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Brush - Face Buffer Brush


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27 reviews 0 5 4.9
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Buff it out! Designed for buffing powder into the skin, buffing out any harsh blush and/or foundation lines, and leaving your skin looking naturally flawless. This versatile brush also works well softening the edges of contour lines, or doubling as a blush brush in a pinch, adding blush to the apples of your cheeks. The soft yet firm (synthetic) bristles are densely packed for optimal buffing power. The rounded edges are ideal for flawless blending and working around the nose/eyes areas of the face. Once you’ve worked with this brush and it’s many uses, you won’t be able to imagine your collection without it!  

Our new design features a bronze gunmetal ferrule, and an espresso tinted handle with a beautiful pearl finish for a sleek and elegant look. The bristles include all synthetic fibers for a cruelty free (& guilt free) makeup application!


  • Brush Bristles: Synthetic (cruelty free)
  • Seamless Ferrule: Tightly holds bristles in place to eliminate shedding
  • Brush Handle Colors: Gunmetal bronze, espresso w/pearl finish
  • Estimated Brush Length : 5.5”
Manufacturer Makeup Geek
Finish No
Multi Color No
Vegan Yes
Cruelty-free Yes
Paraben-free Yes
Color Family No
Shade No
Customer Reviews
27 Review(s) | Write a review
High quality at very reasonable cost
This brush is amazing, and at only 18 bucks? I've paid twice that for brushes at sephora that weren't even as good as this brush. I use it to set my foundation with powder. It's got nice density, the bristles are soft, the handle has a nice design. When you hold and use the brush, it feels like a high quality brush.
Lexi wrote on 5/3/2017
The best brush!
Love love love!! Nothing negative about this brush! After using the stipple foundation brush I use this brush to set it and it gives the best finish I have ever had!
Rachel wrote on 9/29/2016
Love This One
Omg, I love this one, so soft, could use it for applying foundation, contour, blush, & powder. I always carry it in my bag, this or the flat stippling brush. A must have!!!
Jaymie wrote on 1/18/2016
Best Face Brush Ever!!!
I saw a tutorial on YouTube and decided to buy this brush just on word of mouth and it has changed my life forever!!!! I'm a stickler for smooth,evenly blended foundation so I would spend at least 20 minutes on my foundation when applying it. Now it only takes me up to 3 minutes to apply my foundation giving me time to focus on other areas of my makeup application. I will definitely be purchasing more of Makeup Geek's brushes!!!
Kandis wrote on 1/13/2016
Great Brush For Blending My Foundation
I ordered this brush in a bundle with some others on Black Friday. All of the brushes are great quality but this one in particular was really impressive. I had bought the holiday brush set from Tarte this year and it came with a large foundation brush. I noticed that the foundation brush was harsh on my skin and it was about $50 dollars! I decided to try this brush instead and it is wonderful! So soft on my skin and it blends the foundation perfectly. The Tarte brush that cost over 30 dollars more left streaks across my face when applying foundation and this one does nothing like that. Great brush. Cant say enough about how much I love Makeup Geek products.
Kristen wrote on 12/7/2015
Great Brush, Great Service!
I originally received this brush over a week ago in a larger package. I loved all the other items, but the bristles on my brush were cut noticeably unevenly. I figured it was just an oversight, so I sent a message to customer service, and immediately was offered a replacement brush. I was asked to send in a picture for their quality department, but in no way did I feel like doing so was required to get a new brush. They sent out a replacement at no cost to me and it arrived today. Works great! I'm impressed by not only the brush itself but also by the friendly and helpful customer service department (shout out to Angela). Thanks, MUG
Ally wrote on 11/10/2015
My Go-to!!!
I LOVE this brush!!! I own quite a few high end brushes that are awesome, but honestly, this is by far my Go-To brush for face powder and for blending. Don't miss out on this gem, it is worth buying and a must-have for all Makeup Geeks!
AA wrote on 10/30/2015
Great Brush!!!
Just got my brush and worked beautifully. No shedding at all. Nicely compacted to smooth and buff out either foundation, powder, etc.. If you like/love M.A.C brushes, give this /these brushes a try!!! Very very reasonably priced and superb quality. By no means knocking MAC but if you need to add some brushes to your collection and are on a budget( and who isnt?) go with these!! Definately will recommend!!
Macabre wrote on 10/5/2015
Where Have You Been All My Life!
I just used this brush for liquid foundation for the first time. OMG! It buffed and blended my foundation flawlessly. Its softer than my other foundation brushes, so it took a minute to get used to it, but so worth it. My new holy grail foundation brush.
I've tried the flat top kabuki brushes but prefer the more rounded tops for foundation, totally recommend this one!!
Esther wrote on 7/21/2015
One Of The Best Brushes I Own
This is an absolute must have. I use this for liquid foundation and mineral powder - works brilliantly every single time. I have 2 of these and I really recommend this brush.
Kirstin wrote on 6/16/2015
Perfect for blending. It leaves no streaks, and is just the best brush I've ever used. Do me a favor, and just buy the brush. You'll love it. I promise.
Olivia wrote on 6/4/2015
Excellent Affordable Brush
I actually ordered both the Face Buffer and Stippling Brush to use with my liquid foundations. Having tested out both brushes, I can honestly say that they are amazing especially considering the price. However, there are simply no words to describe how beautifully the Face Buffer applies foundation.

I absolutely love my full coverage foundations (Estee Lauder Double Wear, Revlon Colorstay, etc.), and the Face Buffer just makes the foundation glide smoothly and evenly over the skin and makes it look so natural and beautiful. My skin is pretty decent but I have some issues with blotchiness and enlarged pores and other bushes can sometimes exaggerate pore size during makeup application. But the Face Buffer does not give me this problem, it actually blurs the look of my pores.

