MAC Proenza Schouler Collection

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When MAC announced they were teaming up with the fashion geniuses behind Proenza Schouler the beauty world went wild! Proenza Schouler is a New York based women’s fashion line known for their mix of bold colors and patterns so it was only right that MAC chose to partner with the brand for their couture collection this year. I’m not all that familiar with the brand but because this collection features limited edition packaging and gorgeous ombre blushes I’m all over it! Honestly, who could resist? Proenza Schouler won’t be available in stores until April 3rd but expect to see it popping up online within the next couple of weeks!

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MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush Review

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We all have that one brush that we love to use over and over. Doesn’t matter how many dupes we buy we always come back to that one brush. Not because the other ones aren’t any good! But that one brush just gets the job done and puts you in your zone. The MAC 168 Large Angled Contour is THAT kind of brush.

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Coastal Scents Classic Blender Natural Brush Review

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Last year, I went a little Coastal Scents crazy but it was definitely all worth it! Like ELF, Coastal Scents has a lot of great quality makeup and tools that are dirt cheap. They’re a little pricier than ELF at times but the selection just can’t be beat! I’ve tried a few different products from Coastal Scents but my favorite has to be their brushes. They’re excellent quality for the price! Especially if catch one of their frequent sales!

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The Classic Blender Natural Brush is perhaps my favorite brush from Coastal Scents. It’s a very soft, dense and fluffy natural hair designed to be used all over the lid. I like to use to pack shadows on my lid or softly blend them into my crease. It’s a very versatile brush! If you’re familiar with the MAC 217 brush it’s very similar. The only difference besides the darker bristles is that the Classic Blender Natural Brush is a bit more dense and fluffier. However, it feels and performs exactly the same to me so I would opt for the Coastal Scents version if you don’t want to shell out the MAC bucks.

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The brush head is small and square with rounded edges. The bristles are very soft and don’t feel scratchy at all on the skin. Their short and very tightly packed so the Classic Blender Natural easily picks and blends product. Although it’s made of natural hair it still works well with cream shadows so it’s not just confined to powders. The brush is very fluffy so the hairs will splay out a bit after wash but drying it with a brush guard definitely cuts down on that. I’m just lazy lol.

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I’ve washed this brush more times than I can count and it’s held up pretty well! A couple of my Coastal Scents face brushes have fallen apart at the handle but the Classic Blender Natural is still holding strong! It doesn’t feel wobbly or loose at all. I don’t have any issues with shedding during application but it is known to shed a hair or two during wash time. Definitely nothing excessive though! With a price tag of $3 (even cheaper on sale!) I highly recommend the Classic Blender Natural Brush. Whether you’re a beginner or professional makeup artist it’s a staple brush to have in your collection! Head over to Coastal Scents to check it out!