Tools and Brushes

Shu Uemura Limited Edition: Tsumori Chisato Mini Brush Set – Cat Design

Monday, May 10th, 2010 | Organization, Photos, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Meilily: Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Mini Brush Set Box

Meilily: Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Mini Brush Set Box

Meilily Product Pick & Photos: Shu Uemura Limited Edition Mini Brush Set by Tsumori Chisato!

If you like cute cat designs like I do, you’ll love the Shu Uemura Limited Edition Holiday Collection, which includes this Mini Brush Set designed by Japanese fashion designer, Tsumori Chisato. Luckily, the Tsumori Chisato makeup brush set, complete with super-cute winking cat design, is currently still available online at the Shu Uemura website for a limited time. Unfortunately, this collection has been out for a while and Shu Uemura is pulling it’s US brick and mortar shops, so your best bet is getting these online.

[Btw: Shu currently has an anniversary website special from May 10 - 14 with code HAPPY for 20% off and free shipping on orders over $50]

Even the box that the Tsumori Chisato Mini Brush Set comes in is fantastically cute – with gold metallic stars and, again, that adorable winking black cat!

See More Photos of the Tsumori Chisato Limited Edition Mini Brush Set… › Continue reading

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New Tarte Cosmetics Fall 2009 Launch: For Face & Lips + Friends & Family Sale!

Friday, August 21st, 2009 | General, Makeup, Product Launches, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Meilily Product Launch News! tarte Fall 2009
This Fall, tarte cosmetics is launching some exciting new products, and Meilily has already shown you some of the new tarte products for eyes. Now, in this installment… new tarte products for face and lips!

*Note: tarte is currently having their Friends & Family Sale from August 17 – 24, 2009, with 40% off everything! Use code FF09, and don’t forget you get free shipping on orders of $60 or more. It’s a great time to pick up some new Fall goodies! Now, on to the new tarte stuff…

New tarte cosmetics Fall 2009 Products (for face & lips)
- natural beauty complexion collection a Sephora exclusive set ($54 US/$70 CDN)
- green siren natural wax cheek stain in golden apricot ($28 US/$47 CDN)
- reduce: 24/7 natural lip sheer with SPF 15 in golden coral ($14 US, $23 CDN)

More Fall 2009 Details & Official Product Images… › Continue reading

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New Christian Siriano Debut Makeup Collection for Victoria’s Secret

Monday, August 17th, 2009 | Fashion, Fragrance, Free Stuff, General, Hot Happenings, Makeup, Product Launches, Product Picks, Skincare, Stores, Tools and Brushes | 11 Comments

Meilily Hot Happenings & Product Launch News! Christian Siriano Makeup

Hold on to your hats! The new makeup line from Project Runway winner and fashion phenom Christian Siriano is going to blow your mind! (Or at least it will elicit an “Ooohhh” from many of you.)

Piping hot new makeup line, Christian Siriano for VS Makeup, just launched this month, and many items from Siriano’s debut limited-edition collection are already on backorder. (As of now, the bronzer-highlighter and eyeshadows in Gilded Fierce and Sahara are already backordered at VictoriasSecret.com!)

Meilily currently has an eye on the glamorous Christian Siriano black ruffled makeup bag, eye shadows, bronzer-highlighter, and… well practically everything from the new collection!

Check it out for yourself…

More product images from the debut Christian Siriano makeup collection… › Continue reading

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New Tarte Cosmetics Fall 2009 Launch: For Eyes

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | Makeup, Product Launches, Tools and Brushes | 3 Comments

Meilily Product Launch News! tarte Fall 2009
This Fall, tarte cosmetics is launching a bunch of exciting new products – can’t wait to try them! In this installment… new tarte products for eyes!

New tarte cosmetics Fall 2009 Products (for eyes)
- lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™ ($20 US/$26CDN)
- femme fatale & femme naturale refillable natural eye palette sets ($44/each US, $57CDN)
- dark circle defense natural under eye corrector and brush ($32 US/$42 CDN)

More Fall 2009 Details & Official Product Images…

femme naturale (shown at top) – This reusable tarte palette is decorated with a cute fabric flower, and holds 10 eye shadows › Continue reading

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Wishlist: Lancome Limited Edition “Declaring Indigo” Blue Brush Set

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 | Product Launches, Tools and Brushes, Wishlist | 5 Comments

Screenshot: Nordstrom Lancome Declaring Indigo Brush Set

Screenshot: Nordstrom Lancome Limited Edition Declaring Indigo Brush Set

Can one have a crush on brushes? I don’t normally get excited about makeup brushes, other than synthetic kabuki’s, but Lancome’s new limited edition blue-black makeup brushes are immensely attractive, and this brush set is one of only a few new products that I predict will strike ahhhh in the hearts of consumers everywhere.

The limited edition “Declaring Indigo” set of Lancome’s new blue-black brushes will be available to ship from Nordstrom.com starting July 17, 2009 (pre-order now). This smolderingly beautiful new Lancome brush set is a $124 value, and comes with four blue and black bristle brushes and a pretty blue-black brush clutch for only $52.

