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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 2 years, 9 months 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 1 year, 9 months ago
decemberism
(NJ)
answer 2
Yes. It goes well with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hours full coverage foundation.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Mystiques
(Lakewood, WA)
answer 3
The brush is perfect for liquid foundation
answered 2 years, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
makeupjunkyinca
(California)
answer 6
Yes! It is amazing with MUFE's HD Foundation in particular!
answered 2 years, 8 months 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 2 years, 8 months 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 2 years, 8 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 9 months ago
msrachaelj
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 12
yes! it is made to use with liquid foundation
answered 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 10 months 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 1 year, 8 months 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 1 year, 11 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, 2 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, 7 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, 7 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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 2 years, 9 months 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, 5 months ago
destinytellez
(CA)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
8 answers
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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 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 ago
KiKibun
(NY)
answer 3
I prefer to dab it on the brush itself. Works wonders for me!
answered 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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 9 months 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 5 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 3 weeks 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 8 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 9 months ago
mintealeaf
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Yes! The brush is perfect for blending, whether it is liquid or powder foundation.
answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
mrswoland
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Does this brush shed?
asked 8 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
inspireaspire
(NJ)
answer 2
Not so far
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
seeflames
(Ontario)
answer 3
Mine hasnt shed, but I have only had it a few weeks.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Sderpanie
answer 4
Mine hasn't yet, it has already gone through one washing.
answered 7 months ago
Leticia1226
answer 5
Not at all .
answered 8 months ago
azijoon
(Brentwood Ca)
answer 6
Not that I've noticed in the handful of years I've owned the brush.
answered 8 months ago
cayb
(Orlando, FL)
Question
Can it go with powder?
Does this brush work with powder foundations? pressed and or loose?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
SingingBirds98
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
4 answers
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answer 1
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 1 year, 9 months ago
st8ceyw8
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 2
I use it with mineral power also and it works just fine.
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answered 2 years ago
oldecrow
(OH)
answer 3
Possibly, since it is built like a kabuki brush (only wider).
answered 2 years ago
sandyneg
(Tustin, CA)
answer 4
Yes, i use it for my bronzer as well & for making my creme blush a little bit more even.
answered 2 years ago
dseymour
(St. Paul, MN)
Question
How do I wash this brush?
I just bought this and am in LOVE with how soft it is, but how do I wash it? I feel like water and shampoo, or even brush cleaner, will alter the shape of the bristles or make them courser. Help?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
IllegallyBlonde
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the Sephora brand daily brush cleaner after every use - 2 sprays and then buff it in circular motions onto a wash cloth I keep for this purpose. My brush has stayed in perfect shape so far. To deep clean I use baby shampoo and warm water and am careful to dry the brush on a downward angle and reshape after washing.
answered 9 months ago
Becsbee
(Ottawa, Canada)
answer 2
I just recently cleaned this brush with water and brush shampoo. I squeezed out the excess water, reshaped the bristles and laid it on a paper towel to dry. It held its shape just fine and feels just as soft as when I purchased it. I recommend using a shampoo or spray that is alcohol free so the bristles won't become brittle.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
azmakeupjunkie
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
I use the sephora brand brush cleaner and that works well. Just use warm water (not too hot) and be gently when cleaning it and it shouldn't ruin the brush.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
zoe022
(Wisconsin)
answer 4
Wash it the same way you would any other brush. I've washed mine loads using sulfate free shampoo and the brush is still really soft and it hasn't changed shape.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ka024
(Ottawa, Ontario)
Question
How to clean
Hi, does anyone know the best way to clean this brush? I tried to clean it, but it hasn't been the same since. I used my Bare Minerals brush cleaner, perhaps I need a different type of cleaner?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
missdyoni
(Salt Lake City, UT)
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the Sephora brand daily brush cleaner after every use and I have been really impressed with how its held up. I spray two sprays and then press it in circular motions a few times on a wash cloth that I keep for this purpose. Its still like new. To deep clean I use baby shampoo and warm water.
answered 9 months ago
Becsbee
(Ottawa, Canada)
answer 2
Using just regular face cleansers will clean the brush but usually won't get the stains off and the problem with using hair shampoo is, if you don't rinse thoroughly, the residue left behind may irritate your face when you use it next.

I highly recommend Sephora's Anti-Bacterial Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner just to quickly sanitize/clean after each use and then Sephora's Anti-Bacterial Makeup Brush Shampoo w/ warm water maybe 1 or 2 times a week just to thoroughly get the build-up out and stains out.

Shape your brush then hang up side down to dry.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mytaco91
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I used baby shampoo, then i washed it really well under warm water. If you don't rinse it well enough the bristles will stay stuck together and feel oily, so make sure to rinse all the soap out completely. This happened the first time I washed it, it dried and felt oily and all the bristles were stuck together, so i rinsed it under warm water again really well, let it dry and it was perfect. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
evemarie02
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
After my first use, the brush stained. But I wash mine with either my shampoo or with my face wash and that seems to get most of the makeup off.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
hotstrawberry
(Mesa, AZ)
Question
Can I use this brush with other types of foundation besides liquid like powder or pressed?
asked 2 years, 7 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, 6 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, 2 months ago
ksatcher85
answer 3
It can be used with loose powder or mineral make-up. Good coverage and soft too.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
melikay
(Brandon, MS)
answer 4
Yes! It works fantastic with liquid, powder and cream foundations.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
loaloo
(Beverly Hills, CA)
Question
does it do what it says?
I'm into buffing brushes and I am a HUGE fan of tarte products
and the brushes i buy always falling apart and it makes my face look cakey.my main concern is with it actually buff into my skin?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
lynetteeeeeeeee
on Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use this brush everyday with a powder foundation, and I LOVE it. Fro me this brush is a staple in my daily routine and would be lost without it! haha.
I have been using mine everyday for 1+years, its been cleaned multible times, and is still in perfect condition.
answered 9 months ago
addicted2pretti
(Boston, Ma)
answer 2
This brush works best with a buffing technique but it really does give a flawless finish with no streaks or caking. I've been using this brush for about 3 weeks & not 1 hair has fallen out of it.
answered 1 year ago
pinkcat28
(Acworth, GA)
answer 3
this is the best brush. I use it with cc cream and it is perfect.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
meeshka
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
The best for buffing that I know. Makes my skin look airbrushed.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sandyneg
(Tustin, CA)
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