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Retractable Kabuki Brush


Retractable Kabuki Brush

What it is:A perfectly portable retractable Kabuki Brush.What it does:This one-stop shop of a brush is a serious multitasker! The Retractable Kabuki Brush is the ideal tool to apply bronzers, blushers, powders, and shimmers flawlessly. Created with Too Faced world-famous "Teddy Bear Hair" bristles grab and blend color without any of the cruelty or hygiene problems associated with animal-hair brushes.
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Questions & Answers for Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush

Question
Does this brush shed?
The reviews of this brush tell me it's a great brush, but no one mentioned if the brush sheds or not. Can someone please let me know if the brush sheds? Thanks.
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
kaileigh
(Milwaukee, WI)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope! I've used this brush every single day for the last 3 years and not a single hair has fallen out. The shape is still the same as well.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
smittenkittenn
(Orange County, CA)
answer 2
Absolutely not at ALL! I've had this brush for 2 years, and I wash it regularly. It has never shed even a single hair!!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
Nope, it does not shed at all. I've had this brush for 6 months now and it has remained the same since I purchased it.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
babidollface
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
i don't know what everyone else is talking about, mind sheds just as much as any other brush, which drives me nuts. I still haven't found a good shed proof brush. actually i'm not sure that it sheds, so much as the bristles break and i get little bristle pieces to pick off my makeup. i don't use a strong cleanser either, and i only clean it occasionally because i don't want to wear them out even more
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
easilyaddicted
(Newton, MA)
answer 5
Nope, it does not shed at all. I've had this brush for 6 months now and it has remained the same since I purchased it.
answered 5 years ago
dolleyesdollhair
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
I did not experience any shedding with brush so far.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 7
Nope. It's bristles have never shed on me so far and I've had and used it for three months.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
dolleyesdolllips
(Toronto, ON)
answer 8
I've had the brush for about a month now, and it hasn't shed on me yet.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
kalex
(Bellevue, NE)
answer 9
This brush does not shed. It is made from what the Too Faced team calls "teddy bear hair". It is a synthetic hair that is very long lasting. Best practice for all brushes is for when you wash brushes to hold the bristles down in the water stream and not let water get into the insider of the brush and the glue that hold the bristles together.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
jennifersephora
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How do I best clean this brush?
I recently bought this brush, and I really like it because it's so soft!

What's the best way to clean it? My friend said she washed it and it didn't come out so well afterwards :(
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
lfaller
(Boston, MA)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I clean it with MAC brush cleaner, very good n clean perfectly.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
ro22
answer 2
Sephora brush cleaner or a mild shampoo like baby shampoo. Make sure you hang up it with the bristles down or lay it on its side until dry.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
The way I clean this brush is: I take two sheets of paper towel and I pour a brush cleanser solution on it. Depending on how DIRTY the brush is, just eyeball it. Then in a winshield wiper motion, I swipe the brush back and forth into the solution. I also make circular motions with the brush to really get all the color out, as well as making sure it's disinfected. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 4
I washed it right after I got it and it is a bit hard just a gentle shapoo and make sure to get all the soap out and place it bristles down a let out to dry don't play with it while it's drying!!!!!!!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
airuirio
(Boca Raton, Fl)
answer 5
Check out Panacea81 on Youtube as she has a tutorial on how to clean brushes. They HAVE to be laid flat on a towel with the bristle part extending off the towel for instance.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Zandalee
(Kansas City, MO.)
answer 6
Use professional strength isopropyl alcohol ( 90% or higher) and spray the brush. Wipe it down and let it dry.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Bennilicious
(Compton, CA)
answer 7
Buy antibacterial spray for brushes; you can find these sprays at drug stores and make-up stores including Sephora. Don't cost; mine cost me $6 @ H-E-B. So, spray 4 times around and top of the bristles and dabb the brush on a towel gently to remove leftover make-up. Been doing this for mths and my face does not break out.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Priestyna
(Austin,TX)
Question
is this brush worth it??
