UPDATED 4/08/09: For updates on my 2009 Lumiere Pre-Buy Haul and pics, CLICK HERE.
I can just imagine hundreds of ecstatic ladies frantically opening their Lumiere packages to reveal the beautiful, uber-soft synthetic brushes that took a few months to get to where they are. I can also imagine the many Lumiere product addicts blogging about their brush hauls right at this very minute (like me)! The wait is worth it, I believe. If you don't know the concept of Lumiere's pre-buy promotions, I've made an entry about such; I've explained the process and rules briefly.
It was just funny because as soon as I saw this Lumiere package in the mail, I thought out loud, "Lumiere? I didn't order anything from Lumiere." I even thought they might have sent me some samples for me to review on my blog. Ha! I didn't realize that those were the pre-buy brushes I ordered until I ripped the package open to reveal its contents. I ordered so long ago that I completely forgot about the brushes! I knew that the brushes have arrived from the manufacturer, but I didn't know shipping would be THAT fast from the time they arrived (which was just late last week)! I didn't even order very early on in the promo period, so I was just pleasantly surprised to receive them this "early".
I didn't bother getting the set nor the eye brushes anymore because I just have way too many eye brushes, and in my humble opinion, washing so many of these takes away the fun in brushes.
Anyways, I LOVE everything! I love my super duper soft synthetic flat top, long-handled kabukis (which I prefer to the short-handled ones because of their denser head), and the beautiful ANGLED duo-fibre brushes. I tried it tonight and I love the result. Think MAC 187 but with a more precise application because of the angled slant, so it just doesn't apply product via the shot-gun method (i.e., all over the place), but application is just precisely where you want it to be. The short and long hairs also allow the application to go on smoothly, sheerly, in order to deposit just a whisper of color to produce a glow-from-within effect. Goodbye clown cheeks! I'm so glad I got two of these, I will enjoy applying my mineral and non-mineral blushes, bronzers and skinfinishes with these awesome products.
I am so happy and satisfied with these pre-buy vegan brushes. I can't wait to use these because these are just heaven on the skin and makeup is always such a joy to apply with high quality, high-performance tools.