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Kabuki Brush


Kabuki Brush

What it is:An oversized makeup brush adorned with tokidoki's cult-favorite designs.What it does:This high-quality, face-and-body brush has innovative antibacterial bristles playfully dipped in bright purple (in true tokidoki style). A unique square base is covered with irresistibly edgy characters.What else you need to know:The white high-gloss handle features a 360 degree decoration showing the Kabuki story. The ultrasoft, luxurious synthetic brush hair is white with glowing purple tips. These products are not tested on animals.
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Questions & Answers for tokidoki Kabuki Brush

Question
Would this brush work for a mineral make up? Like bare minerals...?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Ashapopalis
(Aurora, CO)
on Kabuki Brush
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Of course, you can use this brush with pretty much anything! Be careful though. Make sure you tap off the excess powder well before putting it on your face.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
renabean
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Absolutely!! I use it to apply the mineral veil at the end. It glides across your skin leaving a really great finish... much better than any of the brushes that come in the makeup set.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
neenagreen
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
It works well with the Bare Minerals mineral veil.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
CliniqueConvert
(Enola, PA)
answer 4
completely, works well even with the finest of powders
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
loleypop
(Murrieta, California)
answer 5
Hi,

I think it's a little bit. You might end up wasting product, also. Plus the sizing of some of the containers as compared to this brush might mean that the brush will pick up an irregular amount of product or possible create product waste depending on the size of the containers.

I'm really thrilled with this brush, but don't think it's good for what you need.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
You could probably use it for your "mineral veil" but I think it might be a bit large for doing regular mineral makeup.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
punkahontas
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
I would stick to the Bare Minerals brushes. I used this with Urban Decay mineral makeup and didn't like it. I have gone back to my MAC buffer brush and a cute pink mini kabuki I got (I think) at CostalScents.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
caseyk122
(St Louis MO)
answer 8
This brush works great for mineral makeup! I use it with bareminerals mineral veil every day and it puts on a very smooth, even layer. :)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
DarkWy
(New York, NY)
answer 9
It should work fine, I use it with Make-Up Forever's Hi Def powder and it works magnificently.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
adrianb
(winchester, Ca)
answer 10
Yes - I use this to apply my Bare Minerals foundation every day and it works great. I used to use the Bare Escentuals "Flawless Face" brush for my foundation, but now I prefer to use this one since it's bigger and softer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 11
I would say no. What it works good for is to blend out blush and to set foundation it gives you a light covering so try a smaller thicker brush
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sirin19
Question
Does this brush work well with mineral makeup?
I am looking for a synthetic brush to replace the handy buki brush that comes with Bare Minerals. Would this work?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Long Island, NY)
on Kabuki Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
This brush would work really well with a mineral veil or finishing powder but not with mineral foundation. The brush is not very dense and therefore doesn't really allow you to buff on foundation to get nice coverage. I really love this brush but I only use it for finishing powder. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
emzianne
(New Orleans,LA)
answer 2
yes! it is amazing with mineral makeup. i use it with that all the time.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tokidokijunkie
answer 3
i would say that the brush isn't rigid enough to use with minerals. More of a finishing powder brush, but I've been using it with my bare minerals. Because of the soft bristles, it applies only a little bit of product at a time.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ellewhite
(La Jolla, CA)
answer 4
Yes, it will work with mineral makeup. I use it with mineral makeup. I purchased it to replace my natural hair brush which was irritating my face. Since I started using this brush all the irritation has gone away. It gives good even coverage.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kwhit
(Fargo, ND)
answer 5
Yes! I bought this brush for that exact purpose. Works great with the bare minerals line.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
nomnommmmm
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 6
YES
answered 4 years ago
howiee
(minneapolis, mn)
answer 7
I use this daily to apply my Bare Minerals makeup with no problems. Actually, I got it to replace my BE Flawless Face brush, and like it a lot better since it's softer and bigger.
answered 4 years ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
Question
size of brush?
is this a full size kabuki? can you send me dimensions of the base and length of the bristles?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
ahbuddha7
(missoula, mt)
on Kabuki Brush
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Top to base: 2.5"
Top of brush width: 2"
Actual brush height: just shy of 2"
answered 4 years ago
pinkcanary
(Canada)
answer 2
The bristles are about 2 inches long. Height 2cm, Length 3cm, Width 3cm It is a full-sized kabuki, well rather oversized as the description states. My MAC and Bare Minerals kabuki brushes only have 1.5 inches of bristles.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Jeje
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
it is a pretty small hand kabuki, after using it for a bit,
and i mean a while, your hand will sorta cramp cause the handle.
but, all in all, its good , but very pocket size.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jodiebear
(New Jersey)
answer 4
Hi,

It's a good sized brush that's really good, plus it's fun to use with the neat colors. The bristles are about 1 7/8 inches. The base is about 1 3/16 by 1 3/16 and it's about 7/8 inches in height.

