Refillable Buffing Brush
Do Not Buy
I wish I had read these reviews before I bought this brush in a boutique. It does not work at all. Getting the foundation from the jar is ridiculous and then it absolutely refuses to come out of the brush. Then when it finally does come out of the brush it's a landslide of powder. It now sits quietly in my make up drawer taunting me.
very disappointed in product
The product idea is a fantastic one, to be able to have a "all in one" at your finger tips when you need to freshen/touch up your face. Even after replacing a defective Refillable Buffing Brush, I still couldn't get the foundation out. The holder will get clogged and it seems the only way I can use the product is to; unscrew the bottom, VERY CAREFULLY shake a little of the powder into the brush cap and then use the brush to apply.
After reading the other reviews, it appears that Bare Minerals customers like the product idea but wish it would work. I hope the mechanics can be resolved.
Doesn't live up to claims
I like BM matte foundation, however hate that my bathroom, makeup bag, and purse are covered in it. I saw this product and thought it would be a great solution to the messy powder. Unfortunately, it doesn't deliver.
First problem is that BM foundation containers are not designed to open so that the powder may be scooped out and into the powder chamber of the refillable brush. I have found that the easiest way to get the powder out of the original container is to shake it over a piece of paper, then roll the paper into a cone shape and shake the powder into the empty chamber end of the refillable brush. It gets the job done, but is messy and time consuming.
Second problem is that there is no way to increase the amount of product deposited. There are arrows at the bottom of the brush indicating that more or less powder will come out of the brush depending on which way you turn it. THIS DOESN'T WORK. No matter which way I turn the brush, very very very little product ever comes out.
Overall, a huge disappointment. I wish BM would fix the design and allow those who wasted money on this piece of junk to exchange it.
Ordered 4 as gifts. I will be requesting a refund.
Wonderful bush to use
This is the second one I have gotten. Both 1st one and this new one are the same. Easy to take a part and fill with your favitor powder. It real easy to use and to take with you or if you do not have a lot of room for all your make up.
I first used a travel brush through Sheer minerals brand, and when i saw that BM had one I couldn't spend the $30 soon enough. But have not yet been able to use it. Regardless of how much product is in it, or what setting it is on, the product does not come out sufficiently to apply, I have to open it up and use a brush and it's a mess. I wish there was an upgrade available and we could return these.
I've always liked the Mineral Veil, but the powder is so fine that I always have trouble with it flying up into the air when I tried to tap it out of the container. This brush completely solves that problem! I think that the issue a lot of people are having with this brush it that after the brush comes all the way up you have to keep turning it as far as you can to get the powder to come out.
I agree with the comments about how hard the brush is to fill with powder. I think BM should revist that or better yet come out with an already filled container that you can just purchase to screw into the bottom.
Once I got the powder filled and used in only once, I'm back for a second one to leave in my make-up drawer. I think this brush allows me to applied a more even coat of product.
I Honestly Hate this Brush
I received two of these and thought they were a great idea. I read the instructions and followed them carefully however, when the container was filled and screwed back on I could not get the brush to go back down. I tried and tried but it would only turn a fraction of the way to close. I then took the second one I received and tested the "turning" situation. It seemed to work just fine so I proceeded to fill the second brush with product. After completing this task and reading the instructions yet again to make sure I had not done something wrong I was again disappointed. Once filled with product the brush will not go down, close or turn to buffing, it just sits there and will not budge to close. I hate this product in that I tried with two brushes, carefully followed instructions and now I have these two brushes filled with my favorite product that are completely useless and of course, since my brushes do not work, I cannot retrieve the product back. What a waste of time and product.
Hit or Miss
When I bought this product I couldn't wait to try it, I thought it would be perfect to stick in my purse and it use it on the go, especially in the late afternoon to just re-vamp my makeup and make it look fresh again through the end of the day. After I finally was able to add a couple scoops of my foundation to the canister (which was a nightmare to get the plug off my foundation!) and after shaking the fill able brush continuously for almost a minute, the foundation finally came through the bristles in the brush. When I started to buff it on my face, way too much was coming out, it was very uneven and I felt like I was wasting my foundation because there was nowhere for me to tap off the excess, I just had to keep buffing it on my face until I had way too much foundation on. I really wanted this product to work but sadly it doesn't quite come up to par. I'll still use it, just with caution, it'll come in handy in a pinch.