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Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush


Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush

What it is:A special-edition Mini Refillable Buffing Brush that's pre-filled with bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil for touch-ups on the go.What it does:This brush provides easy, on-the-go convenience and allows complete application control. Pre-filled with Mineral Veil the award-winning makeup essential for airbrushed perfection the brush contains a locking mechanism that prevents leakage.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Refillable with any bareMinerals complexion products. Brush head detaches for easy cleaning.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush

Question
I can't get this product to work, the powder will not come out through the brush. Can this be returned and replaced with a new one?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
darbydepot
(Fort Walton Beach, FL)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably! I had the same issue ! This is junk! I would try to return it ! I threw it away!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
yolie13
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
Take off top, turn bottom ALL THE WAY OPEN, shake until you see some powder in the center.
answered 4 years ago
xfhgjkkl
answer 3
Really? Did you try to take it back? I've returned things to the store before with no problem at all.
answered 4 years ago
westiechic
(san antonio TX)
answer 4
It took me forever to get the powder to come out the head. You have to make sure you turn it all the to open. When you hear the click noise, press the brush head against your hand and it will eventually come out, if it doesnt all leak out the bottom first.
answered 4 years ago
cookiekriss
answer 5
the very first use will take a few tries to get the powder to come out! then it works perfectly!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
clo920612
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
My product came out like it was supposed to, but mine wouldnt go bck down after i had it for a while. I just returned it and got another. No problems now...
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kimlori
(PHOENIX,MD)
answer 7
I bought this at a bareMinerals store and was very unhappy about it also. I have since emptied it and use it as a travel brush since the retracting brush and lid are nice features. Either return it to Sephora or use it for travel since it is a terrible design. The hairs in the brush are too short and don't move enough to get the product onto them. Take care!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
easmith
(Crofton, MD)
answer 8
Did you make sure to open it all the way? It must "click" to open. I have it and I absolutely love it. Shake it a little, but it should immediately disburse mineral veil. Try to exchange it, because you're missing out on a wonderful product.
answered 5 years ago
michiluz
(Dania Beach, FL)
answer 9
I had to sort of prime it the first time. Try it out on your wrist. Remember you don't want to actually see much of the powder on the brush - or there is too much. Don't forget about the tap and swirl
answered 5 years ago
yogababe
(Memphis, TN)
answer 10
Make sure it's open all the way and then rub it into your hand until you see powder. It took a while for mine to come through as well.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
valkyrie01
(Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
answer 11
Please contact your local Sephora store, or call 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for help getting a replacement or refund for a damaged item. Thanks!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what is this buffing brush it pre-filled with?
I ordered one and thought it would ask me what color I wanted.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
slomoe
(Kent, WA)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
11 answers
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answer 1
It comes filled with the regular mineral veil, which is only one color. It goes on sheer to finish off your makeup.
answered 4 years ago
jlbeun
(Mount Laurel, NJ)
answer 2
Its a translucent powder
answered 4 years ago
cookiekriss
answer 3
i think there is only one shade of the mineral veil and it's supposed to work for everyone. It isn't the foundation, it goes on after the fouindation to give that porcelain finish.
answered 4 years ago
jtere
(Waco TX)
answer 4
It's prefilled with mineral veil, a clear setting powder by bare essentials. They do make a tinted one, but generally everyone uses the original, and it's a bare color, invisible when it's on.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
makeupobesessed
(Baltimore MD)
answer 5
It is a finishing powder, which is colorless (that's why there wasnt a choice of color). It is terrific for setting your makeup (dust with powder) or to touch up and eliminate any shine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
judity
(Bergenfield, NJ)
answer 6
it is transparent - mineral sheer
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
gretaa
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
It is pre-filled with bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil (fabulous product!) which is a translucent powder which means it give perfect sheer coverage and matches ALL skin tones.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
clo920612
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 8
It's just mineral veil which is a sheer powder. It's not a color.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ylil54321
(LA, CA)
answer 9
It is filled with a sheer mineral veil.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
beuser21
(New York, NY)
answer 10
it's prefilled with the original mineral veil. but you can use it to fill foundation later.. or dump it out into another mineral veil ( if you have one ) and fill it up with that if you need to.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aniko3
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 11
It is filled with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. The Mineral Veil only comes in one shade. It is used under and/or over your usual powder.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
eelh
Question
Can i use with over....
Can i use this over cream or liquid foundation?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Bambi
(Sharpsville, PA)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
9 answers
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answer 1
I do :-)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mrsarnie
(Janesville, WI)
answer 2
Mineral Veil goes well over any other product. Since I use it for touch ups away from home, I can not say whether I would recommend using it after applying other makeup at home. the brush is a bit stiff and may pick up liquid or cream making more frequent cleaning of the brush.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Bird
(Memphis, TN)
answer 3
YES! This is actually what the use of this product is intended for. You can also use it alone with no makeup too :-)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
luvs2shop4bty
(Muskegon, MI)
answer 4
I have dark eye circles. I use my cream under eye correction, dust with a little face powder, then the mineral foundation. It somehow helps to put a light layer of loose powder on before applying the mineral foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jandreaj
answer 5
absolutely - I use it instead of pressed powder.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
caweosn
(Madison, WI)
answer 6
Yes, if the product still has makeup in it. It has a tendency to break.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
IndyJo
(Glendale, CA)
answer 7
The refillable brush I purchased is filled with bare mineral's foundation. It is a nice sheer coverage, so I would consider using it over your foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
curlzrule
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
I've used it over foundation and cover up and it works great. I just wait a few minutes after applying the foundation or cover up.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
travelgrl
(Freehold, NJ)
answer 9
Yes - I do! And it works great.

