A pretty useless product, in my opinion. When I bought it, I hadn't realised that flat foundation brushes were so much less favourable to rounded ones.
The tips of the bristles are sharp, which doesn't make blending very fun at all, it's better than other flat foundation brushes I've tried as far as avoiding streaks go, but it's still far from ideal. I find more of my product ends up in the bristles than on my face, which isn't what I want when I pay good money for my products!
However, it's very easy to wash and get the product back out of, and is quite dense, which is nice.
I wouldn't personally recommend spending your money on it, but it's not the worst item I've ever bought.
I find this brush application to be a bit streaky and cakey. I have to go over the foundation with either a sponge or pat with my fingers. Although the brush is well made, I do not find this to be a particularly useful brush, so I would not repurchase.
I initially bought this to apply Revlon CS years ago and it was okay for that purpose. Fast forward a few years and I now only use this to apply concealer under the eye. It's quick and effective in that regard. I don't think this brush is difficult to wash, at all. I swish it in a small bowl of baby shampoo and then swish it a few times in clear water to rinse, the bristles are still like new several years later. It's feel soft to me, and it's very dense. The tip of the brushes bristles aren't sharp in my opinion, I use a very gentle hand to touch concealer to the needed area and pat it in a bit of a triangle shape with no issues. Should last me a few more years.
- doesn't shed
- tips of bristles are sharp (will take several washes to soften)
COMMENTS: I agree with the reviewer below, the bristles are rather sharp. The brush itself is soft, but the edges can be uncomfortable. That being said, I'll buy this again because I don't use it for it's main purpose. I love a flat foundation brush for getting foundation onto the face, but then doing the actual blending with another brush or a sponge. Be careful about using this in the eye area, though.
EDIT: It will take several washes for this brush to soften, but it does soften. The bristles are no longer sharp and is very comfortable to use.
I was excited about this brush because I love how soft the Ecotools powder and blush brushes are, but this flat foundation brush hurt my face! I'm assuming it has something to do with how the bristles were cut and maybe I got a dud, but it hurt to put on makeup, which is just weird. I washed the brush hoping that would make it better, but no such luck. I used to use a far nicer brush that I bought at a department store, but it was streaky, which this brush did not do, but I don't want it to hurt when I put on my make up. (Note: the flat foundation brush is not to be confused with the mineral foundation brush, which I haven't tried and know nothing of.)