Refillable Mirrored Compact - Lavender
I didn't know they still sold this item.
I purchased this item quite awhile back. I actually just threw it away!
I purchased this compact to carry my Mineral Veil with me. The Mineral Veil only came in powder form at this time and in the original canister. I thought this would be great for touch ups.
I have noted that many reviews complain about the brush, but I wasn't bothered with the brush. I actually did keep the brush and put it in my new Ready Mineral Veil compact.
My issue is the mess. The powders do NOT stay in the compact. It would be all over the inside of the compact. The powder would also fall out of the compact and be al over the inside of the black case. I hated to use this item. I knew whenever I unzipped the little black case, there would be powder everywhere. The powder would also be on my hands.
I don't recall using this compact much, because of the mess. I just carried it around for emergencies (I have no ideal why).
Cute and Different
I find that if I keep the compact in the zippered pouch, the compact stays closed and no makeup leaks out at all. I have a problem getting the makeup OUT of the sifter, however. The brush is soft, but not too effective for application of mineral veil. So I use the darker make-up. The case is so cute and different that I like to use it. It gets noticed & so it's a good advertisement for BE!
Skip It - You'll Be Glad You Did
It seems that something got lost between concept and completion. I have loved everything I've ever purchased from BM - but this is a loser.
I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased this. The concept is great, but considering it is supposed to be a foundation dispenser, I take issue with the fact that it fails at its task. Tap it too hard and product goes everywhere. The insert is also awkward and ill-fitting making it almost impossible to close the lid all the way. The outcome? Foundation spilled all over my make-up bag in my purse. Ugh...
The brush? Well you'd only use it in an emergency. Maybe it's there to wipe away the foundation that spills in your bag or the counter?
Great way to carry BE with me
My mom got this for me years ago when she introduced me to BE. I carry it with me everywhere! It may not be the easiest when it comes to opening and applying foundation or mineral veil, but it's a great compact to have on the go. The brush is nice and soft and works well for quick (and small) touch-ups.
Eh, it's not the best.
I love BE, but this compact isn't their best idea. Product does seem to creep out of the compact, the brush is good for wipeing away stuff from your face and if you don't lock the siffter, product goes everywhere.
Thank goodness BE came up with the other compacts! Those are awesome!!
Hard to use
I purchased this to carry my mineral veil and I don't like it at all. The case is rather large in depth (it's curved) and if you use the carry case it gets larger. Filling with product is easy however it's using it where it gets tricky. You have to flip the compact over and slap the bottom to make the product come through the sifter. One you get it the trick is to open the plastic container without flipping all your product out. The brush is flat and does not hold product at all. You might as well wipe your face with a tissue because all it does is wipe your product off. Terrible design.
Love the zipper pouch. Brush is rough but fine for using mineral veil. I have not had any problems with product leaking out.
Do not buy - waste of money!
I having been using BE products for years and love it but this compact is the worst thing I have ever bought from BE. The "sifter/cover" is so flimsy that all of the makeup goes on top and leaks out all over the place. The inside of the zippered pouch it comes in is covered with it, thank goodness it zips or the inside of my purse would be covered as well! The brush it comes with hardly picks up any color and is not up to the quality that BE brushes normally have. The bristles are hard and scratchy.
Not the best idea
I was hoping this would be a quick, easy way to carry some extra foundation with me in my purse for those fast touch-ups. Not so much. The powder tends to leak out of the compact and sticks to everything, including the mirror, creating a nice mess. The brush that's included is stiff and not face-friendly at all...especially for someone like me, with very sensitive skin. Sorry, BE, this isn't your best idea.