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Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

What it is: A makeup brush that allows you to achieve the soft finish of airbrushing. What it does:This foundation brush flawlessly blends and buffs makeup for a perfectly airbrushed effect.
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Questions & Answers for Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush

Question
Can you use this brush with liquid foundation?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
jill650
(South San Francisco, CA)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! I use it with my MUFE Mat Velvet + foundation, and it works beautifully to blend in a circular motion.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
decemberism
(NJ)
answer 2
Yes. It goes well with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hours full coverage foundation.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Mystiques
(Lakewood, WA)
answer 3
The brush is perfect for liquid foundation
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tiffanycici
(New York, NY)
answer 4
It is sold with the Tarte liquid foundations, so it is made for liquids but works well with powders too.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bebiii
(East Coast)
answer 5
Yes! I bought it to use with Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, and while I wasn't crazy about the foundation itself, the brush works just as well with my regular liquid foundation. I follow the instructions that came with the brush, putting a bit of foundation on my hand and dipping the brush in before applying to my face in sections. It blends quickly and seamlessly.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
makeupjunkyinca
(California)
answer 6
Yes! It is amazing with MUFE's HD Foundation in particular!
answered 3 years ago
caitlinashley
(Watertown, CT)
answer 7
Yes. I use it with my MUFE-HD foundation. I had purchased it for the Amazonian Clay foundation but the foundation did not work for me. The brush provides great coverage and an amazing finish.
answered 3 years ago
mybrowneyes
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 8
Yes I use this brush with liquid foundation (Tarte's 12-hour liquid specifically). It does an excellent job. There's also a video on Tarte's website on applying it.
answered 3 years ago
emacduckie
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
Yes. I use several different kinds of foundation, depending on the event I am attending. I've used it with the new Tarte foundation as well as with other liquid foundations.
answered 3 years ago
pashi
(Brentwood, TN)
answer 10
I don't know how well this would work with a liquid foundation. It was technically made to be used with the Tarte "Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation" which is more of a thick creamy clay formula, than a liquid.
answered 3 years ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 11
I use this brush with my liquid foundations all the time! I usually start with a bit of the foundation on my opposite hand and dip the brush and blend right on the hand into the brush. That warms it up a bit, and will buff right into the skin with ease.

As long as you blend blend blend, you can use this with any wet (cream or liquid) foundation :)

I hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
msrachaelj
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 12
yes! it is made to use with liquid foundation
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
lomeylomes
Question
Synthetic bristles?
Imm assuming it is but we all know what happens when one ASSumes...
Im also assuminthe "bamboo" is referring to the handle, not the bristles.
I read the "Suggestions" here and it seems to be made to be used w a liquid foundation?? I'd just like to know if the bristles are synthetic or not (and also how soft, if anyones felt it...I hv the MUFE HD Powder brush and its so soft and great. Can anyone compare the two?)
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
sparklyblind
(That City by The Bay)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I contacted tarte on feb. 22, 2013 and they said that all of their brushes are synthetic.
answered 2 years ago
nwp1116
(California)
answer 2
I'm wondering if Tarte changed the way they made this brush. I contacted Tarte directly yesterday 12/12/2012 and was assured the bristles are synthetic. When I purchased this it was labeled "cruelty free" which is why I bought it. The goat hair comments here made me think I got an animal hair brush (which I am against) so I gave it away to my cousin. Then I heard conflicting info and decided to contact Tarte for myself. They told me it is 100% synthetic.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
bbgirl1980
(Norwalk, CT)
answer 3
I just called Tarte today, because I had one of these before and I swear the bristles were different.. I don't remember them being all shiny and crinkled at the base like the ones I see now.. I also don't like the new handle, it seems.. cheaper.. the bamboo doesn't feel as strong/sturdy as it used to with the older brushes. Anyway, I mainly called to ask about the bristles because I read on here that a girl said they were made of goat hair.. and I swear the one I had before was, but these bristles just seemed too shiny to be real.. anyway, the girl said that they haven't changed the product at all and that 'they are still made of goat hair'. So apparently it isn't synthetic - which I didn't want anyway.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Koofa
(East Coast Transplant)
answer 4
I thought it was weird that Sephora didn't list what the bristles were made of because they are usually really good about that.
So I emailed Tarte to find out if the bristles on the brush were synthetic or real. I got response back from their customer service department stating that the bristles are made of goat hair, but that no animals are harmed in the making of their brushes. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
alba54
(bridwella4)
answer 5
I can't compare with the other brush but this brushes hairs are synthetic. it has this unnatural shine that isn't common in natural hair. the bamboo is the handle and it's really lightweight. i haven't had it for very long but right now it's really really soft. you can use this with powder or liquid and the brush won't absorb the product but so it will put it on your face.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sammiebaby
(Hazlet, New Jersey)
answer 6
Bamboo does refer to the handle only. I've already thrown away the packaging so I can't remember if it's natural or synthetic bristles. But I can tell you it is THE SOFTEST foundation brush I have ever used. Honestly, it kind of feels like rabbit....
And if the bristles are synthetic they've done an amazing job.
I've only used it with Tarte's Amazonian Clay foundation, which to me isn't liquid, although I'm sure it's classified as that. I used to use Make Up Forever's HD liquid foundation and in comparison, Tarte's foundation is more like a cream. But it works flawlessly with that product.
Hope this helps you out.
answered 3 years ago
cayb
(Orlando, FL)
answer 7
It's definitely synthetic. Tarte is a cruelty-free brand.

