I did have an all over make-up brush which I got as a gift from boots and I had it for a few years. I then read an article online that said you should change your face brushes often as they will start to make your face dirty and give you spots. I did start to get spots but thought it was down to other things and not my make up brush so I was shocked to read this. I decided to buy a new one but I couldn't believe how expensive they were. I couldn't find one for less than £15 in the shops in town so decided not to bother and wait until I found something cheaper maybe online.
I got my avon book not long after and the all over make up brush caught my eye. There were a few pages of make-up that were on offer for any 2 for £12 so I decided to buy this and the bronzing pearls I normally get. This made them both £6 each which is a great price. These two were recommended to use together and as I already used the bronzing pearls anyway I knew I would like it.
The brush has a black handle and black bristles with Avon wrote on the top of the handle. It looks pretty simple but not too cheap. I have used the brush for about 6 months now and the bristles are still soft but have spread out with all the use it has had. Some of the bristles have started coming out as well so I think I am ready for new one but 6 months for the price I paid is pretty good. Also I have found over time as I put foundation on and then brush on the bronzer with the make up brush, some foundation has started clinging to the bristles. It has dried so it doesn't affect my make-up going on but it just doesn't look clean.
I will purchase another in the next couple of months and hope that it is on offer. I think it is £10 full price which isn't bad but if you can get it cheaper you might as well wait until the next book comes along.
===Why I Got This===
We all need our brushes and some can be quite expensive. I therefore bought mine many months and maybe over a year ago when it was on special offer.
You can buy from an Avon Representative and the brochures they deliver or order online from the Avon website. These can also be picked up on Ebay.
Full price is £8 but currently selling for £5 - but I am sure I had mine free with another item.
We all need a good few brushes these days so I decided to buy another large brush to use for blusher/bronzer - that way I would have one for brown and one for pink shades and would mean it I did not have to keep washing my brush daily.
This brush came with a silver handle when I bought it - so it shows how long I have had it. It is used on an almost daily basis - I use it for the brown shades of blusher while my other make is used for pinks - they have different colour handles which helps identification.
This has a 4.5 inch handle and the brush part is brown with about 2 inches of bristles which spread out slightly
The handle is quite chunky and comfortable to hold and it has 'AVON' written small down the side. It also had a wide silver colour band around the centre.
The bristles are very soft and gentle and over the year or so I have had it the bristles have not shed at all or splayed outwards. I often wash my brushes in baby shampoo to keep them nice and fresh. This Avon brush looks almost as good as new - whereas the other branded brush is looking much the worse for wear and the bristles are splayed out so much it really needs replacing. Considering they have both had the same amount of use the Avon one is so much better and one I would definitely recommend to anyone.
I use it for bronzing type powder which I use as a blusher - it picks up the powder easily and with just one or two sweeps of the brush and the job is done.
You can buy cheaper brushes but its worth paying a little more for one that lasts.
===Would I Recommend?===
I've bought so many of this type of brush over the years and they never last, however for my last birthday one of my friends who is a big Avon fan, bought me the Avon All Over Face Brush, to be honest I expected it to be much like any other make up brush but I have been very pleasantly surprised.
The All Over Face Brush is approximately 19 cm's in length and described as a Large Dusting Brush, it looks quite upmarket with its grey/black matt handle, this has the Avon logo written on the bottom of it. The bristles fan out slightly on the brush as is usual for this type of make up brush. The all over face brush is currently selling for £8.00 and comes with a little case to keep it in.
I personally use this brush for loose powder which I apply after all my other make up, you could also use it for foundation or blusher. The bristles are really soft and gentle against my skin, in fact they feel so delicate and soft it almost seems as if they're not there. The handle of the brush is an ideal length and size and I have no problem a all sweeping this over my face and neck area.
I have been using the Avon All Over Face Brush for about 3 months now on a daily basis and I am really impressed with it, the bristles pick up just the right amount of powder and distribute it evenly over my skin, in my personal opinion its the bristles that make this particular brush special, they are so soft and gentle and never fall out, I have used make up brushes in the past that deposit bristles along with the powder all over my face, this is not a problem with the Avon brush.
