I purchased the Becca ‘The One Perfecting Brush’ ($49) during the Sephora VIB sale, after watching many YouTube reviews, including the Sephora/Becca video about how to use the brush. This brush is said to be able to do everything at once without the need for other brushes: foundation, blush, bronzer, and highlighting.
From start to finish, primer to powder, The One Perfecting Brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders and anything in between. Non-porous, high-quality goat hair allows product to sit on top of bristles rather than absorbing, ensuring a seamless application with no wasted product. It can be used effectively as a foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or sponge.
Compared to my hand
The bristles have no dye, so there’s no chance of bleeding while washing. I haven’t had any problems with shedding so far, and the bristles are incredibly soft. The brush itself is very lightweight as well. The handle is a soft matte texture, similar to NARS packaging, but not as “sticky”. It is more smooth.
You can cover a lot of space with this brush because it is so wide, making it easy to work quickly. I have to admit that I was totally skeptical that you can do EVERYTHING with this brush. I was even afraid to try it out with the recommended method, because I didn’t want to ruin any blush/bronzer/highlight by using a cream first. I decided to bite the bullet and try it, and it does work, because the liquid that is left behind just sinks into the bristles. I wouldn’t do this more than twice between washes though, because product will build up quickly. Still, it applies foundation beautifully, better than the Beauty Blender. Also, this is a more economical purchase in the long run, because of how often the Beauty Blender needs to be replaced.
Before I purchased this brush, I wondered how it compared to the EcoTools Face and Body brush. Although they are both large brushes, they are pretty different from each other in construction and how they are used.
The Becca brush is taller than the EcoTools brush, and not as wide. The bristles are more dense as well, while the EcoTools brush is quite fluffy.
They are about the same length, but definitely not dupes. I still love the EcoTools Face and Body brush though, and definitely recommend it if you are looking for a large face brush (I use it primarily for bronzing and highlighting).
I am really happy with The One Perfecting brush and believe it is worth the high price tag! If you’re interested in this brush, I recommend watching some YouTube reviews, and the video on how to use the brush if you want to learn more about it.