Category: Brush

Hi everyone!

For makeup user, brush is their tool to create that flawless creation or something that helps the imagination comes to life.

And a good quality brush will make the look even better and safe for the skin too. I love brushes from The Body Shop, not just because they are so soft, but made from artificial hairs too without hurting any animal.

Really? Yes, The Body Shop and their affirming campaign of protecting the human right, environment and now animals, read HERE for more details.
And here are some of TBS brushes that I use, some? Yes, I still have a few more.

Product description
An elegant, high-quality brush that provides even application of The Body Shop make-up liquid foundations and highlighting products, with a natural-looking finish.

This is my newest item and has been using it for a while, the brush according to the BA (Beauty Advisor at the counter) can be use for lotion type of foundation and cream as well. But personally, I like it with a liquid type than a thick cream. A cream would be better with a sponge or finger.

The brush help me to apply the liquid foundation for a more even effect and it help the foundation gets into the narrowest places such as the area at the edges of the nose. But there are still some lines, so I need to gently brushes everything off until they are spread well.

After use the brush will become stiff due to the foundation and I always clean it right after each usage, and for me it’s a more hygienic way as well.

Product description
Best if you want: A retractable makeup brush with a protective cap that is perfect for on-the-go application of your favorite blusher or bronzer.
How it works:

  • Super-soft synthetic hairs are long-lasting and specially cut to be extra gentle on delicate face skin.
  • Flexible, round-shaped head is ideal for applying and blending powder.
  • Removable cap protects brush hairs without leaving makeup residue in your purse or cosmetic bag.
    The retractable makeup brush is perfect for traveling. The cap are there making sure the brush stays protected, clean and secured. The hairs are suitable for powder makeup like bronzer, blushes and loose powder too.

    I can’t complain anything about the product, I love it! It’s perfect for me.

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  • Hi all!
    Everyone who uses makeup knows that the best way and the easiest way to use makeup is with brushes. Out there in the wilderness got so much brushes in different prices and brands. Which one is good without being too pricey.
    Kay Collection kindly given me these brushes and seeing their prices, they are affordable alright, so, let’s see their quality ^0^
    Thank you for all of these 5 brushes:
    102 Large Powder Brush
    320 Round Top Brush
    317 Angled Brow Brush
    216 Small Dome Brush
    221 for eyeshadow (No details given)
    And on below, let me show you how I use it ^__^ and please do click on any image to see the details in larger view  aka the price heehee.
    Large Powder Brush
    Large round brush to apply loose or pressed powder perfectly. Also suitable for body. Natural bristles.
    The brush is big and very perfect to be used for an all over use. And in case of emergency can also be use for the blush by pressing the brush on the root to make it expand less. The bristles are fine and comfortable to be used. I may say, it surpasses their prices. There are many brushes out there with the similar price yet worst in terms of very harsh stroke and painful to be use.
    Masami Shouko Large Powder brush is not one of those low quality brushes. They are gentle. Although’ you need to work it for the first use, so the powder will goes in and the bristles can ‘catch’ the particles and later blend better on the skin surface. The long bristle is very handy and gives better and smoother appearance for the powder, makes it a soft finishing look.
    Very useful for the body parts as well, adding dimension or make the skin tone even, or ^^ glitters! This brush is perfect for that tiny glitters as well for all over the body. For hair? Dab a bit to the glitter powder, tap it until so it wont be huge clump of glitters, then gently swipe only on the outer part or your hair. Not on the scalp ya, avoid the scalp at all cause.
    Overall, a very handy, affordable brush for your face, body and even hair ^O^
    Next is Round Top Brush. The one with the white bristle on top, cute!

    Round Top Brush

    Round top with short and dense bristles delivers flawless makeup, including under the eyes, and around the nose. Also for a seamless application of products on the cheeks.

    The brush a round type where it is pretty dense alright and perfect for a precision look. Under the eyes usually sweats easily and it need more attention since the skin is far more delicate and thin. The brush actually helps the products to ‘spread’ finer. Same goes with the area on the sides of the nose, where for some people with chubby cheeks (me) it is a bit covered and need a good brush like this one to handle the matter. And it work like wonders. I thought it would be the most useless brush of the bunch and I’m so wrong. All day thanks to Round Top Brush those area that was hidden are covered by the powder better. It doesn’t break nor crack.

    How does it possible? With normal size brush, it usually doesn’t touch that small corner, so there’s more leftover and uneven look when the nose is moved sideways. With the Round Top Brush the bristles actually goes in the way I needed too and the area covered evenly and right down to the middle. This product is an inspiration for me and the price is so friendly as well ^0^

    Angled Brow Brush

    Ideal to fill and define eyebrows for a natural look. Suitable for all types of products.
    The Angled Brow Brush is a precised brow, a bit tense and it is use for the brow, creating a more define look and it is so affordable (again, but hey, all of them are affordable with quality). Very easy to be used, you can try the edges or just stroke it after blending it with any eye brows product or even eye shadows.
    Small Dome Brush
    For a precise application on the crease, inner corner, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Ideally shaped to create a smokey-eyed look and to smudge pencil liner. Natural bristles.

