Rated 4 out of 5 by Shugga46 Still of use after 8 years!!!
I purchased this brush many years ago when I wore makeup everyday..These past few years I am mainly a concealer and sometimes bronzer lady..and although I use it less these days..this brush sheds a lot!!!.I now exclusively use cornstarch powder to keep clean instead of any type of wet solutons.Because it is not synthetic it still will shed a little but because of the talc..you can wisp it off your face pretty easy.Plus the shedding does not hinder the wonderful coverage.This year I will be trying a synthetic brush when I purchase my bronzer to use alongside this brush.It is still a keeper.
Rated 1 out of 5 by chapstick piece of junk!
The first brush I have actually bought from Bare Minerals, outside of what came in my starter kit. From all the great reviews, I thought this would be a nice upgrade. First, the bristles are a lot lighter colored than what is in the picture - more of a yellow color - and the texture is very rough. My biggest complaint is that bristles fall out EVERYWHERE. I thought perhaps this would stop after some time, but after several weeks I still have this problem. This morning I picked FIFTEEN bristles off of my face after applying the original foundation. I have to remove them one by one with tweezers since they stick to my skin. Sometimes I find them on my shirts, too. I can't believe so many people love this brush! Probably my last brush purchase from BM.
Rated 3 out of 5 by krystal4d Bristles fall out
It gives good coverage but the bristles fall out as I'm using it and have to be picked off my skin. This didn't happen in the store when they applied the foundation. I've had it for over a month now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdeM Amongst the Top Ten Make-Up Brushes
This is truly the most understated brush in the Bare Minerals range. Any review of this brush which is not a full 5 perfection means it has been misunderstood and for the most part probably misused. To begin with some reviewers have stated that while being soft it eats up foundation. This is more likely because a) the foundation is used incorrectly by applying too much and b) the brush was not used correctly. As this is a goat hair brush it will hold more product than a synthetic. However, this is likely because the "swirl and tap" method was used, which is not correct for this type of brush. The ideal and correct way to use it is to dab it in the product. Apply to the face in a swirling, circular motion and I can promise anybody who takes the time and trouble to read my review and take this advice will achieve full and flawless coverage of their chosen product in minutes. I have used it to apply the Bare Minerals Matte foundation, Illuminating Mineral Veil and the Pure Transformation Day Treatment, all with excellent and above all quick results.
One point I would make is that upon initial inspection anybody would be forgiven for thinking this is not the softest and most comely brush in the world. Try to place this to one side in your mind. The use of the brush is the main thing here and when used as stated above there will be no problem at all. It is absolutely the perfect length, giving the right amount of leverege to cover the entire face (and if like me you have no hair on your head and thus must cover that in the same foundation then it will take less than a minute to do this). I would even go as far by saying that it is THE best brush for applying either of the Original or Matte foundations along with the Mineral Veil or even Radience powders. The only product I would not recommend with this brush would be the Ready foundations or any of this range, simply because to achieve the best from them they require brushes with synthetic bristles. So, guys and dolls, do yourself a favour and give this fella a try. I promise faithfully you will not be disappointed and he is worth every penny.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChloebellesMommy Handy buki best brush hands down.
I had been using the full flawless face to achieve the full coverage and found myself reapplying 3 times and using a ton of foundation powder with it to achieve the coverage I need for my uneven red acne prone skin.
I bought this brush based on the stellar reviews and I'm so glad i did! One rim tap of the matte powder foundation to the lid after I apply a the oil control primer and ready color corrector (only on qvc) and I get full flawless coverage. Its so soft and it's made my foundation last longer. I now use the full flawless for my miner veil (which ever one I'm in the mood for, illuminating, tinted, brightening gold, balance&boost, or original) and use the small flawless for my warmth if I opt to use it. I love how natural of full coverage this brush give me!!! For the reviewer who said it made her orange after using her mom's brush, you either didn't clean all your mom's foundation off of it or you are using the wrong color foundation with too heavy of a hand.
Used properly this brush will provide medium to full coverage, which compared to other brushes, it picks up more the first pass in your lid than the others and hold more in the brush.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ValerieW Blush and Bronzer
I've actually never used it as a foundation brush. I use it for my blush mostly and bronzer it works so well on that, I absolutely love it. Perfect for the apples of my cheeks and the hollows of my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovingATX Just What I Needed
When I ran out of my bareMinerals Customizable Get Started Kit foundation but not the other products, I was looking for an alternative to buying the foundation alone. This kit does it for me! I love the bareMinerals buki brushes, but with the longer handle, this brush is much easier to use. It lays down the minerals to provide a medium to full coverage that looks flawless. This is a must have set!
Rated 2 out of 5 by oldbird Handy Buki Brush
While this brush has the wonderfully soft, full feel of the other brushes, I found that it really eats up the foundation powder: I 'go through' a good 1/3 more powder when using this brush vs the Flawless Application brush. I would not recommend it to a friend.
Rated 5 out of 5 by elizey7 The Best Way to Get a Natural Look
I absolutely love this brush. I tried it once as a foundation application brush and it looked so much more natural than when I used the brushes from the kit (not that those brushes were bad, though). Since I am more of a "natural look" kind of girl, this brush works amazingly! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a way to achieve a natural look!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshBlue PERFECT foundation brush
I was using the Flawless Application Face Brush at first because that was what came in my original starter kit. It was a good brush but I would have to go over parts of my face a few times to get the coverage I wanted. THEN I bought the Handy Buki Brush. OMG. I apply my foundation (Original Luminous Powder Foundation- Medium Beige) so much faster. I really need to just go over my face once and it's covered. LOVE. I now use my Flawless Application Face Brush for applying Warmth. THIS IS A MUST HAVE BRUSH- YOUR GO TO FOUNDATION BRUSH for powder.