Every year that Sephora has their annual Holiday VIB ROUGE event I always consider adding that one unique luxury splurge to my basket. This year it was the Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Beauty Brush And Travel Wrap. I figured with my twenty percent off why not. Plus it was the only real affordable luxury item this year as most of the other brushes and sets had starting price points of $175 to $295. It's not a serious must have item in terms of practicality but rather a glamorous little treat. A gorgeous golden indulgence to keep inside your purse, showcase on your vanity table or bring along in travel case. A nice surprise included inside the box is a $25 gift card to use on the Alexis Bittar website. They had a sale a few days ago making it possible for me to snag a sweet golden Lucite necklace. Stay tuned for that review.
A perfect blend of form and function: Alexis Bittar custom-designed luxurious pointed powder brush and jewelry-inspired travel pouch. Introducing Alexis Bittar for Sephora Collection: a limited-edition collaboration that fuses the jewelry designer’s luxurious, sculptural aesthetic with our coveted beauty essentials. Exclusively at Sephora. For more than 20 years, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has revolutionized fashion with his striking designs and signature techniques. Renowned for his avant-garde craftsmanship, the award-winning artisan now brings his expertise to beauty. This exquisite pointed powder brush comes in a travel-friendly size and features satine, a revolutionary synthetic hair that creates excellent pickup and luxuriously soft application. The lucite handle is embellished with Swarovski crystals and plated with 24 karat gold for unparalleled luxury. The brush is housed in a jewelry-inspired pouch, which has enough room for all your makeup essentials. This Set Contains Travel-size Pointed Powder brush, Jewelry-inspired pouch
Construction/Details: The travel size Lucite brush handle is about six inches and hefty in weight. It has an elegant look and well made feel to it. The bristles are short, dome shaped, soft and fluffy. It's only suitable for loose powder application. The tip of the bristles are surrounded by a gold metal band that appears to be hammered with tiny symbols or etchings. You'll also find tweensy little crystals splashed here and there but they are hardly noticeable unless you look closely. It's really gorgeous to look at and makes a great collectors piece. The wrap is slightly longer in size, velvet in feel, trimmed with gold hardware accents, a logo tab with one tiny crystal, mini zip compartment and opens up to reveal storage for more than one brush. It closes magnetically and it's well constructed. Definitely a work of art in my opinion. I believe this is truly worth the price and will make a beautiful keepsake treasure over the years. I'm beyond happy with the purchase and the bonus $25 gift card inside. My only contention was the shipping fee on the Bittar site. Fifteen dollar shipping for a tiny weightless necklace along with New York taxes seems unnecessary. Do I complain a lot? Oh well. C'est la vie... Who was able to grab this beauty? Stay Beautiful! XOXO
Availability: Sephora Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Brush + Travel Wrap $58