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      01.05.2013 15:13
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      a great brush with good results

      Having just had a baby I thought I would treat myself to some new makeup - well you need something to cover up those dark circles and dull skin!

      I went to body shop and bought some makeup this was when I saw the blusher brush. I liked the look of it and had never really had a good one before so was excited to buy it.

      It was not cheap it cost me £12 but I thought it was worth it if it would apply my blusher properly and because it was good quality I thought it would last well and prevent me from having to continually replace them as I had done previously. The brush certainly looks the part I think that i looks like a professional brush it probably looks even more expensive than it was.

      The quality of the brush is brilliant. It has a nice and thick handle and natural bristles. I have used it and love it so far. The handle is nice and soft and smooth it is very comfortable to hold and it means you have good control when applying makeup. The bristles are lovely and soft it feels like you are brushing silk across your skin when you apply the blusher using it. I have sensitive skin but the natural bristles did not irritate it at all.

      The brush applies the blusher really well so that it looks really natural. I have also used it to apply bronzer which it also does really well.

      The brush is a perfect shape and applies the powder really well on the cheekbones and the result is a really nice and natural looking makeup.

      The brush can be washed and it does not affect the performance or the bristles I have washed mine a couple of times and none of the bristles have come out and they are still just as nice and soft when it has dried which is great.

      I would recommend this to anyone who loves makeup and wants a treat!

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      12.12.2012 00:41
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      Decent brush for the price

      Blusher is one of my favourite makeup items and it is something that I wear every day to brighten up my face, make myself look a bit more healthy and hopefully get a bit of a rosy glow to stop me looking washed out and tired. I tend to use powder blushers rather than cream blushers, and therefore this requires me to apply it with a brush rather than with my fingers. 

      I have had this blusher brush from the Body Shop for a couple of years now. It costs £12 to buy on its own, which is a fairly good price compared to a lot of makeup brands, but I got mine cheaper as I bought it in a brush set containing a number of different brushes, about 6 in total, including foundation brush, powder brush,eyeshadow brush, concealer brush etc as well as this blusher brush, and I think I paid £15 for the lot - bargain! 

      I find that this brush has a slightly different shape to a lot of other blusher brushes as it is flatter and a bit floppier. It has more of a domed end shape, compared to some other blusher brushes which are firmer and have more of a slanted edge. This did not really bother me at first, although now I wish it was not quite as flat as I think being slightly firmer and thicker would make the application quicker and easier. Still,  using this brush is not hard and I find it soft and not scratchy on my skin. It does apply the blusher smoothly and fair,y evenly, picking up a decent amount from the blusher pan and not going on in a streaky stripy way.

      It is made from synthetic hair rather than real animal hair and is cruelty free. I think the brush looks nice and very neutral. It has a black handle which says the type of brush on one side and Body Shop on the other, but I found the writing faded off mine quite quickly. This did not really bother me as it is easy to recognise which brush is which so I don't really need the label and it still looks nice and smart. It has quite a slim but solid and chunky handle which is very easy and comfy to hold. 

      It does not hold too much product build up or powder between it's bristles. It works best when it has just been cleaned, however just flicking the bristles and wiping off any residue does keep it in decent condition. I do keep my brushes clean, washing them regularly, so I don't really have any problems with it. This is very easy to clean. I have a special brush shampoo which I bought from Sephora in America and a few pumps of the shampoo lathered under Luke warm water easily rinse any foundation build up away. Before I bought the special cleaner I used normal shampoo and it was fine, but I think long term it's better to use a special cleanser or baby shampoo as its less harsh.

      It has not shed any bristles at all. 

      I have no real complaints with the brush especially for the price. Although I would prefer t to be a bit firmer and less flat, it does do the job effectively and feels nice to use so I would be happy to recommend it.

