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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 280 reviews)

98%

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)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (104)
  • Full coverage (77)
  • Going out (47)
  • Light to medium coverage (47)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Classic style (54), Budget shopper (46), Natural style (43), Trendy style (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (62), Medium (55), Deep (4)

Reviewed by 280 customers

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1.0

Don't waste your money!

By MakeupMommy

from Denham Springs, La

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Streaks

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

      It was an Ok foundation brush, but I haven't even had it 6 months and the brush has fell completely apart. When you spend this kind of money on a brush it should last a little longer than 6 months! Sticking with the beauty blender and my sigma brushes from now on!

       
      5.0

      Love Love Love

      By Jessy

      from San Diego

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid
        • Multi-Use

        Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

        Considering I'm a budget buyer, this is definitely worth the cash. :) great brush, I love it!

         
        5.0

        Great Brush

        By volchic

        from Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • High Quality
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

            After the first few uses, it applies very evenly. I guess you have to get some make up on the brush first and let it absorb some in order for it to apply more on your face than on the brush. But, after that, I look beautiful. :)

             
            5.0

            FAVORITE PURCHASE MAYBE EVER!!

            By busymombutistilllovetobepretty

            from MN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Amazing coverage with such little foundation
            • Applies Evenly
            • High Quality
            • Smooth Finish
            • So easy to apply foundation with this brush
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              I have had this brush about 2 weeks now & I am in love with this! I just started using liquid foundation, as the older I haev gotten the more uneven my skin tone is and I just wanted an even, light coverage look without that heavy make up look you see so often, It is amazing!! So easy to use, the brush is worth every penny! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I am guessing that as little foundation I have to use with this brush that my foundation will last at least twice as long if not longer than without using this brish to apply!

               
              5.0

              Would purchase again

              By Anitaa

              from Santa Rosa ca

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Streaks

              Best Uses

              • Liquid

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              It does leave streak if you don't know how to apply you buffer your liquid foundation into the skin

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Mel

              from Fort Worth

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Could be a little bit smaller

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Powder

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              I use this to apply my taste foundation and this makes it easy and fast to do. I'm very busy with work and school and this makes applying my makeup effortless.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Tessa wessa

              from Corpus Christi tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Liquid

                Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

                I use this brush to apply my foundation and it is amazing! It applies evenly and within a few seconds my face is flawless

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful coverage!

                By Kay

                from Sparks, NV

                About Me Brand 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:

                  Gorgeous finish for almost any liquid. Feels super soft on skin and doesn't leave foundation in creases.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love

                  By Studio

                  from Alabama

                  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:

                    Love everything about it

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great brush!

                    By Dee

                    from Keller

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Liquid
                      • Multi-Use
                      • Powder

                      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

                      This brush blew me away! It is so soft,yet really dense. It blends like a dream and cuts down on my foundation application time!

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        If this brush is used with pressed powder foundation.. What kind of covarage will I get?
                        Asked on 12/5/2015 by Maria from Minnesota

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The level of coverage would depend on the formula of your product. Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush works wonderfully with all foundation formulas including liquid, loose powder, pressed powder, and cream!

                          Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Do you recommend using this brush with a different type of foundation?
                        Asked on 11/16/2015 by Emily from Syracuse, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush works wonderfully with all foundation formulas including liquid, loose powder, pressed powder, and cream!

                          Answered on 11/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Can you use this brush for blush or highlighter?
                        Asked on 10/27/2015 by Sarah from Oklahoma

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        How can I clean this brush??
                        Asked on 3/11/2015 by Lee from Stuart, FL

                        1 answer

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