Flawless Application Face Brush
I SEE A LOT OF REVIEWS THAT ARE HORRIBLE
I cannot believe a company such as Bare Minerals would not replace the brush when the entire head fell off the handle!
I am about to pass on my brushes to my daughter & happened to find the customer reviews.
During my initial orientation on all the products the sales associate spent quite some time talking about the wonderful quality of the brushes.
I'm disappointed in all the products in general & the company for not standing behind their brushes.
Hit or Miss
I have owned several Flawless Face brushes since I first started with BM around 2005. The first few were relatively thick, and soft. They shed lightly and I have used them for nearly 11 years now. I also recently purchased a synthetic version in a Christmas set that was quite lovely. BM always has good deals on synthetic brush sets around the Holidays, and Mother's day. If you hated the natural fiber version, I would suggest purchasing a limited edition set if you can find one some place online.
Now, to be candid about my recent experiences with these brushes, they are quite horrible. As stated above, I am 11 years older than when I first started using BM products. I find the customized 8 pc. starter kit to be a great deal, so I usually purchase one when I want to try some new products. When I compare my old Flawless Face brush to the new ones from they seem to have lowered in quality. I know that at times it appears some products are just unlucky defectives, and they took a return at the Boutique for a brush that shed more than my cat. However, the newer brushes seem to be scratchier and they shed A LOT more than I am accustomed do.
Again, if you're in the ball park for an upgrade look into the synthetic fiber brushes. It gives good coverage, and is a great multi-tasking brush to have in your collection.
This brush is great at giving full coverage for foundation. I always use this brush everyday and have in the past cleaned them with the bare minerals cleaning products which makes them feel new again. As these brushes can be pricey.
The down side is that it does shed bristles.
I received this brush as part of a kit, and had to stop using it after just a few uses. I couldn't figure out why I kept getting hairs in my eyes, then I realized they were bristles from the brush. Even a freebie should have lasted longer than this did.
Bought the complete flawless complexion kit and this brush was part. I have had way cheaper brushes that are holding up better. With the low ratings, I wonder why they would make it part of the package. I clean them all carefully but this one just does not compare to others I have. Very disappointed.
Great for applying bronzer!
I use this brush to apply my Ready bronzer and it works great!
Got this brush when I started using Bare Minerals about 2 years ago. When I bought the brush, the sales rep told me I can use baby shampoo to clean it, which I have been for 2 years. I lay my brushes flat to dry and do not scrub or do anything harsh with them. The past few months the hairs have been shedding everywhere (my face, my counter, in the makeup). Eventually, the entire head of the brush came off the handle. Had to throw it away. I called the company and they basically told me it's normal wear and tear and my warranty is up; time to get a new one. I would think a $20 brush would last more than 2 years if taken care of, but I guess I'm wrong. Not sure why anyone would spend $20 on a makeup brush that isn't long lasting when you can get one at CVS for cheaper than also isn't long lasting. Just my opinion.
While it was in tact, it did work well though. Good coverage, not cakey.
This brush is horrible!
After just a couple uses this brush started shedding and breaking off all over my face and body. I have continued to use it though and it has only gotten worse. I hope to find another brush with better quality. I DO NOT recommend purchasing this brush!!
Soft and Fluffy
This is a really lovely brush. I use it to apply my mineral veil and it allows me to spread the product evenly over my face, giving me a freally good finish
I have even washed this brush with baby shampoo and ones dries, look like new.
I love Bare Minerals but I will never buy their brushes again. I've only had this brush a few weeks and it's bristles fall out so badly that they end up everywhere, including getting into my eyes. VERY poor quality for the price. VERY disappointed.