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Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

Tarte

The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

Item #: 2241952

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A revolutionary foundation brush that is not only supremely soft, versatile and durable for use, but also made of sustainably harvested bamboo.

This foundation brush flawlessly blends and buffs makeup for a perfectly airbrushed effect. Vegan friendly.
Dispense a quarter-size amount of foundation to the back of your hand. Pick up a small amount using the Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush and brush onto your skin, starting at the center of your face and blending out. Achieve a flawless, even complexion by soft circular buffing sweeps.

To clean brush: Run the bristles of the makeup brush under warm running water, avoiding the handle. Apply a small amount of shampoo to bristles and work into a light lather. Rinse bristles thoroughly under running water and continue rinsing until water runs clear. Gently squeeze excess water out of bristles and place on a level surface to air-dry before next use. Clean brush as often as needed.

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TarteThe Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
 
4.8

(based on 316 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft bristles (109)
  • Blends well (99)
  • Easy to use (98)
  • Functional (76)
  • Great design (76)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (17)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Wastes make up (7)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (104)
  • Full coverage (77)
  • Going out (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (47)
  • Liquid (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (95), Budget shopper (57), Classic style (54), Natural style (43), Trendy style (13)

Reviewed by 316 customers

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5.0

My Everyday Brush!

By Jennaayy

from Lewisville, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Easy To Clean
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    I love this brush! Blends very well!!

     
    5.0

    Love this brush

    By HavanaxHanoi

    from Fayetteville,NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

      newest favorite foundation brush! now ill admit that price tag had me thinking for a good while but im glad i went for it. I use with my estee lauder double wear let me say this though, my usual amount that I use for my other brushes was WAY too much for this brush!! so use less because with this brush less goes a long way. as far as holding gunk I find the bush is one of my better ones. yes it does retain some product as as expected but it is alot better than when I use my flat top brushes for makeup application. its a lovely splurg item.

       
      4.0

      Why haven't I tried this sooner??

      By Jackie

      from Chicago

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Lessens coverage power
      • Wastes Make Up

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

      This brush is super soft on my face, but I am waiting to see what happens after I wash it the first time. It does apply my Tarte and IT liquid foundations smoothly and effortlessly but I feel like I am putting more on the brush than I would with my hands. I get that using my fingers to apply my foundation makes most makeup artists wince in pain lol but I have never had breakouts or any other implications with that technique. The brush effortlessly blends the makeup across my face but I feel like it takes away from the coverage and I end up applying another 1/2 layer where I need it (some hyper pigmentation on my cheeks). I chose to go with a brush since I get more of an airbrush look than applying with my fingers. I like the overall look/feel with this brush just wish it didn't soak up so much of my foundation.

       
      4.0

      Pretty decent

      By Cake

      from Gate City VA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Hard to use if you have small hands

      Best Uses

      • Liquid

      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

      Pretty good brush I've never really used a brush for applying foundation until this one and I love it covers very well I just wish the handle was a little slimmer as I have small hands

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best. Brush. Ever

      By KarlyG

      from IL

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly
      • Easy To Clean
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Finish
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

        This is by far the best brush I have ever used for my Too Faced and Tarte powder foundation. I have tried others, but nothing is better.

         
        4.0

        I love this brush!!!!

        By Cindy

        from Ohio

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Easy To Clean
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Liquid
          • Multi-Use
          • Powder

          Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

          I use this brush to apply my foundation and I love it!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Brush

          By Paulo

          from Boston, Ma.

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • Easy To Clean
          • High Quality
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid

            Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

            This brush is so soft and easy to use! It blends my foundation with ease!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Cherri

            from Savannah ga

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Applies Evenly
            • Cruelty-Free
            • Easy To Clean
            • High Quality
            • Smooth Finish
            • Soft
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              Love it because it gives you an even tone and it's easily cleaned

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OH MY SQUAD.

              By Daphne the confused flamingo

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • Cruelty-Free
              • Easy To Clean
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Foundation

                Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

                This has been one of the best investments I've ever made! The beauty sponge soaked up too much of my foundation and this brush doesn't waste product! I love it!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes!

                By Susan

                from Kentucky

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Evenly
                • High Quality
                • Smooth Finish
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Liquid

                  Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

                  LOVE this brush! It gives the perfect airbrushed finish, while making full coverage foundation look natural as opposed to cakey. I've used a few different foundations and all go on smoothly with this brush. Definitely worth the price.

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                  16 Questions | 16 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Does this work well for application of liquid foundation? I've been having trouble finding a good brush.
                    Asked on 1/18/2017 by Emily from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this is our best-selling brush and is made for liquid foundation formulas.

                      Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Does this brush help create a higher level of coverage? If not, does it, with liquid foundation, help press the product better allowing for a smoother application and finish? Thanks!
                    Asked on 11/14/2016 by Meghan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Its great for blending and building your perfect level of coverage. This is one of our best-selling products - you're going to love it!

                      Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this brush work for bronzer application?
                    Asked on 11/8/2016 by Operadiva from Melbourne, Florida

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this brush good for tarte's BB tinted primer SPF 30?
                    If this brush is not good for this product then what other brush is good for tarte's BB tinted primer SPF 30?
                    Asked on 9/24/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This brush is great for liquid formulas, including our BB tinted treatment primer!

                      Answered on 9/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Where is the bamboo from?
                    Asked on 9/8/2016 by RagePuppy from Providence, RI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      China

                      Answered on 9/19/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Has anyone tried using this with make up forever hd liquid foundation or Mac studio fix? Did you like the results?
                    Asked on 6/26/2016 by Samantha from Jacksonville, FL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This brush is great across liquid foundation formulas and is ideal for applying tarte's Amazonian clay full coverage foundation SPF 15. Enjoy!

                      Answered on 6/27/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    What is the difference, if any, between this brush and Tarte's Airbuki brush?
                    Asked on 6/22/2016 by Jai from Georgia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This brush features cruelty free, ultra-plush bristles ideal for applying liquid foundation formulas like our Amazonian clay full coverage foundation SPF 15. The airbuki brush features more dense & compact, cruelty free bristles that are great for buffing on weightless powder foundations. The airbuki brush was also designed to fit perfectly in the applicator of our Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation.

                      Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Will this work with the new hybrid gel foundation? I own this brush and love it and don't really want to buy a new one if I don't have to
                    Asked on 5/15/2016 by Danielle from Nj

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this brush is amazing for a range of creamy complexion formulas and will apply our new empowered hybrid foundation flawlessly!

                      Answered on 5/17/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    How dense is this brush and how soft?
                    Asked on 3/20/2016 by Olivia from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is our best-selling foundation brush and is super plush & fluffy. It features ultra-soft, synthetic bristles perfect for applying liquid foundation formulas.

                      Answered on 3/23/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    lately I've been using the amazon clay liquid foundation and also the the powder foundation (as a setting powder to get more coverage) and i was wondering if i could use this brush for the liquid then the powder right after. will it ruin or wear out the brush? would it still hold all the products? do i need to use two separate brushes?
                    Asked on 3/1/2016 by brooke

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thanks for reaching out, Brooke! The buffer applies our Amazonian clay full coverage liquid foundation like a dream & works great across other foundation formulas. However, we don't recommend applying both liquid & powder formulas with the same brush as it could cause uneven applications. For our Amazonian clay airbrush foundation, we recommend using it's custom airbuki powder foundation brush. Hope this helps!

                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5560097

                      Answered on 3/2/2016 by Brand Expert from tarte cosmetics
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