Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Game Changer!
I have been using the Bare Minerals barePRO Performance Wear Pressed Powder Foundation on and off for months with the Soft Focus Face Brush. I always thought that it applied just okay and it wasn't my first choice in foundation as a result.
I received the Core Coverage Foundation brush in the mail on Wednesday (It is now Sunday) and it is a game changer! I am absolutely amazed at how wonderful this brush works to apply the foundation. I have gone from using the foundation now and then to using it daily and loving it. The angle of the brush makes it easy to apply an even amount of foundation on the brush as well as allows for quick, even application to the face. The angle also makes brushing down from your jaw line to your décolleté a natural movement. I am able to apply the foundation quickly and love the results.
Prior to receiving, my only concern was the size of the handle being that it is shorter than your typical brush. However, after use I love it because it allows for more control in application. The brush also comes with a cover that you can use to store in between uses. When open there is a moveable portion of the brush at the base of the fibers that you slide up when finished that allows you to place the cap on without damaging any of the fibers.
After I apply my foundation, I also use this brush to apply my mineral veil.
I absolutely love this brush and am so happy with its performance.
Most Helpful Critical Review High quality!
I love this brush, it is smooth and easy to work with, it makes my foundation look on point, and it gives me that porcelain look that i like.
Reviewed by 367 customers it's soft.
velvet from Sacramento
super soft, coverage isn't as good as I was hoping
Kathleen from OH
Great to use this round brush for easy application of your foundation!
Amy from Russellville KY
Great compact face brush the bristles are so soft and just glide over your face!
I love this brush!
Celtickinsey from Napa, ca
I've gone through many brushes lately sine I switched up my make up routine. I was looking for a brush to apply powder over liquid foundation. All the other brushes I tried felt like it was either not distributing the powder evenly or it was wiping away my liquid foundation. I finally tried this brush at it works perfectly. It spreads the powder to a nice soft finish. My only issue is that it's a travel brush and it retracts into its container. Not a biggie for me that's why I still gave it 5 stars.
Delicate and convenient
Maria Jo from Windermere FL
I keep this in my purse with my pressed powder. It is so soft and works great! Since it retracts and has a cover it is the perfect brush to take along in a purse or backpack. It's definitely a quality brush!
Prefer the older brushes for the powder
MASpoon from St. Louis
This brush may work for the newer liquid and pressed powder foundations, but this brush does not allow you to follow the circular method of applying the loose powder that I was taught. Give me my old brushes back!
Love it! Works perfect!
Sandra from Detroit
I used it with my powder. The coverage with this brush is even and easy to use. Best brush I ever used for my powder mineral foundation.
limadi from undisclosed
I bought this as a new brush for me, but I was not a huge fan. It felt too small and too stick for my make up needs. Also did not feel that it provided any coverage no matter how many times I applied it.
Smells after cleaning
janec from undisclosed
I have washed this brush multiple times. The last two weeks, three times. Cannot get the "mildewy" smell out!. Washed in warm and cold water. Squeezed dried with a towel and air dried, still smells. Now what do I do with it? For $30, it was a waste.
This is my 2nd one so yes i woupd buy it again .
Mak from Biloxi Ms.
I use this brush to apply bare minerals matte powder foundation. It's good because it's retractable so the brush lasts longer .
The Product Queen from Sheboygan, WI
I use this for the Original Powder Foundation and find it works really well for me. Personally I much prefer it over the Beautiful Finish brush which is recommended for the loose powder foundation. I also love the fact that it is nice and compact for travel and to throw in my purse. When I'm going to look for a quick touch up away from home I put a little foundation on the brush, close it up and put it in my purse, then I can just pull it out later for a quick touch up on the go.
Carlynne from Arlington Texas
I had a larger brush for two years. It took more space when traveling. This one is perfect size for home and travel. I love the fact that it has it's own self contained cover. You could even pop into a purse if need be
LoloB from Athens, Greece
This brush is especially great to travel with since it's closed and it keeps its shape while staying clean. It offers great coverage while remaining natural. I highly recommend it!
I use it for pressed powder mineral veil
DonnaZH from Kentucky
I love the fact that I retracts. Works great I use it for the pressed mineral veil powder
Laguna Princess from Laguna Niguel, California
This is perfect pairing with the pressed powder foundation! Ultra soft on the skin with the core picking-up most of the foundation and the outer portion of the brush blends it on the skin beautifully. Love, love love this brush!
Cheaply made brush
Suzsh from Ny,ny
Was not pleased. Was looking for a brush similar to a Lila b brush and this didn't even closely compare for almost same price.
Mabel8888 from undisclosed
I love this brush. I use it with pressed powder and it goes on so smoothly. It has become one of my favorite brushes.
Good wish it would stay open
Mama from NC
It's OK it's just a bit shorter than 90 thought it doesn't stay open
Best Ever Brush!
Ivey43 from Booneville, MS
I am embarrassed to say how long I have had my retractable foundation brush, but it has to be 15-20 years. Bare Essenctuals/Bare Minerals sold this years ago, and I must have been one of the first users. I used the brush originally to apply my Bare Minerals makeup, but recently. because of age, changed to a different liquid foundation. I have continued to use my old, but reliable and clean, brush to apply my foundation since it is much easier to use than the sponges recommended/sold by my new foundation people. It also gives a better look and because of the angled brush, it gets around my eyes and nose so much better. I have sun-damaged skin and uneven skin tone, and this brush covers heavy or light applications easily. I decided to get a new brush and was afraid I couldn't find one like my old one, but here it is, and I am so happy. The brush is great with both powder and liquid foundations. It doesn't get messy like sponges. It is easy to clean, let dry, and retract it back into it's own tube. Great product. I give it top stars.
FORD250 from PORT ORANGE, FL
BRUSH APPLIES TOO MUCH MAKE-UP AT ONCE. IT APPLIES TOO HEAVY FOR ME
jessssteck from seattle, wa
I love this brush!! It is perfectly small to take places easily and i love that it closes to keep the brush clean and prevent it from touching all the other brushes and my dirty make up bag. I use it with the compact matte face foundation and it does a great job,
Works very well
CMMPS from Pennsylvania
I really like the feel of this brush. It s smooth and your pressed powder glides right on.
My favorite brush
Emmie73 from Ventura, ca
This has become my favorite brush. It applies the powder and pressed powder smoothly. I love the cover and how easy it is to throw in my purse!
Great for Blending Powder Foundation
Anastasia from Fort Collins, CO
I got this brush with my foundation pack. It is great for blending in powder foundation. It is small and easy to transport. I really like it. I wish the bristles were softer, though.
dreamer999 from San Diego, CA
I have been using this brush for several weeks now and I love it! I use it with pressed powder when I want more coverage and it applies the makeup so evenly that it makes my skin look flawless. It's perfect for an evening look.