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BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

What it is: A true beauty multitasker, this patent-pending brush cuts makeup application time in half by replacing 10 other brushes and tools. What it does: From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality natural hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. It can be used effectively as a foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or sponge. The bristles are packed in a 3.5 inch horizontal design allowing you to effortlessly and evenly cover larger or smaller surface areas. The density of the brush creates a smooth, even, and airbrushed application every time, taking the guesswork out of brushwork. Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face, while curved corners allow for targeted, more precise application. Long, flexible bristles make a variety of application techniques possible including: targeted application, stippling, blending, contouring, and highlighting. What else you need to know: The bristles are free of dye, ensuring they will not lose shape or softness over time, and the unique shape of the handle and soft-touch finish provide complete control during application, allowing you to create your desired look. The bristles are reinforced with shed-resistant technology. However, the brush may lose strands during use. As with the hair on your head, this is completely natural and will lessen with use and proper care. Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
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Questions & Answers for BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

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Does it shed alot?
I read a review that this sheds a lot, which makes me really nervous. I hate brushes that shed because I ruin my makeup trying to get all those bristles out of my face
asked 6 months ago
kathleen717
(Austin, TX)
on The One Perfecting Brush
5 answers
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answer 1
I don't have this problem with mine. I have found a stray hair now and then but nothing other brushes don't do. I definitely wouldn't say it sheds! Not mine anyway :-)
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
mrsgoblue
(Valparaiso, IN)
answer 2
Mine sheds a bit, I maybe have to pull 6 hairs off my face after using it. I have washed it once with no big improvement after washing. I'm hoping repeated washings solve this problem. But if not, Sephora is really good about returns. The beautiful finish it leaves seems worth the hassle of picking the hairs off for a while until the brush is broken in.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
georgiajane
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
Because this brush is made with natural goat hair, just like the hair on your head, it will shed slightly. However, this is completely normal and with the high density of hair, it will not affect the quality of the brush! Ensure you wash the brush periodically with a gentle cleanser, do not pull on the hair, and steer clear of alcohol based cleansers to promote longevity of your brush.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
beccacosmetics
answer 4
When I first buy a new brush I always shampoo it, lay it flat to dry and that seems to prevent it from shedding a lot. Be very careful not to let the Ferrell of the brush get wet, that's when you will see more shedding because the bristles will come loose from the glue.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
mua4stars
(Atlanta GA)
answer 5
There is slight shedding just like ANY natural brushes! but not too bad in my opinion.
answered 6 months ago
miloberry
(Los Angeles, CA)
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How can you use it with so many different products at once? Don't they interfere with each other?
I don't understand how this can *replace* so many different brushes, and be used to apply foundation, blush, bronzer/contour, and Illuminator. Apply all those in one session with one brush? Wouldn't there be some mess, like blush going where it's not supposed to? And wouldn't you need to wash the brush after every use?

There's something very important that I am just not getting. Even if you reserved each side to a product, I just can't imagine it not causing some major "oopsies" and product mix-up.
asked 6 months ago
weemeglet
(Houston, TX)
on The One Perfecting Brush
5 answers
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answer 1
the products sort of sit on top of the bristles and all of it gets on your face. if you were to rub the brush on a towel after applying say, your foundation, youd hardly get any product off onto the towel
answered 1 month ago
maryiskander
(toronto, ontario)
answer 2
It's made of goat hair so the idea is that the hairs pick up color from the pan then fully deposit it on your face, and color doesn't get stuck on the bristles. I returned mine before using it, though, so can't say if it's true or not
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
MegB19
(Hamilton, NJ)
answer 3
The bristles just don't "absorb" the products into them. After applying my tinted moisturizer, I have used this with powders (both loose and pressed) then on to powder bronzer, powder blush, and both powder and liquid highlighters. I just wipe the brush over a tissue softly between each product and it goes on to the next product without spoiling any of your makeup. Hard to believe but true.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
georgiajane
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
One of the wonderful characteristics of this brush is the high quality, natural goat hair, which allows the product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing into the base. Product is then distributed evenly and completely onto the face. Though some pigment may be left on the tips of the brush, the product itself is not! Because of this, you can use multiple, different types of products right after each other, more quickly and efficiently than using numerous brushes!
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
answer 5
I felt the same way and honestly, I only used this brush for contour/bronzer at first because I didn't know if it would even work for anything else due to its size.

However, I went from liquid foundation to powder foundation to contour and bronzer without cleaning in between and it was FLAWLESS application. I spot clean day to day if I do use it that way just because I don't want product build up in my brushes, but you really can go from product to product - just make sure you end with your blush (if you use it for blush) and apply in order (primer, foundation, powder, contour, highlight, blush).

I personally haven't used it for blush (yet) but I love it for foundation (liquid), powder (pressed) and contour/bronzer - even powder highlighter application.

