Dollface Reviews: Boots No. 7 Foundation Brush

My makeup brushes are all badly in need of replacing, and rather than remortgaging my house to buy a completely new set all at the same time (OK, so I’m exaggerating here, but only a little bit…) I’ve decided to try and limit myself to one per month for as long as it takes to get through them all.

Because I can be a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to things like this, though, rather than following my instincts straight to MAC, I decided to have a quick look around the Boots website while I was re-ordering my eye-makeup remover and conditioner this month, and discovered this Boots No. 7 Foundation Brush. At just £11 this definitely isn’t the most expensive foundation brush out there, but it isn’t the cheapest, either. I’ve come to associate the No. 7 brand with good quality, though, so I decided to take a chance on it, and I’m really glad I did, because I actually think I got a bit of a bargain here.

The bristles are lovely and soft, and haven’t shed a single hair since I got this. It picks up just the right amount of foundation, and lets me buff it onto my skin, without any brush marks, and although it’s soft, it’s not so soft that it’s unusable. I tend to use my fingers to apply foundation more often than not, but since I’ve had this, I’ve found myself reaching for it every time, and it’s helping me rediscover the benefits of using a decent brush to apply liquid foundation, so I’m pretty pleased with it, and may check out some of the other brushes from this range next month, when I’m ready to buy another. Now I just need to decide which of my existing brushes is most in need of replacing…

If you want to check this one out for yourself, meanwhile, click here to order it from Boots.