I do a lot of makeup on older people, and one of the most exciting breakthroughs I have seen in makeup for older people has been the Bare Escentuals style of mineral makeup. I really like the idea of the minimalist makeup and the application is easy and quick, leaving a beautiful glow and nice appearance. One of the things I have NOT liked is the Bare Escentuals brushes. The Handy Buki Brush is one of those brushes. **Product Details** The Handy Buki is a rounded ended brush which is made from natural fiber. It has a short black handle which is about 2 1/2 inches long and a long silver ferrule which is about the same length as the black handle. The labeling is silver so you can see which brush it is. The bristles are rather picky although to the hand it does not feel to bad. **Product Performance** The Handy Buki Brush from Bare Escentuals is one of the poorest brushes I have ever worked with. Although the shape of the brush is nice and the bristles are loaded up fairly well, the brush itself is a poor performer. I have tried using the Handy Buki for Bare Escentuals application and it does not work that well. The surface of the brush is irritating to the skin and I don't find that it applies the foundation well either. Washing- oh my gosh, this is the really BAD part. I washed my brush for the first time and the brush shed so much I was afraid it would come completely apart! The bristles splay out a bit with more use and it does not soften up even when I used hair conditioner on it! **The Bottom Line** I just do not like this brush. The Handy Buki is anything but handy. The quality is poor, the brush sheds like crazy, and it feels prickly against the skin too. If you want to stick with the Bare Escentuals line, I would suggest the Heavenly Face Brush instead. If you are interested in a cheaper brush that performs well, I would suggest the flat topped foundation or all purpose brush from Sonia Kashuk at Target.