The Body Shop Brushes Haul and Review


Some of you may not know, but I am a consultant for The Body Shop at Home, which means I sell The Body Shop products on Facebook and in person to my friends and family. I discovered over the weekend that their makeup brushes were 30% off, and when you factor in my 25% commission, I was going to be able to get a total of 55% off their already reasonably priced brushes. Since I love their makeup brushes and think you can never have enough, I decided to go for it, so here is my review and haul of the brushes I purchased this weekend!

Fresh Nude Foundation Brush | £15
The Body Shop's Fresh Nude Foundation has two different lengths and fibres of their bristles. The short bristles are to apply the product to your skin, while the long ones are designed for blending.

I think I may need to use this brush a few more times to get a full idea of it, but if I'm honest I found it very difficult to blend using this. It seemed to take a long time to get rid of the streaks from the long bristles, and the finish wasn't as natural as I would have liked. I'm going to keep trying with this to see if I can get it to work a bit better for me!

3/5

Point Highlighter Brush | £12
This narrow brush is perfect for applying highlight onto your cheekbones, nose, browbones, and cupid's bow for a glowing complexion.

I found it picked up an excellent amount of product, and it applied it to the skin evenly. I loved the soft bristles as well! I'd recommend this for those days when you want a blinding highlight - its bristles are dense so you end up with a lot of product on there.

5/5

Fan Brush | £11
If you prefer a more natural look with your blusher and highlighter, this fan brush is perfect. Its bristles aren't dense, so it doesn't pick up or apply too much product, and the design is perfect to sweep a light application to your cheekbones.

I love this brush for its light touch and the natural finish it gives. It definitely doesn't pick up much product, so if you prefer a more dramatic highlighted look, it maybe isn't the best brush for you. However, if you're just looking for a subtle glow, something like this is ideal.

5/5

Eyeshadow Blending Brush | £9
This soft-bristled brush sweeps easily over the skin for blending out shadows to avoid a harsh line. It also works well for blending shades together for a nice gradient effect.

If you want to add a colour to it, it picks up a good amount of product, but it then makes it a bit more difficult to blend out as the shadow remains on the brush for a long time. The bristles are the perfect length for blending nicely but having a lot of control. I found it blended my shadows evenly in no time at all, but when I added a colour it didn't work quite as well.

4/5

Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush | £10
This brush has an angled brush at one end and a soft brush at the other end for applying shadow to the lids and blending.

The angled brush is nice and dense, so it picks up and applies a lot of product for a pigmented look. Similarly, the eyeshadow brush on the other end applies plenty of product, and can be used for blending shades out and together. I did find that it wasn't the best for blending, as the bristles were a bit too short and dense. This is a very practical brush, as it would save space when travelling since it's a two in one!

4.5/5

Eyeshadow Brush | £9
This flat brush is ideal for picking up pigment and applying eyeshadow all over your eyelid. For a more precise look, you could also use the slim edges of the brush.

I actually have a few of these, and I love them. The flat brush applies shadow to your lids easily and precisely, and I find it works excellently with both pressed and loose pigments. It applies an even layer of shadow, doesn't take off pigmentation or shimmer/glitter, and I just get great results with this every time. This is probably my favourite brush ever. 

5/5

Lipstick and Concealer Brush | £9
I find this brush very versatile. You can use it to apply concealer in the smallest parts of your face, such as the corners of your nose and eyes, as well as lipstick. I'd also say that it is excellent for applying a lighter shadow to the inner corner of your eyes, as it small enough for precise application.

The size of the brush is just right for applying lipstick to the peak of my lips, although it may be a bit too big for some out you. The bristles are trimmed perfectly so you have no strays that could ruin the smooth line of your lipstick.

5/5

Overall, I really appreciate the quality of The Body Shop's makeup brushes. They have soft bristles that feel very luxurious, and I find that they are all quite versatile, and can be used in a number of ways. There is a brush to suit every need, so if you're on the lookout for some new, high quality brushes, definitely have a look at The Body Shop. If you're interested in receiving discounts on The Body Shop's products, then join my Facebook group, where I share offers, discounts, and the odd giveaway too!

Have you used any of these brushes before? What do you think?

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