I usually use my Sigma F80 or F88 to apply foundation -- both are really good brushes and I still love them -- but I haven't picked either of them up since using the Face Buffer and Stippling Brush. But as I mentioned before the Face Buffer is just divine. I was worried the bristles would be too soft to apply my base properly, but it actually helps make the foundation look completely airbrushed.

I am definitely going to purchase some backups because I am in love with the Face Buffer. Please do not alter the design or functionality! It is perfect the way it is already.
Dana wrote on 5/29/2015
Love It... But
I looovvee this brush to apply my makeup had it less than a year n it is losing it's shape i wash it with olive oil n the green dawn Soap thats what works best for me and all my other brushes are fine am i doing something wrong.
kathy wrote on 5/28/2015
Perfect Brush!
I have sensitive skin and slight scarring due to eczema and this brush applies my mineral foundation perfectly. It's dense enough that I don't have to keep dipping the brush and so soft I actually enjoy applying foundation. My favorite thing about this brush is its big, so it takes no time doing foundation!
Shannon wrote on 2/26/2015
Can't Put This Down!!!
This brush exceeds ANY other foundation brush ( yes, even MAC) I own. The density is great and this brush allows me to move much quicker when applying my foundation. No streaks!!! I will be purchasing the flat brush as well!!! I LOVE MAKEUP GEEK products!!
Stephanie wrote on 2/13/2015
Wonderful For Powder Foundations
I use exclusively mineral loose powder foundations, but have always had a hard time finding a buffer brush that could be used for solid, smooth application all over the face. I had resorted to a painstakingly slow process of applying minimal amounts with the concealer brush everywhere. This brush from MakeUp Geek is the first I've found that does the job beautifully. The bristles are so soft, that it's a pleasure to buff against your skin. And they're so densely packed that it picks up product like a dream. Finally a brush that makes loose foundation go on flawlessly, with the natural look you want it to have!
Lisa wrote on 12/20/2014
Love, Love, Love This Brush!
This brush is amazing. I actually use it to put on blush. I also use it as my final step to buff out and blend after applying foundation and contouring. I apply my mineral veil with this brush as well. Brush head is perfect size and it has perfect amount of bristles. Since it is so packed with bristles it picks up blush color really well so I only have to apply very little. I was a little on the fence as to spending $8 on this and was worried I would not like it but the quality lives up to the price and I am very happy with my purchase.

My advice is to buy now before they run out and and restock with an inferior "redesigned" version as has been the case with a few other brushes.
Lauren wrote on 12/15/2014
This brush is amazing for cream and liquid foundation!!!! So dense, makes my foundation look flawless!!!
Ayla wrote on 11/30/2014
Finally Found What I Was Looking For!!!
I love to wear mineral foundations and was on the hunt for a soft brush that would pick up enough product to give me an even application. This is the one! All other brushes I've tried, including the BareMinerals foundation brushes, are either so soft I have to excessively dip the brush into the product to pick up more, or they pick up enough product but scratch my face off. This one is so soft upon application, and I don't need a whole ton of product either. Such a perfect brush! I hope it sticks around for a long time to come!
Jenelle wrote on 8/7/2014
Best For Blush !!
I purchased this because I've seen Jaclyn Hill use it many times for blush I have been on a major blush brush hunt and I think it has come to an end. SOOO amazing and easy to apply and blend. So worth the money.
Megan wrote on 6/26/2014
Superior To The Mac Brush In This Same Style!!!
I purchased the Mac brush in this style years ago, probably before Makeup Geek concept was a twinkle in Marlena's eye. I disliked this brush of the get go. For one the Mac isn't dense enough and is the worst shedding brush I've ever had. My Sonia Kashuk brush is a thousand times better than the Mac. But, the SK wasn't great and I wasn't crazy about Sigma's either. So when Marlena came out with this new designed brush, I liked the look so bought it and it was love at first use. It picks up product great. So soft and I like it doesn't have the really long handle. Each brush is better than the last. Thanks again team Makeup Geek. Also LOVE LOVE they are made in good ole US OF A!!
Jeanette wrote on 6/15/2014
Travel Friendly Companion Brush
I purchased this much loved little gem back in April and its been my "go to" brush for a seamless and flawless application! Small & unique, it fits well in a small cosmetic bag and travels well with me for quick buffing touch ups eliminating the need to apply more product. I would totally repurchase this triple A+++ brush again for a backup. Thank you Marlena and all Makeup Geek Team for bringing us amazing, high quality, and affordable products!
Cynthia wrote on 6/14/2014
Best Brush I've Used In A Long Time
I use the face buffer brush to apply liquid foundation. It makes my drugstore Revlon Color Stay look like a million dollars on my face. This brush makes application so fast and flawless. I recommend it 100% I've purchased other MUG brushes and they are all excellent quality. Great job, Marlena and team at MakeUp Geek.
Donna wrote on 5/28/2014
Wonderful for buffing, great quality and perfect size!
Alanna wrote on 5/3/2014
Love It!
Great product.Elegant design.Marlena knows what is essential for all the Muggies out there!
Ann-Katrin wrote on 4/26/2014
Smooth Effortlessly
One Word.....LOVE!
Andrea wrote on 4/18/2014
Great Brush!
Love this brush! I give it an A- ! I would give it an A+ but it takes FOREVER to dry so for gets an A- . I highly recommend purchasing two so that you can wash one and use one, wash one and use one....especially since they are very inexpensive!
Korin wrote on 2/3/2014
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