Every woman wants to be treated royally. Isn’t there a bit of each woman who dreams of being a princess? That’s why Disney Princesses are so beloved by children, moms and grandmas (and some great grandmas, too). No, princesses are NOT just for kids!
To prove it, London SOHO New York® has just launched a new line of makeup brushes and sponges featuring 5 classic Disney princess characters: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White. At first I assumed the collection might be for teens, but quickly realized that this collection at Walgreens is just meant to be some fun in your beauty routine, and some springtime fun in your life. The tools are not just for neophytes either. Just because you don’t take yourself too seriously because you embrace pretty makeup brushes doesn’t mean the brushes won’t do a serious job. These sets of brushes and sponges can handle just about every need. Here’s a rundown:
Snow White Spellbound Beauty Sponge ($9.99, Walgreens) The unique shape works well with both liquids and creams; the pointed end for inner corner of eyes and nose and the wide base for all-over blending.
Ariel Magical Illusion Brush Set 2-Piece ($14.99, Walgreens) Green Complexion Perfecting Brush – Large end blends away imperfections while the smaller end banishes dark circles under eyes. Highlighting Brush – Wide, short base highlights cheekbones, bridge of nose and anywhere else you want to sparkle.
Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set 2-Piece ($12.99, Walgreens) Yellow Medium Fluff Brush – Short round shape creates depth and detail. Large Fluff Brush – Soft, fluffy bristles allow shadow to glide across eyelids with ease. Flat Angled Liner Brush– Angled shape creates flawless lines and can be used with powder, gel or cream liner.
Jasmine Exotic Eyes Brush Set 3-Piece ($12.99, Walgreens) Purple Fluff and Liner Brush – Fluff side for eyeshadow and liner side for eyeliner. Crease and Detail Brush –Crease side for contouring lids and detail side for adding depth. Brow Shaping Brush – Angled side to fill in brows and brush side to groom them.
Aurora Fairy Sponges 3-Piece ($12.99, Walgreens) Blue Fairy Sponge – Egg shaped dome gradually builds coverage where needed. Green Fairy Sponge – Wide base covers large areas such as the cheekbone, forehead and neck. Pink Fairy Sponge – Pointed tip is perfect for under eyes and in corners.
The brushes have lightweight handles richly decorated with pretty designs (for example, the green duo “Ariel Mermaid” foundation brushes have shells and “waves” as decorations). But the bristles are well formed and stay tight in the brush (I tugged, and none fell out). There are “how-to” instructions on the back of each package, and each brush is clearly marked on the package as well for those who aren’t quite sure what to do with them.
These “magical” makeup tools can be found at Walgreeens stores on at Walgreens Web site