I use liquid foundation for the coverage and because I find it faster for my daily routine than mineral powder foundation.

I use the mineral veil over my liquid foundation to set and finish it off. Gives a great but subtle air-brush finish.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ztwinn
Question
how do you clean it?
I've had mine for a while now and the brush needs to be cleaned but do you think it will fully dry out if I wash it? Has anyone tried? I'm worried water will be trapped inside and clump up when i refill it... Thanks!
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
alison17
(elkhart, IN)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
9 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it's easy to clean. The brush is magnetized. Pull on the brushhead.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
yellorose
(L.A. , CA)
answer 2
I have not yet cleaned it, but would definitely take it apart first.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Bird
(Memphis, TN)
answer 3
I would use a spray cleaner, not drench it with water. I'd worry if it would clump too...good luck.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
makeupobesessed
(Baltimore MD)
answer 4
I would recommend the Sephora brush cleaning wipes instead of actually fully washing the brush... I think it probably would hold some water and could ruin it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
princessjussi
(Rosenberg, TX)
answer 5
The brush is held in place by a really strong magnet. All you need to do is pull it by the bristles strait away from the handle. Wash it as you would your regular brushes, but let it dry really well before reinstalling in the handle.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
schm00pie
(Regina, SK Canada)
answer 6
I washed it with baby wash then let it completely dry. Once I think its completely dry, I use a blowdryer on low on it, that way no water is left inside :-)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
cindygutie22
(Temecula, CA)
answer 7
I have washed the brush with water and it does dry with no problems
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Caprece
(new york, ny)
answer 8
i actually discovered the brush is attached with a magnet! so if you just pull on the bristles the brush part will come off to be washed. go figure!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
alison17
(elkhart, IN)
answer 9
I have washed mine. Iremoved the refill container... carefully wahsed the brush in my hand with cleanser....rinsed upside-down..and let it dry out completly before re-assembling. No problems with it!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kathiedeelawson
(Seattle, WA)
Question
no mineral veil inside!
I went to Sephora and bought one for $29 and discovered after I got home that it wasn't pre-filled with mineral veil! Isn't it supposed to come with? I feel like I just wasted $29 on a brush!
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
dntnjnb
(New Lenox, IL)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
8 answers
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answer 1
I would take it back. Of course it is suppose to be filled!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Bird
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
All the powder probably fell out during shipping because the little amount I had in mine sure falls out all over the counter. Take it back for a refund and just buy the jar of mineral veil without the brush attached.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
luvs2shop4bty
(Muskegon, MI)
answer 3
If you paid $29, you probably bought the full-sized one--that's not pre-filled. The smaller ones filled with mineral veil are less than $29.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ozeg
(Santa Clarita, CA)
answer 4
Sephora is fantastic about returns...they actually have a no questions asked if you do return something. I would return it....I just went there (within the past month) and purchased a mini refilalble brush for $15 and it was filled with mineral foundation. Funny...I returned the full size special edition brush because it didn't work properly.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
curlzrule
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Well, the one I purchased was for $22. near the check-out counter and it DID have the powder in it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
travelgrl
(Freehold, NJ)
answer 6
Mine came with a little vial of mineral veil. You should go back and exchange it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ztwinn
answer 7
Yes the brush should have come pre-filled with mineral veil powder
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
datadiva
(Maryland)
answer 8
it is supposed to be pre filled when you open it. so if it is empty, take it back to the store and tell them to put some mineral veil in it
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tiny770
Question
Can I get this at the store for the same price?
I saw the same product at the store but the price is different... $ 26,00 (I guess).
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
feferosa
(Miami, FL)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
7 answers
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answer 1
There is a reason this is on sale. It's not worth buying the brush combo. The powder leaks all over even when closed. Buy the regular jar and a separate travel brush.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
luvs2shop4bty
(Muskegon, MI)
answer 2
This is a smaller product with a retractable brush and refillable container beneath it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
snoopy95
(Port Orchard, WA)
answer 3
Dont buy it! You will regret it
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
yolie13
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
I got this free with purchase on the bare minerals website. Not sure if I'd pay $26 for it...
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
makeupobesessed
(Baltimore MD)
answer 5
I bought on sale at sephora for $15..so much less anyplace else
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
madmaxmadmax
(Midwest)
answer 6
Actually, the small one isd $15 in store AND online, but the big one is $26 in store and online.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
clo920612
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
When i called they said it was 26, but it was incorrect. I went into the store the other day, the mini was 15!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aniko3
(Pasadena, CA)
Question
Does the powder come out easily? I bought the red special edition refillable buffing brush and almost broke my hand trying to get it to work!
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
wwcool
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
I think it distributes just fine. I tap the black part with the brush angled down and it loads it up.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
bikerfae
(Seattle WA)
answer 2
a lot of powder comes out....sometimes too much to be honest!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ccurrie
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
I thought the same thing too!!! but it actually takes a lot of tries (ONLY THE FIRST USE EVER THOUGH :) ) but then it works perfectly :)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
clo920612
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
I have the solution!!

