A mineral makeup convert knows that once he/she gets immersed to the world of mineral makeup, the sponges and powder puffs slowly exit their way from the new mineral makeup convert’s dictionary. All there will be left, are makeup brushes. Makeup brushes are the only tools that will work great with loose mineral makeup.
I’ve had the Mineral Essence Retractable Kabuki Brush and I can say that this works best with mineral foundation. It’s very dense, and the quality of the brush is just superb. The body ( the silver part ) is plastic, and is very sturdy, and as you pull off the cap and twist out the brush, you see a dense-looking kabuki. Very, very dense indeed with packed, short bristles that can guarantee instant coverage. I’d be lying if I said this brush did not shed a bit as retractable kabukis tend to shed more than normal makeup brushes, but the shedding stops after the supposed “shedding period”, as shedding is just minimal in this kabuki brush.
One thing I also love about this brush is that the cover of the brush has a mirror on it. It definitely gives the user an advantage of checking her face as she is applying mineral makeup or retouching, if he/she forgets to bring a mirror, since usual loose minerals come in pot, and aren’t in compact form that have mirrors attached to them already.
Overall, priced at $35.00, it is not an affordable buy, but it definitely is a worthy buy because of its sturdy make, its packed bristles, and the mirror with it already. I’m very very happy to have this with me as it saves me alot during my travels when I could not just laze around spending alot of time applying makeup!