Monday, December 22, 2014

Marvellous multi-tasker: Smashbox’s new Telephoto Brush


It’s holiday time, so I’m more passionate than ever about making beauty options faster, easier and more-on-the-go. The latest tool that I have been lucky enough to have a good old play with – and fall in love with – is from the Smashbox stable, and comes in the form of their brand spanking new Telephoto Brush.
Whether it’s full coverage, medium coverage or a sheer swipe of colour that you’re after, this multi-tasking brush will help you apply your powder and liquid foundation like a pro. With one swift twist, you have a full-coverage tool for sweeping on an almost airbrushed-looking layer of foundation for evening. Click it a second time if you prefer to let your natural complexion shine through. Give the tool a third and final twist for the full Kabuki brush, which is perfect for applying loose powder. Magic!
The first setting stops the brush at a pretty dense setting, which allows you to use the brush like a kabuki. Whether it be for powder or liquid foundation, this setting will buff the product into the skin, giving you the most flawless coverage possible. I’ve been using this a lot for Christmas parties and the like, but come days off in the sun and I’ll be dialling this baby all the way out I reckon for Sheer Coverage. This setting is great for finishing powders, or powder foundations. I don’t recommend using this setting with liquid however, because it really just moves the foundation around, and ends up eating most of the product into the bristles.
The middle setting is for Medium Coverage. This one is great for again liquid and powder foundations, and also works for blush application, if you are travelling and need to do double duty.
This brush is super soft, and I love that it comes with a cap. Super travel friendly, and it can stand in for your Foundation, Powder, Blush and Bronzer.
This will be an awesome brush for the Summer time, when everything always just gets thrown into a massive tote bag, and brought all over the place. The beach, the bach, the city… everywhere!
The people at Smashbox recommend that to keep your brush clean, rinse every two weeks if using to apply powder, or every week if using to apply liquid foundation. I always carry a bottle of on-the-spot brush cleaner when I travel either way, so I can swap in between formulations no problem.
Smashbox Cosmetics are available from selected Life Pharmacies, beauty spas, the Smashbox Concept Store in Ponsonby and www.smashboxcosmetics.co.nz and this awesome little baby has an RRP of $89.00.

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