Showing posts from July, 2011

Sigma Cleansing & Polishing Tool vs Clarisonic

Product: Sigma Cleansing & Polishing Tool Price: $39.00 My thoughts: This is similar to the Olay version. It is NOT comparable to Nutrasonic (which i have) or the Clarisonic (i also had). Why? The Olay and the Sigma version have a Rotating brush head...that is NOT the same as the oscillating brush heads of the nutrasonic or the clarisonic. You will not get the same results, b/c they are not the same. 

See my reviews of the various ones on the market here: Nutra Sonic 2-Speed Travel Companion vs Clarisonic MIAPretika vs ClarisonicClarisonic Mia vs Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
Bottom line: Do NOT use the Sigma or the Olay, if you want results. These are NOT the same as the Nutra Sonic, Pretika and the Clarisonic, due to their difference in mechanism.

The key is OSCILLATION...not rotation.

E.L.F. Studio Stipple Brush vs MAC 187

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the lack of reviews.
Feedback has been low, which is why I stopped doing reviews for a while, because I don't know what you guys want me to review! haha.


Product: E.L.F. Studio Stipple Brush

Price: $3.00

Description as stated on Website:This new antibacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. Studio brush! 

The layered bristles create a soft airbrushed look that's perfect for applying foundation or adding color definition to cheekbones or highlighting with soft layers. Use this brush with any liquid or powder face product such as foundation, blush or bronzer to build your coverage from sheer to heavy.
My Thoughts: It looks good on the website, but it doesn't really perform well. I used my liquid foundation and tried to apply it using the ELF Stipple brush. It didn't really do the job at all. Not …

MAC 187 Dupes

I know the HG is the MAC 187, but who has $42.00 to spend on a brush?!

Fear not...i have some real dupes for you all.

Dupe #1: E.L.F. Studio Powder Brush ($3.00) (read review here)
The brush is very dense and rigid enough to do the job of a stippling brush and the job of a flat top kabuki brush, that provides full coverage. I love that brush! I have had it for a year; no shedding or bleeding. I just use baby shampoo to wash it. Nothing fancy.

Dupe #2: Professionnel Platinum Stippling Brush #44 ($35.00)
This brush is probably the closest one to the real thing. It is very soft, gets the job done and gives you the airbrush look, which is why everyone is going crazy over stippling brushes. However, it is only a $7.00 difference...but hey, its still $7.00 :)

Dupe #3: Sigma Duo Fibre F50 ($16.00)
I have heard good and bad things about this brush. My overall impression is that it does what the MAC 187 does, at a fraction of the cost, is very soft, dense, not floppy (like the E.L.F Stipple Brush-…

MAC Brushes vs Loew Cornell (Artist) Brushes List

UPDATE 7/19/11: I went to all the arts and crafts stores in my area (Michaels, Beverly's, Joann's, Artell and Aaron Brothers) and NONE of them carry Loew Cornell Brushes. The lady at Aaron Brother's said that its not a brand that artists ask for, which is why I couldnt find it anywhere.

She said to use synthetics brushes, because they will be the ones that will pick up the most product. And of course, to make sure they are soft.

Thought you would all like to know that bit of  detail.

Hello Readers!

I came across something very interesting and thought I would share it to you all.

Everyone wants every single MAC brush, however they are very pricey. I have a solution!

You can use artist brushes as makeup brushes.

Here is a comparison that I found here of MAC Brushes to Loew Cornell Brushes. EnKore also does a video of some of these brushes here.

Loew Cornell Brushes are good quality Artist brushe…


A comment was made by an Anonymous poster, which stated, "It's kind of hard to believe your review when I have no idea of your credentials. You live with your mother? This gives me the indication that you are young and probably have no idea what the hell you are talking about. I was hoping to read about differences that actually mattered and might hold up this essentially evident lack of a review you have written. How long did you use each of these before you came to the conclusion of the Clarisonic to be better? Figure out how to do decent research and give some actual proper evidence as to why the Clarisonic (that your mother probably bought you) is better other than.. 'I can feel a difference.' "

I didn’t know that living your parents devalued one's opinions.

Also, what credentials do I have??? The fact that I test out every product long enough to get a real feeling of it and how it performs so my readers don’t have to waste their time and find out later on …

Anonymous Comments Enabled!

Hello friends!

I thought I had anonymous comments enabled, but I didnt.

You can now post comments anonymously.

Thank you and keep commenting.

PLEASE NOTE: Harsh comments, especially that have nothing to do with the blog and a comment where someone has clearly misunderstood what I wrote, will be deleted.

I will not tolerate HATE on my blog.

Urban Decay Naked Pallette

UD Naked Palette is now back in stock at


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