Full Flawless Face Brush
I love the foundation/product but this brush sheds
I really love BE products and doubt I'll ever use another cosmetic line in the future, being that I'm 29 I plan to have a long relationship with BE. However, this brush in particular sheds something awful. I've actually taken to stashing a mini lint brush in my purse and desk at work to deal with the mess this brush creates. I thought at first that perhaps I was just too heavy handed, but even when using the lightest stroke and amount of pressure possible this thing still sheds. I would literally have nothing negative to say about this line if this brush held up better. I've had it for less than 3 months now and have followed the care instructions meticulously so this can't be blamed on user error. With other brands of brushes I have been able to keep and use them for years just by practicing good care and following the instructions. At the rate this brush is balding though I will be surprised if it lasts me a full year.
This brush is perfect! I have combination skin and so get blemishes here and there. I also have acne scars that appear on my chin. This brush applies the perfect amount of my bare mineral foundation to my face; and with an extra "swirl, tap, and buff" to my chin you cannot see anything except "perfect" skin (no scars)!!! I also use this brush to apply my mineral veil. It sheds for the first few uses only. The handle is comfortable to hold because it is chunky. I definitely recommend this to anyone who applies BE foundation!
I love this brush! It is sooooo soft. It really buffs the makeup on right and makes everything look more flawless.
from the first day that i bought this brush and till now this thing sheds like there is no tomorrow. it's not even soft, it's not a very gentle brush for your face it kind of hurts.. when i see this brush in my makeup bag i cringe...
OK, in response to some of the responses that say it sheds.. I asked this to an actual seller in a store, and they say it happens normally for the first time or so, but the more you use it and wash it, the less it will shed. And once it's "lifespan" (mine lasted close to 2 years) has been reached it will start to shed more and need to be replaced. Otherwise this is a GREAT brush and I absolutely love it!! Gives me great coverage, and is soooo soft!
Great but lots of shedding!
I love this brush, it gives the perfect amount of coverage when applying foundation. HOWEVER, it sheds, a lot. When I first got this brush, I had it for about 2 weeks before it started shedding. Even after gently washing it, it still shed. I bought it back to Nordstrom (I live in Alaska, and there is no BE store) thinking it was faulty and exchanged it for a new one. Still same problem. In a year, I bought 4 of these brushes, hoping to eventually get a "good" one. Finally I got tired of bending over to put my makeup on (to make sure I didn't get shedded hair all over my chest) and gave up on this brush. The rep at the BE counter suggested the soft focus face. I have had no problems with shedding with this brush and it still provides the same great cover. Plus, because the brush is a bit smaller I can get around my eyes, nose and mouth without having to switch to the Light Stroke brush.
Good for mineral veil or light foundation coverage
I really like this brush for applying mineral veil or faux tan color, only because its soft bristles are good for light/nearly sheer coverage. For foundation, though, I recommend the Handy Buki brush. It has shorter, tighter bristles for a far better coverage.
I haven't had an issue with shedding at all, and I've had the brush for a few months. I use it about 4x per week for mineral veil. I wouldn't call this a "must have" brush, but it's nice to have. :) If you're looking for a must-have, daily go-to brush, definitely go with the Handy Buki. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I love this brush!!!!! It is super soft and provides excellent coverage, I find myself brushing it across by face for no reason just because it love how it feels. The brush is also a lot more full then it looks on the screen, I love love love this brush!!!
Love this brush! It is so soft and provides just the right coverage for me! It buffs really great without having that " too made up" look. The pores on my nose and chin disappear! I have never found anything else to help me with that before. I haven't had this brush long enough to see if is going to shed as some of the earlier reviews have stated, but having to invest in another one will be worth to me. This brush is one of the best!
This brush is great for applying mineral veil and the radiances, I love using it for the faux tan matte. I only gave it 4 hearts because it really doesnt work that well for me with the foundation, gives very little coverage, if any.
Great For More Coverage
This is my favorite brush for applying bareMinerals. It provides medium to full coverage and is soft enough that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I have never had a problem with shedding and I've had my brush for about a year and I wash it regularly.
Not worth buying
My brushes came with my get started kit. I love the makeup, but the brushes are hard and hurt my face making my redness worse. Not worth buying the brushes at all.
Great full size brush
I'm new to bareMinerals and this is my favorite brush out of the starter kit I purchased. I love the coverage I get with this brush but after a few washings I've noticed that it has started shedding. And I don't know how else to explain this but it feels like it's lost its firmness. Still a great brush and still gives the full coverage I like, but I might give in and try the handy buki brush.
bristles shed too easily
I thought that maybe I was the only one who was having such terrible shedding problems with the full flawless face brush that I recently bought until I started reading the reviews. There are only 3 reviews for this product, and 2 of them state how quickly the bristles break off and fall out. I had my brush for only a month when I noticed that the front of my shirts each morning were coated with the brush's bristles that were breaking off. I use the brush very gently to try to prolong the life of the brush, but it doesn't help. I have only had this brush for 4 months, and it already needs replaced. I love the makeup, but this brush is a terrible product. I wish Bare Minerals would stand behind their brushes with a guarantee.
This brush does have its positives: great application, easy use with multiple products etc. Unfortunately, it has one really big flaw: after a while it sheds horribly (it's true, even while buffing). Because of this I turn to my handi buki or kabuki brush for foundation and another brush for blush. A brush is not good if it can be easily replaced by another (with better results).
Great, but weak.
I love this brush. It can do so much! But I find that it last a few months and then it starts falling apart. Bristles literally fall off as you buff. It's such a shame. But I can't help buying new ones...
Such a great brush!
This is one of my favorite brushes! I love how soft it is. I use this to apply my mineral veil.