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Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection

Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection
Nail Colour and Chic Prints Inspired by FOX’s hit show GLEE
Gleek out with the new Sephora by OPI goes Gleek Chic collection, available February 2011, a limited-edition range of ten new nail colour shades and three Chic Prints nail design appliqués inspired by your favorite characters from FOX’s hit show, GLEE. With signature names, colors and styles developed in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, the set list for the Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection has a little something for every Gleek, from the infamous slushie blue to a Gleek Out green- the new GLEE line will make you feel like part of the GLEE club.
Seven new Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection Nail Colours are available individually ($9.50) or as a mini set of six with three additional exclusive colours ($22). All are Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP),Toluene and Formaldehyde-free.
· Slushied – There’s no need to duck from this opaque blue
· Hell to the No – This purple shade might as well be considered liquid-pizzazz
· Gleek Out – A lime, glittery green that will have everyone singing your praises
· Diva-in-Training – Step aside Rachel Berry. The next solo is yours with this poppy pink hue
· Who Let the Dorks Out? – All the cool kids aren’t doing it! Express your individuality and inner-Gleek with this statement peacock green
· Miss Bossy Pants- A rich raspberry as show-stopping as Rachel herself
· Mash-Up – Whether your style is sporty or goth, this pearlescent green gray pulls it all together for a pitch-perfect look
· Celibacy Club (mini set exclusive)- Even if it’s only part of the show, express your inner angel with this glimmering, diamond top coat
· Express Yourself to Yourself (mini set exclusive)- Even more entertaining than Sue Sylvester in a music video, this coral shimmer shade will have people talking
· Sue Vs Shue (mini set exclusive) – Capturing the rivalry by this rebellious navy blue
Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection Chic Prints for Nails Design Appliqués ($15) are easy-to-apply, precut strips of varying widths available in three different GLEE-inspired designs, Showstopper (gold stars), Berry Special (navy polka dots) and One Hit Wonder (music notes). Appliqués last 2 days on either fingers or toes and provide a fast and fun way to update your look instantly.
Sephora by OPI Nail Colours and Chic Prints for Nails Design Appliqués will be available February 2011 ($15 each) in all in all Sephora stores,

Now in its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season’s No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of “GLEEks,” one Platinum and two Gold albums, more than 16 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year – and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at twitter.com/gleeonfox.

Sigma Makeup Make Me Cool–Aqua Brush Set

Brushes in this kit:

Small Angle E65 -
Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles.
Medium Angled Shading - E70 - Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Shader - E60 -
Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles.
Pencil - E30
- Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour - F40 -
The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Large Powder - F30 -
Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre - F50 -
Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.
Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.
Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.
Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.
Eyeliner - E05 - An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes.
Sigma Makeup offers a free travel size E25 brush with this kit!

Choosing your right makeup brush and Brush Care


Choosing a brush is largely a matter of personal preference, but each type of hair bristle has its own unique characteristics.

Some of the more popular types of hair used in cosmetic sector  include:

Natural Soft Hair

Kolinsky - Finest red sable, Finely-pointed hair with superb spring, strength, and absorbency.  ( Shu Uemura have Kolinsky)

Red Sable - Any red hair from the weasel family. Many different grades are available on the market. Ideally they hold a fine point with good spring and absorbency. Well suited to smooth strokes and blending in oils ( it is suitable for pros, backstage makeup, cinema and theatre makeup)

Ox - Lacks the fine tip of red sable, but is a strong, silken hair often used in moderately-priced brushes.

Goat - A relatively inexpensive hair. Possesses good absorbency with a soft, wiry feel.

Squirrel - Highly absorbent, finely-pointed hairs, but lack the spring of red sable.

Camel - An all-encompassing term for brushes made from a variety of hairs, none of which are camel. They may include ox, goat, squirrel, or pony hair.   Shu Uemura have Pony Hair Brushes)


Coarse, strong hair that ideally has a natural curve and flagged tips. Well suited to work with heavier mediums like oils, acrylics, and tempera. White bristle comes in many grades. Black bristle is a stiffer, economically-priced hair.

Synthetic Hair

Manufactured fibers of various thicknesses, each tapering to a fine point. They are available white or dyed (Taklon). The performance characteristics of synthetic brushes can vary widely. They are suitable for all  cosmetics and ideal for acrylics.