    The small brush is a bit (really just a bit) tense at first and very ticklish to be used on the lower parts of my eyes. I use it to draw my eye liner with colors from eye shadows. It helps a lot for being small but for me it’s not 100% precise. It’s close to precise, thou. The good news is it can be used with eye shadows product, gel eyeliner, and help smudging the pencils too. And you kinda need a bit tense bristles like this one to help smudging the pencils. So in a way, it work!

    Last, but definitely not least, 221 for eye shadow

    I found no details nor information but I don’t think it is needed, the product is pretty simple, clear and so does the function.
    The bristle is gentle and so soft. Perfect for the eye lids. It helps the shadows blends in better than tools provided in most eye shadows products. The bristles delivers the color and it doesn’t hold back so when you apply another color it wont be mixed over. Very good for makeup trends right now where eye shadows used in multiple tones.
    Later after putting some colors, in the middle of the different tones use the same brush for blending them, lovely!
    Overall, all of Masami Shouko brushes are in a very good quality and affordable price range.
    Here are some added details:

    To maintain the shape and condition of your brushes
    Wash your makeup brushes or puffs with cold water and mild face wash to keep them oil free and dirt feel
    Line flat to dry
    For hygienic reasons, replace brushes every 3 months

     In Indonesia:

    1.  Produk dijual under Kay Collection
    2.  Kay Collection terdapat di:
               a. Store kami di Pacific Place B1 #10A,Gandaria City LG #15,Kuningan City Lt.3 #45
               b. Department store terkemuka: Sogo,Debenhams,Seibu,Metro,Matahari,Keris Galery
               c. Guardian tertentu.
    3.  Alamat sosial media:
               a. Facebook: Kay Collection,Masami Shouko,Dolly Wink Koji Indonesia,Credo Indonesia
               b. Twitter: @kay_collection,@masamishouko

    Thank you so much Kay Collection for the products!

    Today I decided to clean my brush, which means it’s something I’m not routinely do (I know I should), but since I really love this brush I just don’t want to ruin it. Numerous times with my previous brushes I made them rough and I need them soft. This brush from The Body Shop is one of my favorite and I want to treat it well, and this is some of my tips to keep it in tip top shape and condition.

    Using the cleanser products at my home, means I’m not using any brush cleanser that commercially existed. So, pretty much is the stuff you can easily find anywhere.

    I’ve tried using baby’s shampoo as many other recommend but during the cleansing process (warm water mixed with baby’s shampoo) there’s a lot of gunk stick at the brush and it can not dissolve in the water since perhaps I use a lot of base, foundation, powder, and 2 way cake collide together in the brush.

    Using a dishwasher liquid will help the gunk to be removed but based on experience it will dry out my brush, leaving it worst than a bad hair day.

    It’s just doesn’t work. So I’m thinking I should just try using makeup remover and the first thing come in my mind is a cleansing oil.

    I pump 2-3 times and mixed it with warm water. Oh yes, I do use a small cup and mix it all up with my brush. Gently stir everything up. Careful! Wet brush are so easy to took off and never pull them nor soak the brush all the way till the root. The glue wont last.

    For the cleansing oil, I use my Skin Inc Trinity Cleansing Oil. And I was right, the oils dissolves all the gunk out of my brush and my brush still feels soft.  But now there’s a oily feeling left on the brush. I use my facial foam.

    Pump the foam and the small particles of the foam was able to go inside the brushes, splendid! No more oily feeling and the brush still soft since I’m using a product for facial use. But still, before the final rinse I use the baby’s soap to help me clean up everything behind. I keep using warm water all the way until the end. And keep changing the water all throughout the cleansing process, each product took around 2-3 rinsing process.
    Each cleansing product that I used manage to clean different particles and makeup residue. So, for me one brush need more that one cleanser, since I use my brush for almost everything in the base.

    Then, just place the brush on a paper towel and I’m not placing mine in a direct extreme sunlight, more like the sun from my window. Keep changing the paper towel when it’s wet helps the part that’s below to be dried faster. For me this position is the best one to dry the brush, standing up/upside down will make the brush messy and sometime just ruin it.

    Keep rolling the position occasionally, so your brush wont slanted.

    Again, be gentle and be patient, don’t clean your brush on the day you want to use it, it takes hours for the brush to be completely dry, hair drier might help but never overheat.

    Last but not least, clean their home too. Using a normal anti bacterial wipes and swipe everything off, simple yet necessary.

    Hope it work well on you too ^__^