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Are the bristles natural or synthetic hair?
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Can you use this with cream foundations?
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bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

Bare Escentuals' top-selling brush. With a full head of the luxuriously soft, goat hair, the Kabuki Brush provides a medium to full application for both the face and body.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush

Question
How good is this for liquid foundation?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Macy16
(Rome,ga)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would not recommend this for liquid makeup, it is designed for mineral makeup.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
milwaukee23
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
Not at all good for liquid make up unless you like bristles all over your face
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
faceoff
(Jackson, MS)
answer 3
Probably not too good. I'd use a makeup sponge for liquid foundation. Works great and gives better coverage than this brush would
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 4
i would NEVER EVER use this brush with liquid foundation. it would gunk up the bristles, get caught up in the bottom of the brush, and you would be washing it constantly. This brush is strictly for powders. If you want to apply liquid foundation they sell sponges especially for this at drug stores that apply the product evenly and you can use once or twice and then just throw away. i think thats your best bet.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skylarquinn
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 5
Do not use with liquid foundation.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
rubygirl79
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
We do not recommend using this brush to apply liquid foundation, as it has natural hair bristles that will absorb the product. We recommend a synthetic bristle brush to apply liquid or cream foundation.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How Dense is it???
How dense is the brush? Does it shed alot??
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(MN)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
VERY dense, and it doesn't shed! I only started losing bristles recently after 3 years of daily use, and I believe that the loss is due to my weekly washing of the brush. I haven't had any trouble with losing bristles during use, apart from the occasional random one while being knocked around in my makeup bag or purse. It's held up really, really well.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
jcurrier517
(Salem, MA)
answer 2
it is very thick and does not shed. maybe 1 hair or so every once in a while. I have had mine 2 years and finally replaced it... Because it is so thick that is why it spreads the power evenly and not in clumps..
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cljsharon
(San Diego CA)
answer 3
mega shets
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
faceoff
(Jackson, MS)
answer 4
i would say it has a medium density. the bristles move enough to pick up powder and blend, but not too loose that the powder just sinks to the bottom. it just sits on top due to the density of the bristles. i would say it is exactly what it is what you are looking for. i have had several of these brushes and i have had minimal shedage, especially when washing it out. Its nothing i was concerned about or compromised the quality of the brush. i recommend it for applying various types of powders, not just the BM/BE foundations.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skylarquinn
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 5
bristles fall off easy.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
monicasalinas82
(bedford, tx.)
answer 6
the brush is dense and gives medium to full coverage. it's a great brush at first, but the bristles tend to fall out when applying.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
laaashley
(augusta, ga)
Question
Can this brush be used for pressed powder?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
becca2482
(Dallas, TX)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
yes, it will work with pressed powder too
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cljsharon
(San Diego CA)
answer 2
Absolutely! Bare Escentuals or other translucent powders to set your makeup-it is perfect for it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
vainsupermom
(Hollywood,FL)
answer 3
Yes! I've used it for pressed powder and it does fine. You'll just have to test it on your hand first to get the application as precise as you want it.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 4
yes, in fact i do not use any BM/BE products anymore and use the brush exclusively for pressed powder (bronzers, shimmery cheek highlighters). This type of brush is great for blending. If you are used to using loose powder, you might need to amend the amount you put on the brush as you start to apply, because using it to apply pressed powder tends to make it go on more heavy. experiment with it when you have some time so when you're in a rush you know how to apply it quickly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skylarquinn
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 5
I believe it could be.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
turkeytail
(Gastonia, North Carolina)
answer 6
yes! ive used it with my nars pressed powder and my tarte pressed powder and my MAC studio fix and mineralize skin finish and it works fabulously.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
mooooonica
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Why did kabuki brush fall apart
I swished the brush in baby shampoo & water, rinsed and left to dri on it's side and when I went to use it the next day it fell apart on my face. any suggestions for future and can this be replaced.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
MySunshine824
(Bronx, NY)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Clinique makes a gentle brush cleaner for these brushes. If you have a Bare essentual brush, I can hardly believe it fell apart. I have cleaned mine several times and that has never happened. The baby shampoo might be to harsh...
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cljsharon
(San Diego CA)
answer 2
Not surprised it fell apart with attempting to wash it, mine sheds worse than an old cat with just using it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
faceoff
(Jackson, MS)
answer 3
I wash mine regularly with a conditioning shampoo, gently squeeze out the extra water and let it air dry and I've never had it fall apart on me.

After a few years my brush has started shedding a bit, but I credit that to it's continued use and normal wear and tear.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 4
i have washed my kabuki brush pretty much the same way several times. hot water, tiny but of soap, light scrubbing, thorough rinse, separating bristles so they dry faster. The first couple times i lost a few bristles but it didn't fall apart. you are supposed to wash your makeup brushes like the. if i were you i would call the retailer where you purchased it, explained what happened, sound dissatisfied, tell them it makes you think twice about ordering from them again if you can't trust their products, and usually they will replace the brush for free. if they wont, at least try to get free shipping (maybe expedited) from them for the trouble and "distress" this has caused you. This has worked for me so many times as long as i stress that things like this don't make me want to buy from the company because i can't trust them, it is annoying and time consuming to make these calls, and i do not have a makeup brush which i "desperately need". If it happens again i would try a different brand, there are several out there. good luck!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skylarquinn
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 5
I cleaned with BE cleaner and mine still fell apart. Its poor quality. BE only has a 30 day warranty, spehora told me to contact them and they told me to contact spehora....
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
aer151
(Athens, GA)
answer 6
I found out that there is now a special cleanser for the brushes.
This might help. NOTE: When I washed mine, I sat it brush up and the moisture eventually loosened the adhesive in the base. This causes the brush to fall out and shred.
answered 4 years ago
carnationl
(Columbus OH)
Question
Replacement
How often should this brush be replaced? I was mine on a semi-regular basis but it's been awhile since I've bought a new one. Also, mine seems to shed a lot--even when it was new.

