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bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush


bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush

What it is:A portable, refillable brush for bareMinerals application on the go.What it does:Meet the perfect traveling companion to your favorite bareMinerals face products. This refillable, patent-pending component takes the mess out of applying your loose powders on the go. The brush's easy, two-click application allows for complete control of product flow: Simply turn once to raise the full, tapered brush and then twice to get more precise, even strokes. The leak-free locking mechanism ensures that it won't spill in your bag.What else you need to know:Brush head is detachable so you can wash the soft bristles and keep them clean.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush

Question
does it work as mine doesn't?
I cannot get any product to come out of the brush, despite having followed the directions and tried several times. I have shaken the thing and nothing is coming out of the brush. PLEASE HELP!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
ErinLH
(London, UK and Plattsburgh, NY)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
Mine worked for a bit but it is not designed correctly. It's not just you! Would suggest getting a different travel brush. I am going to try the Sephora brand one
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
MyraPeiPei
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 2
Honestly, I've had a beastly time trying to get the foundation down to the tips of that thick brush in the beginning with a new one. Make sure it's open and the brush is in its fully extended position. I've even shaken mine so hard that the brush head has flown off onto the floor. At least then you can see if the opening under the brush head is clear or clogged. (The brush head comes off for cleaning.) I've had some that work immediately and others that are a bear to get going. I think as the brush part is loosened up and not in the brand-new-squashed-thick-together form, it starts to flow better. The brush is just so tight in the beginning, to me. That's all I can figure. I'm fighting with a new one myself, but I have a couple old ones that work fine.
answered 2 years ago
wendyg
(Royal Oak, MI)
answer 3
I thought I wasn't getting powder through the brush, so I turned the brush upside down and tried it on the back of my hand.....shaking it gently. Brush in a circular motion. You will see the powder appear on your hand. Since you are supposed to use a very small amount of powder, it doesn't spill out of the reservoir as quickly as you might imagine....but it works!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dearone
(Shawnee, KS)
answer 4
I had the same problem...took it back...wasn't worth the trouble.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
cocolj
(La Jolla, CA)
answer 5
i had one of these refillable brushes and it did not work properly..not enough product came out when i tried to apply it. Turns out, it was faulty and i had it replaced...new one is perfect !!!! i really love it for my handbag.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pugsley34655
(florida)
answer 6
hi, make sure you have it turned to the right setting. with mine, i turn it all the way and then click it back just a little bit. best if you keep it filled to capacity. when it gets too low, it's a lot harder.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Leif
(New York)
Question
How do I detach the brush to refill it?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
kathybvan
(Tarpon Springs, FL)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
You don't detach the brush to refill it, you unscrew the clear bottom carefully and then just screw it back on once you fill it. You can, however, detach the brush to clean it.
answered 2 years ago
wendyg
(Royal Oak, MI)
answer 2
You have to twist it PAST where you think it's all the way closed (opposite dir. of turning to open). Very hard to tell if you did it right. Mine won't dispense the powder, though.
answered 3 years ago
saguaro
answer 3
It refills from the bottom. When the brush is retracted you unscrew the bottom. The brush just pull off via magnet on the top too, but that isn't for refill as much as cleaning.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
bwilder1golf
(Fort Wright, KY)
answer 4
You do not detach the brush. Close the brush then at the bottom continue to unscrew the plastic container which is where the powder is stored. put the powder in this.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
dlfranklin
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 5
set it on "close", then turn the transparent part clockwise.
By the way, I am going to return mine, The powder doesnot flow.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
justy
(charlotte,nc)
answer 6
once you lock the brush into the open position, grab the bristles and pull up - the head is softly magnetized to the barrel.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
erine2383
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
powder does not come out!
is there a secret to this thing? I opened it, twisted it to "open" and shook like crazy!! no product came out????????????????????????
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
cremedecosmetics
(Toronto)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
Open passed that point and tap sideways against your hand otherwise the hole down the center of the brush might be clogged, use a q-tip. Once unclogged and coming out turn back just to open or else it will continuously come out. when you want more, you might have to go passed open again.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
dlfranklin
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 2
apparently it was not made to work for $30.00
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Houston TX)
answer 3
you should barely be able to see the foundation on the tip of the brush. When I first got mine, I ran my finger across it. If you're in good light, you should see a small spray of foundation when you do that. It won't pour out of the brush. Then you just swirl across your face in circular motion from forehead down and you're good to go!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
maria84
(Leominster, MA)
answer 4
Upon first use of the brush you do not shake it to get your powder to come out. You have to "tap" it against the side of your counter or a table. And by "tap" I mean hit is pretty hard.

