Full Flawless Face Brush
I normally love most BE brushes, but this one began shedding the moment I used it, and hasn't stopped in three years. I use and clean it regularly (I know how to care for my brushes), but it has continued to shed and break off like crazy. Note: this is my second brush of this kind because I thought the first one may be a 'lemon.' Nope. Same result. I would order a different kind.
Could be better
I watched the DVD that came with my Bare Minerals Starter Kit and the swirl tap buff thing just wasn't working for THIS particular brush lol. I like the softness of the bristles, even though they don't hold up TOO well, but it's still a decent brush. I can still grip it well which is nice. I think it's the spaciness of the bristles that gets me. If it was more compact perhaps like the multi-tasking brush or the handy kabuki (which I have yet to try but just ordered it today lol), then it may hold more product therefore less time wasted on the application process. Decent brush, but the bristles need to be stronger, but still keep it soft because it feels good on the face and make the bristles a bit more compact. :-)
Tickles on my face
Since BE make-up is so wonderful, I'm disappointed that I must rate the Full Flawless Application Face Brush with a 1 out of 5. There's nothing worse than feeling a tickle on your nose, then on your chin, then on your fore-head, and any other place on your face after applying your make-up. I wish I could love this brush as much as the other reviewers; however, after I use this brush, I ruin my make-up and my day. I'm constantly trying to remove the little tiny hairs from my face and sometimes I have to rub hard. I'm including a photo of my bathroom sink after rubbing the brush on my hand to remove loose bristles. I'm deeply disappointed with this brush.
Flawed Application Face Brush
I received this brush in my starter kit - within three months, (despite cleaning regularly with the recommended products), the brush was shedding so badly I could no longer use it. Small pieces of brush were getting all over my face, clothing and vanity area. Would have expected better quality from this company.
The Only Brush I Use
This brush provides the perfect amount of coverage for me. Many people rave about the Buki brushes, saying they need a lot of coverage. For me, the Flawless Application Face Brush is just right. The tapered shape holds up well after shampooing and I have only lost about 2 fibers in the entire time I've had it.
For those saying their brush is shedding uncontrollably, I think they may have gotten a fluke. I'm sure they could exchange the brush and the new one would perform perfectly.
Love this brush!
I haven't had this brush very long, but wow it has already surpassed my expectations! It is so soft just like all the other bareminerals brushes and gives me amazing coverage! You will fall in love with it after one use. It is a must for every brush collection.
Love this Brush!
Pretty much anything I have bought at BE I have been satisfied with, this brush included. The Full Flawless Application Face Brush came with the Get Started kit and applies the all over foundation very nicely: clean and even. It also works well with the mineral veil to highlight my cheeks and add little radiance. I have not had the problem with shedding like other customers have. Overall a nice, I quite like this brush.
I choose to use this brush over the medium brush because I require more coverage for my botchy skin. But it really does the job. Its soft and you can tell its all natural. I really like it a lot. All brushes wear out though so be prepared to buy another one someday.
Just not soft enough
The bristles on my brush hurt if I press too hard on my skin. I use the brush cleanser they have and still it is a rough brush. I wish I had a softer brush that would deliver the product as nicely.
Like a great facial massage!
I own the regular Flawless Application Face Brush and had never tried this "Full" version, I thought it would be the same brush just a little bigger. Boy was I wrong! It is big and puffy so it is so much softer than the regular brush. It felt so nice on my skin when I tried it, I just loved it.
To me it applies the foundation a little bit sheerer and softer than the regular version. If you want more of a medium coverage of your foundation I recommend the regular "Flawless Application Face Brush" but if you want a sheerer and lighter application use this "Full" version.
I got this brush with my kit. I used it for the first time and noticed The brush was all over my face! I spent more time picking the broken pieces off my face and out of my hair then actually applying my makeup. I was my brush and it doesn't help. I'm very disappointed!!!! Need to make better quality brushes!!!!
I use this brush for mineral veil. When I first got it, it did shed a bit. I was worried about the breakage of the bristles. Since then I've taken more care of the brushes and washing at least once a week really helps keep the bristles from coming out and breaking off. It's easy to do. I'll wash it in the evening, and it's dry by the morning when I need to put makeup on again.
I love this brush!
I use this brush every day to apply foundation and mineral veil. I see a lot of reviews talking about shedding but this brush doesn't shed any more a more expensive non-BE brush cost me.
I like it! I'm hoping that I get a lot of use out of it and when it does come time to replace it I'm going to purchase again. This brush is super soft and blends in my foundation perfectly!
Great product but way too much shedding.
Like most reviewers have said previously, this brush is great for full coverage foundation.
I started using the starter pack about three weeks ago and I'm quite pleased with the results but I'm still experimenting.
The brush was great to start with but after a few days it started to shed slowly, I wasn't bothered but a week on it got worse and two weeks later (today) after applying my make up, I literally had to dust off the hair from my face neck and clothes.
I am quite disappointed because I absolutely love the brush but will try the Kabuki brush as I need full coverage.
