The Body Shop Asks

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - THIS & THAT -

A great makeup col­lec­tion hinges on one make or break fac­tor- the right makeup tools. It’s a sim­ple equa­tion that works, say the ex­perts- to make the best of great qual­ity makeup, use great qual­ity ap­pli­ca­tion tools. Through­out the ages- start­ing with the an­cient Egyp­tians, in fact- men and women have used makeup to en­hance their nat­u­ral fea­tures. Cos­met­ics have be­come less of a gam­ble over time (did you know that an­cient Egyp­tians used cop­per and lead ore to cre­ate their cos­met­ics, and that women used burnt matches to darken their eyes?) and grown into a com­plex, multi-bil­lion dol­lar in­dus­try cater­ing to an im­pos­si­bly wide range of skin types and pref­er­ences. To­day, women and men around the world can eas­ily recre­ate a pro­fes­sional makeup look at home with the right tools. A small se­lec­tion of makeup brushes and ac­ces­sories like eye­lash curlers and pow­der puffs may seem triv­ial; but they can re­ally change the game when it comes to how makeup glides onto and lasts on a face.

Take brushes for ex­am­ple; a wellde­signed and cared for brush can last for years. The Body Shop rec­om­mends us­ing brushes with soft syn­thetic hair as they are less por­ous and more hy­gienic than brushes made of an­i­mal hair, which tend to col­lect bac­te­ria. The in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned beauty brand is a gi­ant in the cos­met­ics in­dus­try, with a wide range of makeup tools to com­ple­ment its se­lec­tion of eth­i­cally made and tested cos­met­ics pro­duced with com­mu­nity sourced, Fair Trade in­gre­di­ents. Their makeup tools are de­signed for a va­ri­ety of makeup types, needs and pref­er­ences.

The Ex­tra Vir­gin Min­er­als Pow­der Brush, for ex­am­ple, has high-den­sity syn­thetic hairs that eas­ily hold ul­tra-loose fine pow­der al­low­ing for pro­gres­sive re­lease and smooth, even cov­er­age.

Cap­tion: The Body Shop’s cru­elty-free, pro­fes­sional make-up brushes are more hy­gienic than brushes made of an­i­mal hair, which tend to col­lect bac­te­ria.

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