I raved about the Tarte Airbuki a while ago. I called it my favorite foundation brush. And it was for the longest time! As often is the case, only time will tell how well a brush is made and how durable it is.
The problem is… it just hasn’t held up well.
Here is what the brush head originally looked like:
I noticed that this unevenness/deterioration started happening in August or September of 2016. Granted I wash my foundation brushes very, very often, but that is some weak shit glue in the handle if it wasn’t able to hold down the bristles well enough to survive even three years of terror. Luckily just two months earlier, I had discovered the Tarte Airbrush Foundation Brush and I loooove the hell out of that one even more. Why? it’s bigger and thus, faster to cover my whole face, but doesn’t sacrifice much coverage intensity even though it is no where near as dense. That has been my (almost daily) foundation brush since.
It’s time to retire you, my dear Airbuki. You served me so very well. I just wish your lifespan could have been longer.
I can’t bear to throw Airbuki away so I’m going to tuck it away in a brush case to admire once in a while, and remind me of all the
wonderful rushed mornings we had getting my face ready.