Urban Beauty United (UBU) is a new and affordable beauty and accessories brand on the scene. With bright and vibrant colours, their make-up tools are probably the most eye-catching of all with an array of sponges and brushes to choose from. The Face Dozen Foundation Sponges* comes in a pack of multi-coloured square sponges for applying and blending liquid foundation. Made from hydrophilic foam (and not latex), it’s supposed to be more durable than conventional cosmetic sponges, absorbing and locking in water in order to make application a breeze. As with any cosmetic sponge, you wet it first (it will expand) before use.
Max Factor is very excited to share its latest weapon for bold, eye opening lashes with their new Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara*. The jumbo sized mascara comes armed with a wand like no other I’ve seen before, a helix shape that enables 360° application, spiralled with intricate looking wide fins and long bristles. The fins load the formula and grip lashes for lift and volume while the long bristles separates and combs the lashes at the same time. It’s like the car wash rotating brush rolls only on a much tinier scale. It’s not one of those mascaras that
I don’t normally blog about one singular make-up brush but this one is an exception and it’s my first foray into Sigma brushes. The Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush has changed the way I apply foundation. It distributes product evenly and smoothly, leaving a flawless finish and I owe it to Fleur de Force for recommending this brush in a beauty round-up video in February. I love this one so much that I’ve bought a back-up. The synthetic brush looks like a Mohawk thanks to its double wedge angle and being a Kabuki, is thicker in density than the average make-up