Product Review: Too Faced Retractable Bronze-buki Brush
Where can you purchase this: Too Faced website, Sephora, etc...
Made in China
Description on the back: Bronze-buki has been specifically engineered to apply bronzers in an airbrushed, layered fashion. The longer crimped bristles pick up the ideal amount of bronzer while the shorter bristles buff in color for an even, natural finish.
My thoughts: The first time I saw this at the Too Faced event I thought it was adorable. Who wouldn't want a pink and brown retractable brush! I also loved that it was a flat top. I already own a Too Faced retractable kabuki brush, and I love how soft it is. I had high hopes for this Bronze-buki brush.
The first thing I did is wash my brush. I was pretty impressed how easy it is to wash it. I didn't see any bleeding, as well as, shedding. That's a big bonus especially as times goes on it won't shed that often. Either I didn't wash my brush that well or the hair is just this way. Whenever I touch the hair, it feels oily but it isn't. After you touch the brush and rub your fingers together, you do not feel the oil.
I love how the hairs are a mixture of light pink and brown. Such gorgeous colors! I also noticed there are two types of hairs, short and long. From the description, the long hair picks up the powder and the short hairs buff it onto the skin. I can see that happening. I also love how dense it is at the barrel and loose at the top, brown hairs. On the box, it says it's Teddy Bear Hair. I'm not too sure what Teddy Bear Hair means. I had to look on the website. It says...
'Teddy Bear Hair: Too Faced's one of a kind "Teddy Bear Hair" is an exclusive, super soft and luxurious fiber that grabs and blends pigments for a professional looking application without any of the animal cruelty associated with natural hair brushes.'
I love how Too Faced is against animal cruelty! When you own pets, you tend to respect that in a company. :)
It has a pull up and down, the brown metallic part. There's one thing I love about this one! My first retractable brush I own is from Essence of Beauty. I liked that brush when I did not know better. Now that I look back, I'm not too keen on that brush. The reason is that the pull up and down part would grab the hairs on the outside, and time goes on I can see the hair getting tangled on the outside. Too Faced brushes are well made that the hairs on the outside does not get tangled. I've had this brush more than half a year, and I still do not see tangled hair on the outside.
You put the lid on the brown metallic that goes up and down. I love how sturdy it is! Once it's on, it's on unless you take it off. Then you push it down so the brown, metallic part goes down and does not show. Either I got a rejected piece or all the brushes does this. Mine doesn't fully stay down. It moves up and down depending on where the brush is. It's not a big deal. It's really minor in comparison.
Here's how the brush looks in daylight. The packaging is a pink, shiny, metallic container. Depending where you store your brush, it can get bruised and scratched. Luckily for me, it doesn't happen much but I can see it happening.
The name of the brush says it's for bronzing, but I disagree. I think you can use it for any powder products. I use it to buff my powder when I need a touch. It's easy to carry, just put it in my makeup bag and go. You can use it for blush, bronzer, powder, and so on. It is up to you. Just use your imagination. ;)
* Too Faced brushes
* Against animal cruelty.
* Cute colors!
* Can carry in your purse.
* Versatile brush.
* Flat top.
* No scent.
* Outside hair does not get tangled.
* Extremely soft.
* Buffers well.
* Brown, metallic that goes up and down isn't fully intact.
* Packaging can get damage if handled wrong.
Would I repurchase: Yes!
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws
Thank you Too Faced for the brush!!! :)
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me for attending the Too Faced event. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.