The bristles are great for grasping product and it works on a variety of product I have. I'm very pleased with this Kabuki brush. The colors make it a lot of fun to use, but it's definitely a very effective brush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
it's bigger than most Kabuki brushes.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
saravr
(Temecula)
answer 6
It is a full size kabuki...without the handle. The base is approximately 1" x 1" square.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
adrianb
(winchester, Ca)
answer 7
This brush is pretty huge. The plastic base of the brush is about 1.125" square (3 cm square) and it's about 3/4" (2 cm) high. The bristles themselves are about 1.75" (4.5 cm) long. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
Question
can you travel with this brush? Does it have a lid of some sort?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Burbank, CA)
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes in a pretty solid plastic box so I would say yes:)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rjs13
(New York, NY)
answer 2
i took it in my makeup bag in the little box
it came in. its cute and doubles as a travel box. (:
answered 3 years ago
rawritsalixx
(auburn, in)
answer 3
I would be careful when traveling with this brush because it is very delicate. The brush does not come with a top but I kept the box that it came in. The box is cute and is great to use when traveling because it holds the brush really well without allowing it to be crushed by anything else.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
emzianne
(New Orleans,LA)
answer 4
No lid. Comes in a plastic box you could keep, but no self-contained cover. Not ideal for travel.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
wasy
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
The brush has a very cute carrying case that it comes in! It's plastic so it's sturdy, however it's not indestructible, so you will have to be careful with it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
caffwin
(Victoria, BC)
answer 6
It comes with a really cute box which you should be able to place the brush inside.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pinkiyu
(Vancouver, BC)
Question
Cleaning?
I noticed in my local Sephora store that the brush they had on display to try was discolored. The purple had become more of a dirty mauve and the white part was definitely not white. I am probably going to buy this brush and would like to know if this has happened to people and how I should avoid this and clean this brush. Thanks!
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
marinaanne147
(NYC, NY)
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I clean mine with a gentle baby shampoo and clean all my brushes that way. After a few uses all brushes take on the color of the product and have to be cleaned. That also keeps it bacteria free.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pauladevi
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 2
I've been using mine for a week and the color is barely any different. However, I use light colored makeup. It's not the kind of brush that color gets deeply embedded into though, it has a lot of movement to it. I'm guessing the brush at your Sephora has just been used many, many times and needs a deep cleaning. It's an amazing brush!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cassie1122
(Perrineville, NJ)
answer 3
i'm assuming the brush you saw instore had not been clean. i've been using mine almost everyday for a month and there's hardly any discoloration, other than what's unavoidable. it's recommended that you wash makeup brushes by hand every week even, just using soap and water. that way they stay clean and less bacteria comes in contact with your face, causing less breakouts and whatnot. they also smell good then :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
crumpetdear
answer 4
my brush actually... doesn't get that dirty. but after every time i use it i use a spray cleaner (sephora's antibacterial daily brush cleaner) to get make up out. Also, and i deep clean all my brushes every two weeks with a good make up brush shampoo.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
xolin
answer 5
Mine has only discolored when makeup's been on it. I've read, though not tried, that this bristle type can be cleaned with alcohol, but I've been using the brush cleaner I already had.

