This is my absolute favorite HG liquid foundation brush! I use a stippling application with MAC Face and Body foundation in C6, and the coverage is even and flawless. I have used many more expensive foundation brushes over the years and none have given me the finish this brush has. I also don't have to use as much foundation, typically just use one layer. The price is amazing, especially considering the quality of the brush.
This is a great brush. I have used it with both liquid and powder foundations and it gives a great finish with either. Has not shed at all.
Hands-down the best powder brush I have ever used. I used to use the Sephora Bronzer brush #44 to apply my mineral foundation, but I read reviews on this brush and decided to try it.
I haven't looked back since. It does the best job at blending the powder right in. My face looks flawless. And because the head isn't too big, you don't need to worry about picking up too much product. I would repurchase again (though I'm kind of hoping this one will last me for life... yes I am...).
oh gosh, I am so in love with this product! Literally the most wonderful thing. Use it with any liquid or "heavy whipped cream" (such as revlons whipped foundation) and your face looks sooooo flawless. I prefer using lighter, thinner foundations with this such as loreal true match. They work beautifully together. I prefer this over a brush. You use small circular motions to buff it into your face and it really does blur your imperfections. Actually it does a pretty darn good job of covering them completely. Works better than a sponge or any other brush. Usually I'm a finger tips kind of girl but not anymore. I never expected a brush to make my skin look the way I've wanted it to for years. I will rave about the product till I'm in the grave. Another pro is the price...compared to the $48-$55 sephora brushes, this is about half at $24. I think that's a steal. This brush is synthetic, so it's more antibacterial because it's non porous and therefore easier to get everything out when you clean it. The bristles are compact and soft and do not shed. The actual grip of the brush is sleek and metallic and I like the heaviness of it. The only tiny TINY little complaint I have is that it absorbs a lot of products. I prefer to warm up the foundation and apply it to my face then blend it out with this. Buy it <3
This brush is the *bomb*bomb*bomb*....I LOVE IT! This brush is amazing and I am so glad I caught on Sephora's website as it was completely sold out at my Sephora store and online for a while.
My most favorite foundation brush ever, I want to buy a couple more to put into rotation as it is that great! Buffs my liquid foundation on beautifully and looks so polished and flawless. Also the cruelty free brush helps ward away bacteria for those of us with acne prone skin.
BRAVO UD. A+++++
I haven't used many foundation brushes in the past (so not much to compare it to)- but I know that I don't need to look any further than this. This brush is easy to use, though the handle does make it a little heavier to hold than some other brushes I've used. I don't get any streaks, and everything goes on so evenly. I'm so happy I found this brush.
***TRY THIS: Spray a little bit of UD All-Nighter directly onto the brush right before you use it. Helps make-up stay ALL DAY! LOVE IT!***
Amazing, amazing brush-- completely blows anything else I've tried out of the water, and probably one of the few products that really lives up to its description.
The bristles are soft and densely-packed, with just enough length to ensure that they have flexibility, but that you still have good control over where the bristles go. The handle is sleek and sturdy, and feels high quality without being hefty. At the end of the day, you're left with a beautiful, flawless finish. While I bought this during the beauty.com F&F sale, this brush is still well-worth the full price, given the build quality and performance.
I like this much more than the flat foundation brushes or stipple brushes. This is smaller than I expected but still works great to quickly apply and blend foundation. I think the smaller size is better for around the eyes and nose anyway. I've only used this with MAC select SPF liquid foundation. Finish is flawless and no streaks as I do notice with the other brushes I mentioned above. Great price and I got it during UD f&f. I'm glad I bit the bullet and got it never having owned any UD brushes before. Highly rec. I'll update if it sheds excessively.
I have been using this brush for my MAC Matchmaster liquid foundation, CG Clean Sensitive foundation and the MAC Studio Fix powder foundation. I have not tried it with the UD Naked foundation because I do not currently own it.
According the UD's website, this brush was designed to work best with the Naked foundation but it work great with Matchmaster and gives a nice poreless finish with the studio fix powder, which has a tendency to look cakey if you want to build up coverage. The covergirl foundation is a bit creamier and I found this brush REALLY helped with me using less product to get even coverage and not look as streaky.It kind of "upgraded" my drugstore foundation, which is a great option if you can't afford to buy $30 foundation a few times a year but can invest in a nice brush such as this one.
I found the brush to be very dense but also soft. It's smaller than lot of the foundation brushes that are popular right now and I think it allows for better blending around the nose, under eyes, etc.
The shape is domed but still somewhat flat and it's completely vegan and I believe the handle is made of recycled materials. It's soft but still firm enough to feel like you have control over the product you are applying and I like that the handle seems weighted, as compared to some of my ecotools brushes (which I do love) which seem to have the weight distribution towards the brush and not towards the middle/end where you would most likely be holding it.
Be careful when washing this brush, seems like it needs a little "help" keeping it's shape. I've decided to use a brush cleaning spray instead of letting it soak. By no means do I have extensive experience with foundation brushes (I typically use powder or cream foundation with a sponge for everyday makeup) but I find that this gives me a nice, even finish and I use a lot less product overall and then lightly add a bit more to places I need to conceal.
If you prefer to use vegan products I highly recommend this brush. If that is not an issue for you, I still recommend this brush but I'm sure there are a tons of good options out there that aren't quite as pricey. Would definitely repurchase if I needed to and am looking forward to testing out the other UD brushes!
Ordered one of these because of all the positive reviews on it. I do think it does a great job with foundation. However, when I opened it there were a few bristles sticking up above the others (and they were intact, not loose ones) and it shed a few when I used it the first time. I know that may sound petty, but for the price I would expect the bristles to all be even and not shed. I have one from TBS that was slightly less, and one from Boots that cost about £5 and neither of them has ever shedded. Different style of brush, true. But the point still stands. I also agree with another reviewer about the packaging...it's a bit of a pain to get the plastic cap on the cardboard tube with all the bristles inside.
I've heard some say it didn't work too well with non-UD foundations. So far I've used it with my MAC Studio Fix and had no problems. I think I'll give a try with my Clinique Super Balanced next time to see how it does with that.
Would've liked to given it more than 3 lippies, but the shedding and few uneven bristles are issues for me when it comes to a higher end product such as this. Though I will point out that there's always a chance I got the bad one out of the lot, so I wouldn't hold that against it too much unless there ends up being a lot of reviewers with the same problem.
UPDATE-Went ahead and used this w/the Clinique SB and OMG it did a wonderful job with it. It worked well w/my MAC, but the Clinique was 10 x's better than that. Also, brush is still shedding a bit.