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Recent Question:
how big is this brush?
Recent Question:
Can this be used for contouring? And what type of deposit does it deliver when applying powder/cream blush? Meaning soft & more pigmented?
Recent Question:
can this be used with a liquid foundation?
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Question:
can this be used with a liquid foundation?
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does it work with foundation?
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does this brush smell after washing? The larger domed stippling brush is reviewed to smell. Thanks!!
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is the brush dome-shaped?
HD Kabuki Brush


HD Kabuki Brush

What it is:HD Kabuki Brush is a soft-to-the-touch yet sufficiently firm nylon brush designed to easily sweep powder on the face.What it does:This Sephora-exclusive brush was designed especially for HD Microfinish Powder, or other loose powder application. It can also be used to remove excess powder after initial application.What else you need to know:This conveniently small brush fits into its black, zipped pouch for easy transportation.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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52 Answers
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Questions & Answers for MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Kabuki Brush

Question
What the heck do I clean this bad boy with?
okay, so in more detail, i was thinking of using the MUFE cleaner but i have not been using between every use of this brush and i know for a fact that now the brushes performance has been depleted by the residue built up. It is heavy duty dirty. IS THERE A SAFE HEAVY DUTY CLEANER TO USE ON THESE NYLON BRUSHES?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
moyersbaby
(Dallas, TX)
on HD Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used to work for Sephora, and we would wash all the brushes at night with only one thing, a cleanser. We would use PURUTY MADE SIMPLE by Philosophy on every single brush on store. We recommend this once a month and simply but kleenex boxes so that you can spray alcohol onto a tissue and swirl your brushes until color comes off, Hope this helps
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
buxomtartestila
answer 2
I wrote you a whole answer, and then when I previewed it, I saw that you had amended your question. (Sephora doesn't show your clarification when they show your question as needing an answer...) Just use regular brush cleaner and repeat until its clean. I'm pretty sure that's all you need to do.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
tsw22
(New York, NY)
answer 3
The SA told me that IF it's synthetic, you soak in rubbing alcohol to clean.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sephorascoping
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
ALWAYSSSSS use baby shampoo. Best & safest way to clean ANY type of makeup brush!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
makeupjunkie127
(AZ)
answer 5
I use a cleansing oil to remove cream/liquid products, followed by baby shampoo in warm water. I cover it with a brush guard so the bristles don't distort, and dry flat. Be VERY careful cleaning this brush.. the first wash cracked the plastic coating, and its been peeling ever since... strange because i use this method with all my brushes and have never had any problems whatsoever with lost bristles or ferrules, or handle paint peeling.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
miinx
(Dallas, TX)
answer 6
I own this brush and i just use hand soap (not dish soap) on it. I use warm water and let it dry overnight. I usually have to soap it and rinse it several times before the water starts running clear.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
slb8
(houston, tx)
Question
Can I use this brush for blush?
asked 4 years ago
ashley1034
on HD Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Only powder blush. Not liquid or creme.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissaachan
(Edmonton)
answer 2
Yes, it applies your blush beautifully and evenly.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
Sure, why not.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
katebensley
(Illinois)
answer 4
I personally wouldn't since its so large and fluffy. You an blend out blushes with it though.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jade214
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
I'm sure you can, however it won't sculpture because the bristles are so soft, when you aply it to your face, the bristles push apart. if you like just a soft blush look this might work...but I wouldn't reccommend buying it just for blush applications.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jenn1015
(Port Charlotte, FL)
answer 6
Yes! I use this with both my MAC blush and my Stila blush and it works great with both.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ngyl
(Sequim, WA)
Question
Is this similar to Too Faced's retractable kabuki brush in any way?
asked 5 years ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in California.)
on HD Kabuki Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, this is best, I already have both but this is amazing
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
nora1969
(Mexico)
answer 2
Yes, it is extremely similar. I was going back and forth between the two. The salesperson at Sephora told me the only differences were the packaging and that this one is a little bit wider.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
melleec
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
I actually ended up purchasing Too-Faced's soft kabuki instead of this because it was cheaper and very similar. The too-faced brush I got was just a bit softer application/less firm than this one.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sephorascoping
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
It is very similar to the Too Faced brush. I have used the Too Faced kabuki for bronzer application for a few years, and it is still in great shape. I love that it is super soft. However, I will soon be purchasing the MUFE kabuki for my finishing powder. In my opinion, the MUFE brush is even softer than Too Faced. Also, the bristles last very well.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 5
This Brush is so much softer, fuller, better quality, and easier to use (and easier to clean). The little black case is perfect for travel.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
angelwings1075
(Cuero, TX)
Question
Can this be used for liquid foundation?
