Makeup artist and product development expert DARAC created Darac Beauty in the hopes of creating a line of cosmetic products that would enhance a woman’s natural beauty. Instead of creating a line based on fleeting trends, Darac has designed his new line with a woman’s wants in mind. The products are based upon the wants and needs of the chic universal timeless woman. While many lines are inspired by fleeting trends, or a makeup artist’s opinion of beauty, Darac feels that these approaches are not strong enough to offer real solutions towards polishing a look.
Darac was the Director of Artistic Development for Estée Lauder’s Prescriptives brand for 11 years. Darac’s beauty products and makeup artistry have been featured in tons of major fashion and style publication, including WWD, Allure, Vogue, In Style, Town & Country, and The New York Times.
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His products have also been used many Broadway stages and Red Carpets including the Miss USA contestants.
I was fortunate enough to be able to try some products from Darac and I must say, I am very impressed. All of their products are extremely professional and high quality. By far, my favorite product is the TourQuam Luxe powder brush.
3-D Face Sculpting Brush
TourQuam is a revolution in makeup application. First off, it is modeled after the brushes they use to dust for fingerprints with. So it delivers light, even, flawless application every single time you use it.
This is your at-home makeup artist! Born out of three key concepts, TourQuam takes what you know about conventional makeup brushes and abolishes it into to the dark ages. Today, the type of brush you use to paint your walls is the same type of brush you use to apply cosmetics… Eeeew! The challenges with every existing applicator are the same: they pick up and deposit a clump of product in one place, so you waste time blending it out; it is impossible to get into the corners and facets of the face; application is heavy and cakey.
Darac Beauty resolves all of these problems with multiple layers of patented technology housed in one brush, creating 3-dimensional beauty. Inspired by forensics, energy, and gravity technology, it is absolutely the most unique tool available. Discover the world’s most luxurious makeup applicator – TourQuam! The handle of the brush actually has a magnet inside so the brush picks up just the right amount of powder. Since all powders have a magnetic base, iron oxide, the magnet inside helps attract it to the bristles. Then when you sweep it over your face, it disperses an even amount of the powder all over your face, instead of dumping it all in one spot and then trying to spread it out from there.
I have a variety of brushes in my makeup bag and I’ve never been impressed with Bare Escentuals, which is what people usually tell me is their favorite. I have the Bare Escentuals Flawless Application Face Brush and the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush and I find the bristles to be stiff and picky, not to mention the uneven application. I’ll tell you, once you use a good powder brush, you know the difference.
Up until now, my weapon of choice has been the Eco Tools Powder Brush which is super soft against skin and works fairly well at spreading powder. But it’s on the small side… It’s more like a large blush brush in size. The TourQuam is about 3x the size which provides even, flawless application.
The TourQuam Luxe is the softest, smoothest, most luxurious thing that has ever touched my skin. Have you ever felt chinchilla fur? Well, it’s softer than that…
First time using it, I used it to apply Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, which I didn’t particularly like. But I decided to give it a try because I knew it had iron oxide in it which would hopefully work well with the magnets in the brush. Well, not only did the brush apply the powder evenly and smoothly, but the coverage was so great that I couldn’t even believe it was the same powder. Applying it with the Bare Escentuals brushes all these years left me unhappy with the results, but using the TourQuam brush to apply it was like I had never used that powder before… Suddenly, I liked it!
I could go on and on, but in short, this brush is absolutely amazing. Here’s the thing… it costs $75. I know that sounds insane for a powder brush, but I tell you this thing works!! If it’s worth it to you to finally get the powder application and coverage you desire, than I would highly recommend you get this. Especially if you have expensive powders that you are disapointed with… Trust me if you use them with this brush, you’ll be a whole lot happier!
Now I know some of you will yell at me if i don’t give you an alternative, so here it is… The only thing I could possibly recommend as a runner up would be the Eco Tools Powder Brush only because it’s just as soft and totally affordable at only $8.99. I just wish it were bigger… that might make it work a bit better. It’s the only other brush I know of that delivers fairly good results and is just as soft as the TourQuam Luxe brush.
You can purchase the TourQuam Luxe powder brush on www.daracbeauty.com. If $75.00 is a little too scary for you, you can get the smaller version for only $40.00. Both brushes are occasionally available through QVC and in Henri Bendel stores.