Sunday, 5 June 2016

Look Good Feel Better Brush Review

My make-up addiction does not just include the products I put onto my skin, but also what I put them on with. Over the years I have amassed quite the make-up brush collection and am always on the look-out for ones that could trump my current favourites. However, they are all my favourites really and I love experimenting and finding different uses for them than what they may have been originally designed for. My collection compromises of mostly Real Techniques and Zoeva brushes, however I had heard about another make-up brush brand that has a slightly different background.
Look Good Feel Better is the only worldwide cancer charity that provides practical support for women struggling with the side effects of cancer. They have been hosting workshops and masterclasses since 1994 and to date have helped provide support for nearly 114,500 women in the UK. Their workshops and masterclasses are free to attend and feature a specially-designed routine that teaches basic skincare and make-up techniques to help cancer patients look good and feel better. In order to support the charity, Look Good Feel Better work with other companies who provide financial support, product donations, professional expertise and more. To see a full list of these companies, click here.

In order to support the charity in another avenue, Look Good Feel Better developed a 12-piece professional quality brush set alongside the expertise of brush specialists Bespoke Europe. They are hand-made with super-soft taklon bristles which make them allergy-free, cruelty-free and suitable for sensitive skin. The best part about them is that with every sale of a brush or set, a 8-12% donation goes straight to Look Good Feel Better.

I have bought 3 Look Good Feel Better brushes over the last few months and I absolutely adore them. My first purchase was the Angled Contour Brush, followed by the Angled Blending Brush and then my most recent addition has been the Powder Brush. The quality of these brushes across the board is phenomenal for the price and they have become my favourite ones to use for certain steps in my make-up routine.
The Angled Contour Brush is my favourite for applying and blending contour and cream bronzers. The bristles are densely packed enough that you can control the placement of the product and soft enough that buffing product into the skin is extremely comfortable. I don't have particularly sensitive skin but I can imagine that for those with sensitive skin (whether you've had cancer treatment or not), this brush is extremely comfortable to work with and feels very luxurious. The cut of the bristles is also very good for keeping contour or bronzer exactly where you want it with the longer bristles can help blending it seamlessly into the skin.
The Angled Blending Brush was a real experiment for me when using it. I believe it was designed to blend eyeshadow in the crease but I couldn't make that work for me. However, I was not deterred on finding a perfect use for this brush and I tried it out with blending my concealer as I felt that the densely packed bristles would help buff product into my skin without sheering it out too much. My oh my am I glad I tried this out, it's such a perfect match for me. The softness of the bristles also helps to ensure that I do not pull at the delicate skin around my eyes.

The Powder Brush is my newest addition and I actually cannot stop touching it. As the bristles are longer, there is slightly more movement in the brush as you use it and it glides over the skin like silk. I've lost count how many times during the writing of this blog post I have picked up this brush just to stroke it.
When it comes to the maintenance of these brushes, the quality of them shows when you wash them. I use either baby shampoo or Dr. Bronner's hand soap to clean my brushes and these lathered nicely and didn't lose their shape at all when they dried. As with all brushes, be careful to not get soap or water in the base of the bristles as this can soften the glue and they will start to shed.

I would highly recommend Look Good Feel Better brushes to anyone looking for some new make-up brushes as they help a great charity who provide invaluable support to thousands of women and the quality of them is fantastic. The brushes are available from selected Boots stores and online,, and I purchased two of these brushes from TK Maxx and I was curious to find out whether the charity still receive a donation when their brushes are being sold at a lower price than the RRP. I emailed the company about this and they responded the very next morning that reassured me that the charity receives from the initial purchase of any item no matter where they are being sold. Therefore if you are a TK Maxx lover like me and see these brushes for sale, you don't have to hesitate about buying them. TK Maxx have essentially made the donation for you and you get to take home professional quality products for an even more affordable price.

If you'd like to learn more about the charity, their workshops or the make-up brushes, you can click here. International make-up artist Caroline Barnes features in a video for LGFB where she introduces the collection and the best way to use them which you can view here.

I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on some of the brushes from this collection and the great work the charity does in supporting women with the side affects of cancer.

P x

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