Bare Escentuals • Handy Buki Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been using this brush to apply contour powder (Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Medium). It works pretty well! The shape of this brush is ideal for applying color under the cheek bone to make the cheek bone pop and give the face more angular structure. I recommend it if you like a sculpted look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
A bit too stiff and scratchy for my liking. I don't use this brush anymore due to those reasons.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have it about 2yr,wash everyother week, it was shedding at first, after a couple wash and condition its done shedding, and soften a bit. I like to use goat hair brushes on mineral compact, it pick up product better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The Handy Buki Brush is wonderfully soft and provides even, buildable coverage with mineral makeup. I use it with my BareEscentuals Fair, and it fills in all of the pores between my brows, on the apples of my cheeks, and on my nose. Mine doesn't shed, but it did when I first got it. If yours sheds, try washing it with a brush shampoo, buff it on a soft towel to dry it and get rid of excess hairs, and it should be fine. This brush is the best IMO for applying mineral foundation when you want fuller, buildable coverage, but it also works very well when you want to apply the perfect amount of color to your cheeks!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hmm...I think shedding problems may be inherent within certain batches, while hardly a problem within others. This brush actually shed on my face while the SA was matching me for a Bare Minerals foundation, but I ended up taking the brush home anyway. I haven't had a shedding problem at all with my own, and it definitely does the job to apply my Bare Minerals Matte foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this to replace a shedding Sonia Kashuk brush from Target. Initially, I was hesitant to spend so much money, but I have had no problems with it being scratchy or shedding. Very good quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Hmm. Well, if you're thinking about going to buy this brush, I figured I'd better put in my two cents before you drop 20 bills on this product. I used to use the Medium Matte foundation before I switched over to Mac NC35. This brush of course, used to come with the kit. Don't know if it still does, as I haven't been spending much time in that store, but I thought I read somewhere that it didn't come with the kit anymore. To make a long story short, when I purchased the brush shampoo for it, the SA told me that the bristles of these brushes are glued to the handle, so she informed me not to get that part wet, otherwise, I will have shedding problems. Well. If I'm washing my brushes once a week, water is everywhere. After the first wash, I noticed that the bristles seemed to get shorter. Turns out they were slipping into the handle and after I gave it a gentle tug, I noticed a green color where it had slipped into the handle. You know that's never good. After the second wash, I gave it a gentle tug because I had that same handle issue, and then all of the bristles came out.
Yay. Not to mention, it scratched and irritated the crap out of my skin. And nobody needs to feel like they've got knives running across their cheeks as they put on their make up every morning.
Lucky it came with the kit. If I had bought this alone, I would've been severely disappointed. I ended up buying a similar brush from Sephora, the one with the black handle and the white and grey-tipped bristles which, in my opinion, have much softer and better quality bristles and I have never felt a scratch from it, ever. Also, because they're white, you can actually tell when they're clean after a wash. I've already washed them 3-4 times and it's still as soft as when I bought it. I strictly use the Mac Studio Fix foundation now but with this Sephora brush, application is wonderful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The perfect brush for applying contour powder, haven't had issues of shedding. I use it with MAC Strada or MAC Personal style blush. This brush puts on the right amount on my very fair skin without making the contour color too dark or heavy looking.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The brushes from this line could be THE best IF they didn't shed like crazy !
