mark • Foundation Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my first foundation brush and I like it a lot, I would never go back to makeup sponges. I use a lot less product when applying with this brush. It's firm but not stiff and scratchy, it cleans well, hasn't shed on me yet (been using for 2-3 weeks). I don't find it gives me a streaky application, I suppose that's as much up to the product you use as the brush, though (I'm currently using a Cover Girl Clean, sensitive skin formula). Great budget brush, would recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a great foundation brush for anyone on a budget. While it could stand to be a little larger, it will give you a nearly flawless finish. It has synthetic bristles, which is awesome if your skin is irritated by natural hair. The softness of the brush provides for smooth application. The brush density is just right for a liquid foundation. It works nicely for blending out concealer too. The handle is firmly attached to the ferrule. It comes clean easily and holds its shape well. Excellent bang for your buck.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This brush is....ok. I just don't care for the synthetic bristles, they tend to separate and splay during applications making foundation look streaky. Ive washed it several times thinking maybe it was oils making it separate, but it continues to do so. I mostly use it to apply my concealor, and that's about it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Makes applying foundation a breeze :) Will buy again if by some freak chance that this goes bad.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
PROS: Much better than the Avon foundation brush! Lush brush with lots of dense bristles (comparable to my Clinique brush, much more than my ELF brush). Looks nice, fairly sturdy. Applies foundation well. Good value (under $10 but decent quality). No odors.
CONS: Not as quite as soft as my Clinique brush.
Overall, a decent foundation brush. While the Clinique version is my favorite, the mark and ELF ones are in a tie for a close 2nd! I'd recommend it as a d/s-priced brush. I would consider repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this brush! Now that being said it was the first and only foundation brush I've ever owned, but I havent felt the need to 'upgrade' to a more expensive one yet since this does the job perfectly! The bristles feel the same as more expensive brands, and it puts makeup on very smoothly. And honestly, why spend $30 on a brush when you can get it for $6. I'd rather spend the money on expensive makeup. I'm not usually a fan of Avon / Mark, but this brush is just great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this brush free with an order. It's really soft. I use it as a large concealer brush, for larger areas that need more foundation or concealer such as areas of break outs or discoloration or reddess and this brush does an amazing job and I've had it over a year and it's still super soft and doesn't shed. I'm thinking about getting one of my sister since I love this one so much. The brush also isn't super light as most cheaper foundation brushes are, this is a good weight and a great price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
This brush doesn't do a good job, in my opinion. It gave a very streaky application of liquid foundation and didn't pick up very much pigment with mineral powder foundation, I suppose due to the synthetic bristles. I haven't used it since I tried it out and doubt I will ever use it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I bought this based on the good reviews here and must give my 2 cents. I have over 12 foundation brushes of various price ranges from Eob to Trish McEvoy. For the price this brush works and its as cheap as you can get. I dont mind the smaller head altho the brush length is slightly longer than I believe that a found. brush should have but the much more expensive Trish found. brush is even longer.
My only real complaint is that the black lacquer of the handle cracked and peeled off after only two washings showing the natural wood underneath. Only brush this ever happened to me. For an inexpensive found. brush with black ferrule and black handle, I would recommend the Lumiere found. brush. For a drugstore found. brush I would recommend Perfection (found at Walgreens) or POSH. Best found. brush overall is Lancome. Prescriptives and Trish are overrated.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Out of the two foundation brushes that I own, my Mark foundation brush is by far superior. I love that this brush has a great shape and is thicker than most other foundation brushes. The shape and consistency make it really easy to blend out foundation to a natural finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this for free through an order with mark and I placed a second order just to get another free one. I love how it doesn't soak up my foundation at all and it definitely doesn't shed either. With my oily skin, I couldn't keep using my fingers to apply foundation so this was perfect. It gets into all the hard parts (around the nose, eyes and lips) and blends perfectly. It washes easily as well (I soak all my brushes in lukewarm water with a little soap first) and it rinses easily as well. The actual price isn't bad either for the beauty-on-the-budget girl (5 dollars) but I do really wish the brush was little bit bigger for a more even application.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, I am now definitely a convert to applying foundation with a brush. It's all due to this particular foundation brush. Honestly, I never tried any other foundation brush and after my overall positive experience with this one, I will never look for another one. For $6, you really can't beat this deal. While I am not a self-professed expert on buying m/u brushes, I do see where the most popular m/u brands charge a LOT of money for them. I'd prefer to spend more money on the makeup than the tools.
