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bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush

What it is:A longer handled Kabuki Brush.What it does:Glides over the skin to add a warm glow when used with cheek color or added coverage when used to apply bareMinerals Foundation - SPF 15 Sunscreen.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush

Question
How do you clean it?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
pattykakes
(Secane, PA)
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Bare Escentuals sells a brush cleaner. but there are generic brands that work just as well.. You spray the cleaner on a napkin and brush over it with the brush repeat until its clean, let air dry.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
leashamarie
(Enola, PA)
answer 2
Try Philosophy's Purity. It works great!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pooka047
(Dayton, OH)
answer 3
I use Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo and warm water.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
brushaddict
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 4
I use sephora brand purifying brush cleanser and it works great.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 5
I use gentle soap and warm water to clean my brush every week or two. Don't let the water run with it upside down though. Keep the bristles pointed downward, then let it air dry. I clean it after applying my makeup and by the next morning it's ready to use again.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
shiraf
(Toledo, OH)
answer 6
To clean the Buki Brush, I add a drop or two of Ivory soap or baby shampoo to water and swirl around for a few minutes. Then just rinse with warm water until the water runs clear. Then let air dry. It stays soft and doesn't loose it's bristles. If you do this after your makeup applications in the morning, it should be ready to use again the next day.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
GustieGirl
(Lakeville, MN)
Question
how can I get my brushes to feel soft again?
I washed my brushes once with the BE well cared for wash and ever since then they feel so rough on my skin, anyone know what I can do?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Crystal8722
(Buffalo NY)
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
After you clean the brush, swirl it on the back of your hand to break up the bristles that are stuck together from the moisture. When they dry that way they tend to stay stiff. Swirl again once it's dry and press down gently a bit in a straight up and down motion to put some bend back in the bristles. This is what I do and it seems to work ok for me. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
budgetbabe
(Summit, NJ)
answer 2
I'm a fan of using Philosophy's Purity to wash all of my brushes. They always stay soft and clean!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pooka047
(Dayton, OH)
answer 3
After I wash my brushes I usually put a little of my hair conditioner in a small cup of warm water and swish them around a little before drying. They stay softer that way.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kari13
(Susanville, CA)
answer 4
Try using Johnson's and Johnson's baby wash on your brushes. It will get them clean without leaving a residue on the bristles.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Horus1207
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Cleaning you brushes makes them feel like new again. The brush cleaner from BE works really well.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
rose326
(CA)
answer 6
If you buy good qualiy brushes they should always feel soft even after cleaning. I always clean my brushes with Lise Waiter Makeup Brush Cleaner. It dries fast and has a wonderful light vanilla scent.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
avidfan
(Kenora, Ontario, Canada)
Question
Liquid foundation?
I have been curious if this would work with a liquid foundation instead of power?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
karac
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I wouldn't. It is much too "fluffy" for anything liquid. You would waste a lot of product using it. Try Bobbi Brown foundation brush, it's great!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pooka047
(Dayton, OH)
answer 2
I don't think it would work with liquid foundation. Seems like it would smooth out
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
amwalden
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 3
No, this is designed for bare minerals powder foundation. You would need a flat brush for liquid foundation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
butrflyl
(long beach, ca)
answer 4
I definitely don't think this is good to use with liquid foundation. You need a flat wide-ish brush for liquid foundation. This one is especially made for powder and mineral foundation, NOT liquid. It's puffy and wide and will not leave a nice finish with liquid.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sbucha004
(NY, NY)
answer 5
I tried this with a liquid foundation and it worked amazingly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
telstar
(Olympia, WA)
answer 6
No, it would make a mess and waste a lot. You need something flat more like a paint brush. BE brushes are made for powder, try Clinque or Sephora liquid makeup brushes.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
Question
when should you replace be brushes
like how many years do they typically last and how to tell if they need replacing
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
chelton
(murfreesboro, tn)
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
I replace mine every 3-6 months. It helps if you wash and clean your brush weekly as it will prolong the life. I don't like having loose bristles on my face, so when this happens, I replace.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
amwalden
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 2
With good care and gentle cleansing most my brushes last several years. I replace them when they start losing hair frequently - after 3 years or so of daily use.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cattabella
(Katy, TX)
answer 3
