Chanel • Foundation Brush (Synthetic Fibers) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This brush is really soft and applying liquid foundation with it has been effortless - great blending results, no streaks. I sort of prefer the pointed liquid foundation brushes more because I can apply foundation around my nose easier. But nonetheless, it is still a great brush and I am very happy it is part of my brush collection.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the best FDTN brush I've ever used. HTH
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Chanel's No.6 Pinceau Fond de Teint brush is a great foundation brush. Before I was using either a beauty blender or my fingers and buffing with a 187, and this brush has made a HUGE difference. I get an airbrushed look in one application, and can easily build up in areas where I want more coverage without my foundation looking spackled on. I don't even use concealer anymore. The bristles are thick and wide (I've heard it called a tri-skunk), with enough give to apply your foundation completely but not so flimsy as to leave streaks. It's $45, but a decent face brush (especially a workhorse foundation brush) is never going to be cheap.
I only have two annoyances, but they're enough to keep this brush from being a HG/5 stars. One, because the bristles are so thick the brush is difficult to thoroughly clean, and takes quite a while to dry. My other annoyance is that since the handle is so short and I have long fingers, it can be difficult to find a good grip on it and my hand will cramp if I don't apply quickly. This shouldn't be a problem if you have smaller hands/fingers, but I may not repurchase unless the next iteration has a longer handle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The best foundation brush out there!! Very easy to use flawless finish.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this after attending a Chanel event where the makeup artist used this brush to apply foundation and makeup. I find it very difficult to apply foundation with this brush and continue to use my fingers. However, I use this to apply a layer of foundation over my eyes below the eye shadow - that is all. The brush is very difficult to clean - I have to scrub it several times to get all the foundation off, and there is always some residue. Disappointing product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
Absolutely amazing brush. When I first got it, the brush literally felt like velvet against my skin and was so beautiful I didn't want to use it. I used it the next morning and was surprised at how I hardly needed to blend the foundation because it was streak-free.
Before purchasing the Chanel Foundation brush, I had been using a cheaper Avon foundation brush which always streaked and would require a lot of blending, sometimes even resulting in using my fingers. So using the Chanel brush was a huge surprise and one I am ever so pleased with. It requires a regular clean to maintain the softness and hygiene of the brush but apart from that minor thing, I love it so much. Would definitely buy it again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
After years of applying my foundation with fingers i frequently toyed with the idea of trying a brush. I perchased the chanel one two days ago and im glad i did! Its not overly expensive, but for a brush i thought it was a little overpriced. However im told they last forever, so if this is true i am more than willing to pay over the odds.
I like the finish this seems to give, my foundation seems to look somehow softer. Also i feel i use less foundation,which is good as every now and then you end up adding more product to your face and dont notice how thick it looks till your outside!
The brush was easier to use than i thought it would be, which was a pleasent surprise. I thought it may take some getting used to!
The things im not so keen on about this brush are.....why does it have to be synthetic? For the price and it being chanel i would have expected a genuine hair one. The other thing is i dont like the silver part of the handle,where the brush begins. Only a little thing i know, but i would have thought a complete black handle would have looked classier. Also it states on the care card not to get this part wet when cleaning the brush. Easier said than done! I think they`ve said this because the silver coloured bit will then tarnish! Not good!
If anything happened to my brush,yes i would buy again.....it feels better than fingers and why use a cheap highstreet brush to apply expensive chanel products!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's a decent foundation brush. It does not streak as much as other ones. However, I find it not quite as forgiving as I'd like it to be. You'd have to make sure that there is not too much foundation on the brush when you first apply it. Otherwise it leaves behind a heavy spot that is hard to blend out. When it happens I usually had to resort back to using my fingers to spread out the foundation evenly. Still, you could work around it by making sure that you always dab a little bit of foundation on different parts of your face very lightly before you start to blend. You could also make sure that there is only a little foundation on the brush before you start to apply. But then it'll take a much longer time to do your makeup. I also wished that this brush is a bit larger for a quick application. Overall it is still a great brush. You just have to be mindful of the amount of products the brush could pick up. For me, I'm lazy and I don't like to spend a lot of time just on foundation alone, so unless I'm going for a night out and I have time, I still use my fingers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Edit. Returned this brush (and believe me - the Chanel lady was NOT pleased). This brush literally ONLY worked w/ my NARS Sheer Glow probably b/c it is quite a runny foundation & the texture is so awesome that it works. however! when I tried this with my MUFE HD, Eve Pearl Cream, and a few other samples of foundation (EL Double Wear light, Smashbox HD, & NARS Sheer Matte), this brush performed horribly. It would drink (read: SOAK) up the product even after I tried spritzing it w/ Fix+ prior to application or applied moisturizer first w/ it to "prime" the brush as I've heard many makeup gurus on YT suggest. When I went to wash the brush (twice during the time I had it), my sink would be stained brown with foundation - that's how much product was still stuck in there. Basically, the product would not transfer to my face & whatever did was extremely streaky. I would start to apply the foundation and within half a stroke, it would not budge. I'm not kidding. The bristles were so stiff (not hard or abrasive), but stiff. As in, inflexible. It simply wasn't working. I don't know how else to say it.
