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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 294 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 (4)
  • 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 (87), Classic style (54), Budget shopper (49), Natural style (43), Trendy style (13)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (62), Medium (55), Deep (4)

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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.

 
5.0

Blends like a dream

By Naenae

from Redding, ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Evenly

Cons

  • Does not give heavy coverage

Best Uses

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    This brush is so soft and really blends foundation quickly and evenly. I feel like it soaks up a lot of product as I am using quite a bit of foundation and still come out with light/medium light coverage.

     
    3.0

    I wish this brush was better

    By Cyganx

    from Langhorne PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Cruelty-Free

    Cons

    • Feels Rough On Skin
    • Uneven Application
    • Wastes Make Up

    Best Uses

    • Liquid
    • Multi-Use

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    I wanted to love this brush. I searched every corner of the internet in search of the ultimate synthetic application brush. I already use the Amazonian Clay liquid foundation by Tarte, so I figured this had to be the perfect combo!
    Not so much. I used it 4 times, hoping I was just having a bad skin day or something the first few times. Finally I took my makeup off and re-applied it with a synthetic flat kabuki and it did a way better job.
    I'm not suggesting this product is bad. i LOVE Tarte and I swear by their products. I just had much higher expectations of this brush. It also absorbs a lot more product than a synthetic flat kabuki.
    Just not for me. I give it 3 stars because I love the bamboo handle, the design is beautiful, and as I said previously I love the brand. It may be good for bronzing. It's just not good for liquid foundation for me. I will be returning.

     
    4.0

    This is a great brush!

    By Lama

    from Freeport, Fl

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Applies Evenly
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Finish
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Doesn't come with a cover for travel.

    Best Uses

    • Liquid

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    Never spent this much on a single brush before now. I am looking forward to having this brush for a long time.

     
    5.0

    A must!!!

    By WWJD

    from Alta Loma, ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    Where have you been all my life? Great brush. I prefer it over my beauty blender. It's worth the investment. Last long. Applies evenly and flawlessly. Makes foundation and setting powder airbrush looking. The bristles are light and soft.

     
    5.0

    this is really nice

    By lazymakeup

    from Minnesota

    Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

    I use it for powder because I had trouble with liquid foundation. It does powders like a dream and u can do ur bronzer beautifully and super fast.

     
    5.0

    I love this

    By Sarah Barah

    from Charlestown, IN

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Liquid
      • Powder

      Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

      I'm so happy I bought this! It blends foundation like a dream, quickly, and with no streaks. It is SOOO soft too. I love it. Wish it was cheaper, but overall I'm happy with it.

       
      5.0

      I highly recommend this product!

      By Missy Patterson

      from Meadow Bridge WV

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

          I don't use near as much makeup applying with this brush!

           
          5.0

          Best foundation brush I have ever used!

          By Kim

          from Kansas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Liquid
            • Multi-Use
            • Powder

            Comments about Tarte The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush:

            Love this brush. It's easy to apply and makeup goes on great!

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            14 Questions | 14 Answers
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            • 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
            • 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
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