Full Flawless Face Brush
I liked this brush when I first got it but after having tried the soft-focus brushes at the store, this brush was actually kind of scratchy on my skin. I've had it for about 4-5 months now and desperately need a new one. While it still applies my foundation fine, the brush itself is falling apart. I have little brush hairs all over my bathroom! I use the brush and it just sheds like crazy. I end up getting brush hairs in my eyes and all over my clothes. It's horrible! I take care of my brushes really well and use the brush cleaner but now need to buy new brushes. I don't know if I can afford to keep buying new expensive brushes every few months!
I personally love this brush i use it for the original foundation, and it really gets everything and hides "imperfections" from your face. My favorite brush
Not so great
So I got this brush in the starter kit. 2 months later (max) it was shedding horribly and lost is shape completely. I had the same problem with the buki brush (it fell apart completely and that replaced it). And yes I used shampoo and followed the directions! For a $28 brush I feel like it was a let down. Maybe they use cheaper quality in the starter kits but I would be afraid to buy another one and waste my money. (Love the makeup though!)
Looking for a new brush
This brush actually hurts my face while I'm using it. Everytime I use it. I clean it often, hoping it will soften up but it hasn't. It sheds a lot too. (Looks like little red hairs all over my shirt) I just want to find a SOFT brush that doesn't irritate my skin. The starter brush... I hate it.
Best brush ever!
This is truly an amazing brush! I use it for my foundation and warmth, couldn't imagine using any other brush now! I love it so much I've ordered 2 more, one for my blush/all-over radiance and then another just as a back up. The one I have now sheds slightly, but not bad, I don't even know if it's possible for a brash not to shed, so the little it does shed isn't bad. I did have some issues after washing it with the brush shampoo though, it seemed to be fluffier and didn't seem to cover my foundation as well like it used to before I washed. I ended up just putting some rubberbands on the bristles for a few days and now it works just like new! Love it!
Shedding is getting annoying
I have to agree with some of the other reviewers. When I first got this brush I loved it, it worked great and I was so impressed with the coverage it provided. As the weeks have gone by the shedding has gotten worse and worse. I am getting 8-15 brush hairs on my face that I have to remove with tweezers of use another brush to sweep them off. If I wipe the brush on my hand it will shed many more into the sink and they get on to my clothes as well.
I am not sure what has changed, I have the BE brush cleanser and use it every 1-2 weeks. I am not sure if I should try buying a new one and see if it does the same thing or move to a different brush completely. I love BE, but am disappointed in this product.
I had such high hopes for this brush when I bought my customizabl starter kit. Honestly, it as a horrible brush. It has shed all over the place and I end up with brush hairs all over my face and counter. Plus, it is extremely irritating on my skin. I apply my foundation with the Heavenly Face Brush(which is amazing!) and my skin will be even, then I apply my warmth with the flawless application brush, and finish with my mineral veil and the full flawless brush which makes my skin red and irritated again. Honestly I just need to get rid of this brush and find something else for blush, highlighter, and mineral veil.
Great at first...
I bought a starter kit with Bare Minerals and I have to say I had my ups and downs with the whole line. I loved the brushes and after learning how to properly use everything in the kit (the DVD honestly isn't as helpful as it could be) I fell in love with Bare Minerals.
I loved this brush for the first month and could see how it would retail alone for that much. HOWEVER... after a month it started shedding HORRIBLY. And after the first time I washed it, I feel like it's ruined. I know how to clean my brushes and I have other high-end brushes that I cleaned on the same day that I cleaned this brush and my other BE brushes. All of them are fine and in good shape, but this brush (and the flawless brush) lost its compact quality (the bristles hold less product now) and it sheds ridiculously now, and the brush end is much "fatter". Also, the hairs feel coarse now. I don't know how this could have happened, but nothing I do now can make it the same.
It's unfortunate that I have to give this brush a low rating, because at first it is the perfect brush for this product, but since it doesn't last long at all, it's just not worth it. Hate to admit it.
*Notice in the photo how it is much more wide than the display photo. It did this over time.
For me, this brush sheds a LOT. I spend more time picking the bristles off of my face than actually applying the makeup. I recommend the angled brush. I believe it's also a Buki brush, but for some reason, it feels so much softer than this brush and doesn't shed nearly as much.
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 :(