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Product launch: Manicare x Liz Kelsh Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Last week, I was lucky enough to accompany Livia as her plus one to the Manicare x Liz Kelsh makeup brushes launch at Ceru.

In between sips of champagne and bites of chicken satay sticks, I got the chance to check out the new brushes and have a play with them.

In collaboration with celebrity makeup artist, Liz Kelsh, Manicare has released 10 brushes with an affordable price tag to match – none are over $20!

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

The brushes launched are:

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

FOUNDATION BRUSH F#10 (RRP $16.95) – With a tapered finish, this allows for precise application of foundation especially around your nose and eyes. The brushes aren’t stiff which really helps it get into the tiny crevices on the face.

STIPPLING BRUSH F#11 (RRP $16.95) – a great duo-fiber brush for giving you that airbrushed look. As I don’t use foundation often, I love using stippling brushes when applying cream blush – it softens the look and gives a smooth, “glow from within” look.

POWDER BRUSH #F12 (RRP $15.95) – a great size for applying powder as a finishing touch.

BRONZING BRUSH #F13 (RRP $19.95) – this a dense brush which covers a large space great for bronzing your face quickly and even over the body.

CONTOURING BLUSH BRUSH F#14 (RRP $14.95) – angled with soft edges, this fits perfectly into the cheek hollows to get your contour on point. The angled brush also allows for precision blush application as well. And add to that – Liz showed us that we could flip it around and use the thinner end of the angled brush to apply highlight. Multitasking at its best!

BLENDING BRUSH E#10 (RRP $10.95) – an essential brush in any beauty arsenal, this blending brush is super soft and makes blending eyeshadow a breeze.

CONTOURING SHADOW BRUSH E#11 (RRP $11.95) – this has a slanted brush head making it easy to apply eyeshadow to your crease. As it is a bit dense, it picks up just the right amount of eyeshadow for blending.

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

BROW/EYE DEFINING BRUSH #E12 (RRP $10.95) – Made from synthetic fibres, this slanted brush is great for a soft look for filling in your brows. This would be a great starter brush for beginners at filling in brows. It also works well as an eyeliner brush – use a gel eyeliner for the best results.

SMUDGE BRUSH E#13 (RRP $10.95) – A great brush for a smokey eye look. It applies shadow easily to the bottom lash line for a “lived in” eyeliner look. Alternatively, I like to use this brush to smudge out eyeliner on the top lid. The brush hairs are dense so it makes smudging easy.

LASH/BROW BRUSH E#14 (RRP $10.95) – Another essential brush, in my opinion. The brow brush is great to brush those unruly brow hairs into place before filling them in and setting them with clear brow gel.No matter what mascara I use, my lashes always end up looking clumpy after application so a lash separator is always required to finish off my look.

The brushes feature lightweight handles, improved bristles, tapered ferrules and a modern design – matte black handles and silver ferrules.

Liz Kelsh used the brushes and demonstrated a 90’s bronzed supermodel look. Her favourite brush is the eye blending brush. Liz believes this is a must have brush to take your eye make up to the next level. I loved the fact that Liz used the contouring blush brush for two purposes – to contour and highlight!

Manicare Next Generation brushes

Manicare Next Generation brushes

These brushes are ideal for those starting their brush wardrobe, or for travel. The handles are short making it easier to get closer to the mirror for any detailed eye or face work. They will be making a home in my make up bag for travel!

Available this week from 1 April 2916 at Priceline, Target and Big W stores – ch-ch-check it out gaiz.

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Review: Manicare Scented Moisturising Nail Polish Remover Pads

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

I have never used nail polish remover pads before but the feedback from others around me told me they were not effective at all. So when I picked up these Manicare Scented Moisturising Nail Polish Remover Pads at the McPherson’s Beauty Boutique last year, they sat in the deep, dark drawers of my beauty cupboard. This year, I grabbed a few more of these at the recent McPherson’s Beauty Boutique and passed them onto my sister. She gave them a try and was amazed! So I decided to try them out for myself to see what this magic is!

