Following my recent opportunity to try out The Body Shop’s new colour crush matte lipstick in 429 Osaka Plum (here), and the matte lip liquid in 022 Paris Peony (here), I now have the pleasure of reviewing two makeup brushes from The Body Shop; the contouring brush*, and the point highlighter brush*.
The first thing to note is their appearance, both brushes (which are of course cruelty-free) have super soft synthetic bristles and gorgeous wooden handles which are incredibly dreamy to look at and hold. As you guys know, I have a fairly large collection of makeup brushes (here) and on appearance, the contouring brush and point highlighter brush both make a welcome addition.
Starting with the contouring brush, I’ve got to be honest, it isn’t my favourite. I am a religious applicator of bronzer to chisel out my cheekbones, and I currently use the Real Techniques sculpting brush to define the areas on my face before blending out with the Look Good Feel Better angled contour brush, which both do the job fantastically. The Body Shop contouring brush, which in this case replaces the Real Techniques sculpting brush, just doesn’t pick up enough product to achieve the same effect; the bristles are also too rigid to blend. I hate being negative about a product, particularly something from The Body Shop but this brush just doesn’t quite hit the mark for me and for £14, I think there are other brushes out there more worthy of your money.
Onto the point highlighter brush and fortunately I can be more positive. To apply highlighter, which again I am fairly religious with doing on a daily basis as part of my makeup routine, I usually use a fan brush to lightly apply highlight to the top of my cheekbones, ridge of my nose and cupids bow. The point highlight brush still does this perfectly well; it picks up a decent amount of product and applies it nicely. I can’t really find fault and I think if you’re a highlighter fan and looking for a nice addition to your makeup brush collection, this would be worth a look.
What are your favourite makeup brushes for contouring and applying highlighter?
Until tomorrow (for Blogmas!!) x
*I am part of The Body Shop’s sampling programmeFollow