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SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51

What it is:This brush applies all types of powders evenly to the face and retracts into sleek handle for easy storage and travel.What it does:The lightweight metal encasing moves up and down the brush head, allowing you to open and close the brush as needed. When closed, the bristles are fully covered to avoid any in-transit damage. You can adjust the brush and use it for all types of applications. Fan in out fully to sweep powders, blushes, and mineral makeup, or bring the shaft up for more concentrated pigmentation with eye shadows or bronzers.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51

Question
How do you remove the plastic cap to fill it with powder?
Do you pry it off or turn it?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Vail, CO)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
This isn't a powder fill brush. This is just a retractable brush with a cap.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
hrehlers
(Ames, IA)
answer 2
this brush doesn't have that capability...it only retracts a brush by twisting it from the bottom
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mmmelanie
(New York, NY)
answer 3
You do not put powder in it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
feverfrenzy
(Malden,Ma)
answer 4
you don't fill the brush with powder...it's just a compact brush. bring the powder separately.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cinimii
(edmonton, ab)
answer 5
It does not hold any product. It is not fillable or refillable.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Wrennbird
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 6
As far as I know this blusher brush is not made to be "filled" with powder. It is just a travel size version of a larger blusher brush and is just made to be used with a blusher like any larger blusher brush by swirling it in the powder blusher and then applying the blush to your face.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
luvtee
(New York, NY)
answer 7
You actually slide the retractor over the bristles by pulling up on it (or pushing down to reveal the bristles). There is a cap that covers everything once it is retracted, which is not pictured in this photo.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
divetta
(Oakton, VA)
answer 8
Hi,

This isn't a fillable brush. Bare Minerals and Sephora both have them and both are good. This isn't one of them.

Sorry.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 9
You don't -sorry but you need a different product. Bare Minerals has a brush that can be filled with powder so try shopping their section on sephora.com. This brush is made to apply powder from a compact or seperate container.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
prettydamnglam
(Portland, OR)
answer 10
You can't add make up to this one
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CarrieCimp
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 11
You cannot. You can only use the brush to apply powder or bronzer--it is not fillable.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MDDianne
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
is this brush fillable?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
gogogators108
(Jacksonville, Florida)
answer 2
Nope but Sephora has a similar brush that can be filled with powder.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
achaey
(NYC)
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
feverfrenzy
(Malden,Ma)
answer 4
no...there is NO powder to this brush...JUST THE BRUSH
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cinimii
(edmonton, ab)
answer 5
No
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Wrennbird
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 6
As far as I know - it is not made to be filled. I just wanted a smaller size version of a blusher brush with wide bristles like the larger ones and I also wanted a brush with a cover to keep my makeup case clean.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
luvtee
(New York, NY)
answer 7
No, it is not fillable.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
divetta
(Oakton, VA)
answer 8
Hi,

This isn't a fillable brush. Bare Minerals and Sephora both have them and both are good. This isn't one of them.

Sorry.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 9
No not refillable. It leaves a lot of loose hairs on your face though. I recommend the hourglass retractable
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CarrieCimp
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 10
No it's not fillable
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
prettynpink66227
(Shawnee, KS)
Question
Bristles?
Is this a synthetic or natural bristle brush?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
mizlit
(Montara, CA)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Synetic of course
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
feverfrenzy
(Malden,Ma)
answer 2
synthetic
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cinimii
(edmonton, ab)
answer 3
have no idea - am answering these questions at work and my blusher brush is home. You will need to contact Sephora.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
luvtee
(New York, NY)
answer 4
probably synthetic - because its cheaper - horrible brush, waste of time, I cant believe sephora sells it with their name on it
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
fashionistaedit
answer 5
Hi,

