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bareMinerals Precision Face Brush

What it is: A professional-grade synthetic-hair face brush designed to perfectly apply bareMinerals foundations.What it does: This indispensible brush blends effortlessly for smooth, even foundation application. The specially designed brush head is angled to fit the contours of your face. Silky synthetic bristles glide over the complexion, seamlessly building coverage from sheer to full with ease.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know: The more you buff, the more coverage you get. This brush pairs perfectly with bareMinerals READY™ Foundation.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Precision Face Brush

Question
For use with loose powder foundation, too?
Description for this brush says for use with Ready Foundation. Can it also be used with the original loose powder foundation?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
donnamariet
(LaCrescenta, CA)
on Precision Face Brush
11 answers
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answer 1
Absolutely! The angle of the brush head gets into all the nooks and crannies!! Build-able coverage!
answered 2 years ago
stuffjunky
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
Yes it can be used with loose powder.
answered 2 years ago
OrangeAddict
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
I have used it with loose powder foundation and have had no problems with it so far. I have been using it for a couple of weeks, everyday..
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
alits
(New York)
answer 4
I just purchased this brush a week ago and have only used it with the loose foundation. It works great! Maximum coverage that last all day.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
kayteelo
(Glenview, IL)
answer 5
I don't see why you couldn't use it with loose bare mineral powder. I have a broken compact that I put in a small jar and use with this brush and its basically powder and its still awesome.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
karliheb
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 6
I use it with my loose powder. works fine for me.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
kelfer2
(milan, in)
answer 7
yes--- i had same question and took a chance--- glad I did. Not going back to the kabuki, I like the precision of this brush better with the loose foundation!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
bvdca
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 8
I use mine with loose and pressed powder. Works great for me :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
butterfly78
(Youngstown, OH)
answer 9
Yes you can, but I found that it "grabs" too much of the makeup. With the original powder foundation, you can tap the access off. But, with the compact you cannot. The brush is very dense. I prefer the older type of brush....and the original makeup.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
raelou
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 10
I use with the original loose matte powder. Simply gorgeous ^_^
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
badkittygoodpuss
(SoCal)
answer 11
I've used it for both but think it is better suited for the Ready foundation. The other face brushes seem better with the loose foundation--the full face and kabuki brushes are my faves for the loose ones.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ladiediver
(El Paso, TX)
Question
Is it good with liquid foundations?
Such as NARS sheer matte/glow foundation?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
OreoAndFez
(Moorpark, California)
on Precision Face Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes it works with liquid foundation! I love using this after I dot the liquid foundation on my face and then use this brush to buff/stipple the foundation.
answered 3 days ago
Floralista
answer 2
I used my bare minerals sheer coverage liquid foundation and when I used two coats it evenly smoothed it out.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
gabbyahuber
answer 3
I use mine with liquid foundation, and am very pleased with the result.
answered 1 year ago
JanicefromNS
answer 4
I do use mine with Makeup Forever HD liquid foundation and it works great. Just requires cleaning because the liquid product does tend to build up if left on the brush. Having to clean it often is worth the payoff because it applies the liquid foundation beautifully.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Courtney1987
answer 5
I use it with liquid foundation (NAKED) and I will never use anything else to apply liquid foundation. This brush is life-changing.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
vamisscrys
(Broadway, VA)
answer 6
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.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
StilettoNinja
(NYC NY)
Question
Does it work with liquid foundations?Are you supposed to use it like a stipling brush? comparable to the shisheido one?
http://www.sephora.com/foundation-brush-P294101
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
shawolcassieelf
on Precision Face Brush
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes! I use it with my Nars All Day Luminous foundation which is EXTREMELY liquidy and it works amazing!
answered 3 months ago
TracyBraswell
(Litchfield Park, AZ)
answer 2
I use it as a stippling brush and am very happy with it. Sometimes I use it to rub a. It, but I mostly stipple.
answered 1 year ago
JanicefromNS
answer 3
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.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
StilettoNinja
(NYC NY)
answer 4
I use this exat brush with this compact. I love it.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
chicgal1075
(New York, NY)
answer 5
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).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Seiba
(Ontario, CANADA)
Question
Can this brush be used to apply pressed powder on top of liquid foundation?
Will it take off or mess up the foundation and concealer you've already applied? Also, is this good for applying pressed foundation foundation that's not BM?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Precision Face Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
It works good for powder. I use it when I want the powder I am applying after my foundation to have a good amount of coverage.
answered 3 months ago
TracyBraswell
(Litchfield Park, AZ)
answer 2
Not sure if it works over liquid foundation but I use Trish McEvoy pressed powder foundation and it is flawless coverage.
answered 6 months ago
triciakane
(Potomac Falls, VA)
answer 3
YES! You can definitely use it to apply liquid foundation. It's actually the only thing I use it for. I LOVE it and get the BEST coverage I've ever had. So glad I finally found something that works for applying foundation.
answered 10 months ago
klh782003
(Lawrenceville, GA)
answer 4
I use this brush to apply liquid foundation most of the time, and I usually use a rounded kabuki brush http://www.sephora.com/classic-natural-kabuki-brush-48-P379544?skuId=1504505 to apply powders. I don't think I'd use it to apply finishing powder over liquid foundation. But I do really love it!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
wordgirrl
(pittsburgh, pa)
Question
measurements of brush
how long is it guaranteed to last
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(seattle, wa)
on Precision Face Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
Mine has lasted a long time. It did get hard after I washed it the first time. It pretty much ruined the softness. I'm looking at different ways to wash it though...maybe a spot clean because I absolutely love this brush.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jillmo
(Ft. Rucker, AL)
answer 2
In my experience, if properly taken care of, Bare Minerals brushes can last for years. I spray mine with the Sephora Daily Brush cleaner every day and handwash about once a month, and mine is still in great condition.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Meaghanfrony
(Omaha, NE)
Question
Dupe Brush
Is this just me, or is this the same as Shiseido's brush, for $10 less?