The reason the powder doesn't come out of some of the brushes is because the pre-filled Mineral Veil gets clogged in the "tube" (that leads from reservoir to brush) from the time it gets packed at the factory, until you buy it and take it home.

Here's how to unclog it: 1) take the detachable brush off; 2) with the brush-side of the implement facing down, tap the implement on a hard surface (such as a counter top) until the powder starts to come out of the opening of the "tube". Note: You may want to place a napkin or tissue on a hard surface before you tap the implement on it, so you don't mess up your counter top.

Once you do that, you should have not problems with getting the powder to dispense.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
pam808
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
I think once the powder starts to fill in the brush it will be easier. I got the silver limited edition MV with 3 holes instead of one and I thought it worked much better. I will keep trying with this one, just cause I love the size and portability. I also have the foundation in this size for my travel case.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
sewmaven
(San Rafael, CA)
answer 6
i have the red special edition one too, and i havent had any luck getting the powder out. i havent even been able to use it. i am assuming this one will work the same, since they are the same product only with different packaging.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
sephorashopper3
(mahopac, new york)
Question
Does this brush sell by itself, w/o the minerals?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
gapgal
(Rosemead, CA)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I saw it at the salon as brush only. If powder added, it would have to be extremely fine as even the extremely fine mineral veil has trouble getting through the brush
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
madmaxmadmax
(Midwest)
answer 2
Not at all! The only reason I am still using it is because minerals is in it. The cap comes off easily. I also can't tell how much mineral I am getting out.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mdebard
(Los Alamos, NM)
answer 3
This brush comes with bareminerals mineral veil inside it already! great deal!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ccurrie
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I don't think so
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
gretaa
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
The brush does sell alone, but not in this small size with the cap etc. It is bigger and no cover. This is great for travel or a gym bag.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
sewmaven
(San Rafael, CA)
answer 6
the powder is inside the brush. i do not recommend buying it, it is almost impossible to get the powder to come through the brush
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
sephorashopper3
(mahopac, new york)
Question
Can you get this with TINTED mineral veil?
I have been looking for a brush that I can fill with my tinted mineral veil for portability. I had a similar item from a different manufacturer and it was a great idea.
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
akgirl362004
(Wasilla, AK)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can refill this brush with any product you want - foundation, mineral veil, tinted mineral veil. It comes with regular mineral veil but you can dump that out into a different canister and refill it with whatever you want.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ccurrie
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
you can refill this mini
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
gretaa
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Mine is tinted and once the powder is gone, you can fill it with ANY other loose powder you want.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
clo920612
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
this only comes with the original mineral veil, but what you can do is when it's done refill it with the tinted one, or what i did was dump out this in a mineral veil i had and refilled it with my foundation and tinted one ( i got two ) or you can search and see if they sell just the brush with nothing inside and you can fill it up.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aniko3
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 5
It doesn't come with tinted mineral veil, but you can easily replace the regular mineral veil with your own tinted one.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
