Refillable Buffing Brush
Very disappointed in this product
I was so excited when this product came out. The thought of being able to apply my foundation on the go and not end of wearing most of it on my clothes made me very happy. I purchased it this weekend and tried to use it but no luck. Very little if any powder came out. I tried several times and even took the powder out and refilled it and still nothing. I think it is a great idea but needs work and also needs to be smaller.
I normally love all the BM products, but I'm very disappointed in the refillable buffing brush. When I first saw this product, I thought wow this will be convenient to carry in my purse, but the make-up gets clogged and will not come out. Even though I'm disappointed in this one thing, I'm still going to buy BM.
Cheap and poorly made
This item was one I was really looking forward to adding to my tools of make-up art. I am picky about my brushes, so for comparison sake., I also got another companies professional brush of the same type.
BE's brush performance was not acceptable. I used it a few times before it fell off the table. Something broke on the interior, the brush head fell off, and it stopped working completely. I cannot even get my product out.
The other brush is still working like a champ, and a lot more has happened to it beside a trip to the floor.
They are similar in price. I am a long time customer and I expect better quality from this company.
Refillable Buffing Brush & Mini Refill Brush
I have used the Refillable Buffing Brush and loved it. I want to replace it.
I read in one of the reviews about the mini refiil brush
I would like to purchase both but do not find the mimi refill brush on your web site
Just what I needed for BE on the go.
This works well. It fits in my purse easy and I can see if there is still product available with the clear container at the base. Toss the spoon. Use FT's suggestion above and make a little funnel out of paper. That made loading the brush super easy. Amber26 has great step by step instructions for how to operate the brush above too but once you get it in your hand, you'll see how it works. I should have gotten this sooner. Way easier than carrying a container and brush.
I knew this brush was a winner from the day I set my eyes on it. I bought it along with my starter kit but gave myself a few days before trying it out. It's 11pm and I just filled it with mineral veil and applied over make-up that I have had on since 6:30am. Perfect.
Here's how to use it:
1) Read the manual.
2) Make a funnel out of a small piece of paper such as a receipt, but with asymmetric ends so that the narrow end can fit in the transparent holder for your product and the wide end can take the product you're pouring in without a spill.
Gotta think like a scientist on this one or get someone who thinks like one to help you, such as your teenager. Good luck ladies. For me, all I need to leave the house with is the mineral veil because of my seeping oil in my T-zone problem. And with such great products from BE, I only need touch-up once or maybe twice throughout my 12 hr day.
Good Concept, Poor Design
I (thankfully) received this brush for free as part of a promotion. I was excited about it because I thought it would be a convenient way to carry my mineral veil in my purse for a touch-up throughout the day. I was able to fill the brush by following the directions with no problems.
My problems came after...once I filled my brush with mineral veil, I tried to practice applying it. Not sure what the problem was but I could not get the product onto the brush tips for even application. I couldn't get a steady flow of MV onto the brush no matter how many times I shook or tapped it.
Another problem was the durability of the brush. I accidentally knocked it off my vanity onto the ceramic tile floor. The brush head popped out and the twist mechanism has not worked since. :(
Sheds, Sheds, Sheds!
I have been wanting this product for a long time and was very excited to receive it last month for my Birthday! It provides for a convenient and speedy application of my mineral foundation every day as I had hoped but it sheds bristles worse than any brush I have ever used. (Including dollar store brushes) I literally have to dust the bristles from my face and shirt and then counter every morning after using it. Definitely not what I would expect from such a renown company and such a pricy tool. I have loved everything I have gotten from Bare minerals in the past but this tool most certanly did not meet my expectations. I would LOVE this tool if it didn't shed bristles on me!!
Perfect Purse Option
I actually received this as a gift over the holidays. I probably would not have bothered ordering it based on the poor reviews. I would have missed out. This is a great way to take your Bare Minerals foundation with you for touchups. The brush is nice and tight and buffs in the foundation quickly and perfectly. It helps cover up a red winter nose with a few buffs. Best of all, there's no mess. Sometimes we touch up in not so convenient places and this makes it easy.
I'm a loyal BE customer and have been for years. This is the ONLY BE product that has ever been disappointing. Despite following the directions, my brush never really worked correctly, was a pain to maintain, and did not hold up for very long. Spend your money on a new gorgeous eye shadow or anything else but this product.