Product Type: Boots makeup
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Boots No.7 Foundation Brush
Member Name: rufusdog
Boots No.7 Foundation Brush
Advantages: Feels nice on my skin
Disadvantages: I found it took longer to apply foundation with it that with my fingers
I have been experimenting with make up over the last few months as I have never really been a bit make up user all my life but want to look my best for my Son's wedding next May so I have been having a go at different bits and pieces to see if I can master them and not look like a painted doll. Boots have been doing a till spit that gives you £5 off No7 items so I have been taking advantage of these and buying in some bits. I asked my friend who uses make up a lot to help me choose what items to buy and she suggested this brush as she said it would be useful for quite a few different things.
The brush was £14 to buy which I doubt I would have paid as my head screams "no" when I see the prices of some of it now a days but with the £5 off ticket I decided to take the plunge and buy it, I could always give it to my daughter if I didn't find myself using it.
The brush is really nice looking, it came in a box that would be nice as a gift for my daughter if I was buying her one to go in her Christmas stocking. The brush itself has a smart black coloured handle and the brush bit is sort of white a dark hairs which remind me of my Dad's old shaving brush when we were kids.
The brush feels nice and soft though, not like the brush my Dad had which was quite stiff and scratchy. This feels really nice on your skin. The first thing I thought I would try with it was foundation as that is what it is supposed to be for. I found this quite complicated as the foundation was in a tube like thing and it was hard to get the brush to smooth it over, it was like painting when you can see the brush strokes, but I persevered and found it did blend in well although it would have been quicker using my fingers. The hairs on the brush did not seem to get blocked up and I wiped them clean on a bit of paper towel.
I found the brush much better for applying a bit of blusher to my cheeks, I know you can get proper brushes for this but as I don't use make up that often I think this brush would be sufficient to use for both. I also found it good for applying eye shadow to the top of my eye lids as it was a big brush and I found it easy to smooth it over the area without it giving me panda eyes (I don't use a dark colour anyway).
I am not sure this brush is worth the full £14, may be that is just me, but I am quite satisfied with it for £9 as it looks like it will last a while and be useful to me.
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