Sephora Holiday 2012 has a dazzling lineup of gold and black limited edition tools and accessories that range from stocking stuffers to absolute indulgences. I have the star of the collection to share with you today: the Sephora Collection Prestige Brush Set.
The Sephora Prestige Brush Set arrives in a sturdy golden box that would look beautiful under the tree and can easily be repurposed as storage. The brushes are housed inside a clutch-like brush case. The case has a textured black iridescent exterior and a sueded interior. There is a golden clasp with the Sephora logo engraved on it. The brushes have their own pockets and are divided into face and eye brush sections. There are flaps that come down to protect the brushes and to prevent them from falling out of the case (in the photo above I've rolled them backwards).
The Sephora Collection Prestige Brush Set is a collection of twelve Sephora Pro brushes and includes everything necessary to create a full face. The set includes a combination of natural and synthetic brushes. The face brushes in the Sephora Collection Prestige Brush Set include powder, blush, fan, foundation, and concealer brushes. The powder, blush, and fan brushes are natural hair. They're soft, full, and do not have rogue poking fibers. The foundation and concealer brushes are synthetic. They're firm yet flexible. The eye brushes in the Sephora Collection Prestige Brush Set include shadow, crease, smudge, brow, lip, angle liner, and brow comb brushes. The shadow, crease, and smudge brush are natural hair. The head of the shadow brush is on the large side of the eyeshadow brush spectrum. The brow, lip, angle liner, and comb are synthetics.
The handles are black with flecks of glitter. The Sephora logo is written in gold to complement the golden ferrules of the brushes. The name/purpose of each brush is written on the converse side of the handle.
The Sephora Collection Prestige Brush Set ($125 for a $325 value) is a beautifully packaged brush set that has nearly all the tools one would need for a full face. I've added the brushes to my everyday rotation; so far I'm pleased with their performance. The classic black brush handles are glitzy enough for the holidays and also made sense for year round use. The black casing has a luxurious dual texture in addition to a practical and aesthetically pleasing construction. The Sephora Collection Prestige Brush would make a great starter set for a new makeup enthusiast or a supplementary / travel set for the seasoned pro. Thanks for reading! What was the last brush set you purchased? Do you have any Sephora Pro brushes in your collection? Are you giving brushes to anyone this holiday?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.