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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Body Shop Make Up Brush Collection Review

the body shop ultimate brush collection
As much as I love my Real Techniques brushes, they've seen better days, I feel like they're getting pretty old and tatty now so it was the most incredible surprise when a parcel from The Body Shop containing their ultimate brush collection, landed at my door (thank you so much). Lets see how I got on re-visiting a child-hood favourite...

body shop ultimate brush collection

The first make up brushes I ever used were from The Body Shop and I was absolutely distraught when I lost my large powder brush - how on earth I managed to lose it is beyond me but I did and it was a distinctly distressing moment for me frantically trying to find it. The large powder brush (body and face brush) was always my holy grail brush, I re-bought the brush but it just didn't work the same, it didn't feel the same at all for some reason but I find that The Body Shop make up brushes work at their best when they've been worn in a little bit, I was too heart broken after losing the first one that my Mum bought me so I kind of gave up. My make up artist friend told me that you should always wash your new brushes before you start to use them so with these, I did just that.

the body shop make up brushes

The brushes are so sleek and sexy. Can a make up brush be sexy? certainly  After losing my Body Shop make up brush, I moved onto MAC make up brushes, which cost me around £30 per brush, the brushes were good but it annoyed me that the logo always rubs off and they just look dirty and really well used after only a few months - these aren't the same kind of material so this doesn't rub off and they don't go manky really quickly, in fact, I still have my Body Shop foundation brush after about 3 years in my draw and it still looks brand new.

Inside, you get 8 brushes (so a full set), the face and body brush (personal favourite), the blusher brush, foundation brush, blender brush, eye shadow brush, slanted brush, lipstick/concealer brush (another fave) and lash brush and comb. 



My favourite brush, as mentioned, is the large face and body brush and the lip/concealer brush. I mentioned on my February wishlist that I was looking at buying a Real Techniques concealer brush but I don't need to now I have this one and this one really does do the job right.


These brushes are really fluffy and soft, they're so nice to use and feel really silky and high-end. I actually feel like they're better quality than Real Techniques, even though I do love Real Techniques (read my Real Techniques review here) they went grubby very easily and even after washing them all the time, they'd go manky again within a day, but I guess that's just because I have had them for a long time and they were only cheap, so I can't expect them to last me forever. I know many of my friends swear by Body Shop for make up brushes and always have done. I have never found that brushes from The Body Shop shed whatsoever, when actually, my MAC foundation brush used to shed and leave hairs all over my face and it was over double the price. I think that Body Shop brushes get better with age, the more you wear them in, the better they work so I would highly recommend 'breaking' them in first.


If you're gonna buy a brush from The Body Shop, you may as well get a set, I've looked online and you can get their 'essential brush collection' for just £18.00 when it's actually worth £33.00, if you were to buy the face and body brush alone it would cost you £16.00 anyway so you may as well pay £2.00 more for the set. I love the price point of these brushes.


As you can see, the brushes are so silky and smooth. The only brush I'm not too fond of is the foundation brush, simply because I personally don't really like to work with a flat foundation brush, my best friend uses her Body Shop foundation brush though and has done for as long as I can remember so I guess that's just down to personal preference. You can't go wrong with the others though. This set costs just £45 instead of £85 and £2.00 from every sale goes to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity - something which really excites me, I love the fact that The Body Shop are always helping people around them (as well as making us look fabulous at affordable prices). I really do think that The Body Shop's prices have got so much better, as everyone else is raising their prices, Body Shop seem to be lowering theirs. 

Which make up brushes do you use? Have you ever used make up brushes from The Body Shop? Do you like the look of these?

You can find out more about the brushes and buy them here.

Lots of love, Em x



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33 comments:

  1. That's actually pretty inexpensive for a full set of good quality brushes! I love my Real Techniques brushes as well but my expert face brush is definitely looking a little worse for wear and I'm in the market to replace it. Thanks for this review!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe it when I saw the price - I expected at least £80.00! Yeah I feel the same so that's why I've decided to just switch it up a little! x

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  2. They really seem like really awesome brushes. Love the design it is (as you said) very sexy haha.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

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  3. I always used to buy all of my make up from the Body Shop and it was great. The brushes always lasted really well too - a friend bought me a set of Mac brushes for my birthday and they broke pretty quickly! I didn't tell her though :)
    Lucy xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Friends, Travel, Italy

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    1. eek it really is a great brand, im so glad I've started using everything again! yeah i felt like that about mac! so kind that she bought you a set, wow! x

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  4. They seem like really good brushes, especially for the price!

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. i know, the price is amazing isn't it! x

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  5. Oh wow, these brushes look absolutely wonderful. I've never tried any brushes by them!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. wow really? you most definitely should! x

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  6. I love the look of these make up brushes! They used to be favourite of mine too but I forgot about them and switched to Real Techniques. Maybe it's time to try Body Shop brushes again.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. we did the same thing! blogger probs ey aha! yes it really is! xx

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  7. I've really wanted to try these for a while now, the smaller brushes may have to find their way to me at some point xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I had my eye on these in store yesterday! They are really good quality. I have recently posted a body shop haul over on my blog and bought some great products.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. such good quality! ooo will check that out, thanks lovely x

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  9. Oooh these sound really good and a fab price too! I have lots of real techniques ones which i love but completely agree that one or two of them can go manky quickly! Will have to give these a go! Justine xx

    www.fashionmixbag.blogspot.com

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    1. they really are and yep, such a good price! yeahhh mine have gone weird now unfortunately! xxx

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  10. I hope that this comes to Australia!!

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  11. I love the Body Shop brushes! xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  12. I've never tried full size Body Shop makeup brushes, but this looks like a great starter kit!
    -Katy
    hobbsessed.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooo do they do little ones?! youve gotta get the big ones eek! x

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  13. these brushes in your words deffo look 'sexy' ha, i'm always tempted by them & now i may have to try them out lovely post! xx

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    1. haha they really are! yesss you so should! thank you :) xxx

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  14. Love the look of these Em, I have never really ventured towards body shop brushes xx

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  17. Am I the only one who finds shopping for brushes a mandane task?? Everyone seems to love brushes, left, right and centre!
    It's such a thought provoking chore. So many things to consider, quality, brand, price, type blah blah blah!
    I've written a post about things you should consider before rushing to the cash register. I'd appreciate it if you had a wee little peep at it. xx

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