It's synthetic and very soft. Picks up the perfect amount of powders.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
synthetic
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CarrieCimp
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 7
Synthetic and very soft .
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
badgal4life
(Bowie)
Question
Is Professionnel Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51 made from natural bristles?
I would like to know if Professionnel Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
is made from natural bristles (it is not mentioned in the product description). Thank you
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(slovakia)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I felt it and i know it is not natural
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
feverfrenzy
(Malden,Ma)
answer 2
I'm not sure, but the bristles are soft and easily cleaned with brush cleaner sprayed on a clean washcloth.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Wrennbird
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 3
have no idea - am answering these questions at work and my blusher brush is home. You will need to contact Sephora
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
luvtee
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Hi,

This is a synthetic brush. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
The bristles were soft, not sure they were natural, I think synthetic and it left behind a lot of black hairs on the face. Not recommended. I returned it for the hourglass retractable
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CarrieCimp
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 6
No, I believe they are made my nylon--at least that is what the Sephora person told me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MDDianne
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
Is the sephora brand retractable brush synthetic? I use only cruelty free brushes
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
alessa
(Houston, TX)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it is crulety free
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
feverfrenzy
(Malden,Ma)
answer 2
A request from another in the cruelty free crowd: please only answer this when you *know*.

Because in this case I think the previous replies may be incorrect, and frankly that's just from scoping the listings. The powder's bristles look an awful lot like the blusher's, which are "pillow-y goat-hair"--and very different from a couple smaller ones in the line like Foundation which is explicitly synthetic, tan, and un-variegated. Having the powder be goat would also be consistent with manufacturers' tendency to use natural bristles in the large brushes, and synthetic in the smaller ones.

So let the next answer please be someone with just the facts... Or maybe the webmaster can actually update the product listing? :-)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
BPix
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
have no idea - am answering these questions at work and my blusher brush is home. You will need to contact Sephora
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
luvtee
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Hi,

It's synthetic. While some people have had problems with theirs, I haven't had any problems, although mine is slighter older than some of the more current reviews. I got mine when it first came out.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
I believe it is synthetic but it leaves behind a lot of black hairs on your face. Its a nice size and shape but it never stopped having loose bristles.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
CarrieCimp
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 6
Yes, I believe the brush is made of nylon. Please note the nylon is not of a good quality and the bristles break-off on your face during application.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MDDianne
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
What are the measurements for the brush when it's closed?
How compact is it?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
dsephora
(NY, NY)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does not matter. The bristles fall out all over your face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Nancy53
(San Francisco CA)
answer 2
It is about 2-2.5 inches long and maybe about half an inch in diameter when it's all closed up
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
aleemariee
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
It's about 3 inches long, and about 1.25 inch diameter. Looks weird in your pocket but fits in the makeup bag well
answered 2 years ago
Karwold
answer 4
closed the brush is about four inches long, but it's also fat: about an inch in diameter.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
kryswalker
(Chicago, IL)
Question
how dense is the brush?
could i use this as a kabuki brush or should i just get the actual classic kabuki brush #50?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
priddy
(Arlington, TX)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not at all like a kabuki brush - the bristles are far too smushy.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
MmeBW
answer 2
It's not as dense as a kabuki brush but I wear mineral powder foundation and haven't had a problem with good coverage.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
rescuediva
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 3
I actually compared this brush to the kabuki brushes sold at Sephora's store. Because you can adjust the casing, you can get just about any bristle density you could need -- which is why I chose it. I use this brush retracted slightly instead of wide open, which makes it similar to Sephora's kabuki brushes.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
kryswalker
(Chicago, IL)
Question
natural fibers?
Is this brush made with natural fibers? I'm looking for a mineral powder foundation brush made with natural fibers. I'm not a professional, so don't need the best brush but would like something of good quality. What do you suggest?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(seattle, wa)
on Classic Retractable Travel Powder Brush #51
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The bristles came off all over my face. I had a Sephora sales agent pick it out for me to travel because it was a big brush in small case. The concept is good but a terrible brush
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Nancy53
(San Francisco CA)
answer 2
This brush does work with mineral foundation but sheds. I believe the bristles are synthetic. I like the more expensive Sephora mineral longer handled brush. Brush head is smaller, but minerals go on nicely.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
calish
(Boston, MA)
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