I'm kind of surprised that Sephora didn't indicate this in the product description. It's good you asked. I did my research before purchasing it as well. I wont ever use animal fur for any purpose.
answered 3 years ago
littlejoy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
The bristles are super soft, but I think it's natural hair, I don't think it's synthetic. I wish it was synthetic though. It is a great brush, and it's actually made to apply the Tarte "Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation". It also works great to apply powders and bronzers. And yes, the bamboo is the handle.
answered 3 years ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
Question
what is the best way to apply liquid foundation with this brush? dab it in foundation then apply or put foundation on the face then blend?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
destinytellez
(CA)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Dab a little liquid foundation on your face in several places then use this brush in circular motion to blend out the foundation on your face. Be careful to not use to much of the liquid foundation to start. You can always apply more if you want later. Less is more!
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
oldecrow
(OH)
answer 2
I squeeze a small amount of my liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer into my finger and I dab this brush to it, lightly, and mix into my skin. Repeat until you eat the desired effect on your face.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
KiKibun
(NY)
answer 3
I prefer to dab it on the brush itself. Works wonders for me!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lovevigilante16
(Ontario, CA)
answer 4
Since the brush is a little big I'd suggest to dab dots one forehead cheeks nose and chin then buff in circular motion. Hope this helps:)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
86candy
answer 5
Dot your foundation onto your face and use the brush to spread it smoothly all over - if you dip it or pour it onto the brush first, its just going to go deep into the bristles and get the brush dirty, and you'll be wasting your product - the brush is so thick only the tops of the bristles touch your face, and thats exactly what you want.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Lola101
answer 6
Hello,

I believe it would be more to your preference. Sometimes, I add some of the foundation to my hand, dab the brush onto my hand to pick up some product and stipple it on my face. Later, I blend it into my face using circular motions and increase the coverage level of my foundation by adding more product little by little.

You can also dab the foundation onto your face and stipple it across your face and blending in.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
When I bought the brush with the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, the make-up artist working that day said she actually dabs a bit on the forehead, down the nose, on the cheeks and the chin. I actually 'streak' it on and then use the brush....dab at first and then swirling buff the entire face. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mmaryam
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
I put a small amount of foundation on the back of my hand and lightly dab the brush into it. Then, I just buff the brush around until I get the coverage I want.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ellie12
Question
powder product
i know this is a foundation (liquid) brush can i use it for poweder(bronzer) products i bought it without reading that it was for foundation
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
valleygirl15
(Alpine, NJ)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
6 answers
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answer 1
That is all I use this brush for is powder. It does a really nice job whether you like to press the powder into your face or buff it into your skin :)
answered 9 months ago
MACkenzie12
(Roseburg, OR)
answer 2
I use it for the Tarte Foundation AND the Bare Minerals foundation. I have had no problems with it, and it looks amazing!
answered 9 months ago
Sderpanie
answer 3
I use it for powder only and I think it works great. It applies it evenly and not too much.
answered 11 months ago
emmaajaane
answer 4
I think you can use this brush for bronzer. However I do not recommend using this brush for loose power application. This brush works perfectly for applying liquid foundation!
answered 1 year ago
mintealeaf
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Yes! The brush is perfect for blending, whether it is liquid or powder foundation.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
Yes, absolutely. I've used this brush with Make Up For Ever powder and got airbrush results.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mrswoland
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Does this brush shed?
asked 11 months ago
bdawnbs
(Palm Springs, CA)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. I have Sephora brand brushes and I see some shedding from those but aside from a very occasional stray from this brush there's no shedding.
answered 9 months ago
inspireaspire
(NJ)
answer 2
Not so far
answered 9 months ago
seeflames
(Ontario)
answer 3
Mine hasnt shed, but I have only had it a few weeks.
answered 9 months ago
Sderpanie
answer 4
Mine hasn't yet, it has already gone through one washing.
answered 11 months ago
Leticia1226
answer 5
Not at all .
answered 11 months ago
azijoon
(Brentwood Ca)
answer 6
Not that I've noticed in the handful of years I've owned the brush.
answered 11 months ago
cayb
(Orlando, FL)
Question
Does this work for liquid foundation?
I'm on the hunt for a new foundation brush, I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation I'm just wondering if this is okay for liquid foundations.
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
jordanrose
(NC)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I use this brush for my liquid foundation (Make Up Forever Invisible Cover Foundation), and it works great!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
cscintal
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 2
I use it with my Nars Sheer Glow foundation and it works amazingly.
answered 2 months ago
rawkiss
(Sydney, Australia)
answer 3
Works fabulously! Especially with liquid foundation. You get great coverage too! I apply a dab of foundation on my wrist, pick it up with my brush, and then apply the foundation to my skin in circular motions. Great coverage, and doesn't make your foundation feel heavy! This is totally a staple piece for me!
answered 3 months ago
AZbeautyguru
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 4
YES! This is awesome with liquid foundations. In my opinion, it's better with liquid foundations compared to the usage with the Tarte Clay foundation.