As for the one in your store being in such bad shape- think about how long it's been out, how many people have handled it where and with which things- it's been through a lot!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Juila
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 6
The brush tends to change color a bit after it has been used quite a bit and it also depends on the type of make-up you are applying with the brush such as if you're using bronzers as opposed to translucent powders.. This can be fixed by regularly cleaning the brush. I own this brush and I use it to apply finishing powder which is white so mine does not suffer too much from discoloration. To wash mine I use Sephora's Makeup Brush Shampoo which only cost me $6. After washing the brush and allowing it to dry I recommend laying it on it's side on top of a paper towel and also rotate the brush every so often while drying so it doesn't lose any of it's shape! Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
emzianne
(New Orleans,LA)
Question
is it sold instores
asked 3 years ago
lovepinupgirl
(whittier ca)
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, it is sold in stores. that's where i bought mine :)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
anonymous111
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 2
Yes, but some sephora stores may or may not have it available, because it could be sold out. However, at the sephora I visited, they had three in stock. In general, this item is not an online exclusive, so yes, it is sold in sephora stores.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
hannahbean
answer 3
I got mine in a Sephora in NYC- yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rjs13
(New York, NY)
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kahassen
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 5
it is indeed sold instores, that's how i bought mine : )
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
crumpetdear
answer 6
Yes. While visiting my local Sephora today I saw it in the area where most of the non-sale tokidoki items are.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
saget
(Chicagoland, IL)
Question
does this brush has bag or something to protect it or putit on?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
meomeomeo
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It arrives in a little plastic box, but it's not what you could call an actual storage box. I keep mine in a little bag inside of my beauty bag.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
albqusie
answer 2
The brush comes in a plastic box that you could use to keep it in, but it's just the packaging. I'm currently looking for a better box to keep mine in!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
shaberry
(Chatsworth, CA)
answer 3
nothing to put it in :( but i use the box it came in when i would travel. it protects my brush
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
xolin
answer 4
I've just kept it in the original packaging, which is just as cute as the brush and has held up well.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Juila
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
not really, I only use at home
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
abalene
(Brick , New Jersey)
answer 6
The Tokidoki Kabuki Brush does not come with a bag or case for travel. For help with personalized product recommendations, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is the Kabuki Brush good for Cream Blush?
I would like to know if the Kabuki Brush is good for using powder blush and cream blush as well.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
moo712
(Miami, FL)
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it's a bit soft for a cream application, but gives an airbrush like finish for setting powder. I would use the slightly smaller round brush from their 24k set. It is a bit stiffer but still super soft. I've used it for liquid foundation, creams, and liquid blush to create a dewy natural look.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
peeringatjoy
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
I use mine with my blush or bronzer, but then lightly go over my whole face which has light foundation. I just began using the BeautyBlender sponge (from Sephora) for my liquid foundation and it gives by far the best, natural looking application. You could probably use this brush with creme blussh, just use a lighter touch and clean the brush more often.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pauladevi
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 3
I'm not a pro or anything, but I would probably just stick to powder blushes, bronzers, etc. but that's just me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
hannahbean
answer 4
Only powder for this brush-
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rjs13
(New York, NY)
answer 5
Personally, I would use a smaller, more dense brush for cream blush. Don't get me wrong, this brush is great, but it allows for a lot of movement and you don't want cream blush ending up all over the side of your face! haha. This is more for all over your face.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cassie1122
(Perrineville, NJ)
answer 6
I wouldn't use this kabuki for cream blush!!!! D:
This kabuki brush is made for dry bronzer and minerals.
I can pretty much guarantee that if you do that, you'll ruin your brush. :( sorry.... i had to learn the hard way too. :(
they make different, thicker, silkier brushes for cream blush though. i recommend using those. :):):) :3
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
donutella
Question
How does this brush compare to MAC brushes?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
VivaLaVera
(San Francisco, CA)
on Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I usually use MAC's brushes and I would say same quality, cooler look
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
PrincessLeia40
(Montreal, QC)
answer 2
Absolute upgrade i've owned both :)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
loleypop
(Murrieta, California)
answer 3
Hi,

It's more effective than an old MAC brush I have... Despite it's cuteness, making it fun to use, it's also a really great brush.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 4
No comparison! If you want a good quality brush, stick with MAC. The only good thing I have to say about this brush is that it is cute.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
caseyk122
(St Louis MO)
answer 5
Softer than M.A.C.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
saravr
(Temecula)
answer 6
The bristles are about the same. However, if you are looking for a super soft brush that does not shed its bristles, try Make Up For Ever's kabuki. I fell in love with it from the first time I used it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
Question
Would this work as a basic foundation brush?
I have a cheap Essential Tools Powder brush and it picks up too much of my foundation (previously a cheap talc mineral powder,now Urban Decay's mineral powder) and for the life of me,I can't get it cleaned!I need a new brush.Will this work better or should I get the full-sized Kabuki from Bare Escentuals (I have the mini from the sample)?I know to tap-n-swirl but with the brush I have now,it grabs too much and then loses all of it when I tap it.So frustrating!
asked 4 years ago
daniim
(Atlanta, GA)
on Kabuki Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do not recommend this as a foundation brush because the brush, while it is amazing, is not a dense brush that would allow you to buff on your foundation. The brush really works well with finishing powders. If you used it for foundation you would probably not get the coverage you were looking for. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
emzianne
(New Orleans,LA)
answer 2
no, this is strictly for blending after you apply
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
getnitgabi
(bay area, ca)
answer 3
No. This brush is good for finishing powder, mineral veils, or if you wish to apply a last/light dusting of bronzer.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
LaDee
(Tracy, CA)
answer 4
This is a full size kabuki brush. I use it with powder make up and get a nice even coat. It does not pick up too much powder and it cleans really easily with a makeup brush cleanser. Nice and soft too.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
fuzzlewuzzle
(Sterling Heights, MI)
answer 5
Both this and the BE kabuki brush are great and I have them both, but I personally prefer this one. It's bigger and softer, plus I'd rather use a synthetic brush than a natural one since they are easier to clean, more hygienic, and cruelty-free. It's very easy to clean; I just use warm water and baby shampoo, then stand it upside-down (bristles facing down so the water will drain out) on a clean cloth to dry. Just be careful when you swirl & tap, because this is a pretty large brush so when you swirl it might get a little messy and knock some of the product out. That doesn't usually happen to me unless I get careless, but it's something to keep in mind.
answered 4 years ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
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