This is a very pretty on-the-go brush. It is super soft, and the packaging is great. I don't feel it picks up a lot of product, though, which is why I'm not giving it full marks. Still, quite satisfied with it, particularly since I got it off eBay at a bargain.
I have two Kabuki brushes so I am reviewing this against the other I have which is Bobbie Browns. If I have not used Bobbie Brown's before, I would give this the highest marks and will re-buy in a heartbeat.
This brush is very soft, doesn't shed, 5-stars for the retractable packaging which is so portable and easy to take out to use. The only thing is I find it a tad too densed (so much so it actually feels 'hard') for my liking, in that, as one reviewer said, it can buff away all the powder that you had put on! So I have to use this with a very very light hand, and most of the time, I just use it to blend by a dabbing-motion on my face, just so my powder doesn't get buffed away. Hopefully in time to come, through use, it will be less dense and get a little fluffy-ier (I wish it shed a little in this respect).
Bobbi Brown's density is better - fluffy enough but yet not so densed. Except that Bobbi Brown's comes in a pouch which takes a little effort in ease of usage.
Please disregard my below comment! What I was previously talking about was the Too Faced bronze-buki brush (with the flat top) and it was terrible, but now I have this one and LOVE it!! Ultra soft and doesn't waste my product (like I said below) it applies makeup evenly and it's easy to build up with bronzer but not so much that you'll get too heavy of a look. Love it, between this and my Make Up Forever kabuki, I have found the HG bronzer brushes!
This brush is ultra soft, and really holds any powder on it. The best thing is a great brush as long as you clean it daily with a anti bacterial brush spray and wash it weekly this will last you a long time.
So soft, perfect for finishing powder or powder foundation. great for travel or at home. Packaging is very sturdy and cute, I feel like it will last a long time. I was hesitant to buy because of the expensive price but its worth it.
After trying all the different brushes from MAC, Dior etc. I almost gave up on powder forms of bronzers and blushers, because all of them made my sensitive skin red and full of rashes even with all the shampoos and conditioners for brushes. But then I convinced myself to buy this and I am in love, it is so very soft, it doesn`t leave my skin itchy and it blends the product so naturally. This is 100% hg brush!
This product is really really soft!!! i love the feeling of it on my skin.. it picks up my mineral foundation quite well and blends smoothly on my skin... amazing amzinggg product!!!! :D
I've had this brush for about a year and I'm very pleased with it! I bought it to replace a Smashbox kabuki, and I believe this brush is superior to that one -- the bristles are much softer, and I've experienced less shedding.
Pros: Cruelty free, tight bristles, very soft. Portable. Applies products evenly and without streaking.
Cons: Kind of expensive. After a year of daily use and occasional washing, I am noticing a bit of shedding (still, less than I experienced with the Smashbox kabuki or the BE kabukis I've used!).
I love this Kabuki brush. If you haven't tried any of Too Faced's "Teddy Bear Hair" brushes, you must try them! They are super soft and just heavenly!
I love that this brush is retractable, also the outside case is absolutely beautiful. Several different versions of the case have been released so some are prettier than others. Great for overall blending, application of thicker foundations, and just amazing with my pressed mineral foundation. I have owned it for over a year now and have yet to see it shed a single hair.
I have not come across any other Kabuki with better application or even better packaging/looks! If I lost or somehow damaged my brush I would buy another again in a heartbeat.
This brush is INCREDIBLY soft! I love the coverage that it provides and I love how compact it is. It is a little pricey, but well worth it! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and anything pink lol. It's super easy to wash and keeps it's form beautifully.