I spent $40 on this baby & I was not pleased when I had to hang my head down in shame to return this. When I went to the counter, the lady literally said to me "I've never had someone return a foundation brush" with a condescending attitude, & "Well, you know, our brushes are meant to be used specifically with our foundations." Now, that is fine, but lady, c'mon. I see you're trying to sell me something else to make my brush work, but that is ridiculous. So I'm supposed to have 2 foundation brushes - one for every other fdtn & one for the non-existent Chanel fdtn that doesn't exist in my color? I was really miffed w/ her at that point.
The point of this long rant is this: I truly believe that I got a bad brush. I say that because I see nothing put A+ reviews on this brush here on MUA & the tester brush that they use at the counter looks and feels completely different than the one I got. Having said that, I do not blame the brush or design or hairs - I really believe it was a crap single item. However, I was not willing to exchange it for another and take the chance again. Too bad. I went right over to the MAC counter, bought a 190 & am very pleased. It is about $8 cheaper, but it's not about that - my 190 works. It's not stiff, it doesn't drag in a nanosecond, and it washes well. It also doesn't soak up product like there's no tomorrow.
I bought this brush thanks to a YouTube video by a favorite guru of mine (MakeupAdikt) and all of the other reviews on this brush here on MUA. I'm extremely pleased.
When I found myself wanting a foundation brush to use w/ my NARS Sheer Glow, I wanted to buy ONE brush that would last me years & keep me happy - I hate trial & error w/ brushes.
I've learned from experience that buying cheap brushes that supposedly dupe for the good, proven ones is just a recipe for wasting more money on crap brushes. (I'm not being snobbish - its true. I've wasted $50 on art brushes that either did not work at all or sufficed until they got too scratchy to use on my lids. With that money, I could have just bought a MAC 239 + 217 & been done with it).
I've used this Chanel Foundation Brush (#16) & it makes the application so much better. I use less product out of the bottle because I'm not pouring the stuff out on my hand or soaking it up with my fingers.
For being synthetic, this brush is so soft & the bristles don't eat up the product. NARS Sheer Glow is $42 - I don't need to be drinking the stuff; with this proper bush, my product will probably last me a year, rather than 6 months.
I also love how the handle is "normal sized". I hate the unnecessarily long handles that a lot of MAC brushes have because I like to get really close to the mirror when applying my makeup & they just get in the way. This handle is very appropriate & to scale, which is much appreciated.
All in all, $40 well spent. I will guard this brush with my life but should anything happen to it, I know where to go to get a replacement.
Lastly, THANK YOU!, fellow MakeupAlley reviewers, for guiding me in the right direction -- toward this brush!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Earlier today, while applying my foundation, I stopped and really looked at this gem of a brush for the first time in a while. How long have a I had this thing, I wondered? OK, get ready for this ... I'm pretty sure I've had this for 10 years. 10 years!
My calculation isn't exact ... it's possible it's 9 years, though I doubt it ... it's quite possible that it's actually 11 years.
But anyhow. This brush is still in perfect condition.
I don't use it every day (I don't wear makeup every day) and there were a few years there where I was using other liquid foundation application methods (sponge, MAC 187), or times when I wore more powder foundation than liquid. But still. This brush has had frequent use for 10 years and it's still perfect.
All standard-type liquid foundation brushes are NOT created equal. I know some people think that when it comes to synthetic hairs, everything is the same, but that's just not the case. This brush has the perfect combination of softness, density, bristle length and shape. It gets the job done, and beautifully. It leave less streaks than other synthetic foundation brushes that I've used, and gives a more even, flawless application.
There are lots of different methods and tips and tricks that people use with a brush like this and a liquid foundation, but I will share my method in case anyone is curious or is having trouble making this brush work for them:
I use one pump of liquid foundation, or about foundation the size of a pea, which I place on my (clean) left hand. I mist my face lightly with water (I currently use an evian spray, but filtered water in a spritzer or something like mist and fix or fix + would work just as well), and also spray the brush lightly. I use the brush to pick up the foundation and paint it all over my face as evenly as possible. I know a lot of people don't use the water, but it gives the foundation more slip and makes for a very natural finish without actually changing the coverage very much. I keep doing painting and blending motions as the foundation begins to be worked into the skin and dry. As it stops slipping an starts dragging, I switch from painting motions to patting motions. This helps to blend in any remaining streaks and gives a very natural, glowy finish with liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. I also lift and then gently brush down any hairs on my cheeks (peach fuzz) to make sure they lay flat. I then apply any other cream products and then set my face lightly with powder.
