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Brush on Buff is one of the products I could not live without. It is a lovely little 28g pot of bronzing pearls. Although it is called "buff" the do provide a small hint of colour to my pale skin. I usually use them with a large powder brush to cover areas of my face which would get some sun. As I am quite pale, I opt to do this and then apply "Brush on Bronze" to the cheeks.
The pearls are smooth and a little shimmery. They just add a certain depth to your make up and stop your foundation from looking like a mask. They are wonderful to just brighten the face a little and to help to shade and sculpt subtly.
Another tip is to take about 5 pearls out of the pot and crush them in another empty tub, then apply this as a loose powder, using a blusher brush, for more concentrated colour.
These are also great if you do not have a face powder to hand as they can be used in it's place, although I would mainly recommend them for defining and shading and on paler skin.
**** Introduction ****
Having recently hosted a body shop at home party, I got lots of new body shop products free as part of the host incentive.
As my party pulled in over five hundred pounds in sales I get just over two hundred pounds in cash, which could be spent on any products that the body shop are currently selling.
I have now replaced all of my make-up with the body shop brands, I have always liked bronzing pearls so when I saw that they are still selling the brush on buff I just had to get one.
**** The Brush On Buff ****
The brush on buff is the body shops version of bronzing pearls, these pearls come in a 28 gram round plastic tub with a gold screw off cap, each tub consist of roughly 150 little rounds pearls with are basically balls of compacted shimmer powder.
The pearls are protected by a soft sponge, which I actually use to apply them to my face and skin, but you can also apply the product with a soft blusher brush for a more accurate application. The sponge sits into the top of the pot and stops the pearls form crumbling up, I have noticed that if the pearls do crumble you get a very un-even application which results in you having to remove your make up and starting again so the sponge it worth keeping even if it is only used to protect the little beads.
These pearls are used to enhance cheek bones and basically highlight certain areas on your skin, I tend to use it on my cheeks as a blusher as it highlights my bones without being over the top, which is what usually occurs when I use a normal blusher.
Once it is applied it adds a nice shimmer shine to my skin that makes me look like I have a nice natural glow, I bought the lightest shade available which consists of light beige and pink beads as I have a very light skin tone, but you can buy a darker version with beige and dark brown of anyone with olive tones.
This costs 12.00 a pot which is a bit expensive, but I would buy it again when I need to replace it. You can buy it from the body shop or from any body shop party.
**** My Views ****
I feel this is perfect for my skin tone and I feel comfortable wearing it which is unusual as I don't like my make up to be to over powering, I love it as it keeps my skin looking completely natural but also gives me a sun kissed glow.
I can use that a day of night make up, so it think this was a sound investment as I can use it on a daily basis.
I would recommend this to anyone who like the idea of a bronzing pearl but can't quite carry off using it, this is the same thing only a lot lighter so it will compliment any skin tone.
I have used alot of body shop products and think think thier fab, my make up bag is full of thier products, including this one.
Can be used on checks, and over the body such as arms and shoulders, if u want a bit of a glow, great if u need a quick fix if your going out and have not had time to do a fake tan.
I use the body shop all in one and use this as a blusher over it and it looks fab. if u need to re-apply ovre the day, it don't start looking like you've put too much make up on. But lives your skin still looking fresh.
The best bit is that i can't tell that it is going to last me a long time, as a little goes a long way. even if you use alot, it will still last awhile. worth the money.
The colour is brilliant, don't make you look orange which is good...
I actually bought this product after reading the other review for this on Dooyoo since it seemed like just the thing I have been after for quite a while now. This is a bronzing product made by the Body Shop, and I think it is fabulous, hence the 5 stars for the product!
The Body Shop are a famous company who make many different products but with a difference compared to many other cosmetic brands out there. They are completely against animal testing, they support community trade, and they try their best to protect the planet by making their packaging recyclable and out of recyclable materials.
This particular product is a bronzing powder for your face and neck if you like to apply it there. It is called Brush On Buff and it comes in a small plastic pot which is frosted, with a dark green lid, which has the Body Shop name and logo on top of the lid. It does not tell you on the lid what the product is, but it does say on a label on the bottom of the jar what it inside the jar.
