Thursday, April 24, 2008

what i want today: serious makeup brushes

i'll admit it: i spent the first 15 or so years of my makeup-wearing existence using those horrible, synthetic, mini brushes that come with whatever blush, eyeshadow or powder i may have picked up. to be honest, the idea of spending upwards of $100 just on brushes baffled me.

until i tried a set of truly fabulous, natural hair, solid wood-handled, top-of-the-line makeup brushes by therapy systems. now, i'm wondering how i ever got along without them. seriously, i never could figure out how all of those women were getting that perfectly smudged eyeshadow. now i know - it's by using a smudge brush. and powdered eyeliner baffled me, until i tried a flat liner brush - this one has seriously changed my cosmetic life. and the luxurious, decadent feel of pure pashmina (er, goat hair...) on my skin as i brush on my blush and powder...well, it feels a little like something out of a harlequin romance novel: sort of ridiculously, over-the-top decadent. but in a good way.

it's hard to take the plunge, i know - i had major heartache over spending money on something i'd normally expect to come along with a fun product or two. but just trust me - you won't regret it. grab a few, or a whole set, at therapy systems - of all of the lines i tried, these were my hands-down favorites.