I bought this after seeing a few tutorials online using this brush and for the price, you can't go wrong. Given the price, its worth a try! I would repurchase.
I have this and the expert face brush...this definitely does a better job than the efb...but still isn't as good as my elf powder brush...good brush to have for powder and blush but not so much for liquid foundation..tend to be a little streaky wherelse my elf brush gives a beautiful airbrushed finish...so 4 lippies is what i'm giving :)
This brush is amazing. I bought the core collection specifically for this brush (I wish they sold it individually) and was not disappointed. I use this for liquid foundation, but it's also great for powder. It blends and buffs foundation in beautifully, especially if you spray the brush with water first - flawless application. Love the real techniques brushes.
The buffing brush is great for applying my Garnier BB Cream. Way better than the beauty blender that I was previously using. Beauty Blender tends to make liquid foundation look to sheer. These brushes are definitley a must have!
I went back to my beauty blender. I found that this brush made my BB cream look to thick on my face. Now I use this for my contouring and blush :)
This brush is AMAZING. I use it to apply liquid foundation and it does a great job. It buffs it in beautifully. I get a flawless but natural looking finish. The application is also quick and comfortable. Definitely one of my favorite foundation brushes. The only downside is that it can't be purchased on its own.
I don't usually write reviews, but this time I just had to do it. This brush is simply amazing! I even use it on my concealer and it works wonders. I love love looooooove this brush, buy it and you will know what I'm talking about.
Thank you Samantha Chapman!
I can write pages and pages about this brush so ill make it short: MUST BUY. for the people that still dont have this!!!! i am obsessed with the buffing brush, my clients love it as well. Cannot live without it. I use it every single day.
Like so many others, I bought the Core Collection specifically to get THIS Buffing Brush, as I had read such glowing reviews of it.
Sadly, I'm not all that crazy about it. While Sam Chapman doesn't claim that this is for applying liquid foundation ("cream to powder" products is what she says it is best for and the site advises that it be used for applying mineral powder foundations), I was still looking to use this to apply liquid foundation since so many MUAers have had success using it in this fashion. Well, not moi! It didn't do a very good job of applying my MAC Matchmaster and I've since tried it with 2 different Clarins liquid foundations and the results weren't great. What is odd is that it looks a LOT like the Expert Face Brush, which I also own and which does an amazing job of applying and buffing in liquid foundations.
This brush does work very well for mineral powder foundations and products. I've used it with Laura Mercier, Pur Minerals, MAC MSF Natural and Too Faced Amazing Powder Foundation and it does a fabulous job with all of those. With regard to the TF powder, I could never get good results with that stuff but this brush does seem to make it work better than anything else I've tried.
So, this isn't a terrible brush and for the purposes Sam Chapman intended it, it works well. But to my surprise, of the brushes in the Core Collection, this is the one I use the least. If you want something like this for liquid or cream foundation, I would advise going for the Expert Face Brush.
In the Core Collection set, the Buffing Brush is the highlight. It is certainly the most popular.
I am male and don't wear foundation, only sunscreen, and use this with bronzer over loose powder. It is small enough for contouring and the round dome shape allows round circular motions on the face and neck. I contour first then apply what's left on the brush as a bronzer over larger areas. The white ends make it easy to see how much product is still present. It doesn't shed and dries quickly. Also, looks like it will last me a while.) Nice, nice.
NOTE: The black matte part of the handle started to 'wrinkle' and I ended up scraping it all off, uncovering the shiny plastic part. It's a bit disappointing since it looked and felt much nicer when it was matte, but it's no big deal as it remains fully functional.
My review of this brush will only be focusing on its application of liquid , cream and stick foundations.
And also how i utilize it for my skincare!!
For liquid foundation ( my absolute favorite is Illamasqua Skin base )
with a small amount of product, dot all over your complexion and evenly buff the foundation into the skin, enjoy the fabulous coverage that leaves your skin looking perfected and polished.
For cream foundations ( I like MAC Full Coverage or Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish compact foundation )
Dip the brush VEEERY lightly and dot all over your face, buff and blend away and voila, great coverage that resembles airbrushed skin.
For stick foundations ( I like Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation )
dot the product over area's of your face that demand coverage and blend and buff away, next just believe the flawless coverage, absolutely no imperfections..just perfectly flawless skin.
I recommend using foundations that have a medium to full coverage, the density of this brush ensures you maintain the coverage of product, and with the fluffiest softness that leaves you looking gorgeous.
I LOVE using this for cleansing!! on a dampened face, I'll put a pea size dot of cleanser onto my brush and gently buff away my complexion, after a minute or two..I rinse my brush and my face clean...and..ohhh gosh...my face feels like a baby's butt..
( I used a different Real Techniques Buffing Brush that's completely makeup free)
Do NOT use any type of exfoliant if you are a user of this method of cleansing, the brush already deep cleanses and exfoliates the surface dead skin, there could be too much stimulation and exfoliating depending on how sensitive and thick your skin is, if you wish to exfoliate with your exfoliant of choice then do not cleanse with the brush.
I also use this for buffing my moisturizer in~ which is what i always do on days when i am going to apply foundation, that way there's more movement in the brush for when i buff the foundation in.
A great brush, with great value for budget as it comes with three other brushes in the set it comes with.
I also have a review of the Contour brush already present on Makeupalley if your interested.