When I first got into make-up love, I never really thought I needed to invest on good make-up brushes. My hand and my cheapie brushes, I would always say, will suffice. Then I got to trying out Bianca’s quality brushes and I realized that they do make a difference. Well, first off, they go smooth on your face. Next, they do make face point look oh-so-much prettier (and believe it or not, last so much longer).
So I got my own set. Since I wasn’t a make-up artist and since I never thought I’d be too into make-up as I am now, I wanted to keep things simple. I got the Charm Holiday Set for my first. I loved it. But I was new to the make-up world back then and was quite stupid. I ruined those pretty, pretty brushes.
Bianca was at that time also looking at upgrading her brush set. She sold me her pre-loved Charm Travel Pro for a very reasonable price. And like I already said in a previous post, I lost some of those brushes. I bought the then newly-released Charm Travel Pro v3. I vowed it was going to be my lucky set in that I will take good care of the set.
But I’m stupid. And careless. I lost most of my brushes again. What’s worse is I lost the essential ones — powder, blush, concealer brushes. I was supposed to just get individual brushes but I saw these:
This is Sophie’s Charm Essentials Pretty in Pink Vegan 14-pc Makeup Brush Set. All the pink handles and bag just had my name stamped all over them. Naturally, I had to get my hands on these.
And I did. I also threw in the a set of the makeup brush guards (because, I SWEAR, I’ll be more careful with my brushes now) and the Charm Luxe flat top brush (which I’ve been wanting to purchase for the longest time) .I splurged because, by the way, Multiply is having a 20% off on orders — so go grab some, dearies.
Anyhoo, two weeks ago, this came in my doorstep:
I was so excited to open it up. And I love that the Beauty and Minerals team made efforts to wrap my order in individual colored paper. It made me feel like I was opening a very pretty gift. And really, I was.
The first thing I did was dig into the brushes themselves and wipe them up and down my cheeks. They feel soooo soft! So soft that I wanted to use them the same day I got them. But I was a good girl and washed them first. You have no idea how happy I was to finally be able to use them. The flat top brush was worth every penny. And so were the powder, blush, and concealer brushes.
I haven’t really had the chance to try all 14 brushes but I know now that I am in love with set. I am not going to promise not to lose any of these lovelies because that does not seem to work but I will promise to love them and take care of them. I have washed these babies twice and I have had about one or two fallouts. These babies are toughies, at least tougher than the previous Charm sets I’ve owned. This is also the first set I’ve owned with regular-sized handles and I’m loving it!
More pictures of my pretty January pink purchase:
The Charm Makeup Brush Guard
Charm Flat Top Brush
Are you also on the lookout for new brushes? Try these Charm babies. I promise you won’t regret it. Or if you’re not into sets, you can also get these brushes individually on the Beauty and Minerals website.
Feeling: super happy
All ears to: The Vampire Diaries playing in the background
Curled up in bed with: Life of Pi Yann Martel