This is very simple......the JI Handi is the only brush to use with the pressed mineral application! Period. It has cut my application time in half, my skin looks great (& it's not) & the brush itself is sooooo soft. Like "buttah" Babs would say! This is a must have & it really is worth every dime. I have had mine for about 10 mos. now with no shedding at all. Blends my minerals like a dream. If your on the fence about this one...just buy it, you will NOT regret the purchase! ;)
4/27/04 This is still THE BEST brush for the JI pressed. And I have washed it several times & it is still in perfect shape....just a great brush. Worth every penny Ladies (or Gents!)
I just got the Handi about a week ago and I love it! I have been using JI pressed base for a few years now but had not tried the Handi brush. It is soooo soft and applies the minerals perfectly. I thought that a sponge/puff would be quicker but the Handi applies the minerals better and faster than anything else I have tried. It is worth the $30+, (you can buy it on skindeepiii.com for about $31).
The Handi is my new most favorite brush in the world (for applying mineral foundation)! The squirrel and pony hair combination is super soft and luxurious. I find the dense, flat head makes it so much easier to get product spread evenly onto the brush which makes for a very smooth and even application. I like this brush much, much better than any Kabuki brush I own (gasp!) and will use it almost exclusively. It's great for applying pressed and loose powders and does not shed. Overall length of the brush is 4 inches. Although I was expecting it to be larger when I purchased online, I found it was the perfect size after using it. I got it from www.dermstore.com for just over $25, because of a BE discount. Can't be happier! Love it!
This is really a good brush of great quality although this is my first brush. I have tried some brushes made by squirrel, which are very expensive, and this one comes with a more friendly price at $31. I like this a lot. It feels so soft and nice to apply on my face. However, I found another website selling a price of $25 of this brush just right after I bought it, which made me feel so upset since I though I got a good deal.
Great overall brush, and gives a very nice airbrushed application. A nice small size and very soft bristles. Its well made but for that price I wish it came with its own case for easier transport.
I bought 2 of these and I would not be w/o them. They make applying the pressed minerals so easy and foolproof. The brushes are soft, dense and hold up to repeated cleanings. I have had my brushes for 3 years now and they still look new. Will repurchase but I don't anticipate the need anytime soon.
Wow this is one amazing brush. I received the JI Handi brush in a swap by mistake! Boy am I glad I did. This brush is made from squirrel and retails for $39. It is SUPER soft and luxurious. Comparable to Cargo, Stila, Trish! Very well made, no bristles fall out at all even after washing. It has a full flat head and works wonderful;y to apply pressed powder or loose. I love this brush and highly recommend this!