Photo Credit: Klix Bruhes
PRODUCT: Klix Make Up Brushes
We’ve all heard the dangers of using dirty makeup brushes - from eye infections to spreading acne – but how many of us actually wash our brushes regularly? I certainly am guilty of using a brush that has just a little bit too much grit, a little bit too much color. Well here’s a product review perfect for the lazy beauty girls in all of us – Klix Make Up Brushes with replaceable brush heads. The brushes are sold in a set of three, priced at $59.95, which includes a Foundation/Concealer Brush, a Blush Brush and a Powder Brush. Replacement brush heads for each of the above are sold separately in sets of two – two Foundation/Concealer Brush heads sell for $9.95, two Blush Brush heads sell for $10.95 and two Powder Brush heads retail for $11.95. The collection also features two Kabuki Brushes for $19.95.
Believe or not, a recent survey found that 45% of the women polled never clean their makeup brushes because it is too time consuming or they simply don’t think about it. In fact, Linda Shrier, the creative force behind the Klix collection, developed the line because her own daughter experienced skin problems due to dirty makeup brushes.
Makeup brushes can harbor bacteria, oils and makeup residue that can wreak havoc on your skin – a situation Klix wants to remedy. “This idea is brilliant,” stated Joel Schlessinger, M.D. “If all my patients were to use recyclable makeup brushes, skin infections would be significantly reduced.”
So, if you are like me and always feel guilty about using a brush that isn’t the cleanest, consider the Klix solution. All brushes and replacement heads can be purchased online at www.KlixBrushes.com.
FINAL VERDICT: RDW (Run Don't Walk)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
PHOTO CREDIT: WWW. SUQQU.COM
I was introduced to this innovative Japanese brand by a fellow makeup fan who said I absolutely had to see it. I immediately noted the sleek design appeal and agreed to delve inby trying a round dark chocolate swivel case of pressed powder called Polish Face EX-01, that looks like modern art. The powder is designed in concentric rings of lighter and deeper tones, like the rings of a tree stump. The attention to detail is astonishing. The name SUQQU (pronounced SU-KU), in case you are wondering because I certainly was, was derived from the Japanese word sukku-to meaning “posture with attitude”. In the manner of Shiseido, SK-II and other brands that combine great design with product marvels, SUQQU is simply unique. The brush that accompanies the powder case is short and squat like a mushroom and glides softly over your skin. It comes in a small dark brown velvet pouch, like something that would normally be found to carry fine jewelry. The finish of the powder is like pure spun silk! It is sheer and light with a subtle pearlessence and is just lovely for your complexion.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (GOTTA GET IT) – Luxurious quality brand with some clever concepts and innovative products – it is really quite extraordinary. It is only sold throughout Japan, Bangkok, and now exclusive to Selfridges London in the UK. If you are up for something different and stunning, definitely stop by the counter and have a look at what SUQQU offers. Expensive import but you won’t see yourself coming and going with this brand! www.suqqu.com