New Luxie Beauty Makeup Brushes for Home and Travel | And a Giveaway!
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As you might be able to tell, from the container in the background of the photo above, I really like Luxie Beauty makeup brushes. And I'm so happy to be able to share with you a couple of newer offerings from Luxie, tell you what I think of them and at the end of this blog post, share with you how you can win a four piece set of brand new Luxie brushes, for yourself.
Why do I like Luxie brushes so much?I have been using and enjoying Luxie makeup brushes since they were called Luxie Lush. I was first attracted to this line by the aesthetics, the design of the handles, ferrules and brush heads, as well as the reasonable price point for individual brushes and sets. I love pink and rose gold and when I saw makeup brushes with pretty pink handles and beautiful rose gold ferrules as well as snuggly soft, synthetic bristles, I wanted them. I put a set on my Amazon wish list and a few months later I received a full 12 piece set as a gift from my husband for our anniversary. Yeah, he did good.
Luxie brushes are very well made, they use quality components, the brushes are sturdy and have a lovely, balanced feel in my hand but they aren't too heavy. I like long handled brushes but I have to get pretty close to my mirror when I'm doing my makeup, these days and I don't like it when the handle of my brush bonks into my mirror. My Luxie brush handles are long enough to please my eye and not smack into the looking glass while I'm primping.
Another thing I like about Luxie brushes is the synthetic bristles. I used to be a hard core natural hair brush kinda girl but over time, as the quality of synthetic brush fibers has improved, I find myself enjoying them almost as much as I've ever enjoyed my natural hair brushes. Synthetic brushes are beautifully soft, can be soft or firm to create the ultimate, perfectly blended eye look or densely packed to do hard core heavy coverage foundation and concealer work with smooth, flawless precision. There is also the added benefit to the furry creatures with whom we share the planet as Luxie brushes are cruelty free and vegan.
The care and feeding of Luxie Beauty synthetic makeup brushes couldn't be easier!Luxie's synthetic makeup brush bristles are so easy to clean! Confession time, 99% of the time, I clean my synthetic bristle brushes in 91% alcohol. Alcohol pulls foundation and concealer, deeply pigmented eye shadow and blush as well as dead skin cells, oil and other detritus from the bristles to leave my brushes sparkling, brand new looking clean, my brushes dry much faster than if they are washed with soap and water and they are just as soft and lovely as new, every time I pick one up to do it's job. Alcohol doesn't hurt synthetic brushes, take a good look at the brushes in the container. Some are recent acquisitions, some years old. All are cared for in the same way. Can you tell the difference between them?
I should do a post on how I care for my makeup brushes, shouldn't I? Is that something that you'd be interested in? Please let me know in a comment!
So, what's new?
For one, the Luxie Travel Essential Brush Set - Rose Gold, $38.00. This adorable little set has five full sized brush heads on petite, toss in a makeup bag perfect travel length handles. There is a paddle foundation brush, a spoolie and three eye brushes. You don't have to compromise quality for portability with these little wonders. I love how the eye brushes work just as well as their long handled sisters. The paddle foundation brush has joined my other similar brushes in my mask brush cup, as in all of the years that I have been wearing makeup - and that's a lot of years! - I've never mastered applying foundation with a flat paddle brush. Just can't do it, I always make a streaky, brushstroke-y mess of my face and gentle reader, that just ain't cute.
If I could make a wish for brushes I'd have loved to see in this set, I would have liked a round topped kabuki for foundation and concealer, a powder brush and a blush brush. Then I wouldn't have to pull in other longer handled brushes from my collection to round out what I'd need for a trip. I'm one of those weirdos who likes things to match, to be symmetrical and having to tote around brushes of different lengths? Yeah... No. Mama doesn't like that.
Told ya. Weird.
Dude, those brushes were for summer and... you know that it's not summer any longer, don't you?
Yeah, I know. I've slacked on my blogging something terrible this spring and summer. I'm not going to apologize but by way of explanation, between depression kicking my ass hard (I've really been struggling) and a death in the immediate family and everything required to deal as well as other things that have come up, blogging has had to sit on the back burner. I'm hoping that I'm going to be able to get into a better and more regular posting schedule, very soon as life is settling a little bit and I'm starting to feel a little better.
Anyway, The Luxie Summer Daze Brush Set, $24.00 is a lovely little starter gift for yourself, someone special (the holidays are coming!) or a nice way to expand your brush selection. There is a nice little contour/blush/highlight brush, a couple of eye brushes and a liner brush. All for only six dollars per brush! Not a bad deal, if I do say so, myself.
Let's wrap this up:
I already have more makeup brushes than I need but I don't have any problem with admitting that there are brushes that I want to add to my
hoard collection. We won't talk about that... But we will take a look at a few little things that need to come home to Mama.
My Current Luxie Brush Wishes:
Luxie Rose Gold Five Piece Kabuki Brush Set, $54.00. This set would really come in handy for foundation, concealer, creme blush and the like.
Luxie Rose Gold Face Brush Set, $42.00. Do I need these adorable mini versions of big, dense kabuki face brushes? No... but I want them and I think that I'd make use of them. Plus, they're cute and I want them.
Luxie 502 Prestige Powder Brush, $26.00. My pretentious ass is all over this Nordstrom exclusive. I mean, it has "prestige" in the name and just look at the handle and ferrule. And the price isn't bad, even for such a snooty sounding brush.
Luxie 560 Rose Gold Medium Fan Face Brush, $18.00. I need another fan brush like I need to be wakened in the middle of the night by the sound of my cat harfing up a hairball. Like it or not, I can't help it; the heart wants what the heart wants and my heart wants that brush.
Luxie 640 Rose Gold Pro Precision Tapered Face Brush, $24.00. Highlight me to the gods, baby! And it'd be nice for setting my old, very old under eyes with just the right whisper of loose powder to keep my corrector and concealer from crawling all over my face, thus exposing my dark circles from hell. This one's a need, folks. A definite need. You believe me, right?
What say you, gentle reader? Do you like Luxie brushes? Do you own any? If you don't, scroll on down to the Rafflecopter widget and enter to win yourself some.
Believe it or not, this was supposed to be a quickie that should have posted hours ago. Best laid plans, as usual shot clean out of the water by yours truly. Good thing, tho is that I actually feel like writing and the prose, if purple is flowing easily for a change. So there is that. I'm going to take the win, in whatever form I can get it.