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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 302 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 (5)
  • Pricey (3)

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 (90), Classic style (54), Budget shopper (53), Natural style (43), Trendy style (13)

Reviewed by 302 customers

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5.0

Must have!

By Hannah

from Wayland mi

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly
  • High Quality
  • Smooth Finish
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    Definitely worth the extra cost. I use this for my finishing powder and love it's soft feel and even application.

     
    3.0

    Didn't live up to the hype

    By M.

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Cruelty-Free
    • High Quality
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Just okay

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    I'm a big lover of Tarte Cosmetics, and this was the first of their brushes I have ever bought. It's a great quality brush - the bristles are soft and it gets your foundation evenly applied, but it didn't wow me. I could get the same effect using a (much cheaper) makeup sponge. While I adore every other tarte cosmetics makeup product I've ever purchased, I will be returning this brush.

     
    5.0

    This brush feels magical

    By Mleabruce

    from Krum, Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • Cruelty-Free
    • High Quality
    • 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 Tarte liquid foundation and then pressed powder...it the brush feels amazing on my skin.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Sue

      from New Jersey

      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 the brush - just received it, so not sure on the 'ease of cleaning' it.

         
        5.0

        my favorite foundation brush!

        By MamaWheeler

        from ruther glen, va

        Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

        Love this foundation brush! It helps applies my makeup beautifully. My holy grail brush!

         
        5.0

        Small bristles don't come out of it like some other brushes!

        By Happy nurse

        from WV

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Applies Evenly
        • Smooth Finish
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multi-Use

          Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

          I had bought a Younique foundation brush and love how it works, but it leaves pieces of the bristles on my face!! This one doesn't and is so smooth!

           
          5.0

          Blends foundation in a snap!

          By M Morse

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Evenly
          • High Quality
          • Smooth Finish
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              I have used this a few times with different foundations and they all blend out effortlessly with this brush. It is pricey, but from the first time I held it, I could tell it as made well.

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tired of hearing the word "DREAM" when referring to Makeup!!

              By Jlynn

              from IN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Applies Evenly
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Finish
              • Soft
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Wastes Make Up

              Best Uses

              • Highlighting & Contouring
              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              Please stop referring to your makeup as a dream! LOL. Anyone else getting sick of reading, "blends my makeup like a dream"? I know I am. Literally, every other review has the word dream in it. Same goes to Youtube. Come up with something else....it's old!

              The brush....It's great. It blends my makeup like a dream:)

               
              5.0

              Great quality

              By Jessica P

              from Kansas City

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              I bought this after deciding it was time for a new foundation brush and have no regrets. It's well worth the money. I've used it with several different foundations and it performs beautiful with all of them.

               
              5.0

              Flawless Finish

              By Hannah

              from Central Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Difficult to Clean
              • Wastes Make Up

              Best Uses

              • Liquid
              • Multi-Use
              • Powder

              Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

              I use this with my Tarte Foundation and it works like a dream! My makeup has never looked this smooth before. I find that the brush tends to absorb a lot of product, and it can be difficult to clean. Before purchasing this brush I always used a Beauty Blender, but since purchasing this brush I haven't needed to use my Beauty Blender. I am so happy with the coverage, finish, and overall quality of the brush.

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              15 Questions | 15 Answers
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              • 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
              • 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
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