait what?? Yep, for a 16 pan eyeshadow palette! Fantastic!! There are a couple of pops of color but mostly neutrals, nothing that’s to crazy, or wild. I think, and consider this palette very wearable. The color payoff is alright, the swatch pigmented, and buttery, but not as good as what I am used to by other high end branded eyeshadows. The formula is nice, easily blendable, and not chalky, or to powdery, but they could blend better, especially the really bright shades in the palette, they were a little tough to blend out, not terrible, just not great. For the price, I really think it’s a good deal, great color payoff, and shade selection, and for 16 different shadows, I think it’s worth a try. I do want to mention that this PUR cosmetics Trolls palette is hard to find. It is sold out in a lot of stores (Khols) and sold out online on the PUR cosmetics website, it’s a popular one! But it is available online at Khols now, yeah, hip, hip, hooray! Get it while you can!! I was able to find mine in store at my local Khols! 

More Information:

Show your true colors.
You loved this palette so much that we are sold out. Available NOW on Kohls.com and in store now at your local Kohl’s. This 16-piece eye shadow collection, inspired by the film Trolls by DreamWorks, offers never-before-seen shades that are as colorful and unique as you are. Enjoy this vivid and inspiring collection full of attitude for endless eye looks. Please use the Khol’s link above to purchase! Thx!

For a subtle wash of color, apply each eye shadow with a PÜR eye shadow brush. For a more dramatic look, dampen the brush for intense color or tap the eye shadows on the lid with your finger.

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Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystal Lip Balm Review

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Hello lovies, welcome to the blog today!! Yeah for Friday, Happy Friday ya’ll!! This has been a crazy week, with not much sleep, damn insomnia has kicked in overdrive this week, I am barely functioning at work right now 😦 Anyways, I am glad it’s the weekend, but it will be busy as well, so I wanted to make sure that I get some blogs wrote, and accomplished! I am definitely trying hard to post 3-4 times per week, so far, so good! Wish me luck!! I am making it a priority now, since I am getting such wonderful responses from all of you, it seems like you are all enjoying it! I have a fun little blog post for you all today, I wanted to purchase this new lip balm from Burt’s Bees ever since it launched, and it’s been a challenge thus far finding it, but I saw a super cute display, and wanted to get all 3, but I controlled myself, lol!

I am a huge Burt’s Bees fan, have been for years now, LOVE their lip balms, I have so many, I think I have every flavor, no joke, who’s with me on that? I am obsessed, so when a new product comes out, I am so interested in trying it! I am so glad I came across the display, and man is it cute or what? I stopped in to my local Rite Aid, and found them, yeah! I was pretty excited. They come in 3 different flavors, Red Raspberry, Tropical Pineapple, and Sweet Orange, they all sound yummy, and smell amazing! I may end up getting all of them, we will see, I didn’t love the formula though, so I’m not sure if I will. Have you tried it yet? What do you think? 

My Review:

Okay, let’s jump right into my review, the price of these are $3.99 each, which I think is fair for a lip balm at the drugstore. Let’s talk about the super cute packaging!! I think it’s great, and they nailed it aiming for the younger, or older crowds alike! I love the bright colors, and the theme! I noticed at first application of this lip balm (I got the Red Raspberry flavor) that it wasn’t like their normal formula, I was expecting burst of flavor from the crystals, I didn’t get that all, I think that’s all marketing, crazy as that sounds. I also had to use a lot of product, yes my lips were dry, but I had to go over my lips like 5 times!! That’s a lot for a lip balm, it just didn’t glide on well at all, the flavor, and scent was nice, I could lick it, but that’s not really the purpose of a lip balm. I found the formula to be a little drying actually, and didn’t last on my lips at all sadly. I don’t think I will be purchasing anymore, but will remain a fan of Burt’s Bees for sure!! 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Raspberry Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Raspberry At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Tropical Pineapple At Target Here

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Orange Flavor Crystals 0.15 oz

Purchase Sweet Orange At Target Here

Purchase Any Flavor At Ulta Here

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm nourishes with long lasting moisture to keep lips smooth with a burst of real fruity goodness. This natural lip balm glides on with a moisturizing texture and a taste of real raspberry. Formulated with hydrating beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil and antioxidant rich raspberry extract to keep dry lips moist, soft and smooth. This product is made with 100% natural ingredients and the packaging is 100% recyclable. Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm pampers your lips with fruity goodness.

