Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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A good quality eye shadow brush
The Body Shop Eye Shadow Brush
Member Name: helenc72
The Body Shop Eye Shadow Brush
Date: 30/11/12, updated on 30/11/12 (70 review reads)
Advantages: Soft, easy to use, works well, good value
My preferred method of applying eyeshadow is usually with a soft bristled brush rather than fingers or with the sponge applicators that you sometimes get included in eye shadow palettes. This is one of my main eyeshadow brushes which I have used with loads of different eye shadows from various brands. Lately I have been using my Urban Decay brushes more, but this is still a go to brush which I have been using for over a year. I bought it from the Body Shop as part of a brush set. If I remember correctly the set cost me about £15 which was amazing value as this brush on its own costs £9 and I got about 6 brushes in the set, including blusher, powder, concealer, foundation brushes.
The brush has a classic eyeshadow brush shape, which is flat with a tapered end. 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.
Using this brush is easy and I find it soft and not scratchy on my skin. It applies the eyeshadow smoothly and evenly and picks up a decent amount from the eye shadow pan. Depending on the eye shadow brand and shade sometimes I will need to go back to the pan to get more quite a few times if it requires more building up, but I think that would be the case with any brush.
It does not hold too much product build up or powder between it's bristles. Sometimes I use it for a few different shades on one day if I want to blend some together on my eye lids, and it is easy to switch between colours by just flicking the bristles to get any remaining powder out, and then I find it is fine to just go to the next colour. 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. The only time I find that the bristles go a bit funny is if I have wet them to put a powder eyeshadow on wet to try to make it a bit more intense. The bristles can thenspry in a slightly odd shape or feel a bit clumpy and not as smooth. However I do keep my brushes clean, washing them regularly, so I don't really have any problems with it.
They are 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 complaints with the brush especially for the price. It does the job effectively,feels nice to use and enables me to apply my eye shadow neatly.
I would recommend it.
Summary: A decent brush