Refillable Buffing Brush
I love Bare Escentuals, but this product is a dud - the applicator leaked powder all over my makeup case - I wouldn't buy it again.
If your brush doesn't work give this a try.
The first day i received this brush it made me extremely frustrated, like most reviews on the refillable brush i could not get it to work or any powder to come out, it got to the point where I was just going to throw it out. I later realized that I wasn't using it properly.
Well on the brush it dials, (close - open - buff) and the instruction tells you to turn the dial to open and shake to get powder into the brush then turn dial to buff and then buff. But after carefully examining the brush i realized you has to turn the dial about 340 degrees from close. This cause the access way for the powder and lets the powder to actually flow through, if you look into the back of the brush before you put the power in and turn the dial 340 degrees from close you will know what i mean, then once you get enough powder on the brush turn the dial to buff and buff. At the beginning you may need to shake a little bit but once it gets flowing your good to go.
It gives a control of light to full coverage which is great and doesn't leak in my bag. If only it was a little smaller. Over all its good for quick touch ups and quick application without the mess but not very portable to take out for clutches or small purses. I love the fact that the brush detaches for easy cleaning. I hope the will help out alot of the frustrated girls =)
I had no problem getting the product to work, and mine worked well. HOWEVER, it's too large for what I think most women are looking for in a purse product. Yes, it may work well to take on a trip instead of your regular product. I think, though, most of us are looking for a product to carry in the purse for quick touchups to specific "spots" throughout the day. This is not it...for me. It's too large to just give you a concentrated touch up. AND if you wear suits or other more professional wear, it is a definate that you will get it on your clothes, leaving you to try to wipe it off. Also, I've had the bottom come unscrewed twice in my purse, making a huge mess.
A few suggestions for BE to consider:
1- Give us the same idea in a much smaller brush...along the size of the concealer brush.
2- Put a "snap on" cap over the end that protects the product vial.
Love the idea, back to the drawing board
I was so excited to see this product offered, I couldn't wait to purchase it. Once I got it home I was very disappointed to find nothing comes out threw the brush. I have tried so many things from sticking a toothpick through both the brush and the tube making sure it was clear, I've shaken it so much the brush head has fallen off - still no luck getting any product out. I've used the sunscreen since it was introduced and love that dispenser, it works great. Why can't the refillable buffing brush work the same?
Sincerely, A very sad customer . . .
Takes getting used to, but works good
This item does take some getting used to and to get the initial powder down into the brush, but once you get it flowing and master it, it works good. I've not had any problems with leakage of the powder. I only wish it was a tad bit smaller for my purse. I did take it through the security/ screening process at the airport last week, with no problems or searches. Will continue to use for the convenience, but recommend BE work out some of the bugs in the design before recommending it to others.
At first I was also very disappointed with this item as well. So on my next visit to BE, i mentioned by disappointment to the sales associate & with a simple tap on the counter and release of product build up i was able to get much better results.
Great idea, but…
I liked the idea of a quick and easy way to reapply mineral veil, which is a great product, when I am out. The first disappointment was the size of the product–hard to tell from the onscreen image. Too big and bulky to pop in a small purse. The next was the difficulty getting the powder to the end of the brush. When I tapped too hard in frustration, the brush flew off its holder and powder spilled everywhere. I agree that this product should be recalled. You need to re-engineer the brush to make it shorter and more compact (like the gold one on your Shiny New Toys web page?), perhaps with a removable bottom cover to prevent the powder holder from leaking.
I have used them for several months and have not had any of the problems previously noted. I use three everyday for fountain, warmth and mineral veil. And I keep a mineral veil in my purse. Also, I got several and gave them as gifts and have only gotten positive comments. I wish they would make an option with a smaller brush for eye shadow.
The concept of the product is great, i like the convience of it. However it leaks everywhere. Even if you double check that it is closed it still by the end of the day is all over. I like it significantly better than the other to go items they have but it still needs refining.
Just a little patience....
So I had the same problem, where I could not get the foundation to come out. It just takes a few for it to fall down the bristles and once it gets moving, it works just fine. I just didn't like how frustrated it made me and how the instructions did not tell you that. But it wasn't clogged, and it provides good coverage.