SennaCosmetics Airbrush Face 25 Brush

Retails for $28…way more affordable than some of the other high end competitors!

I have to admit I am not usually a big fan of “stippling” or “duo-fibre” brushes. The majority of the ones I one make for a streaky foundation application, which is unacceptable when working on a client (or myself!) The appeal of a duo-fibre brush’s promise is all about achieving a flawless finish with your base. I have to say that Senna Cosmetics Airbrush Face 25 does just that.

I picked up this brush at The Makeup Show Orlando last year after giving the bristles a good feel. They were densely packed (but not enough to make it difficult to build coverage) and very soft. Another plus? The softness of the bristles will be easier on your skin.

As the Senna website says: “Softly shagged brush with duo fibers and length is ultra soft for swirling in powders and blending color over the face.”

I use this with liquid foundation and it applies and blends like a dream. At $28, it’s definitely worth a shot!


Review: VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

I have a bit of a lip product addiction. Anything with the word “lip” in it always catches my interest. Balms, lipsticks, glosses, plumpers, exfoliators you name it and I will check it out! So, when VENeffect contacted me to check out their Anti-Aging Lip Treatment, I decided to review it for the blog.

VENeffect is a company “by women for women” created by sisters Rebecca Booth, M.D and Cecil Booth. As women age, estrogen levels begin to drop and the signs of aging begin to show. VENeffect products are especially formulated to to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. Using natural phytoestrogens, VENeffect products enhance collagen and help improve the skin’s elasticity.The product line includes moisturizers for day and night, an anti-aging eye treatment and my favorite, the Anti-Aging Lip Treatment.

This light cream doesn’t feel like a balm. The directions say to apply liberally on and around the lips twice a day to help keep your lips moisturized and prevent those teeny fine lines that start making your lipstick slide as we age. I find this product to be an excellent primer for lips before lipstick. While balms are amazing, especially on super chapped lips, extra emollient balms can cause lipstick and liner to smear and fade. If you’re looking for a great pre-lip color treatment, I would highly recommend this lightly orange-scented product for your repertoire.

VENeffect is exclusively available at Neiman Marcus