This brush is not good. I bought it as a second brush for cream blush, not wanting to spend as much the 2nd time round. I have in the past found that The Body Shop do very good make-up brushes at a reasonable price, but not this time. I found it did not live up to the expectations I have from using my amazing Clinique foundation brush which is just great. The bristles are too long and not bery flexible (but are soft) so it goes on streacky and does not feel like you have as much control as I do with the clinique one. I don't even use it now. What a waste of money.
It's okay for the price, but I find that it goes streaky REALLY fast. This wouldn't be a problem if the tip of the brush was more rounded. Because it is so "flat" at the end I find it difficult to get into the corner of my nose and smaller areas in general.
I really hate the shaft - why does it have to be so chunky at the end? It doesn't look good, and it doesn't make application easier.
Overall, it's okay, but you can probably do better (like the ELF foundation brush...I find it much better).
While I like that this brush is fair traded and synthetic, like all Body Shop products, it wasn't the best brush I have ever used. Technique, I have found, is really important to getting smooth coverage, and if I don't use the right stroke it doesnt apply evenly. That said, it was still less than a Sephora brush, softer than the bareEscentuals foundation brush, and I've washed it several times without it shedding at all.
EDIT: I've found that I can get perfect coverage if I use this brush with dry minerals. Unlike buffing with a kabuki brush, which seemed to cake on makeup, this brush works well to cover and smoothly apply. I would recommend trying this in the store with the brush sample, though, since it is finicky.
I feel like my face is literraly a canvas when i used this brush. I have to get heaps of product as well and this brush does not blend at all, its just horrible, hate hate hate hate it.
I didn't like it at all. It was my first ever foundation brush and lets say I won't be using brushes for foundation for a while. It streaks so badly. What is the point of using it at all. My time for applying foundation doubled if not tripled compared to applying with my fingers. Thanks Goodness I managed to return it which took some convincing the manager.
Even though it is a good qaulity brush I dont recommend it.
I pretty much like all Body Shop brushes. I think they're made of good quality and it competes with MAC in terms of price. Body Shop brushes are value for money.
Perfect size, soft, cruelty-free, and much cheaper than department store brand brushes.
this is a good brush. it is not to wide or too small and you can get into small areas with the point. also, you can wash it a million times, it still stays the same !
I only bought this brush because my old one had finally fallen apart - the handle just suddenly dropped off - and I had some loyalty points to use up in the Body Shop. It looked a good brush but I was dubious about it because it has such a short handle. In fact this has turned out to be a plus point because it packs away in a make up bag much easier than one with a long handle. Who needs a long handle anyway?!
I am quite pleased with it. I use it every day and wash it out in soap and water every day. So far, after 2 or 3 months, it has stood up to this quite well and the hairs are still soft and smooth. It's a good shape for applying foundation - not too wide but with a slight point to get into corners.
I had this brush for 6-7 years now. THe bristles are still very soft but I notice that the hairs do get a bit out or shape and sprawls out with age. I never used this as a foundation brush but solely for putting powder over my undereye circles. I could see how this would suck as a foundation brush but after all these years I finally used it for concealer. OMG it works SOOO nice. The softness of the bristles create a very soft airbrushed look. Its beautiful. And its really hard for me to get that with concealer because my skin is insanely dry and i always end up looking all wrinkly even at age 23. Try it for concealer! ITS AMAZING for that!