LOVE this brush. Prior to getting a makeover at the clinique counter, I'd used sponges (which definitely became gross and soak up and waste too much foundation!). Now I'll never go back to those $2/dozen sponges. This is a great quality brush, doesn't shed, doesn't streak (unless you go too long without washing it!), doesn't waste makeup (seriously, I use less than half of the foundation I was using before). It is a little spendy but I'd say it's worth it.
Love love love this brush! My brush is about 3 years old at this point and has not only been giving me a perfectly blended foundation application, but has not shed one bristle. Not one! I wash it about once a week, and it always returns to perfect shape and super soft. The bristles are not irritating and pick up and transfer your makeup perfectly. All the bristles also have an anti-bacterial layer good for 200 uses, which I am way past but it's easy to clean and dries fast. I use the "stippling" motion when applying which is exactly what you must do with this brush.
This brush is a bit more on the pricey side, but for the quality of the brush your getting your moneys worth. Most of the low end brushes fall apart way under a year, so if you think about it, buying a cheapy for $10 every year or less is equal if not more then buying this one brush, one time and getting flawless makeup every use. It's a no brainer. Get it!
I absolutely love this brush! Not to mention its **ANTIBACTERIAL** so this is especially good for acne-prone skin types! As a former Associate Consultant for Clinique I was new to this brush and once I got it at the counter I haven't used anything since. It is smooth and high quality. Very easy to clean and take care of. This is definitely worth $30!
i was new to clinique when I had frist bought this brush I thought there was no way I was going to pay $30 for a foundation brush but it was sooo worth it.
After going to the Clinique counter to buy foundation, I HAD to have this brush. It applies the foundation so smoothly and easily and blends so well. It's easy to clean and can make anyone who is inexperienced with liquid foundation a pro. I like that you can control the coverage with it and it feels so smooth on your face. The price was a little much but for what it does i guess its worth it. Just for that I can't give it the full five.
Love this brush! Super soft and applies liquid foundation beautifully. Previously had the Body Shop foundation brush which doesn't come close to this one. Love it! .EDIT Have had it for a few months now and it is holding up really well. No shedding at all, and still fairly soft. I am using it with stick foundation and it blends it well. I still press the foundation with my fingers after to get it really blended, though.
I have tried a lot of different foundation brushes and this one is the best. The shape is perfect and it blends foundation for a flawless look. I use it all the time and it holds up well. I wish I had bought this one first instead of wasting my money on other brands.
I agree with everything that Peaches1027 said about this brush. It is a top-notch foundation brush at a reasonable price.It has animal-safe synthetic hairs ( if you're new to foundation brushes,synthetic is also good because it doesn't soak up so much of your product). I've used mine for a year now,and have had no problem with shedding at all.
This is my second Clinique brush, and I am sincere when I say this brush has changed my life. I no longer have to touch and rub my face with my fingers, and my foundation application is perfect every single time. The brush is soft and smooth and glides over my skin. Using it every day is a pleasure. I put my foundation on the back of my hand and then gently rub the bristles in the foundation as you would a paint brush. I love not having to touch my skin with my fingers anymore. Definitely recommend, especially if you are new to using foundation brushes like me. ($26.00 USD)
I adore this brush! I had previously purchased a Chanel foundation brush, and later an Estee Lauder foundation brush, but was not satisfied with either one's performance. When I went to the Clinique counter a couple weeks ago, the MA gave me a makeover with the Perfectly Real foundation (which I bought and love!) and used the foundation brush. I found the brush to be much better at applying a flawless face, and the material also is holding up much better than the Chanel or EL brushes I had previously purchased. The MA recommended not cleaning the brush with soap and water, though, because it's harmful to the bristles, so I've been cleaning it with the brush cleaner taht I bought from EL and it's been doing great.