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Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review

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Hello, hello lovies! Happy hump day to all of you, thank you for coming to the blog today, and joining me! Today’s blog post is a highly requested review, and a crazy popular item as well. It is the Tarte Cosmetics shape tape concealer!! Check out my review! It was near impossible to find my shade, ha, no not really I just happened to find it in store, they had it in the back luckily in my shade, I was thankful for that! The color I am reviewing is light neutral (which I am guessing is a popular one) as I think it will suite a lot of skin tones, and colors. I was so excited that my local Ulta had it in stock, I jumped right on it, that’s for sure!! P.S. while I was in line purchasing this, there was another woman beside me purchasing it as well! See? I told you crazy popular!! So I bet you are wondering what the hype is? Or why is it so good? Well, let’s jump right into my review!! I am writing this late at night, and need to get to bed, so I won’t have to use a crazy amount of this stuff under my eyes in the morning, lol!!

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My review:

Let me just start off by saying that, I have been searching for a new concelor and I love this one! Great coverage and it’s so easy to blend in!! I really couldn’t believe it!! So easy to use, blends in like magic, I use a damp beauty blender, and you only need a very small amount. The applicator wand makes it so easy to apply, I just lightly pull out the wand, and it’s ready to use for all areas of my face. I don’t have to re dip, which is not only hygienic, but keeps it clean! As many of you know, I have a lot of hyper-pigmentation, and severe acne scars all over my face, and this stuff just covers it up so effortlessly, well mostly, my scars are very deep, and red, so nothing really conceals them perfectly unfortunately, so I take what I can get as far as coverage goes. It brightens my under eye area, and sets very fast, but doesn’t cling to my fine lines, scars, or wrinkles at all. There is a light fresh scent that doesn’t last once applied. It is easy to blend with a blush, finger or beauty blender. The key is making sure you find the right color match for your skin. The product dries, and sets very quickly, so you must blend fast! It lasts all day and you don’t even have to use much because a little goes a long way, like I said before. I Will definitely be buying more in the future, a repurchase must have for me for sure! I definitely think it’s worth the hype! 

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Purchase from Tarte.com here

Buy from Ulta.com here

How to use:

This creamy concealer is ideal for applying with the quickie blending sponge (sold separately.)
To Cover & Perfect

1. Dot concealer directly over blemishes, dark circles or other imperfections and use the narrow, tapered side of the sponge to dab and blend.

2. To cover redness or uneven skin tone, apply concealer directly onto skin and blend using the larger, domed end of the sponge.

3. To offset the look of dark circles, trace concealer onto undereye area in a “triangle of light formation” and blend using the narrow side of the sponge.

To Contour & Highlight

1. Trace concealer in light, thin lines directly onto areas you want to highlight and contour, such as the cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose.

2. Use the narrow, pointed side of sponge to blend formula into skin in the direction of the lines you traced. The larger, domed side can be used to soften any harsh lines.

3. Wear concealer 1-2 shades darker for creamy contouring and 1-2 shade lighter as a luminous highlighter.

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS Review & Swatches

Hello all my lovies!!! Guess what happened on Friday???? I reached a huge goal of mine for blogging! Yeah finally a good number of followers, I have all of you to thank for your amazing support, and love!! Thank you to the moon, and back, you are all the best, and can’t wait to see if I can reach an even bigger number soon, so feel free to spread the word about my blog, I would greatly appreciate it!! I am here sitting watching yet another scary movie while blogging, oh and it’s a good one so far!! Anyways, I hope you are all having a lovely day so far! I am just catching up on blogging tonight. Today I am sharing with you some beautiful lip products by Loreal! These are the new Loreal infallable paints for lips! They come in a huge variety of colors, and are available at most drugstore’s now, I will leave some links below if you would like to purchase! I picked 2 (the most me colors) I am in love with them already!! 

Purchase from Walmart.com here

Purchase from Walgreens.com here

Purchase from Target.com here

My Review:

Let me start by saying, I have had these for a few weeks now, they have been backed up in my “to blog” pile, yep, I have one of those, funny to admit that :). I bought them at Walgreens right when they launched, and became available. I saw the display, it was completely full, so I knew they had just been put out, because at my local Walgreens new makeup goes very fast, so I got my fair share of what colors I wanted, yeah! So I decided to pick up these 2 because they were perfect colors for me, I am a nude girl, I do admit! I felt like these 2 were unique, and so pretty! The shade range in these are pretty wild, and bold in my opinion, definitely couldn’t pull off most of these colors, lol. I was surprised when I opened them because I was expecting a sponge type applicator from the tube, kind of like how the Too Faced melted are, but to my surprise, nope they have a doe foot applicator, which I was very happy about. It’s unique, and a sponge tip applicator with a little hole, or divit in the middle, and holds the perfect amount of product for a full application. IT’s so highly pigmented that you really only need 1 dip of the wand applicator into the tube. They truly are like paint, they glide on very smoothly, and the texture isn’t sticky at all! It applies as a kind of wet look, and remains that way, a very wet type liquid lipstick in my opinion, definitely not matte. I really do enjoy these, and the color remains for hours, it is kind of staining though, like I said VERY pigmented, and full of color! I do want to mention that. I think these are a must have, really glad I picked them up! 