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      25.11.2012 16:08
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      a decent blusher brush from the bodyshop

      I have a quidco app on my mobile phone and near my workplace there is a large shopping centre of shops so whenever I go in a shop it lets me check in and earn 5p - 20p. It popped up on my app that entering the body shop gave me 10p and also as it was the festive period I went in during the week to also see what they offered. As I had also been to MAC and bought a few makeup bits (courtesy of my friend's gift card for my birthday) I had some blusher but the assistant told me a MAC blusher brush was £27! Of course I left it, so when I saw this in Bodyshop for £12 it seemed like a steal!

      The brush is a synthetic hair blusher brush with a black handle, with "The Body Shop" etched into it. It has a soft, and gentle brush tip which is round and is ideally designed for powder blusher. I use it with my MAC blusher which is powdered and it is excellent for picking up blusher quite effortlessly and transferring it naturally onto my cheeks without scratching my cheeks and the blusher sits well on the tip of the brush and does not sink into bristles allowing it to be easier to clean. It is applied onto my cheeks well and simple, gentle and effective strokes give a nice even coverage without me looking like a clown lol.

      The brush itself is reasonably thick and easy to hold and use. It is not the smallest of brushes so takes up some considerable room in my cosmetic purse but it is not too big so as to be oversized. Saying that, it would also not work well with little pots/palettes of blusher as the bristles of the brush are quite large so would be hard to dip in and collect enough blusher to effectively work well.

      Nonetheless the brush is quite versatile and works great with blusher and even bronzing pearls. I also sometimes use it cheekily with my foundation as it is very multipurpose! The brush is easy to clean, and the bristles aren't so flimsy as to fall out with a quick wash which proves it is great quality and I can see it lasting a really long time. At £12 it of course isn't the cheapest but I feel it is worth the £12 and I will get my money's worth out of it so I'd totally recommend!

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        06.04.2012 21:42
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        Recommended.

        I needed a new blusher brush because mine fell into the toilet (ewwwww) and I didn't really like the ideal of using it again after that! I had planned to get a new Urban Decay blusher brush, but when I looked I found that the price had gone up a lot and so I looked for other options - and came across the Body Shop Blusher Brush. I do like Body Shop products generally because I really do think that they are very good value and also i do like the concept of not testing any products on animals.

        The Body Shop Blusher Brush cost me £12.00 and so it wasn't cheap, but then it was cheaper to that offered by some of the other brands that I looked at. I guess looking at the fact that I'm expecting it to last me a few years then it's not a bad price for a quality brush.

        The design of the brush is quite simple and there is nothing about the brush that really jumps out at me - except that I think it looks neat and professional. It is a chunky brush, with a chunky handle also - which I really like because I feel it makes application easier and makes the application also softer and more natural looking. The brush part is made out of fine bristles that is tapered to a nice rounded end. The bristles are soft and silky and it picks up the blusher nicely and also dissipates it softly on my cheekbones. The handle is part black wood and part metal and it feels robust and well made. The brush is not retractable - which is really the only negative comment I can think of to make.

        Overall, I am actually quite impressed with this blusher brush and it does its job really very well.

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        06.08.2011 16:49

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        A brilliant blusher brush from the body shop!

        I ended up buying this brush a couple of years ago when attending a body shop party. The thing that most drew me to this blusher brush was the feel of it! The brush handle is thick and black and is the perfect length to have a good hold over the brush and control when applying product. The brush itself is extremely soft and gentle. It is a round tipped brush, purposeley intended for blusher. Which ensures you get a lovely finish when applying blusher or other such products. The brush hairs are synthetic.

        I've had this brush for well over a year and it continues to be my favourite brush I've never had any issues with it, it's easy to clean, the case holding the brush head itself has stayed intact, the brush hairs have maintained their softeness and colour. I've not had problems with the hairs of the brush falling out either as I've experienced this with other brushes! The brush head size is perfect for applying blusher or contouring your face. I strongly recommend this product it's well worth the price.

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        15.07.2011 06:58
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        Worth The Money!

        This has been my favourite blusher brush for the past 6 months or so now, i got it from The Body Shop for £12 which is slightly expensive but i've found it to be worth every penny.

        The brush has a thick black handle which reads 'The Body Shop' in silver writing. The top end of the brush has a silver kind of 'case' around it to keep the bristles in place. The overall design of the brush is sleek and versatile. The brush is easy to use, the handle as mentioned is nice and thick so is easy to grip and control.

