Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Brushes and Makeup Tools, Cheeks, Colorbar, Face, Product Reviews | Posted on 04-03-2013
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Price : Rs 475
My take on the Product
If you’ve read my review of the Blush brush and the Powder brush, you would know by now that the Colorbar brushes may be pretty to look at but on the face, its a scratch-fest! The packaging of the contouring brush is same as the other powder brushes in the range – stout white stem, black ferrule and fuchsia bristles. The brush is a little shorter than the length of my palm and the chubbiness adds to its ‘cute’ appearance overall. Colorbar did a very good job as far as the aesthetics are concerned!
The quality of the brush is however a different story! The bristles are scratchy especially when the brush is new. After 2 washes however, the bristles softened a little bit but they are still nowhere near as soft and silky one wants a face brush to be. The brush sheds a little bit after a wash but not heavily – about 5-6 hairs. It doesn’t take too long to dry after a wash.
The shape of the brush is slanted which fits well into the hollows of the cheeks to add contour. It is quite dense yet has a bit of fluffiness so it doesn’t pick up too much powder. Its not too large, the size is about the same as the blush brush but I feel it could have been a little smaller (just a personal preference). A slightly thinner blush might have worked better and could have been used for contouring the nose as well. Being fluffy, it blends well though the scratchy feel make the experience unpleasant.
Overall, I think the shape is quite good but not perfect and the quality of the bristles could have been so much better. Another thing I noticed was that there is no Label on the brushes. But since the contouring brush has a slanted shape, its easy to distinguish it from the others.
Size comparison : Top to Bottom – Powder brush, Blush brush, Contour brush
The GOOD about Colorbar Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush : :
- Attractive packaging
- Dense yet fluffy shape ; picks up powder well
- Deposits powder evenly on the face
- Slanted shape fits the hollows of the cheeks
- Doesn’t take too long to dry
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush :
- The bristles are scratchy!
- No label on the brush ; could be confused with the blush brush
- Sheds after a wash
- Shape could have been slimmer
Colorbar put a lot of thought in the packaging - making is quite attractive and catchy. I wish the same effort had gone into the brush itself. The shape and density of the brush is good – it picks up powder well and deposits it evenly onto the skin. I would have preferred a slimmer brush for contouring though. The bristles are scratchy and rough on the skin (even after a few washes) and that just spoils the whole experience. Moreover, it sheds a bit after washing and the brush carries no label. I find Vega brushes pretty much the same (without the pretty packaging though) – good shape and density but scratchy bristles and they are 1/4th the price. I’m disappointed!
Rating : 2.5/5
Available online for purchase HERE.
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