Friday, August 26, 2011

my favorite eyeshadow brush: $1.50 at big lots!

Hi all. I'm kinda bummed because about a week ago my hard drive crashed, and like an idiot, I hadn't backed up my pictures recently. So I lost a TON of swatch pictures. I had all my Maybelline eyeshadows swatched, but they're gone now. :( My hubby tried to revive the hard drive, but it was gone. So I'm pretty much starting over. Thank goodness I still have a lot of stuff in my Swatch Library. If only I'd uploaded/backed up the pics I hadn't edited yet. *sigh*

Anyway, I'm trying not to dwell on that too much. I have a little bargain oriented post for you tonight, and I wanted to tell you about one of my favorite eyeshadow brushes ever.

You guys may remember, I think it was about a year ago, that Walmart had all these new brushes in the blue packaging? People were going nuts over them, especially the 'HD' ones with the two-toned hairs. Anyway, back then, I noticed a wee little eyeshadow brush that was kind of lost amidst all the new brushes. It was like $3, and it looked nice, so I bought it. I quickly discovered that this is the most amazing brush ever.


In my mind this is exactly what the lovechild of a MAC 217 & 239 would look like. It's firm, wide and dense, good for packing color on the lid, yet also fluffy and tapered enough to blend out nicely. I can't tell you how many times I've used this brush to pack on my lid color then went straight to blending out the crease with it. It's very soft, and it's a favorite brush of mine.

Naturally after discovering it, I wanted more, so I went back to Walmart. And they didn't have them. :( I kept looking and looking. For months I took a quick gander at the brush section whenever I went to Walmart, just to see if they had the magical 217/239 lovechild brush. They never did. Finally I gave up and cherished the one I had.

Then I went to Big Lots tonight, and there was the magical lovechild brush! And they were a buck fifty each! So I bought 3. :D


Oh how I love Big Lots! You just never know what you'll find there.

Have you been to Big Lots lately? Spot any awesome deals?


  1. You crack me up! I'm not ever sure where the closest Big Lots to me would be... That sucks you lost pictures :(


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