Rated 3 out of 5 by Vmash 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.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Soulsista 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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by JessSJ Dissapointing...
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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by HeatherG 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.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MB 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?
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shar Pete Not impressed
This brush sheds to much. The brush is so big it is messy to use.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointing Brush
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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Therece 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 :(
Rated 3 out of 5 by tnc not the best brush but it works fine , just take good care of it and there shouldn't be a problem.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MAC Horrible scratchy brush!
This brush is poorly made and will slowly fall apart with every use. After a few days it will scratch your face and leave it irritated!!! Don't buy this brush, trust me! If I could give it a zero rating I would!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sweets Good coverage, terrible shedding problem
I thought I was the only one having this issue with this brush-it sheds like crazy. When I called the BE store about it, they said that I was pushing too hard on the brush but I tried using it softer and the bristles still fall out.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MollyS Alright!!
This brush is alright. It comes with the started kit but I am looking into getting the handy buki brush because I need a tighter bristle brush. It works well and cleans up very nice with the brush shampoo.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashley Title
I love this coverage this gives!! So far I haven't encountered the shedding problem I hope that I don't!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by whambampam Great Coverage, but Sheds
This brush gives the fullest coverage out of all the BE brushes, but this one sheds all the time, especially after you wash it. I need a pair of tweezers by my side after using the brush to remove errant hairs.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lgat55 Horriable Brush
I hate this brush, it is horriable. Its like trying to use a blush brush to apply your foundation. The Handi Buki is way better ! The Handi Buki is by far the best brush! and i don't know the correct spelling of The Handi Buki so sorry if its wrong..
Rated 1 out of 5 by RM Sheds worse than my two dogs.
The “Full Flawless Application Face Brush” came with my start kit. I absolutely LOVE the make up! I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, the old makeup I used to wear felt like it was just melting off my face, it felt heavy and like my skin couldn’t breathe. With BE I no longer feel like that. However this brush is horrible, it sheds more than my two dogs while they are blowing their winter coats. The bristles are rough and feel scratchy. I have used the “Soft Focus Face Brush” for my blush and absolutely love it.
I do wish BE would rethink and redo the “Full Flawless Application Face Brush”.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ladyvamp1 This brush sheds alot but I still like the coverage it gives
Rated 2 out of 5 by StephieCo I love the foundation/product but this brush sheds
I really love BE products and doubt I'll ever use another cosmetic line in the future, being that I'm 29 I plan to have a long relationship with BE. However, this brush in particular sheds something awful. I've actually taken to stashing a mini lint brush in my purse and desk at work to deal with the mess this brush creates. I thought at first that perhaps I was just too heavy handed, but even when using the lightest stroke and amount of pressure possible this thing still sheds. I would literally have nothing negative to say about this line if this brush held up better. I've had it for less than 3 months now and have followed the care instructions meticulously so this can't be blamed on user error. With other brands of brushes I have been able to keep and use them for years just by practicing good care and following the instructions. At the rate this brush is balding though I will be surprised if it lasts me a full year.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alise4053 Perfect
This brush is perfect! I have combination skin and so get blemishes here and there. I also have acne scars that appear on my chin. This brush applies the perfect amount of my bare mineral foundation to my face; and with an extra "swirl, tap, and buff" to my chin you cannot see anything except "perfect" skin (no scars)!!! I also use this brush to apply my mineral veil. It sheds for the first few uses only. The handle is comfortable to hold because it is chunky. I definitely recommend this to anyone who applies BE foundation!
Rated 4 out of 5 by emmmaa Flawless
I love this brush! It is sooooo soft. It really buffs the makeup on right and makes everything look more flawless.
Rated 1 out of 5 by mzleenuh ouch!
from the first day that i bought this brush and till now this thing sheds like there is no tomorrow. it's not even soft, it's not a very gentle brush for your face it kind of hurts.. when i see this brush in my makeup bag i cringe...
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caitlin H Full coverage
OK, in response to some of the responses that say it sheds.. I asked this to an actual seller in a store, and they say it happens normally for the first time or so, but the more you use it and wash it, the less it will shed. And once it's "lifespan" (mine lasted close to 2 years) has been reached it will start to shed more and need to be replaced. Otherwise this is a GREAT brush and I absolutely love it!! Gives me great coverage, and is soooo soft!
Rated 3 out of 5 by JoeRox Great but lots of shedding!
I love this brush, it gives the perfect amount of coverage when applying foundation. HOWEVER, it sheds, a lot. When I first got this brush, I had it for about 2 weeks before it started shedding. Even after gently washing it, it still shed. I bought it back to Nordstrom (I live in Alaska, and there is no BE store) thinking it was faulty and exchanged it for a new one. Still same problem. In a year, I bought 4 of these brushes, hoping to eventually get a "good" one. Finally I got tired of bending over to put my makeup on (to make sure I didn't get shedded hair all over my chest) and gave up on this brush. The rep at the BE counter suggested the soft focus face. I have had no problems with shedding with this brush and it still provides the same great cover. Plus, because the brush is a bit smaller I can get around my eyes, nose and mouth without having to switch to the Light Stroke brush.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erica R. Good for mineral veil or light foundation coverage
I really like this brush for applying mineral veil or faux tan color, only because its soft bristles are good for light/nearly sheer coverage. For foundation, though, I recommend the Handy Buki brush. It has shorter, tighter bristles for a far better coverage.
I haven't had an issue with shedding at all, and I've had the brush for a few months. I use it about 4x per week for mineral veil. I wouldn't call this a "must have" brush, but it's nice to have. :) If you're looking for a must-have, daily go-to brush, definitely go with the Handy Buki. :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by lillyp LOVE LOVE LOVE
I love this brush!!!!! It is super soft and provides excellent coverage, I find myself brushing it across by face for no reason just because it love how it feels. The brush is also a lot more full then it looks on the screen, I love love love this brush!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaab Great brush!
Love this brush! It is so soft and provides just the right coverage for me! It buffs really great without having that " too made up" look. The pores on my nose and chin disappear! I have never found anything else to help me with that before. I haven't had this brush long enough to see if is going to shed as some of the earlier reviews have stated, but having to invest in another one will be worth to me. This brush is one of the best!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Delrey This brush is great for applying mineral veil and the radiances, I love using it for the faux tan matte. I only gave it 4 hearts because it really doesnt work that well for me with the foundation, gives very little coverage, if any.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenspaz Great For More Coverage
This is my favorite brush for applying bareMinerals. It provides medium to full coverage and is soft enough that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I have never had a problem with shedding and I've had my brush for about a year and I wash it regularly.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Not worth buying
My brushes came with my get started kit. I love the makeup, but the brushes are hard and hurt my face making my redness worse. Not worth buying the brushes at all.
Rated 3 out of 5 by sarey125 Great full size brush
I'm new to bareMinerals and this is my favorite brush out of the starter kit I purchased. I love the coverage I get with this brush but after a few washings I've noticed that it has started shedding. And I don't know how else to explain this but it feels like it's lost its firmness. Still a great brush and still gives the full coverage I like, but I might give in and try the handy buki brush.