This was my first foundation brush so initially I had no basis of comparison. It works for its intended purposes. Its quite sturdy--I've washed mine several times already and none of the bristles have fallen. The bristles are also soft, but are dense enough so that there will be a transfer of product.
My complaint would be that it it can apply streaky; it could be improved by the bristles being denser and having more resistance to movement. Because of this, I rarely use it to apply liquid foundation anymore. I use it more for shimmer gels, where streaking would not be obvious.
Too bad I'm going to switch from liquid to mineral foundation soon...but I never thought of applying masks with it (read the other reviews) Hmmm...
I used the MAC brush prior to this one, so it was with a little trepidation that I purchased this one...which is significantly cheaper than the MAC one. But man, it works sooo much better! The makeup just hops off the bristles onto my skin, so need to use significantly less makeup to put it all on. And because the makeup doesn't stick all over it, I can dry brush it rather than painting it on, and I feel like goopy from the total effect.
Another thing is that when I washed this brush, the makeup ACTUALLY comes off. I remember doing the same thing for my MAC brush (instructions from the specialists) and the makeup just would not come off. I went at it furiously for about an hour before giving up. Same makeup too...and it was Shiseido so it wasn't cruddy makeup either.
As for the "separation" people keep talking about, I do believe that happens to ALL brushes when using liquid foundation. think about it, it's a creamy foundation sitting on a brush...of course the bristles would eventually group together and separate into chunks...happened to my MAC, happened to this one, until I washed it. So future potential buyers, before looking at it as a fault, rather consider it as something that happens to all brushes. I don't see what else can cause "separation" per say...
Love this brush, cheaper alternative to MAC and in my opinion, works better.
The hairs on this brush starting seperating the first time i used it. It seems to use a lot of product and looks a little bit streaky I have to use the brush on its side just to smooth it out. I'm very disappointed, i will have to save up and get a better brush next time.
While I don't use this brush for foundation, it works well for the purposes I use it for. I use it to apply masks, works very well at applying them evenly, and I don't have to use as much product as when I used my fingers. Has very soft bristles and doesn't shed. Can withstand alot of washes (as I have to wash it everytime I use it to get the mask gunk off) without much wear.
great cheap alturnative to most foundation brushes, does the trick for half the price and can be constantly washed to no effect with application.
edit: took off a lippie. after purchasing a Mac foundation brush- this doesn't hold up as well but still agood cheaper alternative.
This is a great brush. I actually don't use it for foundation, but for blush. It spreads the blush out evenly and gives a natural finish. The bristles are very soft, which is awesome considering it's not made out of animals. If you take care of it properly it'll last you forever! It's about $20.00 Canadian and definately reccommend it for foundation or blush.
I got this brush as a gift and was really surprised how well it works. In general I don't like the Body Shop's brushes, but this one is a keeper. So far I've been using the BB foundation brush - which I still like very much - , but I get similar results with this brush. Plus, it's easier to clean and much cheaper. If you want to experiment with a foundation brush, go for this one!
This brush is soft so it feels nice on the skin... but it doesn't help much with a smooth, streakless application. It worked fine the first few times but after washing, the brush just seperates and loses its form. It's ok, but doesn't help me achieve the 'barely there' natural look.
i gave this 3 lippies since comparatively to other body shop brushes this is the best - soft and lovely, shedding not an issue.
but you can definetly spring for a brush from a better company for the price.
TBS is super altruistic, so all of their brushes are synthetic, which is probably why theyre not fabulous, so if youre a well to doer, you cant really complain i guess. animal cruelty vs mediocre brushes?
i bought this because the bristle on the brush were so soft and since i have sensitive skin i hate using rough brushes because i get red easily ... but the thing with this brush is that it really doesnt pick up the foundation...this brush reminds me more of a liquid foundation brush the more i use it