Coastal Scents • Deluxe Buffer Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is fairly soft and it did stop shedding after a couple of washings. However, it could still be much denser and it's not very well made. Lesson learned: Don't buy cheap brushes, especially online.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had this brush for 3 years now and mine still smells extremely strong of fresh cow or horse manure.
I thought I was the only person in the world who had this brush with this disgusting smell, until just today when I looked it up on makeupalley. I am relieved that other people had the same issue with it as me. I never ever heard of a brush smelling as disgusting as this. It honestly smells like dung.
But for the three years i've owned it - i have washed it several times with shampoo, conditioner, olive oil, dish detergent, and the smell has not faded AT ALL.
Its a shame because its a perfect sized flat headed buffer brush, and i think it'd be great to toss in my makeup bag. But the smell is unbearable, and mine sheds a lot.
Tonight I will attempt to wash it in vinegar, or apple cider vinegar, or some type of wine vinegar to see if that masks the smell of dung. I will update this.
***UPDATE*** I let this soak overnight in an aged white wine vinegar bath. It took out some of the dung fragrance, but not completely. I may have to do this about 2 more times.
I set it again over night in apple cider vinegar, and the smell is still there. I feel like I am wasting $$ using up all this vinegar. This brush is just impossible.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this brush! Maybe mine didn't come with that nasty odor everyone else is talking about or maybe I never noticed because I always wash my brushes right away after receiving them. I only have a small collection of make up brushes but this is my favorite I have encountered! The bristles are very soft and it's incredibly dense (takes forever to dry though because of that). It doesn't shed either!
The flat top is really great and it does an awesome job for what it's meant for. I buff out my blush with this and it looks beautiful! Because of this brush, I had a mini obsession with buying blushes because they always looked great when applied with this brush!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Smell is unbearable. I washed it at least 10 times and still smells like a wet dog, gross! And mine sheds like crazy! Bristles are soft, blends and buffs well but will not use!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This thing smells like a foul horse. I tried washing it several times and can't get the smell out so I have not used it.
However, the bristles are exceptionally soft so maybe I'll try washing it more because other than the smell it is a very good brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am admitting that I am writing this review prematurely without using it much for one main reason
IT HAS AN UNGODLY ODOR!! IT SMELLS GROTESQUE!!
It has a odor that I have never smelled in my life and I will be completely happy if that odor were to never pass my nostrils again.!!
It is of good quality, incredibly soft, and sturdy. I always favor a soft flat top brush, I purchased it with the intention of using it for foundation. BUT OH GOSH THE ODOR!! I have had it for 3 days and have been very excited to try it but the thought of bringing those rotting chemically treated ground beef scented bristles close to my nose is nearly disturbing. The label says to wash with mild soap prior to fist usage but I think this requires more of a turpentine level cleansing. I started with my usual baby shampoo to wash it, but that didn't do the trick so I tried anti-bacterial soap that didn't work, I tried several other liquid soap products and I am yet to find anything to remove the odor!!!
I will probably write another review when I finally get rid of the odor and try it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is not a bad brush, but the smell at first was deadly. however after i washed it with my johnson's baby shampoo, it seem to be a lot better. I love using this after my liquid foundation and blend everything, it makes my face looked flawless and natural. i love it for that, however, it sheds like crazy, everytime after i blend everything in i seem to have at least 10 hairs on my face. it's frustrating but does do a good job. still thinking if i want to keep it now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My brush doesn't have the "dead animal" smell to it. I washed it twice and overall it's a great brush to use to apply blush. I haven't used it for foundation yet. Great brush for a great price. I bought two of these to save on shipping charges.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
OK, I have to be honest I loved this brush...at first. I got past how it smelled liked a dead skunk before I washed and deodorized the brush several times (and the smell did eventually go away). After this initial hiccup, I thought the brush was the softest brush I had ever owned and I really liked this brush. That is, till I realized that I was using my fan brush to remove the bristles left on my face after each use - this brush sheds like a mad (and that's an understatement!). The shedding was so bad that my boyfriend joked that my "peach fuzz was growing." So, after a couple of months of occasional use, this brush is somewhere in a dump taking up space.
