Sephora’s Advanced Airbrush Brush Collection

I was given a bottle of Urban Decay’s Naked foundation not too long ago. I haven’t used liquid in 15 years. However, I was open to trying it. So, my next step was to find a foundation brush. I shopped around and finally landed on a set of brushes from Sephora…

The Sephora lady said that they had worked over 2 years to create the Advanced Airbrush brushes. The only thing I have felt softer than these brushes is Libby’s tail…

I was just going to get the foundation brush at $32. However, when I found this complete collection for $65, that was a deal! Purchasing the brushes, individually, would cost $170. And after using the foundation brush, I would have had to purchase the rest of them anyway. I love how these apply my makeup!

This is what came in the collection…

The powder brush.

The foundation brush (My new BFF).

The concealer brush.

The shadow brush.

And, the crease brush.

Airbrush, indeed. If I had to, I could throw away almost all of my other brushes (at least 80 or so) and keep these. But, I don’t have to so I won’t. But, I will play favorites!

The carrying case is slim and well-made. These synthetic bristle brushes are very good quality. Using them does make a difference and brand name and cost equals a professional grade brush.

I’m going to recommend that the next time you visit a Sephora store, check these out. Tell me if they are not just the softest brushes you have ever felt. If you don’t have a Sephora store near you, and, you need a new brush or two, I totally recommend these. They are not called airbrush brushes for no reason. They do apply my makeup like nothing else.It makes application a breeze.

Not only are these approved by The Vanity, Sephora’s Advanced Airbrush Set is front and center.

Sephora by OPI…What Does 212 Mean?

St. Valentine’s Day is here…Oh, no! And St. Patrick’s Day after that. I’m getting the feeling that holidays come around faster as I get older.

So, I need to get on the ball and post reviews and swatches. I’m getting more and more of a backlog. But I have to show you this one; it is one that I can’t overlook.

This is Sephora by OPI’s ‘212 Sephora’. Yep, that’s as good as they got with the name. Look, it deserves so much better…

We have, here, a murky black base with holo micro-glitter. Yep, that is what I said: Holo. This is a ‘busy’ polish…

Lots and lots of sparkles and twinkles. Fancy it on the nails…

I did 3 coats and it needed everyone of those to become opaque. In fact, even after the second coat, I was unsure whether I would come up to opacity. Don’t let the photos fool you. In the above, there looks to be flakies in the bottle. That’s just a light reflection. And, the polish looks flat when actually, it is very shiny and alive.

The top photo is in the shade of my patio. And the last photo, I’m still trying to capture that twinkle. The micro-glitter has this illusion of depth. It’s reminiscence of looking down at the city from a plane, at night, as it comes in for a landing.

Sephora by OPI isn’t a new polish but it is new to me. I felt that it applied very well and wore well too. I really wish they could have named it something rather than just a number. That’s surprising coming from OPI, whom we have come to know as a polish company with very unique names.

 I liked this one and will keep an eye out for another shade to add to my stash.

Have you tried any of the Sephora by OPI series?