Perfecting Face Brush
DO NOT Wash This Brush
Save yourself from all the problems that come along with this brush. I first got this brush & foundation for Christmas 2014, and didn't end up using it until Mid January, when I knew how to use/care for the product. I suffer from acute acne, but have very sensitive skin, and like to keep my brushed clean, as I clean them after every application. With this brush I did not see the need for that as often. So shortly after me using the brush, I felt the need to clean it after all the makeup collects in the well. After I cleaned it, doing as told by Bare Escentuals, once dried, I noticed shedding. It was bearable for the first month or two, but when it because a process to remove a lot of bristles off my face, it became a problem. After only 3 months of using the brush, I had to stop. It was sad, because I really loved the flawless coverage it left on my face, almost looking airbrushed. I would love to buy another one, but am hesitant it will do the same thing. So, until a solution is made, my business will not be here!
I love this brush. I rarely buy brushes, but WAS very satisfied with my purchase, until the shedding began. A few bristles here and there, but now I cannot even use it. The shedding interfere with the use of the brush. A recall should be issued, and brushes should be replaced in my opinion. A brush, at this price should last longer than a year with proper care. I am hopeful they will stand behind their products.
Such a great brush!
I own 2 of these brushes. One I use for my BareSkin, and the other I use for thick concealer application over my pores and redness. It works amazing for both purposes, and I love it!
For me, this brush is too small and it takes more effort to apply BareSkin to the face, it's like using a mini brush. I don't think the reservoir is necessary either, I'd rather use a flat brush with more surface area like the Precision Face Brush.
Excellent brush for liquid/serum foundation
Though it was a bit expensive, I made sure to get this brush with the BareSkin liquid/serum foundation. It really does make a difference. I have had no issues cleaning either of the two brushes I have, though it's possible to tell the newer one from the older one.
This brush can be a bit hard to clean compared to other brushes, but it's easier if you clean it more often (two to three times more often than a powder foundation brush). To dry, I set mine down vertically with the bristles resting on a paper towel and leaning up against something, and have had no issues getting it to dry relatively quickly.
Won't last long
Having owned so many other BM brushes, this one was great at first. Sadly, after the first wash, the shedding quickly began and before I knew it, I was basically applying falling brush hairs instead of makeup on my face. Worst brush I've ever owned, definitely not worth adding to your collection.
Excellent for doing make up but cleaning… What a pain
I haven't got it perfectly clean since I bought it. It's absolutely impossible to keep clean, all the foundation goes very deep in to the brush. I don't even know if I want to use it anymore since I feel like it's not hygienic at all.
The reason for three stars is that putting foundation with this brush is great! It's easy and makes your skin look perfect.
So putting foundation with this brush earns five stars but cleaning it only one, if even that.
Not worth the effort
At first I loved this brush. Coverage was great for first and second application of the bareSkin foundation. Then I cleaned the bruch and it was all down hill from there.
Possibly because this brush is so dense, I cannot seem to get all of the foundation off of it using th BE Well Cared For Conditioning Shampoo. It also seems no matter how may times i rinse this brush, I cannot get all of the shampoo out and it takes at least 2 to 3 days to dry, even after I soak up excess water with a paper towel. As a result, I have had this product over two weeks and used only 4 times.
My other brushes take 1 to 2 minutes each to clean. After 10 minutes, this is still not getting clean.
After cleaning this brush, when I apply the makeup, there are noticable streaks and an un even distribution of product. At first I thought this was because of something I was doing wrong when cleanining it, but after looking at the online videos on how to clean my brushes! and speaking to a boutique rep, I am assured this is not the case.
Like I said initially I loved ths brush, but it is too much maintenance.
I think the idea of the well is awesome but the head is too small. It takes me forever to buff in my foundation. Cool concept but not really worth it in the end
This brush was the best thing I ever did. It helped to perfect the flaws on my face when using foundation and it made everything so much easier. I love to use bare minerals products and will definitely try more things in the future. You are all so good at helping to perfect ones image. Thank you for the amazing products!
I bought this brush a few months after I started using Bare Skin...and I wish I would've gone with this brush initially. I use less foundation and it really does blend it in well. I used my old Sephora brush vs. This one and I love it. There's no bristle fall out and it's super soft. It doesn't saturate my brush as much either. I definitely recommend this brush.
not for me
This brush provides good , even coverage, but leaves bristles on my face. The shedding is terrible. I have to pluck the loose bristles before each use. Then it still sheds.
I love this brush, but . . .
I have been using this brush for less than a year and now the bristles are all falling out. The brush, when functional, gives good coverage - it's small enough to fit in my facial crevices, yet large enough not to take forever to cover my face. I just called the local boutique and they are going to replace the brush. We'll see what happens with this brush. I have never had a problem with bristles falling out of a Bare Minerals brush and I have a TON of all kinds!
I didn't think I needed this
I try not to spend money on things that aren't absolutely necessary, but the sales clerk told me that every person she sold the new broad spectrum serum to came back for the brush if they didn't get it at first, so I got it. I wouldn't have another brush to use, since this is liquid, and I use it every day.
Love it but...