One thing I like to use this for is a shimmer powder over my neck and shoulders if I'm on a night out and wearing a strapless top, this gives a lovely glitzy night out look.
To maintain my all over face brush I wash it regularly to keep it nice and clean and germ free, I just wash it in a mild soapy solution and leave to dry, once again there have been no problems of bristle shedding whilst washing the brush.
I like the fact that it comes with a little case as it means I don't have to cram it in my already overloaded make up bag or leave it knocking around the bottom of my handbag if I'm on a night out, the little case keeps it nice and clean.
If you use this type of make up brush then I would certainly recommend taking a look a this one from Avon, for the price its a really good quality item and one I thoroughly recommend. I will definitely continue to use this
I have always had a thing for new make up brushes and due to this fact I have a massive collection of them in my possession. The other day I was going through lots of my stuff, sorting out what I was going to keep and what I'm giving away and so on when I came across this brush that for ages I used and forgot all about!
The Brush Itself:
Well this brush measures about 20cm in length, the handle is a dark matt grey colour and of good solid feel with at the base of it being rounded and white lettering that tells us this is an Avon product. The brush head is rather large but flexible, rounded and made of slightly shiny black bristles that are attached to the handle by a black coloured shiny metal section which really is secure and all in all the brush looks really nice quality, is a good size and looks more expensive than the £8.00 I paid for it.
Well this brush is called an all over face brush and that's basically what it is really. You can use this for applying all types of foundation, pressed and loose powders and blusher/bronzers of different types too. The brush head is a fantastic size and so soft and easy to move about and I use this in the main to apply pressed/loose powder and blushers and bronzers with.
Its lovely and soft on my face, I have complete control of it and to take care of it I simply wash it out every week or so with either a gentle shampoo or baby shampoo. I find that powders cling to it very well and that although I used it often I haven't lost any bristles and that the bristles haven't lost any of their good quality or colour through being washed at all.
Yes £8.00 seems a lot of cash to part with just for a make up brush but this one should last you ages and to me is worth every penny it cost me as I can rely on it!
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I paid £7.00 for this brush, which is expensive, however Avon sell excellent quality brushes so I decided to treat myself!
The brush itself looks sleek and elegant. It's jet black in colour and the handle on the brush is really smooth and comfortable to hold. I find that I can get a good grip on the brush without holding it too tightly - which results in my fingers aching!
The brush is great for loose face pearls, bronzing powders and loose mineral foundation. The brush picks up just the right amount of powder without the powder falling off the brush. The bristles on the brush are really soft and they feel lovely when they're brushed against the face. I haven't lost many of the bristles, just the odd one but you can't really tell to be honest.
The handle is really strong and durable and I think it'd be hard to break. You can also wash the brush in warm soapy water, if you wish. The brush is supposed to be left to dry naturally. It doesn't take long to dry really - before long it'll be ready to be used again. So overall this is a durable brush and well worth the money.
I would recommend this brush. It's expensive but I have seen it on some sort of offer before for £4.00 and sometimes you get a free gift with it too.
I bought this Avon make up brush a while ago, and now use it every day.
The brush itself is made up of very soft black bristles, and unlike most other brushes I have used, the bristles fall out very rarely, and the bristles of my brush (which I have had for about half a year now) have still not gotten coarse and lost their softness and overall texture and feel.
The brush is amazing for evenly spreading out powder foundation, and I often use this brush instead of the sponge applicator which most powder foundation compacts come supplied with.
The brush isn't too good for travelling with, as it is quite big and does not fit in many make up bags, so I use it just for application when I am at home.
The price of this brush for the quality I think is very good, it lasts a long time, and is a product which really works well, and does everything you can ask from it.
Reason For Purchase ~*~ 'Tarred With The Same Brush'!
As I've got older, I've become more aware of the importance of changing cosmetic products to inhibit bacteria. Although my make-up is for personal use only, bacteria are simply one of life's microorganisms that are ever present!
Cosmetic products have a usage termination date on the containers, such as six or twelve month durations. But make-up applicators do not have a use by date so the consumer needs to apply discernment in this matter. It is obvious to see wear and tear but not so apparent to see a bacterial build-up, which can produce acne or much worse!