I currently use a kabuki with Dior Airflash foundation. I do not care for the Dior kabuki brush at all. It loses bristles and makes a mess.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
cici78
(Lee, NH)
on HD Kabuki Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
absolutely just swirl and make sure the product is not loose on the bristles.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
DallasAggie12
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 2
Would not recommend using this with liquid or creme products.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissaachan
(Edmonton)
answer 3
I would go ahead and give it a try, just dab the foundation all over your face and then brush it in. Don't put too much in any one area or it will get absorbed into the hairs of the brush. No hair fall out on the brush
answered 3 years ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
answer 4
I don't think I'd use this brush with a liquid foundation--it seems a bit too soft and smooth, might make it a bit gloppy with the application. If you want a bristlely--firmer- kabuki style brush try Sheer Cover's, yes I said Sheer Cover's. There is a bit of bristle loss in the beginning, but it is a brush that could disperse a liquid foundation well, evenly across your face. (1/2 the price too.)
K.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
katebensley
(Illinois)
answer 5
Absolutely! The Make Up For Ever HD Kabuki Brush is made with synthetic nylon bristles that will not absorb liquid foundation. We love this multi-use brush!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
can the HD foundation be applied with a kabuki or other brush ?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Allydoc
(Phila, Pa)
on HD Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
it can be applied with a kabuki brush or a regular powder brush.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 2
I apply it directly to my face with a normal foundation brush [i like MAC's square foundation brush], then I buff it in using the MUFE HD kabuki. it gives a flawless, airbrushed finish and amazing coverage. :)
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
miinx
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
Liquid foundation should be applied with a foundation brush, not a powder brush. The best one I've tried and the one I use daily is smashbox's foundation brush! It's wonderful and helps your makeup look flawless. Put a dab of foundation on the back of your hand and use it like a pallet. Dip the brush into it and paint in evenly over your face, than dab with the flat side of the brush all over your face to make sure it's all blended! You'll be hooked!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
ooopeace
(Riverside, CA)
Question
Can I use this brush for bronzer?
to give a nice healthy glow?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Violetttt
(Iowa)
on HD Kabuki Brush
3 answers
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answer 1
This brush might be a bit soft and a bit small for bronzer that's all-over. I would recommend Sephora's Platinum Professional #41 brush.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sephorascoping
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
yes you can. it's perfect for applying powder bronzers.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 3
You definitely can. It will give you the glow that you're looking for.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
AdnamaCustoms
(Montreal, QC)
Question
Can this be used to apply a bronzer/blush?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
on HD Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissaachan
(Edmonton)
answer 2
I wouldn't use it to apply a blush because it is rather large and fluffy, but for an all over bronzer it can work.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jade214
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
I would not use this for applying blush/bronzer, but maybe for buffing them out to soften the look. Kabuki brushes are used mainly for foundation and powder. With blushes and bronzers, you would want a flatter, tapered brush for more precise application, lest you end up looking like a clown.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
lgin
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How big is this brush?
I don't want to spend 40 bucks on something the size of a golf ball. Could you give me a detailing on how big this is? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
sephoraaddict98
(Granite City, IL)
on HD Kabuki Brush
3 answers
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answer 1
about the length of your index finger as fluffy as making an [overlapping] O w/your index and thumb.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
gabbyisactive
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 2
well, it's about the size of a golf ball, maybe even smaller. but it's well worth the money if you like your foundation to be smooth and airbrushed looking.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
tiffany130
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Its right at 3" or about the height of a tennis ball. It is a compact brush and it is the same size as the majority of compact kabuki brushes I have seen. The bristles seem softer than others and it feels really nice applying powder.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
OceanFlower27
(Chattanooga, TN)
Question
Is this kabuki brush comes with the zipped pouch showing on the picture?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Ewa511
(Easton,CT)
on HD Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it does!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
zzzig
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
answer 2
it does come with the pouch in the picture. I love it
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
luhfawnduh
(El Monte, CA)
answer 3
YES
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
slb8
(houston, tx)
Question
Can this be used with Mineral Makeup
or it is just for finishing powder?
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
SephoraGirl
(Blackwood, NJ)
on HD Kabuki Brush
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would think it would work nicely with mineral makeup, but know that is is a softer application/less firm than most kabukis.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sephorascoping
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
I would stick to using it with a finishing powder. A mineral powder might be too thick for the brush. If you were to use a mineral, I'd try Laura Mercier's mineral foundation; I believe it's finer than the Bare Minerals.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
peabodyrose
(Frisco, TX)
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