In short, this may be a soft and cheap brush but there are better bargains out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I HATE THIS BRUSH! Ugh, when I first got it, it stunk like a dead animal and no matter how many times I tried to wash it the smell wouldn't go away. Also, the application of my mineral foundation with this brush sucked and it didn't do much. I don't know what else to say about this brush because it was definitely one of the worst costal scents brush I have. I will never buy this product again, in fact I threw this away because I had no purpose for this brush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
so i got this brush cuz of all the good reviews [although, i read few reviews on this. haha] on youtube and such, so i decided to get this one to try it out. it's definitely soft and good for buffing. however compared to the pink buffer i also got from CS, it's kind of a wimp. *lol* the pink buffer is more dense, gives great resistence, and the deluxe buffer is a bit flimsier, although can still be great for buffing. a repurchase for a friend is/can be great (:
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay, love the brush but when it was sent to me, this brush smelled straight up like S***!! As if it had been rolled around in a pile of s***. Stench was horrible and I would not use it until the smell went away. This was quite odd for me because I have bought a few brushes from CS before and never had such a problem with the smell of the brushes. I would clean them before the first use and that would work fine. I am stumped on this one. Took a few weeks for the smell to disappear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I really liked it at first for my mineral foundation but now i feel it got a little scratchy, i think its a decent brush at a great price worth re purchasing
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Sheds very little .. Cant beat the price - good finish to my make up with this brush. I keep one in each purse and does not overload product.. wonderful and soft - perfect buffer for me. Love the compact size handle that allows me to to have it to go
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really like this brush. I've owned mine for almost a year and it's in great condition. I never had an issue with shedding.
I use this brush to buff out my blush & radiances.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
this brush is amazing. i've had it for 4 months and it has not shed. it is also ridiculously soft and i love it. i use it for foundation, but i'm sure it's good for everything else too. it's nice and dense, not flimsy, so it buffs my foundation really well- the only thing about using this for foundation is that it might sheer it out. so be careful. and it is a perfect size.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Its a fairly good brush but the only use i really have for it is for blush as its a nice size to do the apples of my cheeks. The bristles are really soft, densley packed and dont irritate my skin which is good but they smell like wet horse when you wash it. I really like the size as its good to put in my bag and it cant really be beaten on price.
I havent found that mine sheds like everyone elses seems to but it might in the future, I dont know.
I wont repurchase in the future as i dont really have much uswe for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
its a good brush, but one side has alot of broken off bristles so its weird and lopsided. i expect a NEW brush to be in better condition, but i guess you get what you pay for. no issue with shedding even while washing and mine did not have the nasty smell others have talked about.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
When I first purchased the brush, it had that icky smell to it, but i guarantee it does go away after a few washes. Now at first I loved the brush, especially since i got it for a great price. But now after a month or so, I've notice it started to shed a lot. And I've washed it, hoping the loose hairs would come out and be done with, but it still sheds like crazy. Now I'm just sick of it shedding all over my face when I'm applying my mineral makeup. But then again it could just be mine cause at first it was a real good brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is an excellent brush, very soft and dense. Ideal for buffing mineral foundation. I have been a mineral makeup user for over 2 years. I started with the BE mineral makeup brush and then their kabuki brush, however, I felt that the former did not provide enough coverage, while the latter make me look masky and accetuated my pores. I am 24 and have very smooth skin, so with this in mind I would imagine that these don't do much for older women. Now moving back to the deluxe buffer brush, it gives me the right level of coverage and most imortantly it buffs my minerals in a way that makes my skin glowly and almost poreless. I am considering buying another one for mineral blush. The key with this brush is to buff and build color slowly.I have not experienced any sheeding whatsoever, like most natural hair brushes, it does stink a little the first time you wash it, but the smell goes away when it dries.