Colorbar recently launched a whole range of colorful accessories including makeup brushes. I was super excited to try the makeup brushes, good quality affordable makeup brushes are hard to come by and I was hoping these would be a cheaper alternative to MAC and Inglot brushes. I’ll be reviewing each brush individually and first in this series of reviews is the Blush Brush.
Price : Rs 475
My take on the Product
The brush comes in an catchy white, black and pink packaging. The fuchsia bristles of the brush paired with the stout black and white stem give it a very attractive look! 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. Its difficult to tell if the blush stains the bristles since they are pink themselves but as far as I could tell, they don’t stain (but that depends on the blush formula too).
The shape of a brush is fairly good for a blush brush. It is quite dense, has a curved shape and rounded profile which deposits color quite nicely on the cheeks. It picks up plenty of color in a single swipe, not just because its dense but because the bristles are scratchy and that dislodges more product from the blush pan. Since its dense yet fluffy, it blends color well too.
Overall, the shape and density is good but the quality of the bristles could have been so much better. Another thing I noticed was that there is no Label on the brushes. The Powder and Blush brush in this range are so similar looking that I often get confused between the two!
The GOOD about Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush :
- Attractive packaging
- Dense shape and curved brush ; picks up color well
- Deposits color evenly on the cheeks
- Fairly fluffy ; blends color well
- Doesn’t take too long to dry
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush :
- The bristles are scratchy!
- No label on the brush ; could be confused with the powder brush
- Sheds after a wash
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 enough color and deposits it well on the cheeks. But 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. My Vega blush brush is pretty much the same (without the pretty packaging though) – good shape and density but scratchy bristles and it is 1/4th the price of this. I’m disappointed!
Rating : 2.5/5
Available online for purchase HERE.
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