Review: Glo Skin Beauty Flat Top Kabuki Brush

I am so disappointed that this Glo Skin Beauty flat top kabuki brush is already falling apart! I’ve had it for less than a year, and went through such a hassle to get it. I had told the person ordering the brush the name of the brush. She says, “Don’t you mean this brush?” and shows me a brush with a similiar name that is not the brush I want. I say no, this brush. I write down the name, spell it out, give her the number. She still shows me the wrong brush. I go and get the tester brush, bring it to her, visually show her, and she says, “Ohhh, okay, got it!”. When the brush arrives, it’s the wrong brush. I finally get it swapped out for the right brush.


I’ve used the brush for several months and have loved it for foundation application. Lovely soft bristles that blend like a dream! But when I was cleaning my brushes last night everything kind of came unglued and started sliding around and shedding like mad. I was surprised because I’ve washed my brushes the same way for years. I have Eco-Tools brushes (that I paid WAY less for) that I’ve literally had since highschool that still look like new and haven’t fallen apart, so I don’t think I’m being overly aggressive with my brush cleaning. I ended up chucking this because there was no way to use it without getting hair stuck in my foundation. It is disappointing, but there’s not much you can do! I’ll be sticking with my good old cheap Eco Tools from now on.

June 19, 2019: Skincare Sample Empties Review

@belifcanada is a brand that is new to me, but so far, I haven’t had problems with it. The True Cream Aqua Bomb has a gel-cream formulation and feels silky smooth on my skin. It had a pleasant, gentle scent and didn’t break out my oily, acne-prone skin. I only used this at night as it was on the thicker side, so I can’t vouch for how well it sits under makeup.

The @belifusa Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask is the thicker, mask equivalent of the Aqua Bomb Cream. Not my cup of tea as my skin type doesn’t really need hydrating masks most days, but again, very pleasant, and leaves you with a glowy sheen when you wake up. —
@drunkelephant ‘s Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser got the job done. It has a nice lather, removed a fair portion of my makeup, and felt nice on the skin. While not life changing for myself personally, if this is a product that appeals to you, I don’t think you’ll have any regrets in picking it up. For myself though, the cleanser is where I spend the smallest portion of my skincare budget unless it’s packed with AHAs and BHAs, so I’ll probably be sticking to more affordable options for my first cleanse. Drunk Elephant always kills it with their bright, happy packaging though!

EMPTIES: Essence brow products

E M P T I E S

I recently finished the @essencemakeup Superlast 24 H Eyebrow Pomade Pencil (Waterproof) and their Make Me Brow Gel Mascara in Soft Browny Brows.

I loved both products, and think that overall as a brand Essence gives you fairly good quality for your dollar. The Pomade Pencil was like a thin, waxy crayon that could be blended out but also helped hold brow hairs in place and withheld excessive sweating for the most part. The gel mascara was a tad too light for me, and I do have it in the darker shade that is a bit more appropriate for my colouring, but still excellent. Holds brows in place while giving a bit of a tint to make them appear a bit darker and fuller.

If you’re looking for an affordable brow duo, this is my favourite! And apparently everyone else’s favourite, too–I usually have to go to multiple Shoppers or Superstores to find them in stock.

EMPTIES: Glo Skin Beauty Oil Control Emulsion and Physicians’ Formula Killer Curves Mascara

Recreating the goldfish cracker meme but with empty products and this is the look I got 😂 In all honesty I’m mad because my cat’s hair is the softest thing in the world, and no matter how many bougie hair masks I use mine will simply never compare.

Anyways,

E M P T I E S
@physiciansformula Killer Curves Mascara: A bit clumpy when you first start using it, but what mascara isn’t? I think this made my lashes look quite nice and I have no complaints! I liked the metallic packaging because it’s easy to find on my dark dresser counter when I’m doing my makeup while visually impaired in the mornings.

@gloskinbeauty Oil Control Emulsion: A very light-weight, hydrating product perfect for excessively oily skin. It did mattify me a little in the mornings and gave me a bit of hydration. I liked to use this during the day when I wanted to be a little less shiny, and then used heavier hydrators and moisturizers at night when I don’t give a damn what I look like. 60mL lasted me quite a long time, and I would use again.