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Ulta's Oval Foundation Brush is made with soft, densely packed hair to help create a flawless, airbrushed finish.
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Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
So I gave in and finally bought one of these. I've tried so many foundation gadgets, I figured what's one more? After some trial and error, I love this thing. First things first. If you try to apply foundation with a heavy hand, you're probably not going to like the results. If you use as much foundation as you normally use, you probably won't like the results, either. Think of this brush as something totally different from what you're accustomed to. Foundation will look sort of painted on, otherwise. I used less than half the amount that I normally use, and it blended, and blended, and blended (and blended!) until my skin looked almost flawless. For perspective, I'm 53, and I've got my share of fine lines, and also large pores in the T zone, especially on my nose. This little brush with a much smaller amount of foundation made my skin look air brushed. I use a light serum foundation most of the time, but it worked just as well with my medium coverage Nars liquid foundation and my IT Cosmetics full coverage foundation. I just needed a LOT less of those. I don't know how everyone else uses it, but I work in a circular motion. Little swirls around and around, all over my face, and feathering out around the hairline and down under my chin towards my neck. I do have a few small spots of melasma. I added the tiniest bit more foundation to the bristles and brushed on a little more in those areas, and they disappeared. For me, this works so much better than beauty sponges.
If you like brushes like this, you might love this brush. Maybe someone with like NO PORES and using full coverage foundation. It seemed like a nice quality, relatively soft.
For me at 38, trying to get a natural look, using a medium coverage foundation, this disturbed my bit of dryness making product cling to the dry patches, made it hard to get an even application, and dragged the product over my cheeks causing it to sink into my pores but not cover any redness.
Kory72 from San Antonio,TX
I love the way this brush feels and the way it blends. The only thing I don't love, and it's a deal breaker, is that it soaks up SO much of my foundation! I have to use MORE THAN DOUBLE the amount that I use with my normal brush (the one that came with my foundation) or with my beauty blender. My foundation is $45 and that's not chump change for me so back the brush goes.
Allyson from Arizona
A little foundation goes a long way with this brush. I was using the Ulta angle brush for my foundation and it didn't blend very well and I ended up used a lot more foundation just to get coverage. I used very little foundation and this brush blended all over my face very well. I highly recommend.
Bri from Charlotte
It glides over my face nicely and blends in great.
dohdeeliciousness from Home
I struggled to figure out how much makeup, how much pressure, application direction, etc...I couldn't get a natural look with this brush. Maybe I will try again at some point. The brush stained from first use and only got worse. I wash my foundation brushes/tools after every use. The brush is soft, dense, comfortable in the hand, and did not irritate my skin.
It is a nice brush, just not for me.
Kim from Meadville, PA
This made putting on my foundation quick and it looked flawless! I have always wanted to try the Artemis line but it's so pricey. This is worth it. Get 2.
CaroleO from WV
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Angelina from Broomfield, Co.
Goes on smooth using big circles, doesn't leave lines or look Cakey!
AMC from Goodyear Az
This is the first foundation brush I have ever bought. I hate to say it but normally I just use my fingers. I'm absolutely impressed with this! My foundation went on evenly & smooth. Honestly, for the price this is a steal :-) I'm really glad I bought this make up brush!
Leslie from Alabama
I love this brush so much! Foundation goes on so evenly!
Ginger Girl from Oregon
Love how my foundation looks now that I use this brush! I've tried a few others that make streaks on my face, but I love my coverage now. The brush is a bit big, but it's working well for me!
KL2016 from Glenwood Springs, CO
I've been doing my foundation / concealer all wrong. The more I saw about these brushes the more I was intrigued about using it and it does not disappoint. Where has this been all my life?
Makeup maven from Fort smith ar
I put my foundation on with it.so easy to use
Alicia from Centerville, tn
I don't know why there is not a ton of brushes like this with other brands, BUT I saw this and decided to give it a try. It works great with my Matte foundation and rubs in well evenly before drying completely. Wish I would have found sooner!
Sue from Ohio
Littlemama from Georgia
I had never used a foundation brush before but now I will never go without one again! I tried a cheap one that shed bristles but this one is great. Foundation looks perfect now, not streaky or too heavy in some places. No kidding, Best Buy ever
JBarbi from PA
Great because it gives me a smoother, even-toned complexion. Bristles remain soft and no shedding. Not good: Not easy to get into small places like the area between nose and cheeks because of the handle. No washing instructions. I have washed and washed...still getting loads of foundation out of it. Using Bare Minerals brush shampoo.
Awkward Amie from GA
I am just trying to up my makeup game from 2000. Honestly, I have no idea what I am doing 90% of the time. I saw a lot of beauty, and makeup YouTubers use similar brushes when applying foundation. So I gave it a try. I very quickly realized a few things upon my first use of this brush.
1. I was using too much foundation.
2. This brush is SO much better than a sponge or my fingers.
3. I have never had my foundation blend so well!
4. Despite it being shaped like a small hairbrush, it was not awkward to hold or use.
I realize that this is probably not a helpful review. I blame Ulta for asking and me for a moment of weakness, thinking I could be anything less than awkward.
Leah from Hampton ,VA
I really have enjoyed this brush! I spray mine with the Nyx mist to moisten it then I put on my foundation on it. The application is so smooth, no clumping or streaks
Abby from 28277
This is an amazing brush to blend foundation. It makes foundation looks smooth and perfect
L Cav from Boston, MA
Recently bought and allows your foundation to be applied so evenly and well! I use BECCA Ultimate Coverage foundation and want to ditch all beauty blenders for this single brush, absolutely amazing!
Lilly from Tampa, Florida
Bought it because I was curious. Net really worth it. The handle is small and uncomfortable to use. Does not blend makeup well. I tried which I liked it, keep it as a last resort to tell me to wash my makeup brushes if that's the last one clean
Me from Austin tx
Great product for people that don't wear makeup daily
Michelle from Huntington Beach
Soft and easy
Cat from Springfield
this is a super soft brush, but it holds the product like a champ! if you use this for liquid foundation, or primer, it goes on smooth and even. I've used it for powder too and bit does it work wonders with that as well.