is it like any ordinary brush or is it high quality and worth the money?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES! I LOVE this brush! If you don't have this already then go out and buy one or two of them. I was hesitant to spend the buck on it but I went out the next day and bought the matching powder pouf brush!. I now have one kabuki brush, three powder pouf brushes, and the flatbuki. I will probably buy another kabuki too since it seems a little fuller than the powder brush. However, I would not recommend the Too Faced 5 piece brush set. I am returning that one.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
bluemascara
(Hellertown, PA)
answer 2
It is high quality and worth the money, trust me.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 3
I found this brush to be very reasonable in price and much better than some I paid much more for, it is really thick and plush so dusts powders or blends liquid bases without flatening or being ineffective. Best of all, it doesn't shed so you wont' spend the rest of the evening picking stray brush hairs off your face in summer (a pet peeve of mine with many brushes!) Its seriously the last Kabuki you will ever need to buy
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
NormaLeeNot
(Milwaukee Wisconsin)
answer 4
YES! I absolutely recommend this brush
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
juliafromcanada
(Kelowna, BC (Canada))
answer 5
i admit, there are brushes that are really expensive but it really doesn't do the job. so i invested on this brush, I've done a little research before i bought this brush, yup its really worth it.. make sure you wash them every week with brush cleanser or baby shampoo.. proper storing and cleaning will make your brushes last longer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Katzykatz
(Avondale , AZ)
answer 6
I'm on a very limited budget so I have to make my money count. I compared all of the brushes and decided this was the softest and the best value for my money. A girl that I work with, has a $100 brush that she ordered from Japan. I could not tell the difference in quality. And hers was not retractable.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
akccc
(Crescent City, CA)
answer 7
HQ
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kittycatgirlmeow
(NJ)
Question
How do you clean this brush?
I am concerned about cleaning the brush since it is permanently attached to the retractable apparatus. What would be the best way to clean this brush on a regular basis?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
appleberry
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
We recommend using the SEPHORA COLLECTION
Daily Brush Cleaner to gently and effectively cleanse the brush. http://www.sephora.com/daily-brush-cleaner-P208011?skuId=1069947
answered 10 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Just put rubbing alcohol in spray bottle and spray it all over the bristles. Then rub it on tissue until no more color comes out. Leave the brush fully out without the cap on. If it's still wet and you put the cap on, it WILL stay wet for the entire day and you may get bacteria growth.

Tip: I use the Bounty paper towels to rub my brushes on. It doesn't tear like tissue.

If you didn't want to use rubbing alcohol or don't like the smell of it, buy the Sephora Travel Size Daily Brush Cleaner. Even the small bottle goes a long way and it has a pleasant smell. $6 a bottle.
answered 5 years ago
addict83
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
I always use baby shampoo. It is cheap, washes out easily, and gets the job done quite well. Just a little bit is all you need. It is not like washing your hair so you don't need to create a thick lather. That way it does not get caught in the brush.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
kikigaia
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I use the MAC brush cleaner. Its affordable and effective. All you have to do is put a few drops on a folded tissue or paper towel, swirl it in there, and let it air dry. Its the best way to clean any brush!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
madison817
(Toronto, CA)
answer 5
Synthetic brushes can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
brittany000
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 6
Good question! I was thinking about the same thing! I am worry that when I clean it, the soap or just water may be trapped in the brush where the retractable part is. But I guess you can just clean it like a regular brush and try to place it upside down or at least tilt it so that way whatever is left (water, soap or just powder) would fall out instead of dripping back down. Hope that helps! I'll try it and let you know or if you try it first, let me know!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
nysweetie518
(brooklyn, new york)
Question
Is this brush good for sensitive skin?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
chobuns
(diamond bar, ca)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I have sensitive skin, and most soft puffy brushes, like blush or powder brushes will irritate my skin so that may face will itch for several minutes after use. I just got this brush today and it's such a relief to finally have a nice poofy brush that is soft on my face, and doesn't irritate my skin.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Momcat617
(Boston, Ma)
answer 2
Yes. This brush is really full and soft, but the bristles don't scratch your face when you use it and the bristles don't break. It's synthetic teddy bear hair so I don't think there are any oils in it that could cause irritation.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
smittenkittenn
(Orange County, CA)
answer 3
ABSOLUTELY!! I have the most sensitive skin on the planet LOL. I adore this brush!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
Yes. I have sensitive skin and I can only use brushes that are really soft, or else my skin will get irritated and look all red. This brush will not irritate the skin. In my personal usage of it, I haven't gotten any redness. It works like a dream.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 5
Absolutely! So soft thus no irritation.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
ncjules
(North Carolina)
answer 6
yes
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
gchan100
(los angeles, ca)
Question
would this appy mac select sheer loose powder well?
