I've used this brush for a cream/liquid blush and foundation before and I'm not crazy about it. The coverage went on sheer and light because a lot of product was left on the brush. It felt like such a waste!!
I guess I can see that it would work if you are the type of person that cleans their brushes after every use. I'm not and i found the liquid makes it unusable the next time unless I washed it first.
I like this brush to use for contouring and powder based products.
I use this exat brush with this compact. I love it.
answered 1 year ago
(New York, NY)
Well, I'm from Canada so the price for this brush and the Shiseido brush are only about $3 off. I have the Shiseido brush and although I don't have this one specifically, after doing some (although limited) research on this brush, it seems that both brushes seem similar but are a bit different in what they're meant to do.
The Shiseido is described as a "dabbing/stippling" brush for liquid and cream foundations, while the BM brush is designed for the READY Foundation. The READY is a pressed-powder foundation, and it seems that the brush can be used with loose powder as well, but I don't think it can work well with liquid or cream foundations like the Shiseido. This is mostly because the bristles for the BM brush looks longer - which would be fine for buffing in powders, but wouldn't provide the control for liquid/cream foundations.
By comparison, the Shiseido has dense, shorter bristles that allows more control for liquidy foundations. I've heard that you can use it with powder as well, but I've never tried it. The brush head for Shiseido is very small and I would imagine it to be buff-unfriendly, unlike the BM brush.
So I would say that both look similar, but the minor differences set it apart. If you want a brush for loose-powder or pressed-powder foundation, use the Bare Minerals Brush, but if you're looking for a brush for liquid or cream foundation, go for the Shiseido (or any other brush you'd like).