Makeup Brush Review: Crown Brushes

One of the most crowded spots at The Makeup Show every year is Crown Brush. The booth wasn’t jam packed for a few moments, so I took a gander. They aren’t the best quality brushes that I’ve ever used, but they will definitely suffice. Some of the brushes were $2 and $3! Can’t beat that.

I bought these 6 brushes. I really, really wanted a kabuki brush. Why I didn’t get one, I can’t tell you. They all had assigned names for what they were supposed to do, but here’s what I am going to do with each.

The brush to the far left is going to be for powder. I believe I paid $9 for it. It’s not as soft as a MAC powder brush, but it gets the job done. I didn’t have anything this massive, and for some reason I thought I needed it. The next brush is a “round angle blender”. Since it’s flat at the top, I think it will be great for the outer V and working condensed color into the crease. The third brush is a “chissel fluff” brush. It feels as if it’s made of badger, so I would use it for concealer or another creamy product. After playing with, I think it’s the ideal shape for shadow if applying it to a creamy surface. Buffing it in will give an amazing sheen!

The fourth brush is flat and would be the most ideal concealer brush. It’s stiff enough that it will lay cream or liquid on the skin. The fifth brush is a large fluffy brush, a better version of the MAC 225 brush, in my opinion. I’ll use it to buff powder into under eye areas, add subtle highlights to the face and to blend shadow thoroughly. Lastly, I got a good stiff brow brush. You can use it to brush your brow hairs into place, and to apply color to the brow. I think this brush is a bit too stiff for me.

Overall, I’m pleased. I spent a total of $29 for these! You just can’t beat that price! For more info on Crown Brush, check out www.crownbrush.com.



TotalBeauty.com
What Kind of Makeup Fashionista Are You?

Find the best makeup for your personal style with this quiz

Are you obsessed with the new neon trend or are you more of a stick-to-what-works kinda gal? Take this quiz to find out what kind of makeup fashionista you are and in turn you’ll get customized makeup tips and product recommendations that’ll help keep your beauty needs satisfied.

Take the quiz

Leigh & Luca


One of my many fetishes is scarves. I wear them around my neck constantly, as well as around my head. Nothing really gives you a bit more flair than a scarf! It’s an accessory that many people over look, and many times don’t see the versatility of! While on the search for Spring/Summer scarves, I found Leigh & Luca. This brand is everything I’ve dream of! The scarves are over four and a half feet long by four and a half feet wide. And when I get $200 to spend on a scarf, I’ll be a very happy camper. Someday…

The View from 57th and 9th

I’m staying at a crappy hotel. I didn’t even want to take a shower this morning b/c I was convinced that I’d be cleaner, dirty! LOL! I’m staying on the 16th floor, and I’ve got a hell of a good view. It was GORGeous last night! I’ve got video footage of that!




The Makeup Show: Day 1

Hey,Hey, Hey!

I’m kickin’ it in my hotel room after a LONG day at The Makeup Show. I have never met so many people before in my life! I met so many SB readers and Youtube watchers. Seriously, I am so happy to have met you all! It was dumb packed and there were tons of people shopping and browsing, so I didn’t do too much investigative work. The counters I stayed at the longest were Becca Cosmetics and Kissable Couture!I know this isn’t the best picture, but there will be more to come. The range of color that Becca Cosmetics creates is unheard of. I don’t care if you live on the equator, Becca’s got your shade. Literally everytime I see the line, I am flabbergasted. And the shadows? Silk. Well, silky powder. I plan to get the shade Lame’ tomorrow. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. Becca is on the pricier side, but it’s SO well worth it. If you purchase it on dermstore.com and add it as one of your favorites, you’ll get 10% off. You’ll also get free shipping and samples! More info on Becca to come…definitely a youtube video…

This stunning shade is the newest edition to Kissable Couture’s roundup, ‘Lady Love’. If you’ve seen Latoya Luckett’s newest video, she’s wearing it in the scene where she is performing live, toward the end of the video. AJ Crimson did her makeup for the video, and he gave me all of they juicy details. You know I can’t spill it all right now though! The shade officially debuts in August, and you won’t be able to get enough of it! Everytime I went back to the booth, the counter was more and more empty…he was selling out of EVERYTHING! All of the gift sets sold out in the first few hours. Craziness.

Much more coverage is coming via Youtube and the blog. Stay tuned….