Wednesday, September 18, 2019

bareMinerals Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

A long-time reader sent me an email asking if I could review the bareMinerals Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush for her because she wasn't sure if it was the right brush for her, and wanted my advice. She neither uses the bareMinerals Loose Powder Foundations, for which this brush was specifically made, nor does she use any other powder foundations. Instead, she uses a liquid foundation and then often uses a light dust of a setting powder afterward. Giuliana stated that while she certainly didn't need this brush, she was intrigued by, and attracted to, its unusual design. 

Given that I have a rather fetishistic desire to collect unusual brushes, I was similarly intrigued by this brush. I should also preface this review by stating that I don't ever use powder foundations, of any sort, but instead prefer liquid and cream variants. I occasionally use a setting powder very sparingly, but more often than not I do not. That said, I really like this brush a lot, and do, in fact, use it.
bareMinerals Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush is a cruelty-free brush made from synthetic bristles, and it has an unusual convex domed well in the center that is designed to hold their loose mineral foundations. The bristles are very soft and comfortable against the skin, and they do an exemplary job in their ability to apply and blend powder formulas. I have found that it is excellent for applying and blending all powder formulas, and find great utility in using it to blend out blush, highlighters and any other powder products when I seek a seamless finish.

Most people who use the bareMinerals Loose Powder Foundations seem very happy with this brush, but I think that there are other people, like me, who don't use powder foundations who would still enjoy using this brush. Do you need it? Of course not, but that doesn't mean that you won't enjoy using it.

The brush measure 3 1/2" from base to tip, and the densely packs head of bristles measures a little over 1".
According to bareMinerals,

Specifically engineered to hold loose powder foundation like water in a sponge, the patent-pending Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush features a skirted silhouette with a rounded center that provides impeccable, even coverage. Designed to fit perfectly into the lids of our award-winning ORIGINAL and MATTE Foundation pots, and to be used with the Swirl, Tap, Buff application method, this makeup brush captures and contains more product with less effort, giving you a fast, flawless finish.

Incredibly soft to the touch, this unique-looking makeup brush is made with luxurious synthetic fibers that stay intact with its included clear plastic sleeve. The elongated fibers on the outside and the convex dome center are designed to hold loose minerals to provide even, sheer-to-full coverage and reduce makeup application time.

- Distinctive makeup brush design is precisely sized to fit in the ORIGINAL and MATTE -Foundation pot lids
- Foundation brush provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage
- Ultra-soft synthetic fibers and unique convex center hold loose powder like water to a sponge
- Delivers fast and even coverage, reducing application time
Overall Assessment: If you are intrigued by this brush, but are on-the-fence, it might be worth going and looking at it, in person, before taking the plunge. However, I will say that I am getting a lot of use out of mine.

$32.00 from bareMinerals, Sephora, Macy's, NordstromUlta and QVC (Affiliate Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. I'm curious about the brush for sure! I always used a flat top kabuki with loose mineral foundation.

    1. It's a really cool brush, Courtney! It's definitely worth checking out in person the next time you are near one of their counters!

  2. I remember when I first saw this brush and how intriguing it looked. I don't use loose powder foundation so I never picked up the brush. But it might be great with a pressed powder now that I think about it.

    1. That's how I felt as well. It works beautifully with pressed powders as well!

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    1. Isn't it great?! I am so glad that you have it too, Cindy!


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