Friday, January 10, 2014

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush Review

Gifted By a Friend

becca the one perfecting brush review
BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush Profile

BECCA was founded by makeup artist Rebecca Morrice Williams back in 2001. The brand offers a fairly comprehensive spectrum of foundation, cheek and lip shades along with other complementary beauty products. 

BECCA released an all-in-one brush near the end of 2013. A blogger friend of mine, Lisa of Cosmetic Sanctuary, sent one to me because she's super lovely! Check her out if you haven't already, she will blow you away with her polish swatches! I've been using this brush on and off and would love to share my thoughts with those of you still considering purchasing it.


This brush retail for $49

Where to Buy

This can be purchased through Sephora/

BECCA The One Perfecting Brush Review

Product Type

This is an all-in-one face brush that reminds me of a stubby, square paint brush with a paddle-like handle. 

The Bristles

This brush has natural goat hair bristles, which is typically my personal preference for face brushes, but obviously not the right choice for someone that prefers vegan brushes. The bristles are fairly densely packed, but extremely soft and with plenty of flexibility. They pick up powders extremely well and work well in picking up creams and liquids. 


This actually only shed 1 little bristle, which is actually really good. It's not uncommon for me to find that even the best quality brushes shed a bristle or two when first used. I haven't had any shedding since and the bristles still look great.

The Shape

The shape is really interesting. I've seen a few brushes with someone similar heads in the last year, but none that I can think of with this exact same handle and brush head combo. Holding it is fairly comfortable in the hand, though for long-time makeup brush users it may feel a bit odd at first. 


I tried using this brush in a number of different ways. According to BECCA it can take the place of 10 different makeup tools: foundation brush, powder brush, contour brush, bronzer brush, stipple brush, blush brush, fan brush, concealer brush, kabuki, or sponge. While I think that brushes are extremely personal in nature, I think using this brush will really be up to the individual, the way he/she applies makeup, face/feature shape and size, etc. 

For me, I didn't really love this for apply foundation all over the face. I prefer round brushes for that personally. It can definitely be used for applying powders all over the face and it works fairly well. Because it is fairly short and somewhat densely packed, I suggest using a light hand so as not to disturb makeup already on the face if applying powder to set it. This could be used for highlighting and contouring, but I personally prefer much smaller brushes for that and find this a little bit wider than what I tend to work with.. 

So what was my favorite use for this brush? I absolutely love it as a blush brush. I think it's fantastic. It's the perfect width and it's rectangular head makes it easy to apply blush and pull the cheek bones up with a few strokes. It's earned a place in my daily-used brushes as a result!

I would like to note that because it has such a long head, I found I preferred picking up product with one end of the brush rather than its entire length. Not only did I feel it applied better this way and prevented wasted product from being left on the brush, but even my largest compacts weren't large enough to fit the entire brush on it. Swiping the entire brush across powder products tended to cause extra product to be brushed out of the pan which was another reason I tended to only use one side versus the entire length.

Final Re-cap


This brush retail for $49

Where to Buy

This can be purchased through Sephora/

Final Thoughts

Would I recommend this brush? I actually would if you're open to playing around a bit and experimenting to determine how it works best for you. While $49 may seem expensive if I only tend to use it as a blush brush, I'm actually totally happy with that. I actually think most people will find multiple uses for it and I personally prefer more expensive brushes because I tend to find they wear better and work better. I have actually had some brushes that I didn't retire until they hit 10 years old because they were that great quality-wise. If you aren't the type to wear makeup often or you prefer budget brushes, this probably isn't the right brush for you unless you get the opportunity to see one in person first.

I think this could be a fantastic brush for someone looking for something new!

What do you think? Would you invest in this unique brush by BECCA Cosmetics?


  1. Glad you like it! I love it for blushes as well <3

  2. What a great brush - I have one like this and I use it for my blushes and bronzers - you're absolutely right - it works great to pull it up over cheekbones! Great review! <3

  3. This would be great for bronzer! Great review.

    1. It definitely could be depending on how you like to apply it! Thanks!

  4. I like that this can be used in place of lots of different brushes...I like to keep it simple! However, I personally would probably chose a vegan option!

  5. Make Up For Ever released a collection near the end of 2013 with synthetic brushes with more artistic shapes. Sephora carries them so if you have one near you, you could check them out! Several have the paintbrush-like shapes and while they may say they're meant for one purpose, the type of products they're meant for and shape is more important imo.

    Hope that helps!

  6. I really need to invest in some good brushes. Maybe I will start with this one!


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