Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars
Same problem as others have mentioned. I bought this brush to use with the Bare Pro foundation. It worked well initially, and then quickly started getting extremely stiff. I couldn't get it to soften up. I even checked new brushes in the store to make sure that they did indeed start off soft as I remembered.
Then one of the ladies at a local beauty store gave me a hint. She suggested that I use dish washing detergent because the problem was that skin oils get into the brush and stiffen it. I did that and voila, it works! Just passing that along in case it helps anyone. (May not be good in the long run for the brush, but the brush was pretty useless in that stiffened state anyhow).
This brush worked awesome with the new barepro liquid foundation when I first purchased both together. After a week I realized a problem with the pairing of this brush with that foundation- this brush is really dense and that foundation does not move. So cleaning this brush is impossible! It had loads of hardened foundation gunked in it after a week of use. When I tried to wash it, I spent a half an hour scrubbing and scraping with a fine tooth comb, and some sections of bristles still were caked with foundation. I had to give up. I continued using the brush, the finish not as good as when it was new, and after a week, it needed another washing. Even more gunk remained after a thorough washing. I know soon it will be unusable and will not provide the amazing finished it delivered when it was new. I think bare pro foundation requires a beauty sponge instead of a brush. It is incredible foundation so I'll find a way.
Schnickerfritz from Socal
I think this is a high quality brush and for me it works really well with their pressed powder foundation, their bare pro foundation. I also tried it with another brand's BB cream and it worked great with that. I clean it with a little bit of Dawn soap and water and it cleans up great!
Sandee from Mississippi
This brush is excellent, it has not let me down and gives beautiful, natural coverage with the barepro liquid foundation. I always reach for it.
Linny02 from Brea, California
I bought this brush a few years ago and it fell apart within a year. I was told to use the same makeup remover face wash that I use on my face. Slowly but surely the bristles fell out...then fell out in clumps. I finally had to just toss it. I only used it on thr liquid foundation. Maybe there was a better way to clean it? I don't know. I liked it at the time though!
Prissy from Mulberry, Fl.
I have difficulty getting the brush clean. Any suggestions?
NJane from SD
The brush doesn't blend liquid foundation very well.
DDDD from undisclosed
The lux performance brush has very soft bristles. Beautiful application.
Siena River from New Jersey
I purchased this brush from another retailer because it came with the new-ish pressed powder foundation compact. The new formula is kind of tricky, and this brush really helps with application.
I generally don't like brushes for liquid foundation application and haven't tried this one for that. It's great for the pressed powder foundation, however. It also works with the loose mineral foundation for certain types of application - I wouldn't use it for full face buffing because it's not round.
adekal19 from undisclosed
I would only get this if included in a kit. I prefer a sponge to apply
Jeri F from Bowie, MD
Would've given 5 except it wasn't that great w/powder foundation..too small of area. Have to spend more time on evening the color all around. But it's a nice brush.
jnels from Bee, NE
When I started using Bare minerals I knew I needed a brush for my foundation. WOAH did I fine "the one". Yes you do have to wash and clean this often. But if you take care of it as it needs to be you will never use a different brush to apply foundation! I personally have two so i always have one cleaned and ready to go when I am ready to go. Mind you I do use them everyday and have had them for years if they are taken care they will last you a very long time!
TAnnH from undisclosed
Perfect for liquid foundation. The brush is so soft!
caribear from littleton, co
dont love it. Bristles are too stiff. nice sturdy handle.
Katy2 from Los Angeles, CA
Gives really good coverage with a smooth application.
Sapphire from undisclosed
Fantastic application of powder foundation with this brush.
ejgeist12 from Lawrence, KS
I really like how it applies both liquid and powder foundations. However my favorite is using it to apply BarePro powder foundation. It applies foundations smoothly.
Red29 from Dayton, Ohio
I tried over brushes but this Luxe brush is the absolute best for coverage and to give nice even coverage. Will never try another.
Littlelady2 from Atlanta, ga
I tried this with my liquid foundation and it would not apply evenly at all. Washed the brush and tried at a later date and still had same results
joann1950 from Montgomery, Tx
I love this brush and all the products I have purchased.
Nicolemarie396 from Wichita, KS
Same complaint as everyone, it's impossible to clean! I used an oil based cleanser today, and that finally broke up most of the foundation that was trapped inside, but even that wasn't perfect. We'll see how it uses tomorrow!
Best Mom Ever from Mukilteo, WA
This brush works great the first couple times and then after that it's more of a hassle than it's worth. I use bare pro foundation (it's intended use) and after the initial use it takes FOREVER to fully clean (over 20min) because the bristles are so thick. It's next to impossible to clean if liquid foundation gets down deep. Bad design. Do not recommend for serious foundation users.
madi_parkhurst from undisclosed
This brush does an awesome job of evenly spreading your make up out. I think because of the shape of the brush it doesn't seem to suck up all of the make up. Instead it stays on your skin! I found I don't waste as much make up when using this brush! Plus is super easy to clean!
marirredd from Arizona
I love using this brush it offers flawless application of foundation
CaliTrvlGurl from South Carolina
Picks up product well! Love brushes that apply evenly
Jill from Maywood
I never tried with liquid but it applies bronzer /powder contour so precisely and smoothly. I clean it lightly with bar soap since the bristle are so densely packed to help it last longer. Hope that helps - its one of my favorite brushes
OpalFoundation from undisclosed
I have mixed feelings about this brush. I agree that it soaks up my foundation and is extremely hard to clean. With that said, it does achieve a great look. This is a special occasion brush for me when I want the look, but it would waste too much product to be my every day brush.