The Body Shop Blusher Brush Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

The first makeup brush I ever reviewed! The Body Shop blusher brush. Highly rated and here’s my review!

The brush.

The brush.

Upclose shot of the bristles.

Up-close shot of the bristles.

Pretty loosely packed and incredibly soft.

Pretty loosely packed and incredibly soft.

Testament to how loved this brush is. The label is kinda fading.

Testament to how loved this brush is. The label is kinda fading.

Name of the brush.

Name of the brush.

Description;

Bristles: Synthetic bristles. The bristles are tapered and extremely soft. Dual coloured with a lighter brown at the base that deepens into dark brown at the tip. It is slightly flattened to allow contouring. Bristles are not densely packed thus product can be deposited easily.

Ferrule: Sturdy shiny silver metallic ferrule.

Handle: Wood handle with black matte finish. The handle is slightly tapered with the larger end at the bottom that actually allows the brush to stand upright on a flat horizontal surface. 

Price: MYR 69 (not factoring in possible promotions at The Body Shop)

Where to buy: The Body Shop outlets nationwide and online at http://www.thebodyshop.com.my/ (shipping price and details are available on the website)

 

Pros:

The brush has been carefully designed for its purpose.

The size is perfect for blusher and contour.

It picks up enough product and blends out powder blush beautifully.

It can also be used to dab powder onto the face under the eyes and knock out excess powder from the face.

Blending out contours are also a dream with this.

The brush I own is about a few years old and no noticeable fraying and no bristle fall out thus far. If it is being used I spot clean all the time and deep cleanse about once a month so it is noteworthy that there were no bristle fall out! AT ALL!

The ferrule is sturdy and the shiny metallic surface gives it a luxury feeling.

Extremely soft; perhaps the softest brush I own.

 

Cons:

The tapered handle makes it difficult to fit into a makeup brush case.

Price is mid range. 

 

Rating: 9.1/10

It is a brush worth buying, more so if you’re a makeup artist. Although the labels have started fading, it is still visible and the words can still be worked out.

Has been highly rated on their website.

From The Body Shop E-store

From The Body Shop E-store

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Daiso Eyelash Curler Review [Updated Price 26/08/2019]

First of all, I know there are people out there that would use Daiso products like their foundations, lipsticks, eyelash glue or even their facial products, like cleansers and masks (products that are put directly on the skin). It is, and I cannot stress this enough, my PERSONAL opinion that facial care products should come from a reputable source. I take my skin care seriously and although I don’t go crazy and buy really high end products that claim to do wonders, I wouldn’t, PERSONALLY, buy and/or or use products that are applied directly on the skin from a store I can purchase everything at MYR 5 per item.

With that being said, makeup tools are a whole different story. You are not putting it on your skin and leaving it there for an indefinite period of time. They’re tools which can be washed, sanitized and reused. I have been looking for eyelash curlers that can do a decent job that don’t come with a hefty price tag and so I picked this one up from Daiso to give it a try. And Daiso has many types of eyelash curlers so this is just one in particular.

The packaging

The packaging

The curler

The curler

Description;

Standard silver metal eyelash curler. It comes with a basic hinge mechanism and a curved curler. There isn’t a spring mechanism that would pop the curler open (an example would be the Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler). It also comes with a spare pad as would most eyelash curlers.

Price; MYR 5 (price is now MYR 5.90 as of March 2017)

Where to buy; Daiso outlets

Pros;

Probably one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, eyelash curler of any brand in Malaysia.

Does a decent job at curling the eyelashes.

The pad is quite soft so the upper part of the curler really sinks into the lower part resulting in effective eyelash curling.

Hinges are smooth.

Cons:

Since the pad is so soft, the rubber wears out easily.

Since the pad is so soft, it can also give your eyelash a very severe curl instead of a more rounded natural curl.

Although the hinges are smooth they aren’t so sturdy which would become more flimsy with ‘wear and tear’.

Rating: 7.5/10

It is rated 7.5 because of the fact that it is so cheap. And replacement pads, in a pack of five, can be found at Daiso!