Sonia Kashuk Eliminate Shine Mattifying Spray Powder
The afternoon “glow” – which is really a nice word for shine, is something that I look to avoid at all costs. In the summer heat, it’s usually an uphill battle, with various products producing so-so-to-good results. Sonia Kashuk has created a product which goes in the very good category. It’s a spray powder which I sprayed directly on to my powder brush as per the instructions. Within seconds I could see my t-zone shine disappearing. My skin felt soft and smooth and the powder has a nice, subtle scent. During a few of the days I tested this, I was in 90+ degree heat/humidity and on those days I did need to give myself another spritz during the afternoon, but all in all, I was really pleased with how it tamed my oilies without breaking me out. It also worked really well with both my foundation and tinted moisturizer. It didn’t change the color, ball up or create dry patches. The powder is fine and mostly translucent, but there is still a lightly colored pigment in this powder, so this will work best on women up to a Kerry Washington shade. Great for travel too & fantastic price to boot!
Sonia Kashuk has become a master at creating not only cosmetics but cosmetic tools for the masses that are a perfect combination of form+function, and this foundation brush is right at the top of my list of favorite Kashuk product... Sonia Kashuk has become a master at creating not only cosmetics but cosmetic tools for the masses that are a perfect combination of form+function, and this foundation brush is right at the top of my list of favorite Kashuk products. This foundation brush is about 7 in" long with a black handle conviently shaped to fit perfectly in your fingers. I loved how light it was, and how sturdy the bristles were. They were soft, yet firm and helped me to apply my cream/liquid foundations smoothly and evenly. I didn't have any brush lines, and the brush distributed all the foundation on my face, and did not leave residual foundation on the brush. It comes in clear hard plastic case, so it was easy to store in the bathroon or to pack for travel. For those of you who love applying concealer and cream blush with a brush, you should know that this also worked great for me on both fronts. I loved that is was also versatile. The brush was easy to clean and really held up well after getting regular use week after week. This is a fantastic brush at a great price and should be in everyone's makeup kit!
If you already love the act of applying makeup, then this will really put a smile on your face! This cute little blue sponge is a jack of all trades. The sponge is firm upon taking it out of the clear plastic case, so the firs... If you already love the act of applying makeup, then this will really put a smile on your face! This cute little blue sponge is a jack of all trades. The sponge is firm upon taking it out of the clear plastic case, so the first thing I did was to the sponge and run it under water, getting it completely wet. It doubled in size and then had soft, pillow-like appearance. Next, I squeezed the sponge out very well so that it was slightly damp. Then I swiped it across my cream foundation and dabbed it first in the mid section of my face near my nose, sweeping it outward towards the edges of my face (cheek, forehead, and chin). Within a minute or two the foundation was dry and the coverage was fantastic. With the sponge I was able to get to all the corners of my eyes and nose. The top of the sponge is narrower and perfect for dabbing around the corners of the nose, or on blemishes, while the bottom, wider part is what I used to actually apply my foundation on the majority of my face. With the sponge, my foundation looked natural, yet had a very nice med/sheer coverage with a tad bit of a dewy appearance. For my concealer, I dabbed a bit directly under my eye with my concealer brush and then used the top narrow part of the sponge to tap into my skin until it blended seamlessly. With cream blush, I found the best way to use it was by tapping the bottom half lightly on the blush and then applying in a circular motion on my cheeks. Beautiful! This is a great little makeup tool that I’ll always have in my kit. Note: Here is a rinsing tip. Try rinsing the sponge after use by letting as much of the makeup wash off as possible with plain water. Then apply a small dab of a simple gel cleanser to clean any remaining makeup from the sponge. It doesn’t come with a storage case, per say, but you can try setting it atop the actual clear case that the sponge comes in to dry.