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

These are pre-moistened wipes without the stench of acetone. I usually use pure acetone which removes nail polish quick sticks but the downside is that the alcohol dries out my hands like no tomorrow. I found that these were strong enough to remove my nail polish without the need for constant scrubbing. The smell is not overbearing, in my opinion. Even though the remover pads look thin, one pad was enough to remove the nail polish off all 10 fingers. I have not yet tried these on glitter polishes – this will be the real test! It does leave a slight residue but after massaging the oil into my cuticles = no residue and soft cuticles!

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

Manicare Nail Polish Remover Pads $4.95

The Manicare Scented Moisturising Nail Polish Remover Pads come in a travel friendly tin containing 32 remover pads. These are great for travel and on-the-go. One tin has already found its way into my handbag as I have a bad habit of forgetting that I have an important meeting or interview and having hot pink nails is a no go.

Consider me a convert. These are great value for money, retailing for about $4.95 but are on sale often so keep your eyes peeled! Available at Myer, Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Priceline, and leading pharmacies.

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Christmas Beauty Gift Guide – Secret Santa

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide - Secret Santa

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide - Secret Santa

Doing some last minute Christmas shopping? These selected gifts won’t break the bank and will make the gift receiver very happy!

Sanctuary Spa Little Luxuries $12.99 (available at Priceline)

Body wash 75ml
Body scrub 50ml
Foaming bath soak 75ml
Body lotion 75ml
Luxury bath float 75ml

After the silly season, the best thing to do is to soak in a relaxing bath with a glass of wine.

In Essence Embrace Luxury $19.95 (available at Myer, David Jones and leading pharmacies)

Lavender oil (100% pure)
Rose body bar
Citrus body bar

Lavender to relax and two different body bars to suit your mood.

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95*

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95

Comes in a houndstooth print cosmetic case, this pack comes with all the polishes you’ll need to create a flawfless French manicure – Cuticle Trimmer, Miracle Shiner, French Tip Tapes, French White, French Beige and French Finish

I love that this comes with the french tip tapes. Makes it veryeasy to quickly do a French manicure. Some people think it’s tacky but I love French manicures. It looks polished and neat.

LUSH (available online at www.lush.com.au or at LUSH stores nationwide)*

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub $9.95 and Golden FUN $9.50

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub $9.95 and Golden FUN $9.50

Santa’s Lip Scrub $9.95
Golden FUN $9.50

I think these two gifts make the perfect gift for the child within all of us! The lip scrub smells like cola and is edible; smooth lips here I come! And Golden Fun? It’s like play doh! It’s scented like Honey I Washed the Kids and you can make all sorts of shapes with it before you run it under some hot water and it starts foaming up. Love.

 

Scandal Cosmetics (currently has 30% all cosmetics online www.scandalcosmetics.com.au; head into their warehouse – 15 Silverwater Road, Auburn NSW)*

Scandal Cosmetics

Scandal Cosmetics

Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo $15
Glam lipstick $17
Modeling Masks $2.50

Great quality cosmetics, with an average price tag. The Crystal Soul Eyeshadow duo is baked and offers great pigmentation; it comes in 5 shades (I received Gold/Dark Brown).

The lipstick is the bomb. Glides on so easily and heavily pigmented! Stays on great too so I think it makes the perfect companion on a night out (shade shown is Romantic Rose). Comes in 10 different shades to suit everyone’s taste.

For the face mask fanatics (me!!), these modeling masks are very cool. It comes in a powder form, you mix it with some water, apply and then it’ll harden which means time to unpeel the mask. It’s like plaster!

Scandal Cosmetics Glam Lipstick in Romantic Rose $17 and Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo in Gold/Light Brown $15

Scandal Cosmetics Glam Lipstick in Romantic Rose $17 and Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo in Gold/Light Brown $15

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