Brushes with that feel-good factor

Three cheers for Body Shop, which is again partnering with the Teenage Cancer Trust for 2104. It’s a fantastically worthwhile charity, and Body Shop is kickstarting their fund-raising activity for 2104 with these make-up brushes.

We’ve long been fans of Body Shop brushes;  they’re cruelty-free, made of very high quality synthetic hair, just brilliant in particular for applying creamy eyeshadows, foundations and cream blushers. In fact, the Essential Kit contains the basic brushes to do just that:  Eyeshadow Brush, Foundation Brush and Blusher Brush.  The Ultimate Kit features eight brushes. And not only is a donation made for each brush collection - £1 from the Essential Brush Collection, £1.50 from the Expert Collection, £2 from the Ultimate Collection – but you also make a significant saving by buying the brushes as a kit, rather than individually.  (The Ultimate Collection is £45, representing a saving of £20).

And with the money you’ve saved?  You can always give a chunk yourself to Teenage Cancer Trust (or any charity of your choice, come to that).

A beautiful example of our industry giving back...

UK readers find Body Shop Make-up Brush Kits at£18-45 - buy here;  for more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust, visit