This brush makes a lot of claims and I was super skeptical but it is truly a stand-out amazing brush.
answered 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
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is this brush flat? or circular?
i want a kabuki brush . and looking to see if this one is similar?
asked 6 months ago
Azraaaa
on The One Perfecting Brush
5 answers
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answer 1
this is flat. i returned mine; I prefer the kabuki
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
MegB19
(Hamilton, NJ)
answer 2
The brush is very flat. Imagine a paintbrush from the hardware store with the bristles and brush handle cut off and that is what this brush is shaped like.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
georgiajane
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
This brush was uniquely created with a flat-top design for targeted application. Flat edges fit the linear contours of your face while curved corners allow for precision when applying your makeup!
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
answer 4
It's Kabuki in feel in that the bristles are very soft and very dense, but shaped more rectangular. Think of a blown up, more luxurious and soft version of the teeny brush that comes with the Hoola Bronzer, for example :)
answered 6 months ago
lmtsummer
(nashville, tn)
answer 5
The brush is flat but kind of rounded at the edges -- it works like multiple brushes, including a kabuki. Attached are some pics to hopefully show you the size better. I have even more pics on my beauty blog so I could only upload two pics here.
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answered 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
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how to use?
I have been drooling over this brush online for some time :)...But, none of the stores near me...even the one an hr away do not carry Becca (which is a shame). So, i cannot actually see this in real life. At $50 for a brush this is a splurge for me. I would really appreciate if someone could briefly explain all the ways this could be used in more detail than the description. I have brushes for all the things it mentions and the beauty blender. I wear a sheer to light foundation typically ( ysl touche eclat or nars sheer glow). I am needing to justify to myself dropping $50 on this. if it really saves me that much time and does as good of a job as my other brushes...im sold. Thank you for your help!
asked 6 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on The One Perfecting Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
I have lots of brushes in different brands so I didn't really need another brush. But I'm glad I got this because it is now my favorite brush. The goat bristles just do not absorb product, so it truly goes from product to product with just a soft wipe over a tissue in between your makeup steps. The brush is very flat, like a paintbrush that has had its bristles cut short and it's handle cut off. I always have used my fingers to apply my tinted moisturizer first then use the becca the one brush for everything else: finishing powder, bronzer, blush, highlighter (both liquid and powder). Of course you cannot do ANY eye makeup with it as it is too large for that. But you can do everything else.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
georgiajane
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
BECCA STYLIST TIPS

FOUNDATION: Using the broad side of the brush, sweep foundation horizontally across forehead and then move to cheeks & chin. Finish by sweeping vertically down the nose using the narrow surface of the brush.

HIGHLIGHTER / SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR™: Using the narrow surface of the brush, sweep illuminator down the tops of cheek bones and down the bridge of nose.

CONTOUR / MINERAL BRONZING POWDER: Using the narrow surface of the brush, sweep brush under cheek bones, down sides of nose, and around temples.

BLUSH / BEACH TINT: Using the corner of the brush, buff into apples of cheeks using a circular motion & blend out.
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
answer 3
I was on the fence about this and finally bought it about six weeks ago. I am not lying when I say I have used it EVERY day. a handful of times I have used to apply foundation directly but now that I've had time to play with it I use it as the last step in my routine. I will use my normal brushes to slap my face products on, but have no need to be completely precise. I will then go in with this brush (with no additional product) all over and gently buff my whole face and it looks flawless and airbrushed! It's shaved a little bit of time off my routine but I mostly love how it's changed my finish to look SO much more natural! Hope that helps!
answered 6 months ago
lmtsummer
(nashville, tn)
answer 4
I did a full review on my beauty blog but let me give you some highlights about this brush (also, on the Becca website there is a huge list of ways to use this with good instruction).

I originally only used this for contour and bronzer application, because it's so big I was afraid it wouldn't work for applying foundations (liquid or powder). So for about a week or so I only used it to apply contour and wow did it apply contour beautifully to my cheeks - I mean - PERFECTION!

I also used it then to add highlight to my cheekbones.

Finally I decided I had to try it out with foundations. I tried it with a liquid foundation and kind of was in shock because of how quickly and easily it applied my foundation. It was easy to blend or even stipple it on if I needed more coverage. I originally used the Urban Decay Naked Skin liquid foundation when I tested it out this way.

Then I applied a powder foundation on top - the new Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation, and again, was super surprised with how amazing quick and easy it was to apply.

No joke, it cut my foundation routine in half if not even more than in half.

They say you can move on from primer to powder without having to clean it, which is exactly what I did, and had no issues at all. I absolutely LOVE this brush.

I know it's not cheap - believe me this is a splurge - but let me tell you, it's totally worth it. It's unlike any brush I have in my brush collection (and I have a shameful amount of brushes - close to 300 - including cheapies to high end) and I can honestly say this is a stand out brush.