It's decent for buffing on any mineral powder for a nice, dewy, sheen. What is nice about the brush is that it makes my powder go on light, with build able and blended coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
If I could give a product a 0 ever in my life it would be for this brush!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe I bought the whole collection of brushes. I love that the sales associates admit that you need to replace the brushes every year.... If a brush is of GOOD or even DECENT quality... you don't need to replace a brush! So super scratchy and irritated my skin. The body shop makes far superior brushes... I would have never known without make up alley reviews. the brush bristles literally look like they smushed and melted into one bristle over time. And I wash my brushes with brush soap weekly and dry them appropriately. Horrible products. My derm. who is number one in the state of NJ says not to use their brushes because the bristles they use are off cheap quality and irritate the skin. It keeps SOOOO much product in the bristles too!!! SO you use MORE product then needed!!!!!! I literally see half my product go down the drain every week. Might as well throw my dollars down the drain.. with this quality its the same thing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This brush has been in my collection for 8 years. I use it every day to set my makeup with translucent powder. It's fluffy enough to apply just a light dusting of powder yet dense enough to use for blending or buffing. The bristles in my brush are very soft and I do not have a problem with them scratching or irritating my skin. I take very good care of my brushes and this one has been washed and conditioned more times than I can count, however, I have never had a problem with shedding and once dry, it's as good as new. I love the longer handle on this brush because I feel like I have better control with it rather than the short, stumpy handles that most kabuki brushes have. If I were to ever lose mine, I would replace it again in a heartbeat. Spending $20 for a quality brush that can literally last for years seems like a no-brainer to me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
LOVE this brush! Yes it sheds a bit, but I'm ok with that. It does tend to feel a bit scratchy at first, but it softened after the first time I cleaned it. I also don't have a sensitive face, so maybe that's why it didn't bother me that much. I preferred this brush very much over the baby buki brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I wrote I wouldn't buy this product again because, I usually never buy the same product twice unless I'm extremely in love with it, which for this product, I'm not.
I got this brush because i wanted a stiffer brush to help my buff in foundation. Its definitely stiffer than any brush I had, but its also a little scratchy, but not to bad. I wish it was less scratchy. Also, i bought this in the travel set so not sure if its the same quality as the full size, but it is the same size as the regular handy buki.
Lastly I bought this brush because the reviews on the sephora site same this brush doesn't shed. I use it with liquid foundation, and it definitely does shed... however i can still tolerate it. I like how it applies my foundation, but its not the best application
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This has been the best brush I've tried for applying Mineral foundation.
Other brushes I've tried include:
-BE Baby Buki brush
-Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush
-Coastal Scents Kabuki Brush
-Sephora Travel Kabuki Mineral Brush
This is the only brush that provides a smooth and even coverage. Other brushes leave a flaky patch over blemishes - this one never does (maybe because the bristles are so stiff- it might exfoliate any dry patches right off?)
The one draw back are the stiff natural bristles - they can feel rough and scratchy on your face. Still - it doesn't irritate my skin - just doesn't feel that great applying.
It's pretty reasonably priced - I may purchase a back up of this - or try the Sephora #45 mineral brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked the coverage it gave, but the bristles shed like crazy! I don't know if I got a defective brush, but as soon as I used it the bristles started falling and sticking to my face. I returned it immediately :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this! I was never thrilled with the Flawless Application Brush that comes with the starter kit, so when BE came out with this I was very interested (I own and love the regular Kabuki Brush, the Baby Buki, and Compact Buki from Beauty-on-the-Go compact). Size-wise, the Handy Buki is in between the regular Kabuki and the Baby Buki, but this has a handle like the Flawless Application Brush. I like this so much better than the Flawless Application Brush for applying foundation, I think it’s softer and I hand more control – I can make it sheer, moderate or fully covered. I doubt I will ever need to repurchase, but if this brush were lost, I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I keep having to eat my words...this is as good as the Full Flawless, but in a smaller size that is a bit more ideal for my face. Great for my matte foundation. It is soft but very dense, and holds a lot of foundation.
Edit: I took away a lippie because one of my handy buki is not as soft as before. I don't know if it gets rough with use or not.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a love/ hater relationship with this brush. It gives me great coverage, I loved the fact that it has a handle because that was one of the things that I disliked about the BE kabuki. The thing that was a major turn off was that this is such a scratchy brush. Yesterday I went into the BE store and their handy buki's were so soft. The makeup artist told me they use the brush cleanser they sell there to keep the brushes so soft. However, she said you could use hair shampoo and conditioner. I did last night and it made a world of difference. I think if you didn't own this I wouldn't recommend buying it. I would suggest Sephora's Mineral Makeup Brush, same concept but much softer. If you already have this and want to salvage it then use hair conditioner. I would deep condition for like 10 minutes. So far it's helped.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the perfect brush for applying the minerals in a way to get full coverage. The brush is easy to hold and soft to the skin. I have also had my brush ever since they came out with this one and it still looks new. Love this brush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I do like this brush, it's nice for putting on blush with. I havn't had any problems with it, no shedding or anything. It is a bit stiff and I have owned it for awhile so I think it might be time to get a new one. But it lasted me a very long time and I am pleased with it. :)