I have about 4 of these I received from other people. I don't really like it very much, but it does the job. I've never had one that sheds but I do know that it does for other people. I don't really like how it applies make-up, it isn't rough but it doesn't seem to get great coverage. I probably wouldn't buy it again, just because I'm not fond of this type of brush in general.
horrible brush. definitely sheds, the 50 or more comments stating this are telling the truth. what a waste of money. totally disappointed.
This brush is just bad. It does not apply evenly but more annoying to me is it sheds all over my face whenever I use it! Whenever I wash it so many bristles fall out too. I regret buying this, it was really expensive and just overall a horrible brush. I am giving it two lippies just because I like the general shape of it, I just wish it was better quality.
This brush SUCKS! I just bought it today, and while I was buffing in my new BB cream, it shed probably 10-15 bristles on my face! For $23 I expect better performance. Taking this back to Ulta tomorrow!
Absolutely garbage. Got this with the packaged deal. I want to love it, as I love the concept of it, but so far I've used it twice and each time, more than 10 bristles have stuck to my face. Whats the point in giving me a brush to use if its coming apart? Again, the concept of a flat brush is awesome, and I love how its supposed to work (fits in the pan of powder perfectly) but its just no good. Its also scratchy. My Everyday Minerals kabuki is soooooooooooo much better.
Like many other reviewers, I got this brush for free when I purchased the starter kit. I washed it before the first use and I can honestly say that I don't find it to be scratchy or uncomfortable to use at all. Mine also has not shed much, and I've washed it several times since purchasing the kit about 6 weeks ago. I'll sometimes pull out a hair or two during the cleansing process, but nothing worth complaining about. Maybe I got a really well produced one, I'm not sure. As for the application, I find that no other brush gives the flawless coverage this does when used with the 4-in-1 powder. I have other dense brushes that just don't compare. The powder applies seamlessly.
I noticed that a few people mentioned that the brush loses it's shape after a few washes and I've found an easy way to prevent this from happening. The brush came with a thin piece of circular plastic wrapped around the head. I simply slip this back on after each time I use the brush and lightly around the bottom of the head after cleansing to keep the bristles together. My brush still looks as good as new. I hope this helps!
this brush you either love it or hate it. I am the one hate it. its gives me cakey uneven dry look, yes it does give great coverage, but I can't stand for that cakey face.
I usually don't have the funds to buy expensive brushes like this so I was really disappointed after using it for the first time. This brush was advertised as soft and would never shed even after being washed; what a joke. Although I didn't have problems with the scratchiness many other people have described I did have a major problem with how much it shed. It worked great for putting on foundation but every time I used it I'd have to pick hairs off of face with tweezers because brushing them away was impossible! I'm especially disappointed with how short it lasted; 4 months. I tried to wash it and half of the bristles fell out! My Elf Kabuki brush has lasted much longer than that and it was 3 dollars!
Got this with a starter kit, and I was excited to try it. I've been using BE for years with their full coverage kabuki brush, which sheds a bit, but overall is good. This chisel brush looks like it should be amazing, but as others have said, it really sheds a lot. Might not be a deal breaker for some, but for me it's just not going to work. I don't know what it is, maybe my face has some kind of weird static charge, but when the bristles shed all over my face I can't just brush them off and keep applying the makeup; they literally stick to my skin and it's really hard to get them off. I'm assuming this is a problem unique to me, and if you don't mind brushing some shed bristles off your face, this brush might be okay for you.
I still gave this brush 3 lippies though, because it's really dense and if it didn't shed it'd be the perfect brush for me (I don't find it as rough as some do). And truthfully, I've yet to find a great mineral makeup brush that provides full coverage and doesn't shed to some degree. It's just that I feel this one sheds a little too much for me.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Although I really like this brush, I understand why it has a lot of negative reviews. Yes, it is very scratchy, yes, it does shed a lot, yes, it is a tad bit too small. BUT it really is a awesome brush. It is very dense and its perfect for the Pur Minerals 4 in 1 foundation. Its actually just great for any pressed powder. The reason the bristles are a bit sharp is because it is meant for milling the pressed powder into a lose powder, making it easier to dispense the product onto your face. I also find that i dont wast as much product with this brush; most brushes I feel suck in a lot of the product, but not this brush! It puts all the powder onto my face. I also like that it is small, it makes it easier to travel with.
Even though this brush has a few technical issues, I really like it! :)