Bare Escentuals • Soft Focus Face Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Smeared my colors together and left a blob on my face. Most of the bristles come out with each careful washing. Pass.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My mom gave me one of Bare Escentuals' soft focus face brushes. I tried it for my cheeks to apply blush. And I'm surprised on how well this product works! Thankfully, it doesn't shed like some face brushes do. And it's dense and fluffy. Don't forget soft! :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I originally purchased this to apply blushes and bronzers because I wanted a softer effect, but instead it left the color looking uneven. The brush itself is SO soft, but because the bristles are so tightly packed, it applies a little more concentrated than I was looking for. That being said, I discovered a new use for it! I LOVE using this to apply liquid foundation. I just apply it using a stippling motion, and then using a light hand, I smooth everything over using small circular motions. This brush is way better than any other foundation brush I've ever used, so now I don't feel bad about spending $30 on it! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been a BE user for about 2 1/2 years now and so far this brush has been the best BE product I've used (and I'm in love with all their products!) I fell in love with BE face makeup when I got the starter package with the Kabuki brush 2 1/2 years ago and changed to using the Full Flawless Application Face Brush about 4 months ago when I bought a new starter kit (I frequently buy the Get Started Face Kit over and over again when I need to replace more than 1 face item and want/need new brushes also) and liked the FFAFB just as much (if not more because of the handle) if not more than the Kabuki brush. However, even though I am in love with BE face makeup, I feel like it sometimes gets to look cakey or uneven in the summertime when its hot and I sweat and that make the FFAFB does not distribute the makeup completely evenly across my whole face. Well,last week I went to an event my local BE botique was holding and a SA did my makeup using the Soft Fous Brush. I couldn't believe how much better my face makeup looked after she had done it than it normally looks when I do it on myself every day with the FFAFB! I was amazed with the outcome the brush gave and how much coverage it gave (it covered up my freckles, my blemishes, my redness, and my uneven skintone!!). The $30 price tag threw me off and almost kept me from not purchasing it but when I talked to the same SA who just did my makeup she told me that if I washed it and took care of it, the brush would last me forever because it doesn't shed (unlike the Kabuki brush and FFAFB which shed like crazy and drive me nuts).. the second she told me this brush didn't shed, I was sold. I bought it, have used it for a week and am in love. Best 30 bucks I ever spent. It gives me such great coverage, is soooo soft, doesnt' shed, applies my makeup evenly, and by the end of the day my makeup still looks even a great. Its amazing that the same exact makeup looks so much better and lasts so much better and longer on me when using the Soft Focus Brush than when using the FFAFB! I'm thinking about buying another one of these brushes for my Warmth and Fuax Tan since the one I have no I only use for my face makeup and Mineral Veil. Overall: I can;t rave about this product enough, so worth the money!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is hands down the best brush that I own. I didn't buy this. I actually received it from a swap.
It helps me cover my imperfections more better than the Sonia Kashuk (Target) powder brush that I have been using.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This brush is so soft that it feels like it effortlessly glides over my cheeks when I apply blush. With other blush brushes I've used, sometimes I would have to tug on my cheeks to get blush to apply smoothly and naturally over my foundation. I don't have that problem with this brush at all. Blush goes on smoothly and the hair bristles never stick to the foundation on my skin always giving me a foolproof application. The size of the brush head is perfect in getting just the right amount of blush on the apples of my cheeks. This is now the only blush brush I reach for in my collection even though I own more expensive ones including Bobbi Brown and Trish McEvoy. In fact, I loved this brush so much I swapped for a backup in case B.E. ever decides to discontinue it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Great brush! Soft, no shedding, just as soft & fluffy after cleaning. I use it for my mineral foundation & am planning on getting another for my bronzer. $10 on ebay. Love it!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
This brush is SO soft - perfect for my sensitve skin. It's a truly lovely blusher brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I agree with Isis review, this seems to put the color on more pigmented. I don't get how BE suggests using this with their all over face colors as they are strong shades to use sparingly, then use this brush and it grabs to only a few bristles. The other brushes when you swirl them around, the product distributes more evenly. Perhaps most reviewers are using this with less pigmented powders or other products not BE? I'm going to try it with loose face powder or a veil type product because the brush is just too soft to give up. It feels so soothing, but I haven't found the product it works for best for me yet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is practically the only brush BE gets right. I got it in a kit (don't remember which one) and it's been one of my favorites ever since. It's silky smooth, like Eco Tools and Alima 25. Maybe this is because they're all synthetic? I originally used it to apply mineral blushes and BE's radiances to acheive a soft glow, but I now uses it to blend all types of products. The Soft Focus Face Brush is great for when I've applied too much blush or applied it on the wrong part of my cheek. I use it with bronzers to avoid looking muddy and to blend highlighters. I love using it to "sheer out" overly pigmented blushes.