        It's a synthetic blusher brush, with gorgeous super soft bristles which are extremely gentle and friendly to my sensetive skin. The hairs/bristles are the softest i've experienced with a synthetic brush.

        The brush mostly picks up colour well (by swirling the brush in a circular motion), but the downside is that it has difficulty picking up much colour on less pigmented blushes, so it is important to take time applying the powder evenly to the brush. The brush is great for more pigmented blushes, and it applies the powder evenly, giving a nice hint of colour to the cheeks rather than a streak.

        This also works well with my bronzing powders. It does not cake or streak the powder, doesn't clog in the pores and it is a great brush to use for blending, especially along the hair and jawline. It's great for precise shading and although the surface of the brush is quite big and clumsy looking, don't let it fool you! It's really good and it picks up and shades/blends the foundation briillantly.

        The brush is easy to clean and is fine to wash with water, however i rarely need to wash it as the residue usually falls off easily rather than getting trapped and clumping up.

        Overall a brill brush and i'd reccomend it. It might seem slightly expensive but it's worth it.

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        28.12.2010 13:51
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        A beautiful blusher brush that will last for many years

        I treated myself to the Body Shop blusher brush earlier this year, when I got some good results in my exams. I love chunky make up brushes, and they are useful not only for applying blusher, but also the likes of bronzer and other powders that should be evenly distributed over the skin for maximum effect.

        The brush retails at £11.50, and is a lovely chunky thing with, I believe, natural bristles. The handle is long and smooth, and you can get a good grip on it for controlling application of the blusher. The bristles are beautifully soft, although they do feel slightly coarser at their roots. The important thing is that they are gentle against the skin and able to transport the powder from palette to skin, however, and the brush does indeed perform this task admirably. They are a beautiful burnt-honey colour, and I have noticed little waste when it comes to the brush holding on to the powder.

        You do need to have a large palette of powder blusher for the brush to do its job effectively, as the bristles cover some considerable space. The many bristles means that application of the blusher is so even and the end result so natural-looking you soon feel like a professional. The brush slips under the cheekbones and disperses powder to create natural-looking shadows.

        I love using the Body Shop brush, and would I not be concerned by tinting my face pink I would also use the brush to dispense bronzing powder too. I use another brush for this purpose instead. The only criticism I have of the brush is that I would like a handle made of a more natural-looking material, such as wood, to match the artful arrangement of the bristles. The brush may be a little on the pricy side, but it will last for many years, and is an essential tool for any lady who enjoys experimenting with make up.

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        06.12.2009 17:42
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        It lasts for a long time!!! Highly recommended

        Have you ever tried The Body Shop brushes? If yes, you could never find any complaints about them. I bought this as a part of my 5-brush case, which retails at the body shop stores at £39, but you can find it much cheaper on Ebay (where I got my 5 brushes together with a nice case for about £17). For the quality of the brushes, I am very happy with the purchase. It can also be purchased individually at £11.25. It may seem expensive for a small brush but you would definitely change ur mind once you use it.

        The brush looks quite plain, but surely doesn't look cheap. It is handy and has a nice shape and fits perfectly into your hand. You may find it a bit small for a blusher brush, I was quite disappointed at first, too but as I use it, I find it just right.

        The brush is super soft, it leaves a luxurious feeling on your face. Sometimes I also use it to apply bronzer or face powder, and it works fine. It picks up powder easily and the powder looks great, even, smooth on your face. Even after many washes, it still feels so soft, and I haven't noticed any hair loss.

        You don't need to spend a fortune on Mac brushes, TBS brushes are cheaper and extremely soft and they last for ages. This is a real investment as you will have it for years.

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        22.07.2009 20:38
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        A great experience owning it

        The Blusher Brush from The Body Shop is and amazing quality brush for £12. I know this might not sound that cheap but I personally think it is a long term investment as it very long lasting. I have this brush for about a year now and I washed it so many times and all I can say is that after all the use and abuse it has kept its shape it still looks brand new with no loss of bristles.

