I don’t own many makeup brushes cos I don’t believe in buying cheap and often low quality brushes. ANd good quality ones are usually costly. This Kabuki brush would only be my 3rd makeup brush. First two being blusher & blending brushes.
Kabuki brushes became really popular when mineral makeup hit the stores. Their soft, yet dense bristles and tapered brush head, they are ideal for creating a lovely, flawless finish.
I needed a brush for my new loose powder which didn’t come with a puff and thought this kabuki would be perfect for that job.
Sephora has two kabuki brushes. This is no. 43 brush that comes with a zipper pouch for easy storage. This is also the more expensive of the two.
The soft bristles which I can’t tell if it’s natural or synthetic but I believe it is the latter.
Comes with a clear plastic which I reuse to maintain the shape.
Retails SGD49 at Sephora
Like a daily vitamin for your face, this high powered vitamin C complex helps smooth out lines and wrinkles and prevents further damage. Loaded with antioxidants to fight off environmental aggressors and moisture-binding ingredients to keep your skin nourished and protected, this aromatic serum is absorbed instantly and penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin to provide long term results. Sensitive skin prone to irritation will benefit immensely from the calming properties of this oil-free serum.
Grapefruit and orange extract Purifying, astringent, brightening
Green tea extract Protects against damage with antioxidants
Licorice extract Evens out skin tone
Rosehips extract Repairs and strengthens with concentrated vitamin C
Sodium hyaluronate Binds moisture to the skin
Vitamin C Calms, heals and strengthens collagen
Vitamin E Heals, restores and nourishes
Realise there’s no Collagen listed in its ingredient? hehe
I first received this product at Sephora US for a free sample (7ml) using my beauty rewards card.
Like most skincare products with vitamin C ingredients, it smells citrusy orangey. I love the smell 🙂
A little bit goes a long way and one pump (frm the full size bot) is enough to spread all over my face and neck. My 7ml sample lasted me for 3 weeks! I like to spread & rub onto my palms before patting it on my face, a technique taught by the people @ Clarins for better absorption. This product starts off sticky (maybe cos i pat) cos the texture is rather thick and viscous but it absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. I had a few acne scars at my temples and they are slowing but surely fading away after using this for 3 weeks. Maybe it’s me but perhaps the vitamin c is working its magic.
My sis recently started working in an a/c environment and mentioned that her skin feels dry. Adding this to her skincare regime really helped to plump up the moisture levels in her skin and she was so happy that she went ahead to buy the full sized bottle @ Sephora Singapore.
US$48 + tax (1 fl oz / 30 ml)