June 29, 2009

Too Faced Flatbuki Brush Review

One of my all time favorite purchases recently is the Too Faced FlatBuki Brush. I held off purchasing this for a while since I have so many facial brushes (kabuki and otherwise) it seemed a terrible waste to get another. After seeing the brush in person, purchasing it, and finally using it, I find myself asking, “How did you ever get along without this little brush?”

Jump ahead for a brief review on the Too Faced Flatbuki Brush!

With a mere $12.50 price tag this is probably one of thee cheapest (and perhaps tiniest) brush in my collection. I think it’s well worth a check out and purchase for the price as it multitasks at applying bronzes, blushers, powders, and shimmers perfectly onto your face with little to no work on your part. A quick tap and swirl blends color seamlessly on my cheeks.

The Too Faced Flatbuki is actually a smaller version of the regular Too Faced Retractable Kabuki. Mind you this isn’t retractable nor does it have the standard kabuki look or feel. The brush is a flat head and not as dense or round as many other kabuki styles. It’s flat, very soft, and lacks the density of a regular kabuki style brush. The flat head allows it to fit nicely onto the contour of cheeks and allows for a nice sweeping motion for blush application. I personally wouldn’t attempt mineral foundation with this style brush but for using with blushes, bronzers, or other powder it’s a winner.

The brush is particularly great for brighter blushes or bronzers as the bristles pick up just the right amount of color without overdoing it. You can gradually build color up without going overboard. The brush feels incredible on my face as the bristles are incredible soft. It sports a cute pink metallic handle with a floral motif which is particularly flattering if you’re a lover of girly pink bits and bobs.

I simply adore the brush and recommend snagging one especially with it’s inexpensive price tag. The only thing that can be annoying is it’s not particularly travel friendly and can get easily get crushed in your makeup bag. But hey that goes for any style kabuki brush or brushes in general.

Loves this!

Great value for a sweet little multitasking brush that makes makeup application a snap.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Whit

    How well do you think this brush would work with liquid foundations? It seems small enough for that!

    • the Muse

      hi whit I personally wouldn’t use this for foundation application, it’s flat and floppy so it won’t get good flawless coverage, prob make a mess. That is if you’re using with creams or liquids…for powder I’d try a rounder kabuki!

  • kim

    Can you please tell me the measurements of the Flatbuki brush? Thanks:)

  • sarah Mathianas

    im considering this because i was looking for an inexpensive kabuki. would it work on mac’s magically cool liquid powder?

    • the Muse

      sarah good brush but not so fab for the magically cool liquid. I’d go with a rounder kabuki or a softer poof for application of the powder!

      • sarah mathianas

        thanks for the heads up. Is there a particular brush you recommend for that?

        • the Muse

          I have the le mini kabuki from mac which I like to use with these. any mini kabuki works great ;D

  • sarah Mathianas

    I’m torn now between this and the retractable kabuki by too faced. my current blush brush is en epic fail and doesn’t blend well. so i’m in need to good blush blush but i’ve been wanting a kabuki. which one do you recommend?

  • Whit

    I just got the retractable kabuki and it’s amazing to use with my MAC Studio Fix Powder. I plan on picking up the flatbuki for blushes. These are the softest brushes ever!