I hated using this brush with the Tarte foundation, but with use of any other foundation, it's AMAZING. I currently use it with my bareminerals bareskin liquid foundation! :)
answered 3 months ago
Cicie
(Edison, NJ)
answer 5
It works beautifully with liquid foundation.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
LaurieSR
(Valencia, California)
answer 6
Yes! The Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush can be used for liquid foundations, such as the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Can it go with powder?
Does this brush work with powder foundations? pressed and or loose?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
SingingBirds98
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I used it with several different powders ( finishing powder and powder foundation) and this brush blends it like a dream! I find that my skin looks a lot more flawless when I use this brush for my powder!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
liorak
(toronto, on)
answer 2
I use this with Bare Minerals powder foundation and it works like a dream. Smooth application, buffs well into the skin. And so, so, so very soft.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
st8ceyw8
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 3
I use it with mineral power also and it works just fine.
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
oldecrow
(OH)
answer 4
Possibly, since it is built like a kabuki brush (only wider).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sandyneg
(Tustin, CA)
answer 5
Yes, i use it for my bronzer as well & for making my creme blush a little bit more even.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
dseymour
(St. Paul, MN)
Question
brush
which foundation is the brush used with
asked 8 months ago
Bella500
(FTL)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would recommend liquid foundation with this brush. The finish ends up amazing!
answered 3 months ago
Cicie
(Edison, NJ)
answer 2
I use it with my tarte 12 hr amazonian clay full coverage foundation, but I've tried it with other BB creams (like smashbox and Dior) and foundations and it has worked well with everything. I only use it with liquid foundation though, I've never tried it with a powder.
answered 7 months ago
MaryK82
answer 3
I'm using Laura Mercier creme silk foundation, Make Up Forever HD Foundation, and Chanel Vitalumiere. All look great and flawless with the brush!
answered 8 months ago
avintage
(washington, dc)
answer 4
I use it with Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
answered 8 months ago
hotlava2001
(Santa Rita, GU)
answer 5
The brush is great for blending both liquid and powder foundations.
answered 8 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
Question
Product Absorption
Does this brush suck up a lot of liquid product?
asked 3 months ago
melissas29
(Brantford, Ontario)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it does not. It will evenly spread out the product and blends well. I used a tiny amount of foundation and it did not soak up the product. Totally worth the buy.
answered 2 weeks ago
Nita2572
(Glendale, AZ)
answer 2
Not at all! I used a triangle wedge before this and seemed like most of my liquid foundation went into it the first several uses. The first time I used this I used half of what I normally would!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
alp17
answer 3
No, I don't think it sucks up that much foundation. I use this to apply my liquid foundation, and I think it's fine. I never felt like I needed to use a lot of foundation with it. I think it picks up enough foundation to apply on my face. I put foundation on the top of my hand, and then, dab the brush into it. That works for me. I've never put foundation directly on the brush.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
cscintal
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
I haven't had a problem w/ that. I use BB cream, pump some on top of my hand and dip brush in it, then spread on my face. The width works well for spreading over a large area quickly. I wash it after each use.
answered 2 months ago
Pickychick
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
not at all! it is amazing for liquid / creme products.
it spreads it evenly
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
PaulaH0926
(North Massapequa, NY)
Question
Can I use this brush with other types of foundation besides liquid like powder or pressed?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
melden
(Houston, TX)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used with both powder and liquid foundations and it works fabulously!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
makeuphor
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
I put the foundation on the back of my hand and dab the brush onto the foundation.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ksatcher85
answer 3
It can be used with loose powder or mineral make-up. Good coverage and soft too.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melikay
(Brandon, MS)
answer 4
Yes! It works fantastic with liquid, powder and cream foundations.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
loaloo
(Beverly Hills, CA)
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