        That is quite amazing for a high street brand. I think most of the things sold in chain shops like this are a rip off but there you have it, there is something out there good once in a while.

        This brush works the best with compacted blush; you got to see it to believe it. It feels soft like a feather on the skin.

        Negatives:
        I use highly pigmented mineral blush pigment for my cheeks and sometimes I fid this brush picks a bit too much colour. One solution is to mix and swirl the pigment into the brush very well so it's all evenly distributed then the problem is solved.

        The wide handle makes it stand out beautifully on the dressing table, very stylish brush. I even bought the retractable one as a present for a relative and she was highly impressed. The bristles are the same on the both brushes is just the way is presented is different for thouse of you who can't decide.

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          06.03.2009 13:31
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          **** Introduction ****

          After hosting a body shop party, I managed to gain over two hundreds pounds worth of money that could only be spent at the body shop. This sounds like a lot but this was down to the amount of sales that were produce at the party, so it goes to show that you can earn while your friends spend.

          I love make-up but over the last few years I have gone for much cheaper brands so being able to replace all of my old make up foe the body shop brand has been great.

          After spending all of the money on new make up I had a little bit left over so I purchased a blusher brush to help me apply the make up correctly.

          **** The Blusher Brush ****

          This cost a whopping 9.00 which is something that I would never dream of spending on a little brush, but as I needed to spend the voucher all at once I bit the bullet and bought it anyway.

          When my brush arrived i was gob smacked as it was very simple looking but very expensive, so I was not overly impressed on first impressions.

          This blusher brush is 6 inches long at one end it has a black wooden handle that is connected to the one inch brush section by a silver metal connection. The brush has a very soft bristle to it, so when you sweep it over your face it feels so soft.

          To apply blusher sweep the brush over the product and then sweep it across your cheeks, this is very simple to do as the product sits on the ends of the bristles and does not sink into the brush at all.

          the brush can bee cleaned using hot soapy water, but this can take a few days to dry out fully.

          **** My Views ****

          Overall I was not impressed with this, but after using it I have been amased as it gives me a nice even cover and product does not seep into the bottom of the brush, therefore saving me money by not wasting blusher.

          It is expensive at 9.00 but I do recommend this brush, I feel that it would be an ideal way to apply powder foundation, blusher and even bronzing pearls.

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            20.02.2009 22:06
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            Would recommend, lovely brushes

            I bought this at a Body Shop party, along with their foundation brush and slanted eyeshadow brush.

            I have always lusted after Body Shop brushes - they're costly, but I figured I could buy a couple at a time to build up the whole collection. The brush at the party that we were allowed to feel was a gorgeous, miraculously soft creation, which would be just ideal for sweeping powder across one's skin.

            However, I was disappointed with my blusher brush. I had expected it to be slightly bigger. The bristles are much smaller than what I have been used to using in the past, and at first I struggled to get along with it, finding the small brush left obvious stripes on my face, whereas my old fat brush had blended them more.

            But, after a few weeks of use, I have learned to be less heavy handed with my blusher, and to pick up less product. Now I can appreciate the blending power of this amazingly soft brush. I would definitely recommend it, and would advise anyone who has trouble settling in with a smaller blusher brush to persevere, as I now realise my make up looks far more natural and well blended than before!

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            04.02.2009 02:34
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            Excellent buy - would recommend

            I longed for one of the Body shop's make up brushes for a long time... they always seemed so unattainable and so perfectly soft - and eventually one day I bit the bullet and bought one - the blusher brush. I had originally lusted after the bigger powder brush, but I just couldn't justify buying it - however I do wear blusher, and therefore decided that the blusher brush would not be a waste of money at all! I think that the body shop's range of make up brushes are unrivalled for their price and quality - they are all soft and feel absolutely lovely against your skin. The blusher brush is a perfect tool for amassing just the right amount of blusher (you can blow a little bit off and it doesn't throw too much away) and then it sweeps it perfectly onto your skin, giving perfect even coverage and making your skin look absolutely radiant.

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