All natual hair brushes should last years and years, if taken well care of. I have some that are over 10 years old and my BE ones are close to five.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
answer 4
youll know when you need to get a new one. it will be knotted and rough and not pleasant on the face. im not sure on how long it will last i just depends if you are rough with the brush and if you wash it. i recommend you to wash it at least once every two weeks to prevent break out and junk building up on it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Kirstunna
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
I apply makeup everyday. My brushes only last me a few months due to the frequent use; however, if you clean the brushes often they last longer.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Ginny528
(Grovetown, GA)
answer 6
Wash it out with baby soap or other gentle brush cleanser, reshape, and lay on a clean towel to dry once a week and it should last you many years. I've had my mine for three now and it's still in like new condition. You'll want to replace the brush if the ferrule (metal part) begins to loosen and wiggle or if you begin to loose too many hairs from the brush.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
justaddcoffee
(Fort Worth, TX)
Question
Is there a difference?
I recently bought the get started kit and it comes with the full flawless face brush. Is there much of a difference at all?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Winnipeg, MB)
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
I believe there is a difference. The buki brush applies the makeup more like a foundation and covers more heavy. The full coverage brush has loose hairs that applies the powder lighter. I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lipgloss4ever
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
yes, a pretty big difference. i started out with the flawless brush, and switched to the regular buki, and then to this brush and either of the bukis are going to give you alot more coverage. the bristles in the bukis are more tightly packed into the brush and hold onto more powder, therefor leaving more on your skin. if coverage is what your looking for, go for a buki.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
whoalizz
(Philadelphia PA)
answer 3
yes, there is a huge difference, i have both. the handy buki is a tighter weave so that the application goes on with more coverage. i have acne and i cannot cover it with the other brush, the handy buki gives a much better coverage if you need it, more even.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
ecugal
answer 4
the handy buki brush is more dense than the full flawless face brush. it provides a fuller coverage whereas the full flawless gives medium coverage.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mccall379
(Augusta, GA)
answer 5
Yes there is. The Kabuki brush gives more complete even coverage.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lala32
(Washington, DC)
answer 6
Big difference. I find the flawless face brush more of a loose powder/finishing brush, and the buki brush is much more effective at getting full coverage from the makeup.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amauch
(Saskatoon, Canada)
Question
Handy Buki vs Baby Buki
I have a Baby Buki which came with one of my BE foundation minis, and absolutely love it. For my facial structure it seems to surpass both flawless face brushes, so I'm not sure whether the bigger Handy Buki would be worthwhile. Any suggestions?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
bellasweet
(PA)
on Handy Buki Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
I have used both the buki brushes. My opinion would be to go with your preference of handle type: short or long. They are both great and provide good coverage. The shorter handle is more accessible in my opinion
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
amwalden
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 2
I also would highly recommend this brush over the baby brush. I think you would love the comfort of the longer handle over the baby brush and the brush itself would be bigger than the baby brush so you might notice a better application process.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mystical
(Vienna, WV)
answer 3
I had the baby buki before i got the handy buki brush and i will never go back! i never use the baby buki anymore. maybe it is just my preference, but i like the feel of the handy buki much more than the baby buki. to me the brush texture feels different, maybe cauase the brushes are different lengths.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
haleygirl06
(Snohomish, WA)
answer 4
I would suggest this brush if you would prefer to have a handle. I think that they both work the same on your face. It just depends if you feel more comfortable with a long or short brush.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
barefanlongtime
(REno, NV)
answer 5
I have the baby buki too and like you love it. I bought the bigger brush for home and now use the "baby" for traveling. I have the best of both worlds now.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
boo16
(Lake Oswego, Oregon)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
recommended cleaning method??
I have the short, fuller brush and want to clean it....method???
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
grannyk
(Richland Center, WI)
on Handy Buki Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Regardless of what others say, soap and water will suffice. To buy expensive brush cleaners is a ploy for companies to get people to spend more money. You do not need a brush cleaner. I've washed my brush with my cleanser for two years now... my brush is A-okay.
answered 5 years ago
ihavenoclue
(Illinois)
answer 2
I use the sephora brand purifying brush cleaner once a week.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I use Aubreys Organics shampoo for dry, frizzy hair and follow with the Aubreys Organics Desert Hair conditioner, also for dry, frizzy hair. The gentle organic formula works well to remove all traces of makeup, and the conditioner makes the brush absolutely heavenly and like-new again! I have not experienced any issues with my bristles falling out, and the organic shampoo and conditioner are what I use anyway to keep my own hair in top condition!