adri414
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 6
I don't know about tinted MV, but it is refillable so you can just add what you want after you finish it. I just got it a month ago and only use it on the days I ride and change at the barn. So, I'm not using it everyday, and don't know how long it will last before I need a refill. It is a great size and the brush is just as soft as the big ones. I love it, and I have one in the foundation too.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
sewmaven
(San Rafael, CA)
Question
Does this actually work?
I have a Sephora brand refillable powder brush very similar to this. Unfortunately it does not work. I used it with MUFE loose powder and was unable to get any of the powder to come out. Is this one better?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
konekochan
(Frederick, MD)
on Mineral Veil Mini Refillable Buffing Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have had NO issues with this re-fillable applicator with the bareMinerals product in it.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kathiedeelawson
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
This is certainly NOT the case with the BareMinerals Mineral Veil Refillable Buffing Brush. Because the mineral veil is so fine, there is no problems loading the brush. I also find I am using less of the mineral veil product and getting the same fabulous results. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
dallasb
(Dover, DE)
answer 3
this product is different! i have the same problem. every product i've tried like this hasn't worked at all. nothing comes out or if it does come out it doesn't do anything for me and you can't even tell i used it, however this product is not the same as those.

in my experience with this product it works great! however, the first time i went to use it, it was alittle annoying because it took FOREVER for the product to come out, but once i got it to come out initially it was fine. so don't be surprised if it doesn't come out at first. read the directions and be patient. after i got it to come out the first time it was perfect. it gave me just the right amount of product, it's neat, and it's super convenient. each time you use it you may have to shake it and tap it alittle, but i haven't even had to do that very much after the first time. it usually is ready to go and just comes out.

also, there are 2different settings, buff and open. buff is the 1st setting and that's when it's only halfway open (it's clearly marked on the container and the part that turns has a marker so you can tell where ur turning to) and that lets the least amount of powder come out. that is used for people that don't like a lot of makeup on their face or if they want a more sheer coverage. open is when it's all the way open and that lets out the most amount of powder for more coverage. i keep mine all the way open when i use it. it explains this to you in the directions. also, before you twist the bottom make sure the top cap is off so you don't mess it up.

also you'll notice that when you twist it the brush twirls up or down. in the buff position the brush is slightly less up than in the open position which is up as far as it will go. you have to make sure the brush is all the way down and that you feel it click and the marker is pointing to where it says lock, or the cap will probably fall off and/or it will make a mess in ur purse. it has to be clicked to lock and to secure it from leaking. i hope this was helpful.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
musicluvameg
(north cape may, nj)
answer 4
I bought the mini refill w/ the foundation. I found it very hard to get any of the powder out! I removed the foundation it came with and replaced it w/ mineral veil. That seems to work! It must be the finer particles. I’d like to add, I feel like a lot of the product is being wasted because of the uneven way it comes out.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
answer 5
No. I have the same problem with this brush. Not enough of the powder comes out to really make it useful. It would be easier to dip the brush in the powder directly instead of trying to shake it out.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
dianeswier
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
This one actually surprised me too with how well it works! Definitely worth the money.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
kristini
(Philadelphia, PA)
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