Brushed With Greatness Project
When our local Kaufmann's (now a Macy's store) finally opened a Chanel counter, I was second in line. First in line was a fella who purchased Vamp nail polish. I know who he is and I will keep his anonymity. I bought a lavender dome-shaped pressed face powder that day, and a fluffy powder brush to go with it. You see the brush in the photo.
I added to my Chanel collection little by little over the years, both in color cosmetics and in brushes, and all have stood the test of time perfectly. The brushes in the photo are mostly 8 years old and older, with the exception of a shadow brush I picked up a few months ago. I use that brush often enough to justify a second one. Some of the short-handle brushes have traveled many miles with me and have served me well.
One of the brushes in the photo is in an altered state, and I'll explain why. I was heading to Italy and trying to arrange and choose my makeup to fit into my Trish McEvoy planner. I needed my Chanel eyeliner brush on that trip. This brush has very short stiff bristles and is perfect for applying a dark shadow over top of eyeliner, which helps to make the liner last all day. My Chanel brush was too long to fit in the planner. I grabbed some wire cutters and snipped off the end of the wooden black-lacquered handle, filed the rough edges with an emery board, and dabbed the cut tip with a black Sharpie. And there it was, my perfect liner travel brush. I shared my story with Chris, our local fabulous Chanel makeup artist, who gave me absolution from my Chanel sin. I think my next Chanel purchase will be another one of these useful eyeliner brushes.
I won't chop this one.
Disclaimer: These products were purchased by the reviewer, Cavewoman.