You’ve heard about the multitasking wonder that is The One Perfecting Brush by BECCA Cosmetics. Now you have the chance to try this beauty for yourself!
BECCA has very generously given 3 My Funny Valentine blog readers a chance to win a One Perfecting Brush, worth $65 each. The giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.myfunnyvalentine on Dec 4th, 2013 in Giveaways | 92750 comments. BECCA+The+One+Perfecting+Brush+Giveaway%3A+Win+one+of+three%21+2013-12-04+09%3A08%3A54myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9275
Flinders Street at night
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 3rd, 2013 in Photo Diary | 92250 comments. Photo+Diary%3A+Melbourne+B+%26+W+2013-12-03+07%3A20%3A08myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9225
From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, crèmes, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality goat hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product.
Price: rrp $65 AUD
Availability: BECCA counters worldwide, beccacosmetics.com/au
When I first got the press release for The One Perfecting Brush, I must admit I was a bit sceptical. I found it difficult to believe that a brush that you use for your base, contouring, highlighting, and blush from start to finish could possibly work without leaving your face a complete shiny oompa loompa burnt mess.
But somehow, The One Perfecting Brush seems to defy logic. I’ve been successfully using the one brush to buff liquid foundation into the skin, contour with bronzer with long edge of the brush, highlight my cheekbones, and apply blush – and all the colours come out true and unmuddled (is that a word?). Becca says that the type of non-porous goat hair that is used doesn’t absorb the product, allowing for multiple uses.
I still think it’s black magic.
Becca claims that you can use this brush daily for 2 weeks before washing! I’ve tried using this three days in a row (mostly with liquid/cream products) with a quick wipe of the bristles with a paper towel between uses, and remarkably, my foundation does not come out orange on day three! I haven’t tried using it more than 3 times without washing, because the idea kinda grosses me out.
For the makeup look pictured above, I’ve used the One Perfecting Brush to apply liquid foundation (BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Foundation), bronzer (MAC Bronzing Powder), a small amount of champagne powder eyeshadow to highlight the nose bridge and cupids bow, and liquid blush (BECCA Beach Tint in Guava). For the liquid products I first buffed it into the back of my hand before apply to the face. BECCA has published a demo video here if you want to see the brush in action.
The goat hair bristles are dense and super soft. I love how even and ‘airbrushed’ my foundation looks after buffing it in with this brush, and how perfectly glowy my blush comes out.. I would suggest either keeping to liquid/creams from start to finish, or powder products- you can certainly mix it up if you wish, but I find the application isn’t quite as seamless (I noticed this when I used powder bronzer).
Contouring takes a little bit of practice with this brush, but after a few goes you can carve out a cheekbone reasonably well (I like to use the long edge of the brush to contour).
note: this product was sent by PR for consideration. See editorial policy in PR tab for more details.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 2nd, 2013 in BECCA, Blush, Reviews | 92010 comments. BECCA+The+One+Perfecting+Brush+Review+2013-12-02+05%3A21%3A31myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9201
Kosmea launched their limited edition Summer Essentials collection earlier in November this year. It contains five of their best selling products selected to provide all round skincare: cleansing, hydrating, revitalising, and anti aging in travel friendly sizes.
The collection includes:
• Clarifying Facial Wash 20mL
• Hydrating Rosewater Mist 25mL
• Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil 10mL
• Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost 10mL
• Replenishing Moisture Cream 20mL
The Clarifying Facial Wash, Kosmea Rose Hip Oil, and Replenishing Moisture cream are amongst my favourite skin care products and have been reviewed previously on this blog. The only thing that I can fault about this set is the fact that I took about 4 days to polish off the little 20mL bottle of Replenishing Moisture Cream- whereas the bottles of oils will last several months each, which makes it a bit difficult logistically if you are using this as a travel pack. For travel, I think it would make more sense to only have one type of oil serum, and double the size of moisturiser.
All in all- a great selection of products, at a pretty awesome price.
Price: Valued at $74.75, RRP $29.95
Availability: Terry White Chemists, selected pharmacies, David Jones, and selected health food stores.
There are 3 Dermalogical Limited Edition Sets 2013- one for skin prone to dryness (The Skin Smoothing Cream Gift Set, $71) , one for oily skin (the Active Moist Gift Set $67.50), and one for prematurely aging skin (Super Rich Repair Gift Set, $110) .
My skin falls into the first category so that’s the one I trialled. The Skin Smoothing Cream Gift Set contains a travel size PreCleanse and Special Cleansing Gel, as well as a full sized Skin Smoothing Cream.
I’ve been wanting to try the Dermalogica PreCleanse for some time now, because I’m always on the look out for good oil based, non sulphate, cleansers. I quite like it- it’s light, smells pretty, and does a decent job of cleansing without stripping the skin. Although PreCleanse is meant to be used with the Special Cleansing Gel, my skin prefers to use it on it’s own since I prefer a sulphate free cleansing regime.
The skin smoothing cream is very rich and emollient- great for keeping flakey skin at bay, I’m especially fond of using this around my nose in cold weather.
RRP $71 incl. GST
note: these products were sent by PR for consideration. See my editiorial policy in the PR tab for more info.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 1st, 2013 in Reviews, Skincare | 92120 comments. Travel%2FGift+Sets%3A+Kosmea+Summer+Essentials+and+Dermalogica+Skin+Smoothing+Gift+Set2013-12-01+12%3A08%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9212