I drew the refillable buffing brush out of the surprise jar last month and have kept it in my purse since then. This is not a product I would have ever purchased for myself, so I was very happy to try it. Last spring, I had purchased a similar item from Sephora and was unimpressed, so I hoped that the Bare Escentuals version would be different.
The performance of this brush was less than perfect. It took a lot of effort to get the Mineral Veil flowing through the brush and even more effort to get it diffused through the bristles enough where the brush could be used.
When I used it to actually touch up during the middle of the day, the brush ended up taking off my foundation coverage, leaving me with a really ugly, streaky look. Not. Attractive. At. All.
That pretty much spelled the end of this brush for me. I wonder if the brush would work better for someone with less oily skin since the foundation seems to become a semi-fluid layer on my skin towards the end of the day. Amazingly, it's a semi fluid layer that stays put only if you touch it with blotting linens or a brush with spread out bristles ie. the soft sweep cheek brush. Anything else takes it right off.
Cost: $29.50 at Boutiques, Sephora, Nordies, Ulta. I say this is not worth it if you have super oily skin like me. If I had actually paid money for this, I would have returned it already. But I didn't pay for it, and my guy at the boutique says it's not returnable. So I guess I'm keeping it. If you have dry skin and you love this brush, can you tell me about your experience?
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