It holds it's shape well after multiple applications and cleansings. It blends my foundation easily and seemlessly. I used to use sponge applicators and basically wasted a lot of product on the sponge. Needless to say, if I ever needed to replace this brush, I would buy this again. To the people at Mark/Avon, don't discontinue this item.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This Mark foundation brush is awesome! It makes it super easy to apply liquid foundation like a pro. Nice and even finish. I even wash it often and it keeps it shape beautifully. Definitely worth the $6 price!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Fantastic brush for $3.99 with the purchase of a foundation. What can I say, I love this brush! It did a fantastic job distributing my foundation evenly over my entire face. Application was quick with little need to touch up bare spots. I've got the MAC foundation brush but I like this one better... go figure. It's slightly smaller than the MAC but this did not slow the application of foundation at all. It looks nice, all black with black bristles which are soft and flexiable and fully tight in the handle (if that makes sense). I wash it right after application and it came clean beautifully with no bristle loss.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This brush is absolutely amazing! It retains it's consistency even after many uses and blends seamlessly! I got it for a steal ($2.99) when I bought Face Xpert foundation and it was worth every penny and more!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I agree that the bristles are soft and supple so that it evenly applies foundation every inch of your face. I was kind of surprised at how thick the brush was, but then again this is the first foundation brush I've bought (I've always used my fingers to apply foundation). It does give an even application with minimal streaks--for that, you just have to go back and blend more or use your fingers. Not bad for such a good price!
EDIT: After just using this brush two or three times the metal part and the handle fell apart :( I noticed that it was kind of loose when I first received it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love foundation brushes, they are masters are distributing foundation and making it look flawless on my face. I used Face Secrets before this one, and I really liked it, but it was time to get a new one because it was not dispersing the foundation as nicely as it used to.
Anyway, I was quite surprised at the quality of this foundation brush. For $6 it is excellent. I have used the foundation brush with the Speedway foundation. The hairs are soft to the touch, and they are nicely packed in. The foundation brush also has a nice amount of hair (or bristle, I don't know what the name is), which has worked well for me. The handle is long enough that it makes the brush easy to guide around the curves of my face. When I am done, the foundation looks airbrushed on. Huge rave. I know that there are better brushes out there, but they also cost more, so for the price this is beyond expectation. Definitely a keeper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I too hate to bring down the rating on this brush because it IS nice but it's just a little too small for me. I got it free with a Mark foundation though, so I can't really complain. The bristles are soft and supple and it doesn't shed, it's just a bit too narrow for my preference as a foundation brush. However, it works great as an eye brush either as a blending brush or with cream shadows so I use that way instead of with foundation (I prefer my EoB foundation brush for that). It also works well to apply liquid shimmer to the face, since you don't need a large brush for that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Oh my, I hate to break the perfect rating on this, but this didn't wow me that much. Yes, it's a very nice, smooth-feeling brush for the price, but I found that the bristles to be too long to feel like I had a lot of control over the application. I much prefer my Armani foundation blush or even my Prescriptives foundation brush, whose bristles felt denser, also. But that might just be a personal preference. I might need to play with this one more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
See my brushes pictures under profile. This is a great foundation brush for its price, $6. I got free with mark loose powder purchase. The tips are not pointed >, rather round ) so easy to bland the whole face, especially around nose and eyes. Not big as EoB from CVS. Easy to wash, no shedding so far. It's classic black, not very fancy. I ended up buying another powder to get free brush so I could interchange during weekdays without washing. Only down side is it's hard to get from Avon Rep, not at the stores. My local Rep took 2 weeks to deliver and almost no respond to emails or calls. But can't complain for its good quality and unbeatable price.