Info About Them:

Lacquer up lips in high-impact liquid color. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in 14 high-impact colors, from nude to bold.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible PAINTS/LIPS
Saturated with pigments
High color impact
Designer applicator

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Royal & Langnickel Moda Prismatic Oval Brush Set Review

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Hi there lovies!! Welcome to the blog today, and happy Saturday, What a week!! Busy as usual, but had a great blog week, and have grown, so if your new to my blog, welcome, I hope you enjoy, and check around a bit, say hello in the comments if your reading this, and say hello, I love hearing from new followers, and a huge thank you to all the support lately, it’s very much appreciated, as I have been working very hard, and having a lot of fun as well! I am really getting into not only the writing aspects of blogging, but photography as well, it’s a ton of fun, and I am really enjoying it a lot! If there is anything you would like me to review in the future, please let me know!! Today’s post is on the new, okay, very new Royal & Langnickel Moda prismatic oval brush set!!! I had been seeing so much of these beautiful brushes on instagram lately, and knew I had to review them. I belong to a makeup group on Facebook, and people were finding them at their local Walmart’s, I have been checking mine like crazy, and couldn’t find them, so I decided to purchase them from a gal on their, and paid her to ship them to me, yes, that’s how bad I wanted them!! Definitely worth the extra money for sure! I am in love with them!! Let’s jump right into what I think about these beauties, and yes I think you should get them 🙂

My Review:

 The new Royal & Langnickel Moda Prismatic Pro Makeup Brushes are the inexpensive version of those fancy ones, yes you know which ones I’m talking about, and no I don’t have them because they are so damn expensive!! The awesome thing about these is that an you can buy at Walmart. Okay, maybe not right now, but they are coming, I promise, you just have to be patient, and keep looking, they will be stock soon I hear! Much like the popular, and ridiculously expensive Artis brushes, these mermaid-meets-unicorn-inspired brushes have flat handles (which look like mermaid tails) and supersoft synthetic bristles (in this case, they are purple and teal ombre) that blend makeup almost as well as a Beautyblender, leaving your skin flawless, and airbrushed looking. However, these ones are $16.48 for a four-piece Face Perfecting Kit, and the cheapest Artis brush goes for about $24. So as you can imagine, these are going to be very popular because the price, and quality is amazing!! 

Let’s talk about the actual kit now, the kit includes a set of 4 brushes, although I wish there were more in the kit, because how great would that be? Beautiful oval brushes in every size, for every need? Yes please! The Face Perfecting Kit is the perfect way to try out the unique style of makeup brushes—especially if you are unsure of how to maneuver them. The largest brush in the set is a three-inch oval and can be used to buff in your favorite liquid or cream foundation, or BB cream, or any cream product for that matter. There’s also a smaller two-inch oval-shaped brush for blending together all the highlighting, bronzer, and blush shades from a cheek palette. If contouring is your thing, the kit also comes with a one-inch oval for sculpting your face with Michael Angelo precision. As for the smallest brush in the four pack, you can cover up your imperfections without touching your face with the tiny concealer one, you can also use it for blending out eyeshadow. They are all perfect sizes for different parts of your face, and suits any need for makeup application! The set is currently available in Walmart stores nationwide for $16 and will soon be available for $25 on the official Royal and Langnickel website. Who is excited like I am about these? I have used them all several times, and let me tell you, they are soft, I mean really soft, these brushes are dense, and hold color/pigment very well, and are so easy to hold, and use, truly a great value, I’m so glad I was able to get them! I have fallen in love, yep, I admit it, and the prismatic factor, just is an added bonus, simply beautiful! 

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From The Royal & Langnickel Website:

Create a flawless complexion with the MODA™ Face Perfecting Kit. These dense, ultra-soft brushes apply and blend cream and liquid makeup with minimal absorption, leaving more makeup for application. The unique shapes are designed to fit the contours of your face for optimal blending.

Includes 4 Brushes.

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