Rated 3 out of 5 by Saphera bristels
the brush is amazing when it comes to covering. but the brush started putting hairs all over the place, I called the company an they are going to replace it free of charge.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Torie Even coverage but falls apart
I really liked this brush and how well it worked with my liquid foundation, but it falls apart. Every time I use it, I'm left with a dozen pieces of the brush on my face and counter. Really disappointing. I like how well it works, but can't see buying another one.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Absolutely Love It
This is brush is wonderful, as is the Bareskin foundation that you're supposed to use with it.
Rated 2 out of 5
by BabyNurse Works but sheds terribly!
I normally love BE brushes, never had any problems until now. While this works well with the liquid foundation and gives great coverage, this brush started to fall apart within a matter of days after purchasing. Each time I use it my face and chest get covered in bristles. It is very annoying, and disappointing. I'm reluctant to buy another, but unsure what other kind of brush will work as well with my foundation. I'm one frustrated customer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great brush!
I don't understand the bad reviews...this brush is awesome! The bristles are so soft. I've had mine for about 5 months and no bristles are falling out or clumping together. I've washed it several times and it has held up great (better than the buki brush I had previously). I highly recommend it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by flamingo45 Won't Buy Again
I purchased this brush in August of 2015. It is now January of 2016 and CLUMPS of bristles are literally coming out. Bristles are left on my face after applying foundation and all over my vanity.
I won't be purchasing this brush again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by bosox3323 Falls Apart
I wish I would have read the reviews before buying this brush! I have also had mine about a month and it worked great at first. Now it has completely fallen apart. It would be awesome if I could get a refund for my purchase, but wont hold my breath!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wichelle Wont buy another one.
This brush is great the first month. Hardest brush ever to clean. After the first time i washed it, the brush never worked the same.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Sheds Terribly
I bought this as a gift for my daughter and in three months it had started shedding so badly that she couldn't use it. I expected better quality for the price.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Sheds terrible
I liked this brush at first but then it started shedding. It just keeps shedding. There won't be anything left soon.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ang1 Perfecting Face Brush
I purchased this brush before but I misplaced it. It is perfect for applying this foundation. I tried substituting other brushes, but they do not spread the foundation evenly.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bebe13 Sheds like crazy
This brush works well for a couple of months but then starts to shed all over your face. I asked the sales woman at the store and she says she has never heard of that so I foolishly bought another one. The same thing happened...after about 4 months, it started shedding again. Don't buy this brush
Rated 5 out of 5 by gigkrop owned for 15 months - love this brush
I simply love this brush and have had no problems. I purchased in early July 2014 and have used it everyday since (over one year!). I wash it often. no problems with shedding. It does take a while to rinse clean . the consultants at BM store said to only use a small drop of foundation with this brush, and that's all I'll need. He was right. This brush makes the liquid foundation last so much longer.
My daughter (15) just started wearing makeup recently and there will be one of these in her Christmas stocking for sure!
Rated 1 out of 5 by bareminimum dissappointing and overpriced
I was highly recommended this makeup brush by the sales rep at the Bareescentuals boutique. At first it seems like a great brush, its super soft and has what appears to be a useful well for the liquid bareskin makeup. But its basically impossible to clean! The 'well' becomes a reservoir for makeup and no matter how hard I try or what I use I could never get it completely clean. I felt like it applied the make up streaky and made my pores more visible. And now less than a year of owning the brush the bristles are falling out of it. Its junk, don't buy it. I have better application with just a large latex free wedge sponge.
Rated 3 out of 5 by augdog why must you shed?
i love this brush the consept but why must you shed i thought maybe it was a fluke and am back to buy a new one and i see so many people having the same issue ! please fix this cause i want to love it!
Rated 1 out of 5 by annieb3 Horrible Brush
Many of the brushes from BE fall apart but this one is the absolute worst. After only a few weeks, the whole brush had come out of the handle setting. It was a disaster. I tried hard to hold it back together but ended up with too many brush hairs on my face. Between this terrible brush and the leaky bareSKIN foundation that goes with it, I no longer use these two products.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Sheds
The first one I purchased a year ago shed like crazy. Bristles everywhere. I went to the boutique in my local mall and they gave me a new one. Exceptional customer service.
Rated 1 out of 5 by 901bareMineralslover How is this a best seller
This brush is aweful! I am very disappointed at it's performance. I have been wearing and using bare minerals products for as long as I have been wearing makeup and this is by far the worst brush I have come across. It leaves my foundation streaky and it sheds worst that my shih tzu! I am very disappointment that I spent $38 on it. I have only used it a few times and it started shedding on the second use and has gotten worse with each use. I ended up purchasing a brush from my local beauty supply for under $7 and it's performance is far more superior. I bet most that buy it don't buy it twice.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunshinegirls Disappointed
Disappointed, Love the make up but the brush is not worth the money. After a couple of months it sheds. Every time I put my make up on, my face is full of bristles. It is not worth it to me to have to buy a brush more frequent then I have to buy my make up.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Suzy4444 bristols fall out
I too as many loved this brush for a few months and now I just get a face full of brisols....not sure, as many, if I want to spend the money to replace it. I have never been disappointed in any of your products.
Rated 2 out of 5
by WorkingMomof3 Mixed Feeling on This Brush
I loved this brush.....that was until the shedding began. I purchased it in March of 2015 always washed it as described in the videos but in June of 2015 I noticed some shedding now we are in July and the shedding is so bad I'm throwing it out! I love the coverage this brush gives, hides the redness on my face but all the shedding all over my face and clothes is awful. Overall this brush is great if your company can find a way to stop the shedding, I do want another but don't want to spend this kind of money on something that will probably shed again in 3 months!!! This picture below show all the shedding and all the unevenness in the fibers in the brush
Rated 1 out of 5 by franman Poorly made brush
I have used Bare Minerals since I was in college and was excited to use this brush with the foundation. I was pleased with the product until after only a couple of months the bristles started to fall out. It became so bad that I had to stop using the brush. It is poorly made. too bad!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mands 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!
Rated 1 out of 5 by DJCfaithfuluser Shedder
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by baremineralsnewbie96 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!
Rated 3 out of 5 by ginadee Too small
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shawn 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.
Rated 1 out of 5 by VeeVee 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.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maryfin 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.
Rated 1 out of 5 by India789 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.