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Monday, May 12, 2014

BornPretty Tapered Foundation Brush | Review

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Hey all! I was lucky enough to be sent this cute pink brush from the BornPretty Store to review. It has a similar design to those from Real Techniques with synthetic bristles. This brush is also available in blue and gold. This is a tapered foundation brush in case you were wondering, however I feel it would work well for cream or liquid face products such as blushes, bronzer highlighters, you know those things. It took me about a month to receive my items, but they are coming from Asia, Singapore or HK, and for free shipping, what's a bit of wait right?

BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush

First off, this brush is of medium density, it feels very sturdy and has a good weight to it. Despite appearing to be metal (perhaps aluminium), it's not uncomfortable in the hand. I love the rubberised grip at the bottom too, because if my hand is a bit oily, there's not much slippage. I didn't notice any strange smell when I took it out of the packaging, which is a great thing, but I did notice that the bristles were very soft. They felt like butta! I washed this brush before use and I was amazed at how quickly it dried, it about 2 hours on a sunny day and it was ready to roll.

BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush

When it comes to application, this brush falls short just a bit. I realised I needed more foundation that I had used with my flat paddle foundation brush. However, the finish is flawless! You don't have to be an expert to achieve streak-free coverage, which I really appreciate and it doesn't take a long time to get my entire face covered either. But using twice as much product... that's bit much for me as I want to make the most of my product.

I'm always lazy about washing my brushes weekly (or between uses, though I really should), but I can say from the time I got this brush, washed it and used it, I've seen no shed hairs. That's saying a lot about this brush's quality, especially when it's just $5.99USD (on special). I cannot compare the quality to that of the original Real Techniques brushes though as I've never owned or used them.

BornPretty Store Tapered Foundation Brush


  • Affordable
  • Sturdy and cute design
  • Good weight
  • No Shedding (so far)
  • Flawless, streak-free finish
  • Soft but dense bristles
  • Easy to use


  • Brush soaks up product (making me have to use more)
  • Shipping time could be a doozy (but it's free and they actually ship to Barbados)

The Raw Sugar:

I am definitely happy with this brush, for one it's cute and it gives me outstanding results. Like I said before, I'm not too pleased about the need to use more product with this brush, but that's just me penny-pinching.

Where to Purchase:

If you want to pick up this brush too, BPS has given me a coupon code to share with you guys for 10% their already affordable store. They have makeup brushes, palette, nail art stuff... the works! Thank you again Alicia from BornPretty :).

Disclaimer: This product was provided by the BornPretty Store for review purposes. However, my opinion is in no way influenced by the aforementioned.


  1. Looks so much like the Real Techniques its mad! Lovely blog post x x


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