The Nordstrom-exclusive Lancome brush set includes the following 4 brushes:
- Mineral Powder Foundation Brush
- Foundation Brush #2 (liquid foundation brush)
- Blender Brush #4 (face and eye blender)
- Dual-Ended Brush #18 (liner and shadow)

*To view a larger-size image of the brush set with bag, click here.
(Note: According to Lucky Magazine, the price of this brush set will go up a lot after August 2!)

[Update: I checked out these brushes in person, and most of them are synthetic, according to the salesperson.  I think only the blender is not synthetic.  Also, the bag is really cute!]

Meilily Wishlist Item: Lancome’s Limited Edition “Declaring Indigo” Brush Set!

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IMATS Haul: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Cruelty-Free Brushes & More!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 | Makeup, Photos, Tools and Brushes | 1 Comment

Meilily IMATS Haularama!
Just wanted to share my haul from IMATS 2009, the International Makeup Artists Trade Show held in Los Angeles. I was there on Day 2 and picked up a satisfying budget-friendly haul. It’s a small haul by any means, but, I didn’t want to go overboard, given the economy right now! You should be proud!

Meilily: IMATS Makeup Haul

Meilily: IMATS Makeup Haul

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) offered 40% off at the show, and most exhibitors offered at least 20-30% off! So here’s what I picked up:

  • MUFE Diamond Cream in shade 4 Flesh
  • MUFE Empty 3 Pan Palette
  • MUFE Diamond Eye Shadow in 308 Diamond Night Blue
  • MUFE Eye Shadow in 167 True Blue
  • MUFE Eye Shadow in 144 Periwinkle Blue
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour in Glisten (“pale peach/coral shimmer”)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour in Burning(“bright coral with subtle violet shimmer”)
  • Mehron Cheek Cream in Bronze (~50% off!)
  • Royal & Langnickel Tri-color Nylon Kabuki Brush – Small Dome (50% off!)
  • Royal & Langnickel Tri-color Nylon Kabuki Brush -Medium Angle (60% off!)

Keep Reading for More Meilily Haul Photos… › Continue reading

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Product Pick Recap: Gifts for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Shoes, Skincare, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Meilily Recaps the Latest Product Picks and Gift Ideas!

Meilily Product Pick Recap:  Gift Idea Collage

Meilily Product Pick Recap: Gift Idea Collage

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if your significant other expects a gift but you haven’t gotten anything yet, you may be in trouble, especially if flowers from Safeway just won’t cut it.

In case you’re still looking for a gift that says “It took me forever, but I got you something really cool,” check out the links below to some of Meilily’s past Product Picks and Gift Ideas that are sure to please.  Products shown clockwise from top-left:

Melissa & Vivienne Westwood – Lady Dragon Slingback Heels
Crabtree & Evelyn – Naturals Revitalizing Travel Essentials Set
L’Occitane – Men’s Cade Shaving Soap & Bowl Set
Stript Makeup – Cruelty-free Vegan Kabuki Brush

Happy Valentine’s Day! from Meilily

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50% Off Fresh Victoire Makeup Palette at Sephora.com

Monday, February 2nd, 2009 | Makeup, Product Picks, Sales, Tools and Brushes | Comments Off

Fresh Victoire Face Palette from Amazon

Fresh Victoire Face Palette from Amazon

Meilily Sale Alert and Product Pick!

Currently, Sephora.com has a beautiful face and eye makeup palette by Fresh on sale for 50% off!  The Fresh Victoire Face Palette is now on sale for only $32.50 at Sephora, and it’s normally $65!

The mirrored Victoire Face Palette by Fresh has gotten great reviews on Sephora.com, and includes blush, face shimmer, 6 very pretty eyeshadows, and a makeup brush.

The Fresh Victoire Face Palette is also available from Amazon.com and Beauty.com.

Happy Shopping from Meilily!

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Meilily Product Pick: Cruelty-free Kabuki Brush by Stript

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 | Photos, Product Picks, Tools and Brushes | 2 Comments

Meilily Product Pick:  Stript Kabuki Brush

Meilily Product Pick: Stript Kabuki Brush

Meilily has found the most amazing makeup brush ever, and you’re gonna love it!

The Kabuki Brush #181 by Stript Makeup is hands down  the best kabuki brush ever!  Not only is this brush super soft and extremely dense, but it is also made of vegan synthetic bristles that are cruelty-free.  You can’t beat a makeup brush that works well and is also cruelty-free!
The taklon bristles on the Stript Kabuki Brush are even crimped, unlike most synthetic bristles out there, and apparently crimped synthetic bristles are more similar to natural hairs and can hold makeup better than straight synthetic bristles.  When I heard that the Stript Kabuki Brush was crimped, I was sold!

The Stript Kabuki Brush retails for $38, and is well worth it.  Kabuki brushes can be used to apply mineral makeup, blush, and more.  To find out more about Stript Makeup and to find beauty stores where Stript products are sold, check out their website, StriptMakeup.com. The Stript Kabuki Brush is currently available on Amazon through Beauty Collection, where I got mine.

Meilily says:  Love the Stript Kabuki Brush!

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