I love this brush because it makes putting on liquid foundation a breeze, and no messy fingers but my brush is less than one year old and big clumps of bristles are falling apart!!! I wish you could fix it!
Never had I thought to use a brush for liquid foundation use. So easy and don't have to get my fingers messy. I just wish the brushes weren't so expensive.
Great at first...
This brush worked great for about 2 months, and then bristles started falling out after that. At first it was only a few, which then turned into clumps. I've tried to get all the loose bristles out before using it but then when I go to use the brush, I have bristles all over my face, body and bathroom. Definitely not worth $28, and very disappointing that I have to buy a new brush in less than a year.
I think it brush works amazing with the makeup you're supposed to use it with. But the bristles are always falling out of it. Buy the time I'm done applying, I have bristles all over me, the sink/desk. I think at some point I'm going to have a bristless brush!
Worth the extra money!!
Combined with the new bareskin liquid foundation, this brush is amazing! The little indention makes it super easy to apply the product onto the brush and then onto your face. I am always left with a streak free, lightweight, buildable coverage (which I am in love with). I think it is defiantly worth it to purchase the brush along with the foundation because it was specifically designed with the bareskin foundation in mind. It's also very soft and doesn't shed!
Love this brush
I bought this brush with the bareskin foundation and absolutely love it! It's super soft and does a great job of providing full coverage to your face. As always, bareminerals doesn't disappoint! A must-have while using bareskin in my opinion.
Good match for the BareSkin Foundation brush
I bought this brush when I purchased the BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation and have only used the brush with this foundation. I was amazed when I used the brush along with the BareSkin foundation on how well it was able to blend evenly - when using the correct amount.
The only negative about the brush is the difficulty cleaning it. I found that after a week or so, the brush was not blending as well as before and figured it out after wiping the brush on a dry washcloth.
However, while I love this brush, I tend to try and refrain from buying Bare Minerals make-up brushes. every time I've purchased one of the brushes - in store at a Bare Minerals boutique, Ulta, or Sephora - they thin out & lose their hairs gradually over a short time span. This is especially found in the brushes received - when purchasing online - in Bare Minerals makeup-kits & ordering online by itself VS. buying one in store. This caught me off-guard as well as confused.
This is my first and foremost best and successful brush purchase with Bare Minerals & I Iove it, not to mention its the perfect pair for the BareSkin Purely Brightening Foundation to achieve a natural, even, radiant complextion.
Not a soft brush..
Brush may have been effective if fibers are longer. Very hard on skin. Expensive brush for sitting in a drawer. Unhappy purchase but lost my receipt. Much better softer foundation brushes out there...
Love it except for cleaning
This brush is fantastic for all but cleaning. The little reservoir area really helps distribute the foundation quite nicely and I LOVE the coverage and overall result BUT cleaning is a pain. I've never been able to get the water to run fully clear but figured I had used enough soap in it that germs & bacteria should be gone by then... Let's face it, my life cannot halt so that I have enough time to clean a brush.
I have used this brush probably 4-5 times per week since May and haven't had any issues with it losing bristles or anything. Because of the cleaning issue, if this brush does wear out, I will try using something like the precision face brush and seeing how that works with the foundation before purchasing this again.
Good brush. When I put the foundation on it I actually do an X on both cheeks and a line on my forehead and then spread it around. Otherwise I feel like I get all the foundation on one side and then I have to use more.
Not sure it's necessary.
I have been using the foundation for several months now and I find it's the best ever! However, I'm not sure the brush is necessary. I already had several brushes including the Precision brush which works perfectly to blend the foundation. Because of the price, I am reluctant to try it. Also based on some of the other reviews. My final verdict is that if you already have the precision brush, don't waste your money.
love bareMinerals but this brush has no shelf life
I am contacting customer service and will update post after resolution. Love all bareMinerals products. Their application brushes are amazing, however the new perfecting brush for the liquid makeup does not hold up. I purchased in May. By mid-July noticed lose bristles. It is now August and it is no longer usable. Bristles pull out in large clumps. Hoping to get a response from customer service that is as perfect as their product. Will repost the results.
Love this Brush
I was not originally going to purchase this brush because I have so many, but I'm so glad I did. It complements the new foundation so well that other than concealing under my eyes, its the only one I need to use! So soft and gives great coverage with very little foundation. Highly recommend!
This brush is very nice and there is only ONE thing that really kept me from giving it 5 hearts -- CLEANING! Because you hold the brush upright and drop the liquid DOWN it gets very deep into the bristles. I have spent several 30 minute sessions on this brush and cannot get all of the makeup out. That is where germs, etc lie. PLUS when you get water down there, there is a possibility it will not dry properly and mildew.
Other than that the brush feels like SILK and FLAWLESSLY disperses the makeup.
Works Well with bareSkin Foundation
I bought this brush when I recently bought my first bottle of bareSkin foundation. It's a little pricey - almost the same price as the foundation itself, but it does seem to be working well. The bristles are concentrated but still soft. I don't know if you NEED to use this brush with this foundation, but it does work well.
The Perfecting Face Brush is PERFECT!
Of all the brushes in my collection, this one is now my favorite. Very little waste, make-up goes on smoothly (watch the video of how to use it and do what it says!) Highly recommend it.