Picky Picky Picky! : BARE ESCENTUALS FLAWLESS FACE BRUSH
Feb 13, 2008
Pros: Works well, easy to use, not bulky
Cons: not as soft as I would like
The Bottom Line: This brush works well, but not as soft as others I have used. Just a little on the scratchy side makes me avoid it when I can.
I've tried washing it out.
I've tried conditioning it.
I've tried giving it treatments to make it softer.....
Nothing seems to last long with this brush.
What am I talking about? The Bare Escentuals Flawless Face Brush.
Some time ago, a friend gave me an entire collection of brand new Bare Escentuals products. I have come to really appreciate a lot about this company, but, this brush is not one of the things I am thrilled with.
WHAT IS THE FLAWLESS FACE BRUSH LIKE?
About 5 inches long, the FLAWLESS FACE BRUSH is comfortable to hold, has a nice black handle with a silver ferrule. The bristles are natural goat hair, supposed to be soft, but not really.
It is fluffy rounded in shape and the bristles are about 1 3/4 inches long. They are tapered so that the longest are in the middle and the shortest are around the outside.
The purpose of the brush is to apply the mineral foundations that Bare Escentuals sells.
HOW WELL DOES THIS PERFORM?
The whole trick to using this brush is that you tap a little foundation minerals into the cap of the foundation, swirl the brush around to load it up well and then swirl all around your face- one application is all that is necessary. Very little product is needed.
When I first got my Bare Escentuals stuff, I went nuts- I watched the DVD, I learned how to do it all, and then I went to town.
I really did like the way that the makeup turned out, but I was beginning not to enjoy the brush- it was not bad, but just picky enough to bug me.
I tried washing in every method possible to bring the softness to the brush, and although it would be softer it still was not as soft as I would have liked it to be.
Flawless Application Face Brush With a short handle and its bristles made of ultra soft goat hair, this Flawless Application Face Brush will evenly distribute your bareMinerals Foundation, All-Over Face Color, and Blush, leaving a flawless finish every time.
Although this brush would be fine to use, I prefer the MAC 183 brush. The finish is much more professional and I am much happier with it.
However, this brush is adequate and works very well, I am just not fond of the way it feels using it all of the time.
You can buy this brush at Sephora.com, Sephora stores, or anywhere else that sells Bare Escentuals products.