The Body Shop Vegan Makeup Brushes Review - Really Ree
By Ree

The Body Shop Vegan Makeup Brushes Review

1 Mar 2017 (Updated: 21 Jan 2019)

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I was kindly sent five Body Shop Vegan Makeup Brushes (ranging from £8-14) and the Silicone Brush Cleaner (£5) to review. The brushes I was sent were the Flat Shader Brush (£8); Eyeshadow Crease Brush (£9); Fan Brush (£11); Point Highlighter Brush (£12) and Contouring Brush (£14). The brushes are all soft, synthetic and 100% cruelty free and vegan. The wooden handles are also sustainably sourced, they feel really smooth and light in the hand. All brushes are easy to use, but I do prefer some over the others.

Body Shop Vegan Makeup Brushes

My favourite brushes are the Fan and Point Highlighter Brush; they make highlighting effortless! I love to use the Fan Brush for a light dusting of highlight on the cheeks, temples, above the brows, bridge of nose and the Cupid’s bow and the Point Highlighter Brush is ideal for creating a radiant glow on the tops of the cheekbones. I also love it for powdering the face, it’s the perfect size to target specific areas of the face like around and on the sides of the nose where I get oily. My favourite brush is the Contouring Brush, the bristles are short but I find it works excellently with cream as well as powder contouring shades and allows me to really cut the cheekbones.

The only brushes I am not too keen on are the two eyeshadow brushes. The Eyeshadow Crease Brush is a little stiff and too small to be good at blending crease shades, however, it is great at laying down darker colours in the crease. I also like to use it clean, to blend out liner and diffuse the edges of eye makeup. The Flat Shader Brush like the Contouring Brush has very short bristles; I initially tried to use it to pack on colour to the lid but this can get very messy. I found it is best for lining the lash line. Both eyeshadow brushes work well with applying colour to the bottom lash line too.

Overall, I think these are brilliant brushes and they work well for different purposes. Based on the quality and feel of these brushes, I am eager to try out some of the other brushes in this range. The Slanted Blusher Brush and Eyeshadow Blending Brush look lovely. I also was lucky enough to try their new Silicone Brush Cleaner (£5).

Body Shop Silicone Brush Cleaner

The Silicone Makeup Brush Cleaner is small, but not too small, and easy to use. You can hook it onto your fingers while you clean your makeup brushes in the sink. It makes the process of cleaning your makeup brushes so much easier! I squirt a little baby shampoo onto my cleaner, wet the brush and swirl it around under the water (careful not to get the handle wet) until the water runs clean. I love the size of it as it means I can take it with me on holiday and can keep my brushes clean even when I am away.


  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Travel friendly


  • Some have short bristles which require more effort to use (i.e. more blending)
  • Some brushes I won’t use much at all (i.e. the eyeshadow brushes)

You can find the full range of Body Shop makeup brushes and tools here

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