I was just trained in Bare Minerals a couple of days ago and even the brand rep. said how so many people are having such difficulties with this brush because their instructions must not have been printed very clearly.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
mpere
(Victoria, BC)
answer 5
This product doesn't work, take it back! I've had it for over 4 mos thinking I just needed to break it in, but after 4 mos it still offers little product. Mine is in the trash, hopefully you have saved your box so you can take it back.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nauty
(Riverside, CA)
answer 6
I SOOOOOOOOO agree.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cvbs
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How do I refill the container?
I can't get my Bare Minerals container open to refill this brush. So, how do you refill it?

I'd also love to be able to open the BM container so that I can get out the remaining product when it gets low.

Any tips?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
Twist the transparent refillable container at the bottom counterclockwise
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
iloz
(San Juan, PR)
answer 2
stick the non-spoon end of the little spoon they give you between the sifter and the edge of the jar. wiggle it a bit, repeat around the whole circumference. its tricky and rather slow, just keep working it upwards. good luck, my friend. it is an arduous task.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
bnanaphone
(mt holly, nj)
answer 3
To fill your "Refillable Buffing Brush".....Turn your sealed bare mineral product onto its top. You will notice a small indention all around the bottom of the container. Use a small coin....and gently pry open the lid.....(Similar to opening a can of paint). Use small scoop to fill your brush. Place bottom back on your bare minerals product. Press until your hear a the container
"click closed"...
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
milie
(Louisville, KY)
answer 4
The newer ones with the slider that closes, I am not sure if they open. If it is an older container you need to get your nail or a thin small nail file under the plastic perforated cover to open it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
dlfranklin
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 5
i couldn't figure this out, either. they include instructions, like it's supposed to be easy, but i ended up just shaking extra powder out the holes on time and kind of scooping it up. it didn't work great, honestly. i wondered if my difficulties were because i my powder is the smaller size that come in the starter kits. i assumed the full-sized containers had some sort of tab or something you could use to just lift the top out. but maybe not.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
caringiscool
(petaluma, ca)
answer 6
If you have one of the new ones with the "sealable" inner lid, to open the container you have to turn it over and pop off the bottom.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
luckygirl33
Question
Can I use this brush with the mineral veil?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
lynnhhi
(Hilton Head Island, SC)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
5 answers
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answer 1
You can use this with mineral veil.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
bekainnc
answer 2
yes, this is what I have in mine
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
momofthreegals
(Everett, PA)
answer 3
It's just for the brush unlike the silver Mineral Veil one Sephora had last year which came with MV already in the brush.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
lilithfaire
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
It states it is for all BE face products.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
silkenbeauty
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I haven't yet tried the new BE refillable brush, but I do use the Sephora Professionnel Refillable Powder Brush #54 for my Mineral Veil ($24). It works great!!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
949krisr
(Orange County, CA)
Question
I need instructions on how to fill.
The UPS man delivered my package when I was not home, consiquently the dogs got the box not me.. All of the box and the insides were destroyed. Could you please tell me how to fill. I will try to use around the teeth marks.
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Coffeyville Ks)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
You refill by unscrewing just the little clear section on the bottom where you can see in. Then just carefully insert the filled up pot back into the holder and screw it back in tight. Don't try to do it by removing the brush head--you'll never get any foundation to go down in that direction.
answered 2 years ago
wendyg
(Royal Oak, MI)
answer 2
