Refillable Buffing Brush
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.
Great idea, poor execution
I bought this for my gym bag so that the make-up was neater to put on at the gym. They worked great at first and then they both just stopped working around the same time. I can still get the make-up out and but then I go to turn the brush back in they are stuck and won't go back in.
Great idea, poor execution
If this product worked, it would be fabulous. I can't figure out how to get the powder flowing into the brush, yet today, I had a big old mess in my purse from the powder that leaked out of the device. This product definitely needs to go back to the drawing board.
Not happy with this product
Yes I read the directions on getting product out and it does but getting the product into the tiny jar with the little spoon from the foundation jar or mineral veil jar is a nightmare ! Wish I had spent my $40.00 on something else.
Messy instead of handy
I was excited when I ordered the brush online, hoping for it to be my new favorite tool for easy & convenient "touch-ups on the go".
The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the package, however, was how big and heavy it was - not an item for small purses! The next disappointment was the mess and waste of product created, when trying to fill the little container of the brush with my foundation. The new "twist & lock" foundation-containers don't open all the way, so in order to fill the brush you have to try and shake out as much as possible into the cap to then scoop it into the container with the little scooper (included). To dispense the powder into the brush, you twist the back end, turn the brush upside down and gently shake. But however gentle you shake or however far or little you twist, you end up with either too little or way too much. The final problem encountered was, that after a few twists already the bottom becomes very loose and starts to twist itself open, if you carry it in your purse. This either results in a messy surprise with brush and cap full of foundation when you next open it or - even worse - in the brush pushing up far enough to push the cap off entirely and the foundation dispensed through the brush creates a powdery mess in your purse - not to mention lots of wasted product on top...
Wonderful idea very poorly executed!