Full Flawless Face Brush
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 :(