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Bareminerals® 'Handy Buki' Brush
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on 5/25/2013 11:57:00 AM
More reviews by dlbd2k06
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I am always iffy about wearing bronzer, I find it hard to get a natural look. I purchased the Bronze-Buki and now I am all about wearing bronzer. First of all, the packaging is super cute and I love that it is retractable, so great for travel. It is a dual fiber type brush with different bristle lengths that pick up a light layer of powder and also buff the powder in, giving a very natural finish. If you have a hard time pulling off bronzer, try this brush, it is wonderful and I very highly recommend it.
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on 12/24/2012 1:22:00 PM
More reviews by harls321
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
The best bronzer brush I ever used. Gives a natural, even and light application of my bronzer so it never looks too dark. Super soft to the touch. I love it!
on 12/13/2012 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by bailokaye
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Best bronzer brush I've ever used, and I have tried many, at least 15 different ones (including a few stipple brushes similar to this). It really lets you control how dark you want the product to go on, even if it is a dark product. Blends wonderfully and never leaves any harsh lines. Cute packaging and sturdy, good quality. Great for travel or daily use. Expensive but worth it.
on 1/3/2012 8:26:00 AM
More reviews by Doubleshot70
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Good Day To You AllI purchased this brush approximately 2 weeks ago,and I have used the brush daily since then in order to give all my readers an honest review.Two weeks may be a little short,as I always feel that one needs to use a product for a much longer period of time.Firstly, most of you who are known to the brand will be aware that 'Too Faced ' do not manufacture a poor quality product.Those of you who are new to this brand should definitely look in to trying some of the products out.Secondly, I already have the 'Too Faced'(retractable kabuki)and I have had that for at least 5 years in which time it has served me well so far.That particular kabuki is the only retractable brush that I have ever owned.I have always had that brush in my make up bag since I purchased for any touch-ups through out my day, however I have never had a need to use it as I have found my make up has lasted.I tend to have quite dry skin, and it is not unusual for me to have some seasonal flaky spots on my complexion.Having said that the kabuki brush has been the only brush that I have taken on my frequent week ends away,long week end breaks as well as annual travel.Over time my make up needs have changed and I feel that the kabuki brush has been a 'workhorse' and I felt it deserved a 'short holiday.'Most of you who already own the kabuki will be aware that the brush does tend to take some time to dry,and that has been the only draw back with this brush.The brush is deep cleaned once a week without fail.I have not used any professional brush cleansers at all however, I have just thoroughly wiped the brush.Now,I mainly purchased the bronze-buki to compliment my kabuki brush.I would say that in the short time I have used it, I have been content with my purchase.On reading peoples reviews you always find that people will describe a brush as 'being soft, or so soft' on the skin' however, personally I believe that it is not enough and that a brush needs to function as well for it's intended use.If you are a 'brush O holic', then you will adore this brush as a compliment to your brush arsenal.If you are in a position where it is an either/or, then it is wise to see both the kabuki and bronze-buki retractable brushes in person.Personally speaking I use the bronze-buki for my wet products such as liquid foundation,liquid high lighter and liquid blushes and it has worked extremely well.The most significant difference is that the bronze-buki allows you to 'stipple',(stippling with no buffing').Genuinely,if you are stippling correctly your product should diffuse in to your skin, thus allowing an airbrushed effect.The other difference is that the bronze-buki is completely flat at the top, the bristles have 2 colours(similar to a mac 187),and it covers a larger surface area when the bristles make contact with your complexion.The results are outstanding and it is perfect and a great compliment to my kabuki brush.You will love it even more if you are experienced in contouring with 2 shades of liquid foundation and other liquid products just make you look better and better.Having said that if you are a person who 'spot' cleans in between changing products then you will be seriously debating whether either/or.I could never tell any of you which one you should go for as brushes are not cheap,they are also both aesthetically appealing if you are a 'brush O holic' and I guess you will be glad that you are not facing this dilemma):I also just wanted to add that I have not used my kabuki brush for applying any liquid foundation at all.Ladies&gentlemen, please read the reviews on the kabuki brush as there are a lot of reviews and others have explained the necessary adjustments you can make in order to get the most versatility from the brush.It is not an easy decision to make therefore you have to decide what kind of s person you are as we all have our own little needs and ways.This sounds really awful but I hate it when for instance my brush has eye/smudge written on it and over time the writing rubs off or just wears away,that just about sums me up,so we are all different.The final thing is that I wanted to refrain from saying is the cosmetology word we all hear from time to time and that is YES!! Both brushes are SOFT,SOFT!! well, at least it helps the people who have sensitive skins.FOR THOSE WHO CHOOSE THE BRONZE/BUKI(RETRACTABLE)STIPPLING#1 Use the back of your hand as a palette to work from and lightly dip your brush in to your foundation, evenly coating your brush.#2 Apply,on to your face in short, gentle 'dabbing' movements. Work from the centre of your face outwards.Your brush should be bouncing whilst you are doing this. In cosmetology terms it is referred to as little 'pixels'.Your foundation should work itself in slowly by these movements alone.Work in small areas,a little at a time and you will notice the 'bouncing' that I am referring to whilst you are 'dabbing' your brush.It may take a little more time in the beginning,and you may feel like just swirling your brush around in circles,however try and refrain as you will get quicker at doing this method.#3Once your foundation is in to your skin,place a clean layer of tissue on your face and just gently press,this will just take off any excess or any oils on the surface of your skin,usually there is not much.Give your skin 5 mins, just to absorb.#4Finally,gently,press a small amount of loose powder in to your skin just ensuring that your foundation underneath remains undisturbed.Once the powder is on,just get your powder brush and just flick away any excess. NOTE I have dry skin,so have to be careful how much powder I apply.Sometimes I do not apply powder so, do adjust things to your personal skin's requirements.I think with dry skin the less powder you apply the better,this is where liquid and cream products excel for me.
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on 8/12/2011 3:41:00 PM
More reviews by ashley1227
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I love this brush! I never wore bronzer for the longest time because I'm fair and assumed it would look muddy on me or make me look orange. I tried a few other brushes before this one-a sigma one (can't remember the number), a regular blush brush (eeek! that wasn't a good idea!) and the EcoTools bronzer brush. I love this one the most though. It really does make the bronzer look airbrushed on the skin and it never looks harsh or too dark. It definitely made me a bronzer lover :)
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