Okay-So I bought this...tried it out and took it back. Even though I loved it, I just didn't want to pay $30 (roughly) for it. I tried to make myself not like it...And bought some Cover Girl foundation wedges at Target for like $3. But guess what? I just bought it again yesterday. Makes my foundation go on like a dream. Excellent quality! And I love that I don't get all those bristels stuck all over my face. Definitely a plus! I tried one of the MAC brushes and that thing was shedding more than my cat. Hopefully this brush will last a while but I will suck it up and buy again!
I love this brush. It's a nice size (both the handle and the bristles), it's soft but firm enough to give great coverage w/liquid foundation, and it's less expensive than some other HE foundation brushes. I even like the clear lucite handle ... it's nice to have a change from black and white! :-)
Before buying this brush I used sponges and my fingers to apply my liquid foundation. Sponges soaked up too much so I used fingers mainly. That got so messy and I had heard about using a brush, so i decided to give this one a try. I do not regret it! It's soft and applies/blends foundation so well. I haven't even noticed it losing one hair since I bought it about 6 months ago.
I had always used icky sponges or my fingers, but this brush has totally converted me! It's amazing, it doesn't streak at all and blends really well. This is the first thing I've ever bought from clinique, so I was pleasantly surprised .It's a little pricey, but I had a gift card so I didn't really care. Also, if you take care of your brushes they'll last a long time so it's worth it.
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.