It was a toss-up between this sucker and the Too-Faced retractable kabuki. The latter initially won out, since I found them to feel similar, and I really liked the hygienic factor of a retractable brush. However...I ended up purchasing the Make Up Forever kabuki within a week.
The stellar reviews are well-deserved. This sucker applies evenly, buffs beautifully, and hardly sheds. It's expensive, but will last for a long time (I hope!), and I consider it an investment.
This brush really applies and buffs liquid foundation also. "Airbrushed look." I personally like applying my liquid with a flat foundation brush, then buffing with this kabuki, or the Sigma F80. I feel like by using it to buff, and not apply/stipple all the time, I'm somehow keeping it cleaner and being a bit gentler on it.
Try using for applying and buffing liquid/powder/minerals, blush, bronzer. Really blends your final application beautifully.
A nice soft brush, but unfortunatly it cracked around the base after the first washing!!! Like another reviewer wrote, the black plastic coating on the handle is destroyed! And I handle my brushes with care. All in all a disappointment! I also prefer Kabukis that use grey squirrel (bunbuncity sells them on a famous online marketplace for a ridiculously low price and the last one I bought lasted me 4 years) because the result is really airbrushed and I can blend out bronzers or blushes so perfectly that nothing compares to it. The synthetic brushes are just not the same!
It is my first kabuki brush so I can't really compare it to any other brand. The bristles are very soft and it produces flawless skin in a swipe. I always count on this brush for my party make up, and you will be surprise of how good quality brush could drastically reduces the time consumed by your make up routine. The price is wayyy up there, but it's definitely worthy.
This is my beauty find of the year! Thanks MUA for all the reviews that led me to this beauty in a zipper case.
Awesome brush, applies my MAC studio fix and blot powder like a dream. Flawless finish. I don't ever look caked up.
After I got this brush, I had lots of friends asking if I had changed my powder or foundation. That's what this brush does for you. It gives you an air-brushed look.
It's wonderful that it comes in its own zipper case as it's protected from other make-up items in my case. It does take a while to dry when its washed but I don't mind. This is far superior to my former love, MAC 187 brush which has now been relegated to a blush brush (very occasional use as I'm not big on blush... for now anyway).
I had a chance to try out this brush and was sold on it immediately. It is super soft on the face even though it is firm. The only con is the expense but once I tried it I could not go back to my MAC one.
PROS: Soft, but firm enough for application. Comes with a wonderful zip case.
CONS: Not cheap at all.
ALTERNATES: Much less expensive dupe for this that I would recommend is the Too Faced flatbuki brush. I like it better anyway because it applies less product and you are less likely to get the white cast the HD powder can give. Revlon's Kabuki is a bit firmer than this.
This is a great kabuki brush, and the first MUFE brush I purchased (as they are somewhat difficult to find). This brush is probably the softest kabuki brush I have ever felt. It is synthetic, but feels softer than my natural bristle MAC 182. This brush is, however, not as full or dense as my MAC 182 which I prefer for mineral foundation. The MUFE kabuki is a fantastic blending brush to erase harsh lines and diffuse the over application of bronzer and blush. Though I have never used it for bronzer, I bet this brush work work well when used lightly.
I love this brush. It's amazing, i use it everyday. It's the best brush for applying setting powder, loose or pressed. i'm guessing it might also be good at applying a very subtle layer of bronzer. It distributes powder so evenly, you don't get spots on your face where you have to blend better because there's too much product and it looks cakey. saves you a lot of time in the morning.
It's very very soft, and it comes with it's own little pouch, very convenient.
it's a great investment, and i don't know how much it costs on the us, but in my country it cost me as much as my 224 from mac, which is an eye brush. If found it to be pretty inexpensive for the quality.
Okay, $40 is a LOT to pay for such a tiny kabuki brush, BUT this is worth every penny! I debated whether or not to get it, but after I lost mt favorite Smashbox brush, I had to replace with something good. I love the fact that this comes with its own carrying case. SO important to me because its hard to carry this type of brush in your purse without it getting powder everywhere! It fits perfectly in any size purse.
The brush is beyond soft. It's almost whisper soft. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes I swipe it over my face without even dipping it into powder first as a kind of relaxing therapy. I think you will find yourself doing this, too! This also spreads any mineral makeup or powder you have beautifully. I use Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder, this brush picks up everything and smooths it over my face perfectly. You won't regret investing in this, its well worth the price!
THIS BRUSH IS SOOOOOOOOOO SOFT!!! Softer than ANY brush ive ever used/felt. The only thing im sorry about is that i didnt buy it sooner. This brush gives even distribution of any powder, i prefer to use it for bronzer and sometimes blush although you can use it for other powders (loose/compact) as well. You can easily build coverage and it has a realy nice finish. Sometimes after applying face powder, bronzer, and blush i just use the brush to buff everything together and set it in which makes it last longer. This brush stays soft even with product buildup, but yu shld still wash it regularly. I haven't had any problems with shedding or discoloration on my face from the dye. And of course its small and portable and even comes with a little case so i carry it everywhere. Ive heard of ppl using it to apply liquid foundation but i have not tried that yet, i guess im scared of ruining the brush. This is definately the best Kabuki i own, prior to this i was using the Smashbox body brush which is also good. It is expensive but def worth it!!