Do others find that to be the case too?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
cleanclear
(Austin, TX)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is only my 2nd brush, my other one is still in working order but I noticed is getting shorter and does shed more. I do wash mine with a conditioning shampoo pretty often and let it air dry after squeezing all the excess water out.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 2
Sheds for me too. It's supposed to last forever by washing frequently, however I replace the brush about once a year or every 1.5 years. It's SO much nicer when it's new.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
rutbeauty
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 3
I find these brushes start shedding after about 4-6 months and then I replace them.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
shelbird
(Bristol CT)
answer 4
Mine also shed a lot and then one day totally fell apart on me! I think the washing loosened the adhesive. I switched over to Sephoras professional mineral brush (#45) and it seems better made
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
db1985
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 5
I'm on my second kabuki brush, and I had my first one for probably 2+ years. I washed it regularly. I am surprised to hear people say that the hairs fall out of their brush b/c that never happened to me. Maybe it was just some sort of manufacturing error?
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
prodancer
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
Yes, mine sheds too. Not sure how long before it needs replaced. I've used mine about a month now and it's still in great condition.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
spicylady
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
How often does it need to be replaced?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
stroi
(st louis, mo)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I replace mine twice a year because no matter how good you wash them they fall apart and the bristles become very hard and scratchy on the skin. When new the brush is super soft and works much better.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
gtg369
(Yonkers, NY)
answer 2
Don't buy it at all. Get a better quality brush and it will perform better and last longer!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kayteebee
(Alabama)
answer 3
I just got a new brush after 3 years...I used to just clean the old one, but decided it was time!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
loverofmakeup78
(Ma)
Question
Is there any warranty on brushes?
My Kabuki brush bristles are coming off all over me when I use it. I want to replace it and I need to order two more coverage powders. Is there any discount for this brush?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
wormy
(Taylorsville,NC)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
complete refund for shedding brush. The Lancome brush is far better.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
faceoff
(Jackson, MS)
answer 2
when I contacted they said I had to contact BE, I did and they said only a 30 day warranty. I will never buy again!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
aer151
(Athens, GA)
answer 3
Im surprised if this particular brush is shedding, but Sephora is so good they will most likely offer to exchange it for you
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
vgirl007
(Brooklyn, New York)
Question
What are the dimensions of this brush?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
MZurrianna
(New York, NY)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
i don't know exactly in terms of inches but i can give you an estimate. the bottom is probably an inch or a little more. the head fans out so it's probably an 1.5 to 1.66 inches wide. its height is anywhere between a little over 3" to max 4". its a small sturdy little brush. the part you hold on to is very small, but doesn't need to be any larger if you are using it to apply BE/BM foundations in the proper way. It doesn't take up much room in a makeup bag so its a plus. Sorry i couldn't be more specific, but i hoped i helped.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skylarquinn
(philadelphia, pa)
answer 2
Total hgt. 2.5" - Brush head is 2" in diameter. It seemed small when I first got mine (over 2 yrs ago) but, it does just fine for full face application!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dianaq
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
Base is 2.7 cm wide and 2 cm high. Hair is 3.8 cm high and 5-5.5 cm wide when spread. Total lenght of the brush is around 5.5 cm.
answered 5 years ago
Bigslacker
(Las Vegas, NV)
Question
How do you clean the Kabuki brush?
I have a bare escentuals kabuki brush, but I think it needs to be cleaned.
Is this possible without ruining the brush? Kathi
asked 6 years ago
kas11267
(Long Branch, NJ)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have a BE Kabuki and a BE Flawless Face brush (for blush), and I clean them regularly. To do so, I run the brush under the faucet to get it wet, with the brush facing DOWN so the water doesn't get in the handle (which would ruin the brush). Then I squirt a little hand soap in my palm, and swirl the brush in my hand, like I'm applying makeup. Then I rinse the brush really well (again, facing down), and repeat until the water runs clear.

My brushes last for years--I had to replace my kabuki after about 10 years of use, and my Flawless Face is the one I got in my starter kit--so I think this method works pretty well!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
meredithm
(Arlington, VA)
answer 2
with a cleanser that is specifically designed to cleanse brushes.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
stealmysunshine
(My heart is in CA)
answer 3
When cleaning your brushes, use either a brush cleaner or a mild facial cleanser or mild shampoo to cleanse them, and lie flat to dry. If you dry them standing up, the water could get into the ferrule (the part which holds to bristles to the handle) and dissolve the glue that holds the bristles in place, and this may cause hairs to come out of the brush.
answered 6 years ago
BelleDeJour
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How often do you need to replace BE brushes?
asked 6 years ago
annarae2
(Moorhead, MN)
on Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It needs replacing after only 8 months as it completely fell apart after shedding quite alot. I admit I used the brush daily for both foundation and Mineral Veil, but I expected it to last at least a full year!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Londonlass
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
The brushes don't need to be replaced. They just need to be washed on a weekly basis to keep them clean. As, I have had mines for years and they still work fine.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Prettychic
(Reserve, Louisiana)
answer 3
I've had mine for almost two years, and have never had to replace it. I use BE's Well Cared For brush cleaner to keep the hairs clean, soft, and conditioned. I think if you take care of it, it should last a while!

If a lot of hairs fall out immediately after purchasing it (as happened with me), return it! That's a defect. The replacement brush I got only sheds a few hairs a day.
answered 6 years ago
katd
(San Francisco, CA)
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