REVIEW: Colorbar First Impressions Powder Brush.

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According to Colorbar,

First Impressions

Calling all fashionistas to add some fun to every beauty job that needs to be done. Colorbar Accessories – on serious beauty-duty all day, so you can stay fabulous at work and play. Get, set, gorgeous!

Powder Brush

Meet the fluffy pouf with oomph! This plimp powder brush is a charmer that blends all kinds of powders to give you a camera-ready face every stroke,everyday. The soft,rounded bristles say no to powderiness or caking for a smooth, even finish.

How to use

Stroke the brush over powder and tap off the excess. Blend well using circular movements – start from the centre of your face and work outwards. Gently clean the brush by washing with mild shampoo and cold water, rinse and leave it to air-dry.

Price: INR 475/-

Available at Colorbar outlets and some online stores like Nykaa, Snapdeal.com

My experience:

When I got hold of these colorful brushes from Colorbar, it was like a dream come true! I had always dreamt of makeup brushes with coloured bristles. But all of the attractive brushes were made by international brands which weren’t too easily available in India. I was even considering buying the ones launched in the MAC holiday collection recently, but couldn’t get myself to spend so much 😦 And then Colorbar heard me and brought these beauties into my life! Aahh 😀

But does this brush also perform like a dream? Read on to know!

One confession before starting – these brushes by Colorbar are my first brushes :O Yes, you read it right! I do not own any brushes besides these, except my eyeliner brush and Bourjois Kabuki Brush. Since powder and blush(sometimes) are the only things I use as a part of my face makeup I do not need any other brushes. Also, because I generally find the puffs/applicators that come with powders pretty useless, I had been looking for good quality brushes since a very long time. The only other brush I own is the Bourjois Kabuki which I love and I’ll review it soon!

So, this review is by someone who is totally inexperienced when it comes to good quality brushes and please forgive me if I miss out on mentioning any point and you’re free to ask anything in the comments 🙂

Talking about the packaging of the brush first, it comes in a plastic cover which has a zip lock kind of thing so the case can be used for storing the brush safely. That’s what I’m doing 😛 The brush can also be carried safely in this cover.

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The brush itself is super attractive as you all know by now! It has a white handle and hot pink bristles(Teeheeee:P). The handle I feel is of decent size and not too short or too long. The bristles are quite soft, not veryyy soft but quite soft! Comparing to my Bourjois brush, I would say Bourjois is softer but this isn’t bad either, I don’t find it at all scratchy or anything.

Although, the brush is quite fluffy and nice, it should have been a bit more densely packed I feel. I use this to apply my compact and loose powder and feel that a denser brush would do the job better. But I guess at this price, we can’t really ask for so much!

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In one swipe in my compact, it picks up decent amount of powder which is enough for almost half of my face. Generally, I pick powder with this three times for my full face. It blends the powder well, but here too I feel denser bristles would have done a better job!

I washed this brush before using it for the first time as I read somewhere that all machine made brushes have some loose hair. So, in the first wash, the brush shed some bristles, like 6-7 I think. But after that I haven’t seen it shedding even a single hair. Since I powder my face daily and have been using this for almost 2 weeks now I have washed it 2-3 times and there has been no shedding. The brush also doesn’t get stained. It gets washed very easily with a mild shampoo or a liquid hand wash. Since the bristles are not natural, it also dries quickly.

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Overall, Colorbar’s powder brush is a super cute brush which also does its job well. It could have been better but at the price I feel it’s perfect.

Why you’ll like it:

1)     Very very attractive!

2)     PINK bristles!!! 😀

3)     Soft bristles.

4)     Fluffy.

5)     Doesn’t shed at all.

6)     Easy to wash.

7)     Budget friendly.

Why you’ll dislike it:

1)     Not very dense.

To buy or not to buy?

If you want to own a decent quality powder brush which is not expensive, then this is a must try!

My rating:

8/10

Do you own any budget friendly makeup brushes? What other good quality powder brushes would you suggest for me? 🙂

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