April 17, 2012

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Kabuki Brush Review

Was there every a more perfect brush made than the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Kabuki Brush?

Nay! Nay there never was.

The Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Kabuki Brush is the type of brush you get three of. That’s right, splurge, go get three, hell, get four…use one for your creams, one for your liquids, and ones for your powders and minerals and set aside one for a back up just in case you’re ever without this most beloved brush.

Excellent, you NEED it, NOW! Best brush I ever owned.

This chunky round barreled brush has super short, dense bristles and allows you to buff creams, powders, liquids, and other bases into your skin to a flawless finish.


It can be most compared to the brush that comes with one of my very favorite foundations, Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation.

The dense bristles are the key to the airbrushed effect here as you don’t have useless, floppy bristles that try to buff product into your skin but just end up making a mess. These bristles fit close to your skin and allow you to buff product in fully for a lightweight, airbrushed, flawless finish.

It pretty much works with all bases perfectly!

Physicians Formula doesn’t exactly have a great track record with brushes. The ones included with their compacts are awful. They shed, they are scratchy and uncomfortable on skin, and just a general nightmare. So count me surprised and quite delighted how amazing their first foray into the beauty tool world went!

Moral of the story?

This an essential brush and everyone should own it.

Very Muse Approved for purchase.

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You NEED it.

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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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    • the Muse

      depends on where you purchase…anywhere from $8.99-$11.99 🙂

  • Agata

    it seems like it, I just read the reviews on Ulta website and it does seem to be great!

  • Cj

    It looks like a really short sigma f80 brush :O I’m gonna have to get a bunch of these… Not only because you told me to (lol) but the brush is also my favorite color!! It’ll match my room… and my car! WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT!

    • the Muse

      LOL ;-D wait for a BOGO and CVS save some $$! Well worth picking a few up imho! I have several to use with different foundation mediums, best brush evahs!

  • Stephanie L.

    Ha ha! I have used this brush for a long time and am in love. I just about had a panic attack yesterday thinking they might discontinue it, so I bought 3 extra. Just reading this makes the crazy in me think I should get at least one more, or two….

    • the Muse

      i don’t blame you I have two in my beauty closet, unused, JUST in case!

    • the Muse

      gonna throw it out there and say it is prob synthetic, I tossed the box so can’t confirm but it’s a lucky guess.

  • Littlecreek

    Well count me interested. I’ve never had much luck using foundation brushes and I’ve been wanting one that will apply liquids with the flawless finish everyone raves about(right now I just use my fingers). I’ll give this one a go, if it makes you geek out that hard, it must be worth a shot!

    • the Muse

      WELL worth it littlecreek! ;-D especially creams, it brushes them into skin to a flawless light finish! amazing!

    • the Muse

      don’t use cinema brush cleaner on it ;-D it destroyed one of mine. However, it works fine with baby shampoo but I prefer mac brush cleaner for the best results, pour a little in a plastic bowel, swish it around, rinse and dry, perfect

  • Grace

    Hey Muse, I was wondering if you use this with your BB Creams as well? I’ve been wondering whether I should try this with my powders, I had no idea people used it for liquids and creams!

    • the Muse

      grace, for the best benefits of a bb cream you wanna apply by traditional Asian method in my humblest. But if you’re using with BB Creams from here in the states, sure, why not ;-D

  • Kate

    Thanks for this recommendation. I will stock up, definitely. 🙂

  • Hillarie

    I was curious about this, but I assumed it would just be a dyed version of the brush from their airbrushing powder foundation (but that one had natural bristles and was so scratchy!) – but now I’m very tempted to try it out 🙂

  • Jen

    Do you apply your makeup then use this to buff or do you actually use this to apply?

    • the Muse

      i apply cream foundation/bb cream with it. buff it in and than apply makeup such as blush, eyeshadow, etc

  • MEP

    I have to THANK YOU for this brush review, I picked one up at Ulta with my 20% off coupon and I have never loved any cosmetic or tool as much as I love this brush. Seriously. I use it to apply Bare Minerals foundation and I LOVE IT. So soft, huge surface area, and the application is flawless. The BM kabuki brush was so rough it made my eye area break out, and this brush has fixed that issue and more. Thanks so much!

    • the Muse

      yeah so happy to hear it mep! ;-D you can use it for creams too ;-D! wahooo! I always love hearing beauty success stories.

  • Emily

    I got mine from ross today for 4 dollars. Figured I’d buy it to try it. I opened it and felt it, but have yet to use it.