P.S. BE you are an international brand so please include other countries to make it easy for people outside the US and Canada write reviews. I live in Dublin in Ireland but had to fill in a US zip code as I was unable to register without it.
Loses Bristles too Easily!!!
So when I first tried BE, I had gotten this brush and the Flawless Face brush along with the foundation, Mineral Veil, and Warmth in a package together. At First, I found the brush to work pretty well, I wouldn't have known a difference anyway since this was my first experience with BE. I did notice however that when I would use the brush around my eyes it would feel scratchy. Around the 3-4 month mark, the inner bristles began to fall out. Every time I would apply my makeup, i would have to wipe down my face with a cloth in order to get all the little bristles off my face. I washed and used the brush properly, and still it would lose bristles! I finally had enough and decided to purchase the Handy Buki Brush that had a 5 heart rating. When I received the Buki, I found it noticeably soft and the bristles much more tightly packed. When I used it for application, it applied evenly and took half the time it did with this brush. Plus, it was small enough to use in the small areas around my eyes and nose. I can see here that many people have the same issue with this brush, and even though i do say it works better than any drug store bought foundation brush, since it is designed for Bare Minerals, I definitely think this is a bad choice to put in a trial package, as it gives BE a bad reputation for their brushes since it is mostly new customers purchasing them.
I usually buy the fawless face brush and then I tried the kabuki brush, i like brushes that are big and cover well so when i saw this brush i thought it would be perfect because it was full like the kabuki brush but also had a long handle, with the kubuki brush my hand would start to hurt because the handle was so short. After a few uses i too noticed the hairs sheeding and adventually it would literally hurt to use this brush because there was hardly any hair left on it. I agree with some of the viewers, i think BE should have a guarantee on their brushes because thirty dollars isn't cheap for a brush that i only got a good months use out of.
Not so great
I'm not sure if I like this brush at all. It sheds like crazy and I constantly have to pick hairs off my face throughout the day.
DO NOT BUY THIS BRUSH
I have never seen a brush this awful! I received my original Full Flawless Face brush with my first 'kit' and used it for 2-3 years with some minor shedding, nothing too terrible. However, I needed a spare brush and decided to pick up a new one. I have NEVER used such a terrible brush. I spend more time picking the broken brush hairs out of my makeup and cleaning them from my vanity top, then I used to spend applying all of my make-up. After reading reviews I have purchased the handi-buki brush, we'll see if that works any better, but I would seriously question why a company like BE would carry a brush as poorly made as this?
This brush sheds to much. The brush is so big it is messy to use.
Bare Minerals foundation is such a fantastic product. But I'm afraid they skimped on the most basic of brushes. It's not very soft, and does not last. I use the brush that comes with the Hydrating Mineral Veil for applying my foundation. It is soft, does a great job, and is well worth the money, and I keep it clean. I've also used brushes from another source, and have had better success. The makeup deserves a better brush.
Love the coverage but not the mess!
I absolutely loved the coverage that this brush provided...not too heavy but just enough to provide a natural, healthy looking skin. Unfortunately I was very disappointed to discover how MUCH this brush sheds. The bristles break off with every usage and I am left picking off bristles off of my face. I purchased a 2nd brush thinking that perhaps my first one was defective. No luck...I even purchased the brush cleaner hoping it would 'recondition' the brush. Nada! I desperately wanted to use this brush but will have to start shopping around for a different brand :(
not the best brush but it works fine , just take good care of it and there shouldn't be a problem.
Horrible scratchy brush!
This brush is poorly made and will slowly fall apart with every use. After a few days it will scratch your face and leave it irritated!!! Don't buy this brush, trust me! If I could give it a zero rating I would!
Good coverage, terrible shedding problem
I thought I was the only one having this issue with this brush-it sheds like crazy. When I called the BE store about it, they said that I was pushing too hard on the brush but I tried using it softer and the bristles still fall out.
This brush is alright. It comes with the started kit but I am looking into getting the handy buki brush because I need a tighter bristle brush. It works well and cleans up very nice with the brush shampoo.
I love this coverage this gives!! So far I haven't encountered the shedding problem I hope that I don't!!
Great Coverage, but Sheds
This brush gives the fullest coverage out of all the BE brushes, but this one sheds all the time, especially after you wash it. I need a pair of tweezers by my side after using the brush to remove errant hairs.
I hate this brush, it is horriable. Its like trying to use a blush brush to apply your foundation. The Handi Buki is way better ! The Handi Buki is by far the best brush! and i don't know the correct spelling of The Handi Buki so sorry if its wrong..
Sheds worse than my two dogs.
The “Full Flawless Application Face Brush” came with my start kit. I absolutely LOVE the make up! I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, the old makeup I used to wear felt like it was just melting off my face, it felt heavy and like my skin couldn’t breathe. With BE I no longer feel like that. However this brush is horrible, it sheds more than my two dogs while they are blowing their winter coats. The bristles are rough and feel scratchy. I have used the “Soft Focus Face Brush” for my blush and absolutely love it.
I do wish BE would rethink and redo the “Full Flawless Application Face Brush”.
This brush sheds alot but I still like the coverage it gives