When you unscrew the lid, there is a circular face sponge on top of the beads, which you can use to apply the bronzing powder, or leave in the jar just to protect the beads, particularly if you put it in your bag and you don't want to damage them at all. The colour of the beads is a light bronze colour, and is aimed at people with a pale complexion, as it will give those with this colour skin a nice bronzed glow. They do the product in a deeper colour for those with a deeper tan and it is called Brush On Bronze.
You apply the powder by using either the provided sponge as I mentioned above, or you can use a face/bronzing brush to get a more lightly applied effect. Just gently swirl the brush in circular motions over the beads until you see that you have powder on your brush and sweep it gently over your face, cheekbones and chin until you have a nice even covering.
It is not only good for giving you a nice even complexion and a shimmery glow, it contains ingredients which are great for your skin. These are Marula Oil, which is an "effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time"; Vitamin E which "Is an antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the skin" and Light Diffusing Particles and Pearl Pigments which "Instantly brightens the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines". So you can look good, and know you are actually using a cosmetic which is helping your skin!
After using this product, I had a lovely light golden shimmer to my face, and I really think that I look a lot healthier with the glow. It is a really light powder, and does not sit too heavy on your face, particularly if you use a bronzing brush when you apply it. It sparkles nicely in the sun, and gives you a nice even complexion.
I can see that this product is going to last me a long time. I have used it nearly everyday for a month now, and it does not look like it has been used at all, which is fab. The little tub you get the beads in is nice and secure, your beads will not fall out at all, and as I said the enclosed sponge applicator is a good protector for the beads if you take the bronzer out in your handbag.
These beads sell for £11.50 on the Body Shop website, or in the stores which are found nationwide. I managed to pick mine up for about £3.50 on Ebay, it was new and sealed, so a big bargain. If you shop around, I am sure you will find it at a much cheaper price than the RRP. A great product, and I would recommend you try it!
For more information about this product and the Body Shop see their website: www.bodyshop.co.uk
Thank you for reading!
This product is one of my favourite Body Shop cosmetics.
I wear just a little foundation these days, having discovered that even just a moments heavy-handedness can cause my complexion to look flat and tired. Gone are the days I can trowel on the panstick and look like a cupie doll. The result is more a nightmare of Baby Jane proportions.
I discovered the Body Shop Brush-On Buff a couple of years ago when I was looking for something that would enliven my complexion as well as act as a sealant to my foundation.
The product comes in 23g of shimmering, coloured powder beads with light diffusing particles and pearl pigments. This brightens and adds colour to the complexion when applied to the face and cheek area. You can also use it to add a subtle sheen to your décolletage.
What was particularly important for me was that the light diffusing particles and pearl pigments would reduce the appearance of fine lines. And it does.
The product also contains Marula Oil and Vitamin E.
From The Body Shop website I discovered the following:
Marula Oil: Is a very effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time. Also provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.
Vitamin E: Is an antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the skin.
From the website, I also read the following which I think is slightly misleading. Available in shades to suit most skin tones .
The product I have always bought comes in one shade called Caramel. I would describe this as a sheeny, café au lait with the merest undertones of pink. The combination is very flattering to my skin, which is of pale-medium tone. I also bought the same product for my daughter who has a slightly paler skin and she too found it a most flattering shade although perhaps shade is the wrong term to use because the product merely brightens the complexion it doesnt really add a colour to it. It sort of works with what youve got is the best way I can describe it.
Using a large, blusher or face and body brush (I use the latter, finding it easier to get a more natural finish), dip the brush into the circular pot of shimmering powder beads, stir for a couple of turns, tap the brush on the back of your hand then apply to the face and cheeks with sweeping movements (easier to do with the bigger brush).
I use this product every day and a 23g pot will last approximately 12 months. It can be purchased direct from The Body Shop website for a whopping £11.50 it might be cheaper in the shops retail outlets but I cant quote a figure here.
With a little careful shopping around on ebay, you can occasionally find it half that price although do be careful the first pot I bought was the real thing but had obviously been tampered with and certainly didnt contain the full 23g.
The packaging is an attractive round pot with a 'soft gold' metal screw-top which looks attractive on any dressing table.
A great product from The Body Shop and one of those I would stock-pile in if there was ever a hint of it being discontinued.
Details from: www.thebodyshop.com
© Louise Saunders 2007
A range of shimmering, coloured powder beads with light diffusing particles and pearl pigments to brighten and add colour to the face, cheeks and decolletage / Available in shades to suit most skin tones / /