I do not believe in brush cleaner. I'd rather spend that money on makeup! ;)

I lather up the brush with the shampoo, and swirl the brush in my hands like I do in the makeup. After I thoroughly lather the bristles, I rinse well. I only use a TINY amount of conditioner as it is really concentrated and the brushes are relatively small. I do make sure each hair gets saturated, and let them sit for a minute. Again, rinse well.

I towel dry gently and reshape. I tap the brushes to loosen the fibers and allow more air further into the brush. I lay them on a towel overnight and allow to air day. The next morning they are soft and perfect for a fresh start!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
ladytron
(Minot, ND)
answer 4
Use any hair conditioner. Never ever use soap or shampoo. After smoothing with conditioner, wash with warm water. Wrap in a towel. Blow dry. DONT blow dry directly at the brush. Go from the sides or from above..
BLOW DRYERHERE to here
BRUSHBRUSHBRUSHBRISTLES
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Poppy
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Only use BE brush cleaner, or Sephora brand brush cleaner. If you try any other soap even if it's baby shampoo, your bristles will fall out. I have tried both Sephora brand and BE brand brush shampoo's and I prefer the BE brand. Put some in a glass and mix with warm water, let the brushes soak for a few hours then take them out and add a little shampoo to your hand and swirl around untill water comes clear when bristles squeezed unter water. Lay flat to dry. It's like having a new brush all over again!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
MaggieP
(Wisconsin)
Question
How do the Handy Buki and the Full Coverage Buki compare?
How do the, feel, coverage, etc. compare between these two brushes? I don't like the small size of the Full COverage Buki but want a similar brush.
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, Ontario)
on Handy Buki Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
good just for cheeks
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
pj102093
(48044)
answer 2
I prefer the coverage of the Handy Buki brush over the short handled original. The coverage seems better since the bristles are closer together (but still super soft). Easier to apply with the longer handle too.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 3
In my opinion, the Handy Buki Brush is far superior to the full coverage buki brush. I trashed my full coverage brush because I just didn't like the way it applied my foundation, or my powder. The Handy Buki applies all product with ease.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
telstar
(Olympia, WA)
answer 4
I used the full coverage kabuki for many years. The handy buki is easier because ofthe longer handle. However, the brush itself is not as thick and the bristles are shorter. I like the coverage and it is excellent quality. I always thought my old kabuki was a little unweildly, so this is perfect. However, if you like the thicker brush, you may not like it as well.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
kari13
(Susanville, CA)
answer 5
I think they are extrememly similar, except that either because of the way it's built, or because of the way I tend to hold it, the bristles feel more tightly compacted. I tend to use my little Buki strictly for my bareMinerals foundation, just so I can keep that one strictly for that powder. I use my Handy Buki for the same kind of app but other products. I recommend you try the Handy Buki; I think you'll be very pleased!
answered 5 years ago
carlislemlh
(Bellefontaine, OH)
Question
Does this brush work for blush?
I just bought the taste amazonian clay blush and I now need a new blush brush. Is this a good brush for blush? If not, does anyone have any suggestions?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Handy Buki Brush
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This brush would not be good for blush. It is too compact to deliver a natural looking blush line.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
doctorchic
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 2
I use it for my bronzer and it worka really great
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
itsnicoleee
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
This brush is GREAT for blush!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
packer14
answer 4
No..you need an angled brush for blush. Bare Escentuals has a good one, its only $15. Highly suggest it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
leashamarie
(Enola, PA)
Question
Difference in coverage btwn. this Handy Buki and the BE all over face brush I have?
Two brushe came with my kit years ago, lost the Buki-is it necessary for better coverage? I have the other brush though.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
porcelaindoll1
(NJ)
on Handy Buki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
the handy buki brush is better for more coverage (medium to full). i use this brush all the time and it gives a flawless finish.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
danielleja
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 2
This handy buki brush definitely gives more coverage because the bristles are firmer and more dense so more powder is applied, but if you like sheer coverage, then you don't really need to rephurchase this brush.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
The Buki definitely gives better coverage than the all over brush.. You'll use a lot less make-up using the Buki than you will the other.. This Handy version is easier to use than the Original Buki - it works great! I would highly recommend it!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
softlips
(Hudson,Il)
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