Synthetic Bristle

Stiff, coarse, tapered fibers lacking the flags and curve of natural bristle, but suitable for work on rough surfaces, and are excellent for use in stencil and fabric painting brushes.

Long or Short Handle?

Short-handle brushes are the choice for make up applications when working at a table or other flat surface. A short handle is also the preferred length for watercolours. Long-handle brushes are designed for easel work so that painters may distance themselves from their work.

Things to Consider

When selecting the best brush (hair and shapes to be used) for a project, you will want to consider:
·the properties of your makeup;
·depends on your skin, or skin you are applying makeup to  whether it is acne based, or has marks, scars, freckles or a flawless skin…

your technique and style, and the desired final effect.

Caring For Your Brushes

Follow these tips to keep your brushes in top-working condition:

  • When loading, using, or cleaning, work hairs in their natural direction.
  • Do not leave a brush soaking in a liquid for extended periods, especially resting on its bristles.
  • Take care not to let eye shadow, liners, cc bases, foundation, paints  its way up into the ferrule.
  • When working, never allow paint to dry on your brush.


  • Clean your brushes thouroughly and promptly when you are finished your makeup
  • For best results, use a brush cleaner formulated for the medium being used (water- or oil-based , or brush shampoo) each time i use my brushes i clean then with mild baby oil,
  • Store brushes lying flat, or with heads upright, so there is no pressure on the hair.

Brush Shapes and Their Uses


Whether you are buying your make up brushes from High Street Brands or you are going on Budget buying dupes ( art brushes, or some replicas on ebay) this list will help you choosing your brushes.




 Round - Use on point, or apply pressure to make thick-to-thin strokes.


Liner - Continuous curved or straight lines.



Script Liner (Long Liner) - Scroll work, flowing thick-to-thin lines

( you can find this brush at art craft stores)



Eye Definer Brush Short: flat strokes and blending, especially useful with heavy mediums.




Angled Eye Colour  Brush


designed for overall colour application and blending.




Eye Shader Brush

Blending and softening


Angled Liner (Angle Flat) For colouring filling the brows or For creating sharp, precise lines. This brush has fibres which are carefully arranged to form a perfect angle



Shader Brush : Strokes with soft edges. Blending. A natural flower petal shape. Use it for pigments, glitters, concealers, cream eye shadows, MAC Paints

Fan  Brush


A flat, fan-shaped brush of soft synthetic fibre/goat hair blend. Can be used for featherweight application and blending of pigments and powders or as a tool to gently clear the skin of any excess product.

Use it for loose powders, loose blushes, loose bronzers.





3/4 loew cornell 270 maxine’s mop purple handle- mac 116
(L) loew cornell 277 round mop wood handle- mac 129
1” loew cornell 270 maxine’s mop purple handle- mac 134 or 136
(XXL) loew cornell 277 round mop wood handle- mac 150
#8 American painters 2500 filbert clear w/glitter handle- mac 194
#4 american painters 2200 fan clear w/glitter handle- mac 205
1/4 royal soft grip sg160 clear w/blue tip handle- mac 208
10/0 american painter 2650 spotter clear w/glitter handle- mac 209 or 311
#6 royal soft grip sg255 clear w/blue tip handle- mac 211
#6 american painters 2450 chisel blender clear w/glitter handle- mac 212
3/8 loew cornell 270 maxine’s mop purple handle- mac 213
1/4 loew cornell amm mini mop green handle- mac 217
#10 royal soft grip sg255 clear w/blue tip handle-mac 219
(M) royal soft grip sg999 clear w/pink tip handle- mac 225
1” royal soft grip sg1400 clear w/pink tip handle- mac 227
1/4 loew cornell 270 maxine’s mop purple handle- mac 228
(S) royal soft grip sg995 clear w/pink tip handle- mac 231
#10 royal soft grip 3020 clear w/orange tip handle- mac 249
1/2 loew cornell 270 maxine’s mop purple handle- mac 252
3/8 royal soft grip sg160 clear w/glitter handle- mac 263
1/4 american painters 2440 angular clear w/glitter handle- mac 266
3/8 american painters 2400 angular clear w/glitter handle- mac 269
1/4 royal soft grip sg393 clear w/pink tip handle- mac 272
3/8 royal soft grip sg393 clear w/pink tip handle- mac 275
#8 royal soft grip sg170 clear w/blue tip handle- mac 316"

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