The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Brush Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on January 31, 2014

in Reviews

TBS Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Brush (4)

TBS Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Brush Review

Product Description:

A high density, supersoft brush for use with Extra Virgin Minerals™ Powder Foundation 
• Super-soft synthetic hair 
• Cruelty-free 
• For use with Extra Virgin Mineral™ Powder foundation. 
• Gives an even, flawless finish

My love with kabuki brushes began with the Bourjois Kabuki Brush and I have never looked back at powder puffs, my current MAC’s compact puff remains absolutely untouched. According to me, these powder puffs get dirty quickly, lead to bacteria build up with frequent usage (face it who really washes a puff!) and finally causes break outs on your skin. Even if you wash it, the puff looses it texture & puffiness, basically it is not really the same as new. This Small sized Kabuki brush has really made my life simple. After using the Bourjois one for over a year, I felt the need to upgrade. To my knowledge, only MAC, Inglot & Body Shop offers rounded fluffy kabuki brushes, I chose the Body Shop one!

TBS does not call this fluffy thing “Kabuki” but gave it a fancy name “Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Brush” – sounds exotic! This is a super soft brush, bristles feels really cushiony and velvety on the skin (almost like a soft toy touching your skin). Dual colored bristles are well sculpted together and are densely packed. It picks up just the right amount of pressed powder and applies evenly – without leaving patches of excess powder anywhere. A swirl into the compact and then a swirl on the face is all it takes to give even finish. Being a synthetic brush, it does not shed even a single bristle even after several washes – top notch quality. But it does take about a day’s time to completely dry after washing, so I wash it on weekly basis only. It is compact and fits into the palm & purse easily.

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  1. Oh-so soft bristles. Love how it feels against my skin.
  2. Perfectly sculpted shape which fits easily into palm. Also, does not take lot of room if you touch up every few hours.
  3. Made of synthetic hair – no animal cruelty.
  4. Very densely packed. Picks up just the right amount of powder.
  5. Gives even application & finish.
  6. Does not shed on washing.


  1. It takes upto an entire day to dry after washing.

Rating: A

Price: Rs. 1495

Recommendation: Ever since, I have started using Kabuki brushes, I have definitely bid goodbye to powder puffs. Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Brush is the first brush I ever tried from The Body Shop and I am not disappointed. The quality is excellent and worth investing in. Do checkout the brush in the ongoing TBS Sale, they are offering 50% discount!!!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Shivi@COSMOCHICS January 31, 2014 at 6:15 pm

It actually looks so attractive! beautifully reviewed and Pics clicked!
Surely will be adding a Kabuki in my collection! :)


Tanmayee January 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

such a long time to dy…inspite of synthetic bristles …hmm …. nice review ..and pics..


Harine January 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Hmmm… looks lovely :)


Arzoo January 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm

This looks good, nice review Priya.


Meghana February 1, 2014 at 3:58 am

the short handle makes the whole thing too cute. :)


Preeti Kaur February 1, 2014 at 6:56 am

I use kabuki brush from Ecotools and that one is good too :)


Gowthami February 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Beautiful review! I should try one soon ;)


Vineetha February 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

This one seems really nice. My fav ones are from Burberry, MAc and HAkuhodo :-) I know what you mean when you say no more sponge/puff!


vidya October 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

Vineetha , where to buy hakuhudo brushes from.Any outlet in india?


Mayuri February 3, 2014 at 12:43 am

I have yet to try Kabuki brushes and this one looks great :) nice clicks and nice review :)


Manasi February 3, 2014 at 10:36 am

Sounds nice!!


Abhilasha February 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

must try body shop makeup and brushes…havent tried them at all though iv heard only good things about them :)


Rashmi February 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

I have a small doubt.. The SA there was trying to sell me the angular kabuki brush instead of thsis one? Will it be okay to use this one for blush application too ??


Clothes and Creativity February 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Haven’t tried Kabuki brushes, but this looks like a good buy!


Tiny February 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I have the Kabuki one from Colorbar and its quite good for my once in a blue moon Use :)


Aditi February 4, 2014 at 12:18 am

I have a weakness for TBS! Very well reviewed … since it’s that amazing I’d hate to keep waiting for it to dry! :) and whyyy so expensive :(


TA October 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Looks like a good buy!


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