i just wanna know if it will apply WELL. So that i'm not wasting my money.
PS- its the LOOSE powder, not the pressed powder.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
kokolocomotion
(Texas)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Bare Escentuals and I don't like that this brush picks up the powder in a big clump, even if you tap it off. The natural bristles I got worked better, but I needed this for travel.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
skinnerjenna
(Raymond, NH)
answer 2
I would probably use a different brush for powder application. But that's just me. I really only use kabuki's to blend or apply MAC's skinfinish natural mineralize powder. Kabuki's, for me, just don't cover that well as other brushes do for powders. Hope this helps
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 3
yes it will :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
airuirio
(Boca Raton, Fl)
answer 4
It would work great with MAC loose powder; it applies pressed and loose powder really well -- and MAC powder, of course, is great.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
shp1
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
this brush is great for ANY kind of powder. Just falls apart easily.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Farrell541
(OR)
answer 6
This brush will apply loose powder very well. You'll find that it distributes the powder smoothly and evenly...with such a soft touch.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
MMia
Question
Does this brush give full coverage with BE mineral makeup?
I need a brush that will give a full coverage look (like the handy buki brush from BE). Will this brush do that? The BE brushes were too rough on my face and caused a rash.
Thanks!
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
bkp0
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use my BE with the kabuki brush and I think it works very well.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
mickeynewkirk
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 2
I think this brush would be a good solution to your problem. You can barely even feel the bristles on your face, that's how soft it is. You should give it a try!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
zzzig
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
answer 3
Yes, this brush is really full and will give the coverage you are looking for. Sometimes I don't retract the brush all the way and use it like that because it makes the bristles a little more dense when I need for coverage in certain areas. Works great!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
smittenkittenn
(Orange County, CA)
answer 4
I personally wouldn't use a kabuki brush to apply my loose/pressed powder. It just doesn't give that great coverage. If you need better/full coverage, go for a stippling brush or a poweder brush designated to get into tight areas on the face. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sunnyson
(Oakland Gardens, NY)
answer 5
honestly, this brush is NOT good for using with bare minerals...I bought this brush because I wanted synthetic bristles and loved the soft feel...I have to use way more product to get the same coverage, and it seems that this brush wastes product because it will remove powder from your face as you try to apply more. May work better with a pressed powder, but not bare minerals...will just waste your powder! The best brush I have found for bare minerals is a sephora flat blush/bronzer buff brush...feels so soft and gives great coverage and absolutely doesn't waste any product, but is not synthetic bristles...but feels just as soft as this brush!!! Try it! (it's $38 bucks though!)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
flutie
(Texas)
answer 6
Yeah I've used it for my BE powder and it gave me more coverage than the last brush I was using. It wont pick up the powder very evenly though, I think it's meant for compressed powders. If you use this for the loose powder you should swirl it and tap it so it's more even before applying it to your face.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
hockeyprincess
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
what is the best way to clean my too faced kabuki brush?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(jacksonville, fl)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'd say your best bet with this brush would be a brush cleansing spray, either the Sephora brand (stocked by the tools/brushes) or another of the cosmetic brands they carry. With less dense brushes or those without metal compartments, I'd recommend gentle baby shampoo...but I've had great results cleaning mine with the Sephora brand antibacterial brush cleaning spritz!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
birdie717
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Using soap and water will be fine. If you can, dry upside-down overnight.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sneakytoocute08
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 3
I find brush cleaners don't do as thorough a job so don't waste money on them. Use a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner instead--a no name one will do a fine job.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
camille123
(kitchener, on)
answer 4
this guy is a genius! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofg1aGe136I but his bandanna is a fashion DONT
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
fashionfreakseth
(baton rouge)
answer 5
I used shampoo!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
scout2
(NY. NY)
answer 6
As the brush is made out of synthetic hairs, it is best to clean it with an alcohol based cleaner. Try the SEPHORA COLLECTION Daily Brush Cleaner, or the Smashbox Brush Cleaner. Spray cleaner directly onto a lint free towel or cloth, then gently use the towel to wipe over the brush until clean. Let brush air dry—no need to rinse.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
tofu79
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
this v. sephora blush/bronzer brush.
