A couple days ago I posted about my latest freebies from Sociolla in which I received an Eyeliner Brush and Makeup Blender from Armando Caruso. I told a story on that post where Sociolla seems to always know what I want and then send it to me. For example, I was just thinking about buying and trying out an egg-shaped makeup sponge (because all this time I only use makeup brushes), and then my Sociolla pink box came and guess what? There is an egg-shaped makeup sponge inside it !
I called that "magic" :)
So I received two makeup tools from Armando Caruso via Sociolla : the Travel Liner / Brow Brush, and the egg-shaped makeup sponge which is actually called Armando Caruso Makeup Blender. I promised a review so here it is ...
Starting with the Armando Caruso Mini Neon Pink Makeup Blender, if you've been curious with the highly popular "Beauty Blender Sponge" but doesn't want to splurge a lot of money for just a sponge, then you might consider a cheaper option such as this Armando Caruso Makeup Blender. It is a mini dupe version for the beauty blender, and I'd say it works just fine and works perfectly smooth on my face.
It has an egg shape which suppose to make it easier for us to apply liquid foundation on those hard-to-reach corners on our face. The Armando Caruso Mini Makeup Blender is rather small but not too small. And I have small hands and face anyway, so I don't have any problem with application. In fact, the small size makes it easier to reach those corners of our face such as the spots around our nose and eyes, beneath our lips, under eye area, etc.
It's very easy to use, application runs smooth, and the material is nice and easy to clean. It doesn't absorb all your foundation and leaves you with patchy traces of foundie. What it does is just blend the foundie on your skin and leaves a smooth non-streaky layer of foundation on top of your skin.
As for the Armando Caruso 28 Travel Liner / Brow Brush, it is a classic angled liner brush with a tapered point that fits perfectly along the lash line. According to the booklet it can be used for liquid, cream, and powder liners although I've only tried it with powder so far.
It picks up products and apply it nicely onto the skin. I've been using it with my Urban Decay Zero eyeshadow to form a natural-looking eyeliner on my eyes. Sometimes I also use it to smudge the liner on my eyelid and I think it works just fine as well.
I also use this as my emergency eyebrow brush if I forgot to bring my eyebrow pencil / brush with me. It has short handle which I think is perfect for Asian hands. The brush is medium thick and does not feel flimsy at all.
Overall, I think Armando Caruso brushes and makeup sponge are quite good especially if you're looking for cheaper makeup brushes that comes with good quality. It has a wide range of brushes with cheaper prices than most brands, and it's good for everyday makeup.
Washing them is also easy, just don't over-washed them with too much water. So far I've been using my Armando Caruso brushes on daily basis and I especially like the Makeup Blender to use with my everyday foundation.
You can get Armando Caruso brushes and sponge at Sociolla and don't forget that you can use my special code for additional discount !
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You can use the code to buy anything at Sociolla (excluding : discount items, BLP products, and Rollover Reaction lipstick).
Happy Shopping !
, by Yuri