I'm too lazy to give this brush a full-on wash every day. Instead, after each use I spray it with a brush cleanser and wipe it thoroughly on a tissue. I give it a proper wash once a week with a gentle mild soap and water, then re-shape it and lay it flat to dry. Easy easy easy. It'll last you 10 years or more! Amazing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
With a Chanel brush you can't go wrong. I have several Chanel brushes for many years and they haven't lost any hair at all!
This foundation-brush is thicker than most foundation-brushes. It makes applying easier and quicker. The result is an even, flawless complexion.
I can't imagine that a better brush than this one resists.
Not only the result, also the brush is beautiful. Three coloured hair in horizontal stripes. (Beige, dark grey and pinkish grey). Georgeous!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
This is by-far the best foundation brush i've used. I've tried Clinique & MAC and they both seem to leave streaks on my face. Chanel makes a very good foundation brush, and I've had it for 3 years and hasn't shed a bit. Quality is still good. I don't think I'll use another brush again other than this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
OMG!!! this is my HG foundation brush! I must say that this is by far the best foundation brush I have ever used in my life! it's so easy to apply liquid and it applies on evenly leaving a flawless look! what I like most about it that others don't do is that it has that swipping back and forth motion. makes it so easy to apply! I would def. recommend this brush for beginers. it's just simply amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my HG foundation brush. Chanel's is only the second foundation brush I've ever used, but I'm absolutely certain I don't need to look any further. It provides flawless foundation application time and time again. The bristles are extremely soft and feel sublime on your skin! When I'm done, I can't believe how smooth and absolutely impeccable my makeup looks. I've been using this for about 6 months now and I wonder how I could have possibly used any other brands foundation brush. This is a pricy one, but it's Chanel. What do you expect? After trying this out at Saks Fifth Avenue, I knew I had to have it. Now I'm contemplating collecting the other Chanel brushes. If they're half as impressive as this brush, then they're definetely worth the investment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this over eBay so I did not pay an exorbitant price for it. Initially it was great, very smooth. But it I reckon it is a very thick compact brush, because it take ages to dry after cleaning it (with Shu Uemura brush cleaner). When it is not dry and I used it with my liquid foundation (BeneFit) it create lines on my face! I think I will stick to my fingers.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the best foundation brush I've ever used. It produces a much more even finish and I like the bristles better than the Bobbi Brown and Prescriptives ones I've used in the past. This brush produces an almost air-brushed look to my foundation. I didn't think the price was too bad, either, for a CHANEL product; it was $30.00.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the first foundation brush I've owned so I can't compare it to other brushes, but I have used sponges before and I used a flat top brush that I swirled the foundation on with (like you would with a skunk brush).
This brush is soft, and it hasn't clumped any yet. It hasn't shed. It does seem to be stained from my liquid foundation. I used Revlon Colorstay and I've heard some other people complain that it stains their brushes also so I'm not blaming the brush, and it doesn't really bother me anyways. This brush is tapered, which I think makes it much easier to use.
Comparing applying my foundation with this as opposed to the flat top brush, WOW it actually applies so much smoother, and my foundation doesn't look as flaky on the dry parts of my skin as it did with the flat top. I also found it easier to apply with, but I'm by no means a pro at using brushes to apply foundation. ;) It's the perfect size for me. The handle isn't too long where it will get in the way and the bristles are the right size for me; not too big, not too small.
For anyone who wants to know the dimensions of this brush, here they are:
whole brush length: 6.25 inches
handle length (including metal part): 5 inches (about)
bristle length: 1.25 inches
bristle width: a little over .75 inches.
This brush can be expensive for some people so if you really want it I suggest you check out ebay. I got mine for just a little over half the price that you would pay to buy one new from Chanel. I can't remember exactly how much it was I paid. Between $16-18 including shipping.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had a MAC 190 brush for about 5 years, and I decided to get another foundation brush and thought I'd try the Chanel one. Wow, what a difference! The brush is softer, more flexible and wider. It's a lot easier to blend with this brush than the MAC. It gives you more of an "airbrushed" look, your makeup just looks flawless and not cakey. I find that you have to work less with this brush to blend and even everything out. It also seems like it's easier to wash? I guess just because it's not as stiff so you can get in there better. If you are considering getting a MAC 190, I suggest you spend the extra $8 or so (I think the 190 is $32? or $30 and this one is $40) and get the Chanel!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
This is the first foundation brush I've owned, so I can't make comparisons for, but I can say that it feels very soft and smooth and flexible on my skin, and I definitely like it. I believe it does make my foundation look better when I'm finished, and it's certainly faster for me to apply, as well as being siginificantly less messy. I've owned it for quite some time now, but none of the fibers have fallen out, or started straying off at a random angle at the sides like you see with cheap brushes. And this is despite my not taking the best of care with it ( I clean it vigorously enough that I'd expect to have pulled out a few fibres by now).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great brush.. i use it in conjunction with my Chanel liquid foundation.. It dries great when washed but it does take a little longer to dry as opposed to other brushes ..