http://www.sephora.com/foundation-brush-P294101?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=Default&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
on Precision Face Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
its two dollars less.. and its way bigger and slanted.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
heatherjoyyy
(wisconsin)
answer 2
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).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Seiba
(Ontario, CANADA)
Question
How to clean this brush!?
When I purchased this brush, I really loved it! The bristles are soft and dense, very similar to a MUFE brush. The application with a liquid foundation is perfect. Whenever I use this brush with my Tarte bb cream or Nars sheer glow it gives the finest and best coverage. The only thing is, this brush does not clean that well! At all! I have used three brush cleansers and warm water.. Blotting, soaking and running water on it. Nothing. And then it loses the wonderful application effect. After another failed cleaning attempt of using dawn dish soap and very warm water I'm still digging out goops of old foundation from the center-inside of the brush. Very unhygienic. Instead of returning it I want to buy another, but should I? Does anyone else have the same problem? Or is it just the products I specifically used?
asked 3 months ago
Jamesonbrette
(Rochester NY)
on Precision Face Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
I've never used baking soda when cleaning my brushes before so I can't say for sure what it does to the quality of the bristles, or what kind of reaction/residue it leaves in combination to liquid foundation.

That being said, I'm surprised you haven't used shampoo/conditioner when cleaning your brushes (or maybe you have and just haven't said so). I treat my brushes like hair - I mean, it is technically "hair", regardless of whether it's synthetic or natural. If shampoo is designed to get all the dirt and oils out of your hair, and conditioner is supposed to then rejuvenate and soften your hair, then by logic it should work with your brushes too.

In all honesty, don't bother with brush cleansers. No matter how much you use, it will never clean as well as a good wash. I personally only use brush cleansers when I'm on-the-go and need a quick clean. But when I need to give my brushes a deep cleanse, I use shampoo. If you're really concerned about getting all product out of your brush, get a deep cleaning shampoo. See if that helps. This brush will be harder to clean (same as any other big dense brush), I sometimes have to shampoo it twice too, but usually after the second time round, I've gotten everything out. And then to help soften the bristles, use conditioner.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
viceinvirtue
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Update: I cleaned the brush with dawn soap and hot water with still glumps of old-oxidized liquid foundation residue buried into the bristles. I then remembered baking soda is a great natural degreaser and gentle cleanser. I smushed the brush into a spoonful of baking soda and two spoonfuls of hot water, rubbed and mushed then rinsed. I let it dry for two days. the brush returned to it thick density and looked cleaner, but if I push the bristles gently apart there is dry foundation residue still embedded into the brush.. looking like dandruff.. gross.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Jamesonbrette
(Rochester NY)
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