i want to find a brush that is good with blush and bronzer(would rather not have to spend the money on two different brushes) im at a debate between this one and the sephora professionals blush/bronzer brush.... both around the same price... but i dont know which to take....
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
abrocks
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Well I was thinking that to but right when I touched the sephora brush it shedded now I have had the too faced for about 3 hrs and it has shed nder 10 times but mostly before I washed it (only one since). But I think the sephora will shed many more times I wasn't even rough handling it when it sheded the too faced does not shed on the face which is most important to me.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
airuirio
(Boca Raton, Fl)
answer 2
Go for the blush-bronzer...I use this brush for my bronzer or my translucent powder, and it's wonderful for all-over, but I think you'll get better results if you're going for stand-out color on your cheeks. It gives a really even look, but it might make your blush look dull because it'll be even with your bronzer.
answered 4 years ago
Daniphantom
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
get the too faced brush
answered 4 years ago
kristinka
(hollywood, CA)
answer 4
I'd take this one. I have a TON of different bronze/blush brushes and this is now my favorite.
answered 4 years ago
mauidi
(Lahaina, HI)
answer 5
You will love the Too Faced Kabuki. I use it for bronzer, powder foundation and loose powder. The pink case is fun too!
answered 4 years ago
Amvinoli
(Orlando, FL)
answer 6
The Too Faced brushes are absolutely amazing. I would go with this brush over ANY brush, including a Sephora brush (which are ok, but not amazing in my books).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
juliafromcanada
(Kelowna, BC (Canada))
Question
Bronzer Brush?
Would this kabuki brush be more for a powder or a bronzer? I am looking for something to use with the Nars bronzer. I don't want a brush that applies too much product. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
bluemascara
(Hellertown, PA)
on Retractable Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product can be used for both powder and bronzer. When I use it for a powder, I fluff the brush so that it collects for powder. When I use it for bronzer, I don't fluff the brush and kind of dab it into the bronzer; this collects lesser product. This works for me, hope it works for you!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
smittenkittenn
(Orange County, CA)
answer 2
I would definately recommend it for blush or bronzers! If you don't like it, you can return it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
SheXy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
You might want to skip this one, and try the Too Faced Flatbuki instead. This would apply too much bronzer.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
I have this brush and I think it's great for products that are not of loose powder only because the bristles are tight. i say it works great with my blush. love it so much!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
geo84
(Los Angeles, ca)
answer 5
I've used this brush with my YSL bronzer and my Guerlain Terracotta blush (highly pigmented). If you tap off any excess powder before applying, this brush should work great. I also lightly apply my powders and layer on more if needed. For a compact travel brush, this hold a lot of product.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
debny
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 6
I use it for both and I never get too much product on, just tap it on something before you apply the product to get rid of the excess.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
rhcp0216
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
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