Make up brushes can either help to apply products flawlessly, or can, muck up your look causing streaks and so on. I feel that a base applied with poor quality brushes, leaving streak and brush marks is up there with cakey base as two of my pet hates. And when you get an eyeshadow brush that just doesn't grab the shadow and help to apply smoothly or help to blend, it's just so disappointing and creates way too much work for my liking. So, what were these beauties like?
These brushes from The Body shop are firstly 100% vegan and cruelty free, and the quality of them is spot on. Nice to hold and all do their job well, whilst looking very stylish and a bonus is that they look just as beaut in pictures. The bristles haven't shed during use or when I've washed them which is what you want, and it lets you know they're well made and will last well through continuous use.
I've already got my favourites out of the bunch and that have replaced my, what used to be my go to brushes. The N93E (The Buffing Brush) is amazing for stippling and pushing in your base of choice. I'm not a fan of using this brush for buffing into the skin as I find the finish isn't as good as pushing the product in. Because its quite a dense brush and a small surface area, it helps to get a flawless finish by pressing into the skin. It does take a bit longer to apply your base as the brush is smaller than normal, but, so worth it as the finish is lovely.
Other ultimate favs for me are the N91W and the N93E (Both shadow brushes). The flat shader has been great to press in shadow under the bottom eyelash line to help create an under smoke. Something I've never really been a fan of before, but haven't stopped since I started using this one and can't believe what it adds to an eye look.
The crease brush allows you to pack, blend and everything in between. Such a multi-use item that it's perfect for travelling, but, I just can't stop reaching for it. The bristles are soft and help to blend the edges beautifully and seamlessly, helping to make your eyeshadow look pro.
In all honesty, I was unsure of what these would be like before they arrived. For some reason I thought they'd be poor quality and wouldn't be near that of Spectrum (who also product vegan brushes). But, I will swallow my thoughts as these have really impressed me in particular being the three I've outlined. The other two brushes aren't ones that I've used much of, but I'm keeping at them and everyone and their mum seem to use highlighter except for me!