There is a tiny scoop inside the clear plastic reservoir. Use it to scoop powder from another container into the clear reservoir. It doesn't hold a lot, but seems to last a long time. Don't forget to screw the clear plastic part into the black handle.....keep the little scoop safe for next time.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dearone
(Shawnee, KS)
answer 3
Just unscrew the clear plastic part on bottom.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
BhamJen72
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 4
turn the transparant buttom to the left, hold the black part firmly in the palm of your hand. Good luck! mine was broken within a week. unable to close.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Pootje
(Eemnes, Netherlands)
Question
What is the diference been the mini mineral veil brush & the refilable buffing brush?
Are they different sizes? Are they a different brush like in the starter kit?
asked 4 years ago
tttink300
(San Franciaco, CA)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
One is smaller and it comes with mineral veil. The refill brush is bigger with no powder. You refill with your own mineral veil.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tlww
(North Richland Hills, TX)
answer 2
With the brush extended, gently lift the brush away from the base. The brush can be cleaned in the usual way. Let dry and replace. I think there is a magnet that holds it in place.......don't quote me on that!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dearone
(Shawnee, KS)
answer 3
Really it is mainly the size.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
dlfranklin
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 4
The refillable brush is large, but the amount of powder it may contain is relatively small. I guess the mechanism takes up the volume. It may be washable if empty. I haven't tried that. The small brush is perfect size, but not refillable, so you still have to carry your powder in another container.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
marabru
(Orlando, FL)
Question
Purchased this product in the past and loved it. Where do you buy the refills?
Light combination skin, blue eyes, blonde. 50yo.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
SuzyQ1024
(Hope, AR)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
If you mean refills for the product, you can refill it with any powder product you want.
answered 7 months ago
littlewicca
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
The brush is actually attached with a magnet, you simply pull on it to remove it for cleaning.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Mary62083
(UtePark, NM)
answer 3
You untwist the container at the bottom and add your own loose product to it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
missgia
(Lodi, CA)
answer 4
The refills are just the regular foundation pots that you buy online or at the Sephora or BareMineral stores. You can take the sifter off of your new foundation container by gently prying it around the edges with a spoon--or if it's one of the new containers of foundation that have the lock & seal sifter, you open those containers from the bottom. (carefully!) Then you use a small spoon to refill your applicator.
answered 2 years ago
wendyg
(Royal Oak, MI)
Question
Does purchase price include mineral veil or is it for brush alone?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
pancakes
(Worcester, MA)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
3 answers
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answer 1
It includes only the brush. A small scoop for filling is included.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
bekainnc
answer 2
This product does not include mineral veil. It includes the brush and spatula to refill the glass bottle at the bottom.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
momofthreegals
(Everett, PA)
answer 3
This is an empty container. It states it is for all face products. You decide what you put in.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
silkenbeauty
(Boston, MA)
Question
how does it compare to the sephora refillable brush?
I have the Sephora refillable brush #54 for the face and I wanted to know wich one is better in your opinion. I use the BE foundation in the sephora brush and I find not much product gets out.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
srsp16
(Montreal)
on bareMinerals® Refillable Buffing Brush
3 answers
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answer 1
You should ask:
Which is worse?
I had both, and they are useless!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
justy
(charlotte,nc)
answer 2
I find the same problem with this brush, not much product comes out. Seems like they are prob the same in that.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
scrapshooter
(Rock Hill, SC)
answer 3
I also have the Sephora refillable brush. Personally I like the Bare Escentuals one more just because you have the 'buff' option (powder doesn't flow, but brush is still extended) and you can remove the brush head to wash it, which is very important.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
JBloom
(Los Angeles)
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