I have been abusing myself, cosmetically, for years.
I’m one of those girls that beauty bloggers cringe at the thought of, makeup artists are dying to sit down and reprimand, and mothers everywhere scream “YOU’RE GOING TO GET A STY!!” at. That’s right, I share my mascara, and… I am a apply-with-fingers type of girl. It’s true. I glob red lipstick on without lining first. My middle name is Danger, and I don’t own any Purell hand Sanitizer, ladies. Run to your dermatologists in fear.
Brushes? But why? My ample lady fingers are perfectly capable of smearing eyeshadow over my eyelid. Brushes? Pish posh! Well, let me tell you – you feel high and mighty in this mentality until you look down to the sides of your jeans to see every color of makeup you’re currently wearing represented in collage-form across your legs from the instinctual wiping of the fingers, post-application. That, I believe, is the time you look at yourself in the mirror and say, “Okay. Maybe brushes are worth looking into.”
When I got my hands on a set of EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone… I was skeptical. Do brushes really make that much of a difference? Um, yeah. They do. Have you heard of blending? It’s a new concept for me, and I’m pretty much all over it. The largest brush in the kit is maybe the most fantastic brush I’ve ever used. Plus, I talk about Clueless at least once per week on this blog (see: the last post), so my obsession with Alicia Silverstone knows no bounds. Jen and I just watched Excess Baggage like 2 weeks ago.
Ok, ok, ok. I’ve glazed over a major point here: Why do I use my fingers instead of brushes? Simply put: the brushes I’ve used have sucked. Bad. Like, apply bronzer, receive bristles all over your face, clothes, shoulders… (not to mention stray bristle strands found in your bra later – that’s unsettling). That being said, you can understand my skepticism upon using EcoTools… But I had no reason to be scared. These brushes are amazing – and NO fallout so far! Not to mention the fact that they are so soft, I actually take extra time to apply whatever I’m applying… It’s like your face is an aristocratic ingenue and these brushes are the palm-leaf-holding cabana boy.
To celebrate my foray into big-girl makeup application, we’re giving away a set of brushes from EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone! Not just brushes, either – you get this adorable natural hemp & cotton bag in which to keep your lovely new brushes (plus a side pocket for pencils, glosses, tiny ninja stars, etc.
Here are all the goodies you’ll get:
Note: The winner of this giveaway will receive an identical set in an unopened, untouched package. No cooties.
Here are the different ways you can get entries (yes! Multiple! Aren’t we awesome?)
Pretty simple (we like to K.I.S.S. over here): fill out the form with all of your accomplishments, and be rewarded with entries!
Giveaway ends on April 17 at 11:59pm! Good luck!
This giveaway is now over – better luck next time!
Pssst… if you don’t end up winning, you can still grab the Ecotools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set for yourself for about $16!