Additionally, many cosmetic brushes do not withstand consistent cleaning well; therefore, replacing is generally the best course of action. Every three to four months I like to buy a new application brush. Though there are many brands of these utensils available, they tend to vary considerably in cost. I generally buy these from my local Avon representative as the brushes are well made and affordable.
Choice ~*~ 'Daft As A Brush', not with this gem!
I like to have an assortment of applicators for different uses, such as ones to apply eye shadow. The Avon All over Face Brush suits the purpose of applying foundation and blusher very well. Because I use liquid foundation, I have two facial brushes to avoid cross adulteration which would spoil either of the products.
The Product ~*~ Paint Brush
The sleek black tool is furnished with a larger and more rounded head. This affords angling in application techniques. The instrument has just over one and a half inches of very soft shiny bristles which is an important feature due to it being used on the more sensitive skin on the face. Due to the size and flexibility of the device, it allows for excellent coverage over the whole face. The base of the handle piece is three and a quarter inches with the company name in white caps. Between this and the head is a black shiny vinyl stem. I like to use this specific type of apparatus for blending my makeup around the outline of my face, including the jaw line, to ensure a more natural appearance.
Maintance ~*~ 'The Brush Off'
Between renewing dates, I clean my facial brushes by very carefully submerging them in a gentle shampoo; the grand-tots Johnsons or Avon children's shampoo! I carefully massage the brush head through the soapy water until all traces of make-up is removed. Then, in clean warm water I swish the brushes gently to clear the heads of the soapy mixture. Thereafter, I leave them to dry naturally by laying them flat on a soft towel near an open window. Once dried, I replace the brushes into the sturdy polyurethane pouches they were delivered in.
Application ~ Foundation ~*~ 'Brush Strokes'
I find that my Avon facial brush works well with various types of foundation, from solids to the ones I tend to use, liquid and cream. I find that the results are better for me than a sponge as the brush tends to create a far more appealing and flawless finish because it allows the foundation to cover the various areas of my face in a fluid equal fashion. The brush is great for the first spot application blobs of the foundation and then onto a neat complete coverage because of it lovely tapered and pliable shape.
1) I have very dry skin since I've reached my fifties, so before application I apply a rich moisturizer which I leave to be absorbed into the skin before administering the foundation.
2) I use the lid of my liquid foundation to pour a small amount of the contents into.
3) Next I use the brush to take up a portion of the product. As I prefer a lighter coverage of my ivory shaded foundation, I immerse only one side of my brush into the lid of liquid.
4) I then adopt capacious descending strokes to blend the foundation onto my forehead, nose, chin and cheeks.
5) Finally, I use the tapered edges of my brush to amalgamate the foundation into tricky areas, such as the corners of my nose and hairline.
Application ~ Blusher
When I was younger, my blusher techniques would often render me looking very similar to Aunt Sally from the Worzel Gummidge series of the 70's! Lovely big circular red cheeks are just not 'cool'! Today, I proceed as follows:
1) I apply my foundation as noted above. I use Avon's face pearls to create the soft glow effect to compliment the concealing textural effects of the foundation.
2) To determine the outer edges of my cheek bones any find the areas I'll be applying the blusher, I simply suck in my cheeks.
3) I gently and lightly brush across the opened tub of pearl beads. Next, I carefully begin tapping the brush on the rim of the container in order to remove the excess powder.
4) I Use upward sweeping movements to apply the blusher to the outer edges of my cheek bones.
5) By looking at my face in natural light I can access if any extra Blending is needed for any areas the shade appears uneven.
I noticed that my brush looked rather dusty and was out of its protective pouch when I went to use it. When I asked my son about this, he explained that he found it great for dusting the internal mechanisms of his PC!
Adding insult to injury, he asked me to use it on another occasion to dust off the loose hairs from his shaven head! I ordered one just for his use!
Availability ~*~ Basil Brush...No, Avon!
This beautiful All Over Face Brush is currently available in the Avon brochure 06 on page 99 (order code 09258) at half its normal price, only £3.00