I'm lazy. Not like won't get out of bed in the morning type lazy (although I am that too) but in the context of this blog, I'm 'definitely-not-going-to-wash-my-face-when-I-could-use-these-make-up-wipes-right-here' type lazy. I love washing my face, I like how it feels when it's done and it's just so satisfying and life-affirming when you know that you've been together enough to at least wash your face with something more than cotton wool and a micellar pad this morning. Call me fickle (in fact seriously do, I made my blog around that as a trait), but having a gadget or something pretty to help me feel more inspired when it comes to washing my face each morning definitely helps; and luckily for me, the Magnitone Barefaced is both.
When Magnitone sent me a Barefaced Brush (they sent me some other goodies too, but we are testing them to the max and so the review for those will be with you in a while) I thought it was a little gimmicky. Cute? Sure, it was pastel pink and came with it's own adorable pouch, but worth the money? Well, I wasn't so sure. These adorable little face brushes come with a not so adorable £70 price tag - and that's a whole lot for something that I didn't think I was going to get much use of, and so I took to trying this at least once a day so I could get into a routine with it and let you know whether or not this was truly worth the money, if you used it to it's full potential.
I tried using this each morning, with my normal cleansing routine every night to take my make up off, and I don't have sensitive skin, but this really did seem to be a little much for my skin, and after a few days it seemed to be really itchy and irritated whenever anything came into contact with it. It wasn't such a big deal, but something to bear in mind - however, once I took this down to just using it every other day, it seemed much better. To be fair to this, I'm willing to retract my initial thoughts and statement about it seeming like a gimmick, because unlike other brushes in the past that I've used, I'm tempted to say that this facial brush works.
I think that at first my doubt stemmed from the fact that this doesn't seem to move much; it definitely isn't a facial brush that alarmingly spins around with bristles that seem to dance in strange directions. Instead, this is a slightly moving brush head that feels as though it's barely moving at all on your skin, but don't be fooled - there's a lot of power behind such a powerful movement, and my face does feel really clean, and almost exfoliated by the time I'm finished. You really don't need to do this once a day in my opinion, every other day is more than enough.
Beautiful, effective and a really pretty colour - it seems like Magnitone has outdone itself with the Barefaced brush. If you've tried a Magnitone, I'd love to hear your opinions!
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