Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush : Review

 

Hey everyone!

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

 

Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

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Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

 

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!

 

Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush  Review
Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush Review

 

The GOOD about Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush :

  1. Attractive packaging
  2. Dense shape and curved brush ; picks up color well
  3. Deposits color evenly on the cheeks
  4. Fairly fluffy ; blends color well
  5. Doesn’t take too long to dry

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Keep Blushing Blush Brush :

  1. The bristles are scratchy!
  2. No label on the brush ; could be confused with the powder brush
  3. Sheds after a wash

 

Overall Verdict

 

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.

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the Colorbar Blush brush? Which blush brush do you use? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

Also read  :

Colorbar Chic Cheeks Contouring Brush : Review

Colorbar First Impressions Powder Brush : Review

 

10 Comments

  1. aww..so sad these are so bad… m not a fan of pinky things, so I would anyways never have picked this up… but gosh, I won’t even buy one for a review now…
    oh btw, I loved the pink background in the pics… 🙂

  2. very useful blog for me, thanks ankita….. remember ankita u made a blog on essential beauty products one should own, u also mentioned good quality, in-budget products, little pricey but good products.. i bought many a products based on that n i m happy with all,(especially lotus matte sunscreen), would u be able to do the same with makeup tools? coz i usually rely on ur blogs…. (oops!!! lengthy comment)

  3. I too heard that these colorbar brushes are scratchy so i backstep…infact now when i am looking closer pictures of this brush it look scratchy too 🙁

  4. this even looks bad! I had thought they would be good, I wish they paid some attention to the quality rather than the looks!

  5. Thankyou! Your review came just in time! Need a good blush brush but not willing to shell out MAC money. Was eying these but got saved. An suggestions…for a good powder blush brush.

  6. That’s true Ankita, they have paid attention only to the packaging and not to the utility. I bought the eyelash curler (it sucks!!!)

    I wish I could return it. 🙁 Such a waste of money.

    Thanks for the review. I am never gonna buy anything from colorbar without trying it first, now onwards. Boo Colorbar!

    xx

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