Activated charcoal is a beauty buzz-word this year. Be it toothpaste or face wash – it can all harness charcoal’s detoxifying and purifying properties. Now the ingredient is being infused into our make-up brushes, but what makes it so special?
Charcoal has purifying properties and so is a great ingredient for skincare for blemish-prone skin. In a make-up brush, the charcoal also acts like an antibacterial shield to ensure that applying make up isn’t causing you break-outs.
Putting L.A.B.2’s cruelty free make up brushes to the test
L.A.B.2 ‘s Charcoal Infused Cruelty Free Make Up Brushes, RRP £19 for a set of 4, are being put to the test to see how they perform. Does the added ingredient actually make a difference?
The set includes a foundation brush, powder brush, angled blush/highlight brush and a pointed concealer brush. They all look very sleek and right at home on a vanity, as below. Each brush is Anti-microbial, meaning they stay fresher for longer – and you needn’t worry about ever washing the charcoal off as the brushes are permanently infused.
The handles are good quality and comfortable to hold during make-up application. The bristles are incredibly soft to touch and doing my makeup is a real treat as it goes on smoothly and well blended.
The powder brush is particularly lovely, as it’s fluffiness disperses powder finely over the face in a very even way.
Also, just knowing that the brushes are infused with charcoal made me feel like your being kind to my skin!
So after using them for over a week now on and off, it’s safe to say that even without the charcoal these brushes get a big thumbs up in terms of performance, quality and being super affordable. BUT the charcoal is definitely an added bonus – it ensures that the brushes stay in good shape for longer between washes. Read the guide here to making brush cleaning easier.
You can check out L.A.B.2 brushes online here.