I’m absolutely loving these beauty serums from the #lacuraskincare 2016 Beauty Advent Calendar by @aldiuk #day6 #Voguejanuaryissue
As instructed, I use each phial twice a day (morning and evening, before bed) and my skin has had nothing but great results.
My skin feels more hydrated, plumped and tighter (in a good way). I’ll definitely by trying their full-size serums. If you’re looking for an affordable skin serum/moisturiser, I recommend Aldi’s Lacura Skincare. You can purchase their serums in Aldi.
On a recent Instagram post, I shared my unboxing of a new brush set I received from of Mikasa Beauty. I wanted to share my thoughts on one of their brush sets I received, as I’ve used them enough to explain how much I love this bundle!
Mikasa Beauty is a new brush company that specialise in creating high quality, high end makeup brushes as your essential tools when it comes to everyday looks or dramatic looks. These brushes give you the luxury to apply your products with precision and ease.
First I’d like to rave about how fast this set came in the mail. The company is located in Canada and I live in the U.K., I ordered this on a Monday and it arrived on Thursday. I was expecting at least another week before it’d arrive at my doorstep, but the fact that the process was simple and straight forward without any delivery complications made me fall in love with the brand already.
The set I ordered was the Mikasa Contour Powder Set.
This set includes:
1 of Mikasa E300 – Blending Brush ($12.00 value)
Mikasa’s Description: Best used for controlled blending and smudging of eyeshadows, this tapered medium sized brush has soft bristles and a round top. Over a quick amount of time, this brush has been the one tool I have used for all of looks lately.
I absolutely love this brush, it would be hard to make a mistake with the soft bristles it holds. As well as the right amount of density the shape of the hairs has for precise application. This is definitely one of my top favourite brushes out of the set.
1 of Mikasa F111 – Blush Brush ($17.00 value)
Mikasa’s Description: A dome shaped brush with natural bristles that’s ideal for precise application of powder face products. Use this brush to perfectly apply and blend blush and bronzer for a natural glowing complexion.
This brush is so versatile, not only for blush and bronzer but this has been a great brush for setting my makeup. Once again the bristles are so soft while applying which is great and blends very well.
1 of Mikasa F250 – Kabuki Brush ($21.00 value) Mikasa’s Description: The perfect brush for buffing on powder products for a flawless finish. The short handle and soft, fluffy bristles allows for smooth, controlled application.
1 of Mikasa Techni O2 Oval (S) Brush ($25.00 value)
Mikasa’s Description: The perfect multi-purpose tool. This brush can be used for precise application of Contour products. It can also be used to apply a soft wash of colour to the eyelid or brow bone. It easily blends Powder or cream eye shadows, face powders and liquid or cream concealers in the hard-to-reach contours of the face. Made of 100% synthetic fibres. Features an ultra-durable, flexible handle, and a tilted brush head for ultimate precision.
I think out of all the brushes in this set, this brush was the one I was quite intrigued by the most. I have not used an oval brush before but when I tried this to apply my cream products it felt absolutely smooth on the skin. I’d recommend Mikasa Oval brushes as these do have the quality feel and smooth bristles that are at times hard to find with the huge market of oval brushes.
**This brush was kindly sent to me for free from Mikasa so it would not be included in the set**
1 of Mikasa E310 Pencil Brush ($12.00 Value)
Mikasa’s Description: This brush has a small, rounded tapered tip that allows for precise application and smudging of powder products. It can be used to soften eyeliners or to highlight inner corners of your eyes.
From highlighting certain places of the face to letting you create a smoked out blended look, this is lovely multi-tasking brush to have in your collection.
Each brush came in their own little box fitted to its shape individually and I absolutely loved the sleek finish packaging it arrived in. On each box, had the name of which brush was inside and what it was used for. Along followed directions on how to take care of them, which I thought was very helpful. Overall, when I saw the brushes I immediately thought of how clean cut and great quality the handles were – I couldn’t wait to use them. I’ve been using these brushes for about over a week now and I can’t get over how soft they feel, it’s lovely. Whether it’s an everyday look you’re going for or a detailed glam, they’re so versatile and I love it!
The Mikasa Brushes can be bought individually in case you have your eyes on a specific brush, though I would 100% recommend this set in particular as this really has your go-to essential tools for just about any makeup look you want to create.
If you’re someone who needs a staple essential kit for your face routine, or you’re a makeup artist that’s looking for good contour brushes to add to your kit, or if you just love adding another nice brush set to your collection then this is for you.
This set retails for $55 (with value of $75).
I think the quality of these brushes is amazing and worth every penny. I will be purchasing more of the Mikasa collection in the near future.