If you're ready to give up on BE brushes, hold on to this one. If you've never tried BE or any type of mineral m/u, this is a great multi-tasking brush to add to your collection because it improves the application of all types of face powders.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I do not use this for minerals! This is awesome for blending cream foundations. I use this with MAC Studio Tech and I spray the brush with a Couple Sprays of MAC FIX +. Apply it with a stippling motion; then buff out across face and down jawline. It looks soft and radiant! I hate the sponge Studio tech comes with and the MAC 190 brush just does not do Studio Tech Justice!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have 10 different mineral/powder foundation brushes (BE, Smashbox, Arbonne, Avon, Laura Gellar) and this is hands down my favorite. It gives the best coverage in my opinion, and stays soft between washings. I use it with all of my mineral/powder foundations.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not a bad brush ,pretty soft and hasn't shed so far. It picks up just enough color and spreads it evenly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i received this in the beyond the basics kit, and i was pleasantly surprised. usually, i dont like any of BE brushes bc they're not soft and have a lot of fall out. the soft focus face brush is soft, distributes color well and evenly, and is very versatile. even with repeated washing it remains intact, and is the only BE brush that i've decided to keep.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This brush is SOFT. True to the name one of BE's better brushes. It really defuses and softens some of Bare escentuals more pigmented face colors. For example I have warm radiance and light skin...well I never liked how Warm Radiance looked on my skin, till I tried it with this brush! Before it was way to glittery and orange on my skin. This brush SOFTENED it, it buffed out the glitter to a soft beautiful glow, and the orangy color blended down to a soft bronze on my skin like magic. It really gives a soft focus (came back from the spa with color) look. Plus it stays fluffy even after many washings! My top brush from BE!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Love this brush! my mom got it in the beyond the basics kit and I borrowed it for a few weeks. I found it very hard to return it to her but luckily now I'm swapping for it. It is amazing for applying blush and blending colors. Very soft brush, perfect density. I may just have to purchase or swap for a backup of this after I get my first.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Without a doubt, this is BE's best brush! I've had quite a few of their brushes, and they usually end up on the swap list. But not this one, it's so soft, I've used it for blush, highlighter, fininshing powder, powder foundation...just about anything that goes on my face; and it's worked well for all of them! A definite keeper!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
THis is one of the best BE face brushes. It's great for blush, highlighter, or mineral veil which I don't use. Great brush!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Yep a super brush - not massive like an allover bronzer or powder brush, more a blusher brush.
I can see me using this loads - nice and soft and controllable.
I will be applying both the Glee all over face color and the Soft focus warmth with this one!!
Worth the money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I bought a couple of this SF brushes from ebay when seller offered discount. I bought more because I wanted to try on different blushes. These are really soft brushes, unlike BE's kabuki or FA brushes. I use EM's mineral blushes and sometimes, I applied without mirror (especially hurry in the morning). So far, fool proof :) Almost no shadding and again, very soft! Great for loose powder blush and pressed powder/blush but not for loose powder. Here's the picture of BE's Soft Focus, EM's LHK, and Lumiere's kabukis, baby kabuki, & tapered blush: http://img.makeupalley.com/8/3/7/3/830459.JPG