Rated 4.03 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Mixed Feelings
I'd actually rate it a 3 1/2 <3's. I don't use it with mineral foundation but with normal compact makeup (I don't have the time to buff for 10 minutes and mineral makeup look the same as compact makeup on me) because it applies pressed (as well as loose) powders lighter than other brushes and builds coverage. It felt really soft when I got it at the store but when I used it I realized it could be softer; sometimes it pricks a little and therefore leaves the skin a little red for a minute after application. The brush also sheds more than you'd expect and smells like old attic through the first few washes. With washes my brush also spread out so it doesn't look as neat as the one pictured here. These are minor details but they can be very annoying! Some positive bits are that it's tapered so it blends makeup well with skin as well as bronzers and blushes and it's a nice medium size so it can be used everyday and while traveling. I'll use it until it dies on me but I'm not 100% sure I'd get it again.
Most Helpful Critical Review Poor Tools
I love, love, LOVE Bare Minerals makeup. Even so, I will never buy another one of their brushes.
I would first like to say that I have many, many brushes of many types. I have fine, high quality artist's brushes, paint brushes and makeup brushes. Some of them, I have had more than 10 years. Years later, they are still performing well and nowhere near in need of replacement.
My whole point in telling you this is that I feel confident in saying that I know how to clean and care for a brush. That being said, I do not think that issues I have with this brush (and another Bare Minerals brush I bought separately), have anything to do with the way I have cared for it.
It worked well until the first cleaning. It did not retain it's shape and it began to lose hairs. It also has 'fly away' bristles making application of makeup messy. After the second washing, it is even worse.
I suppose it could just be a cheaper version of this brush because it came as part of a kit. But the package states that it comes with THIS brush.
After being disappointed with second Bare Minerals brush, I have decided not to make any future purchases of Bare Minerals tools.
Reviewed by 274 customers Great for Blush and Bronzer
Colleen5 from Reno, NV
This brush is perfect for applying blush and bronzer
My new favorite brush for blush
Brieba from Fraser
This brush evenly applies blush on your cheeks without looking blotchy. It also picks up more powder in comparison to other brushes. My only complaint is it being on the expensive side of brushes. I have not noticed any shedding in the 6 months of using the brush.
Sheds Like Crazy / Unusable
Angel from Texas
I used this once and I'm unlikely to ever touch it again. Not only did it do a terrible job of blending / buffing (I really feel it's not firm enough to apply BM powder foundation), it left bristles all over my face that I had to pick off. I should have read the reviews before I ordered it.
Not a happy customer
Disappointed customer from South Dakota
I am very disappointed in my purchase of this brush. I thought I was getting a good product. After more than 2 months of use with my bare minerals makeup it still is loosing its bristles all over my face. It's horrible. I should have just gotten one from a discount store. At least I won't have wasted my money on this product.
Sheds more than my dog
Bex from CA
Works really well to blend, but it sheds. Like I'm talking bristles in the foundation. Eventually it'll stop shedding, but I've tried everything to stop the shedding and nothings worked. I've never had this problem before.
flower power from texas
I read the reviews about shedding but I ignored them and bought anyway. I had one I had completely worn out from about 10 years ago that did not shed. The first time I used this new one, I had hairs all over my face.
Love this brush! It's very soft and lasts waaaaay longer.
Sara G. from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Worth the price.
Cindy from Fort Walton Beach FL
I was disappointed with this brush. I spent a lot of time removing strands from my face after use.
This brush sheds like nobodys business
Melissa H from Wisconsin
I have used Bare Minerals since 2005 and have always used their brushes. Recently I decided to splurge and get a new brush. I wish I had picked a different one than this one. I don't know if I got a defective one (reading other comments makes me think otherwise), but it sheds non stop. I expected a little bit of shedding at first but I have been using it daily for a month now and it's still shedding.
Echo from New Hampshire
its something i will only buy once
Lauren from Pennsylvania
I swear by Bareminerals products. I think they are some of the best beauty products available. This brush USED to be my go too. The quality of this brush has gone down hill. It sheds like crazy even on the first use, and gets worse from continuous use. I clean my brushes regularly with the bareminerals brush cleaner and it does not help. For the price of this brush it is definitely not worth it.
I would buy this product again and again.
Mila from La Jolla, CA
Lhernandez19 from El Paso, Tx
I love this brush!! Just like another reviewer mentioned I received this in a set I bought like 9 yrs ago & I just replaced it! It is the perfect size to go in my makeup bag.
BZ81B2 from Bossier Parish Louisiana
I like this brush because I have always used it to apply bareMinerals Mineral Veil. It grabs the right amount of the Mineral Veil to apply to my face.
Never used and returned
BareBeauty from Chicago, IL
It's an over-priced tiny brush that seemed worth it at the time. But, in hindsight... not so much.
I would buy this product again and again.
Liz from Apache Junction, AZ
Purchased a BareMinerals kit when the product first came which was about 14 years ago. I just had to replace recently....this brush is the best!
JJ from Massachusetts
As the title says, this is a terrible brush. It's too small, sheds easily and doesn't apply evenly so you end up wasting product. SUCH a disappointment. This came with some of the sets I ordered, but would never buy this separately.
Sheds Like Crazy
J-Mart from Dallas, TX
I wanted to love this and the reviews were pretty good, but this thing sheds like crazy. I'm always having to pick hairs off of my face after applying. Also, the application is not even. I won't be buying it again.
I would buy this product again
SMB from Boca Raton, Fl
Great brush. Perfect for applying blush or to highlight
Short version of the full coverage brush
Sarah010122 from Jacksonville, Fl
Good brush; gets regular use for bronzer/blush. Would recommend.
My Everyday Brush
TiffBee8 from Fresno, CA
I use this brush everyday with my Bare Minerals powder. It applies the powder so well and has nice soft bristles. I have two of them, so that when I wash one I have another one ready to use while it is drying.
Neethie from Houston, Tx
It's a good brush, but it does shed a little. But it applies my foundation evenly. So it's doing what it's supposed to do. I'll be buying more of the bare minerals brushes soon
I love this brush but$$
Laurenmiller015 from Orlando Florida
I absolutely love this brush the only thing is its a little pricey. But it have great even application I was very impressed with this product.
Good brush, a little on the high $ side.
Shelly from New York
Nice brush, but a little expensive for just being "nice". Does the trick for its purpose though
Cathy from NJ
This brush is a great size to carry in your purse. It's very soft and applies the makeup well.