Would totally recommend - but keep in mind you can always return it if you truly don't like it. Just make sure when you get it you take time to play with it - experiment with it. It's amazing!
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answered 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
Question
Are there any tutorials for this? especially for how to apply blush, highlighter etc?
Hey! My mom bought me this brush on our last trip to sephora. I really love how soft it is and have been using one side for applying my loose powder and the other side for blush and highlighter. So far im doing a pretty decent job but I just wanted to know if there are any tutorials for the brush to see if im handling it they way it's supposed to. thanks!
asked 6 months ago
makeupjunkiepr
(PR)
on The One Perfecting Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
I went onto Youtube and searched the Becca One Perfecting Brush and there was a tutorial provided by Becca cosmetics that provides you with the basics of how to use the brush.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
msbetsly
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
We are working on creating brush tutorials for our branded YouTube page, to show you just how versatile and efficient this brush is! We will be sure to announce when the videos are posted, so stayed tuned! We can't wait to share them with you!
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
answer 3
check out Jaclyn Hill's youtube video on using the Nars Contour brush. Obviously different, but check out her technique, it can really help you.
answered 6 months ago
lmtsummer
(nashville, tn)
answer 4
I'm getting ready to make a video tutorial using this to add to my beauty blog and youtube channel, but I can honestly say you're probably doing it right - especially if you take a look at the Becca website and read over the ways they suggest using it. It seems more complicated than it actually is, at least that's how I feel.

I love it too! It's amazing :)
answered 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
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Is this cruelty free?
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Bay Area, CA)
on The One Perfecting Brush
3 answers
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answer 1
nope - made of goat hair
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
MegB19
(Hamilton, NJ)
answer 2
Yes, this brush was created cruelty- free.
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
answer 3
I don't know for sure because I didn't see any specific info on their website or on the Sephora site. I do know Becca does not do any animal testing at all, so I would hope this is cruelty free. It is made from goat hair.
answered 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
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How many uses before you clean the brush? How do you clean the brush?
asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Newport News, VA)
on The One Perfecting Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
If you are using it with wet product such as foundation, cream blush, or etc then I would give it a gentle wash after each use. If you are using it with powder products, it could stand to go about a week without wash. I would definitely recommend disinfecting it though.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
HailSeitan
(Denton, Tx)
answer 2
I usually wash my brush once a week depending on how much I've used it, I usually use a gentle antibacterial hand soap with warm water (but am now using the sephora brush shampoo as well). Put some of the soap in the palm of one hand, wet the brush and gently rub it in circular motions over the soap in your hand and rinse. You can do it again if you feel your brush isn't fully clean and then gently press the excess water out after rinsing and lay it flat to dry (I suggest washing it early in the day and letting it dry overnight since the brush is thick and will take a while to fully dry) Hope that helped!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
justfeliz
(New York, NY)
Question
How often do you have to wash this brush?
If you can use this brush for everything , how often does it need to be washed without the brush shredding or coming apart?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
gale2
(atlanta, ga)
on The One Perfecting Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
I ordered mine in late November and have not washed it yet. I know that sounds gross, but I have not needed to. I think I am getting to the point where I should wash it. It is truly an amazing brush. I am not one who has lots of tools, but I no longer use my old brushes. The shedding stopped after a couple of day. Every once in a while I get a stray hair, but it's not bad. It feels very sturdy, so I am hoping washing it will not cause it to come apart.
answered 3 months ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
We'd recommend washing this brush once a week.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
compare to dome brush
How does this brush compare to the Becca 1/2 round dome brush that is now discontinued?
asked 6 months ago
peejay
(virginia)
on The One Perfecting Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
I have a couple of brushes, including a dome type brush (the little shisheido one) and I LOVE this Becca brush in comparison. I really liked my dome brush, but the Becca brush really does do it all (except for eye shadows) and so now my little dome brush sits un-used, and will probably become by travel tool. The Becca brush is so incredibly easy to use (I am a makeup klutz) and gives me a smooth, natural finish. It blends everything so easily and it has made putting on make up go faster. I highly recommend that you watch the how to video on the product page for this item. If hadn't, I wouldn't know the technique and would have probably used it wrong and not liked it. Highly recommend!
answered 3 months ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
This brush was uniquely created with a flat-top design, the only curves on the corners. This allows you to cover large surface areas, contour & highlight with precision, and use different techniques like stippling or blending, to create your perfect look!
answered 6 months ago
beccacosmetics
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cream foundation?
How does this work with a cream foundation? I use NARS cream foundation. Thanks!
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on The One Perfecting Brush
2 answers
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answer 1
The brush is so dense you can definitely use it with a cream foundation. I believe the bristles are natural though so the application wouldn't be as good as with a brush with dense, synthetic bristles.
answered 5 months ago
hoatzin1
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Like an absolute dream! Just smear some on the back of your hand and drag the brush right on through. Then apply! I use a cream type bb cream/primer from Tarte and it looks so much better when applied with the brush!
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
cici78
(Lee, NH)
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