Okay so there's this app called wanelo, and if you search up "makeup brushes" you'll find a bunch of great quality brushes that serve as dupes for a lot of brands actually. The icing brush is much less dense than the Tarte brush and the bristles are thinner, flimsier and spaced out. Plus, my liquid foundations sinks into the Icing bristles a lot, so you end up wasting some product there. Required fields are marked *. Dresslink.com has super cheap makeup brushes literally whole entire sets for less than $10 just go on the site and go to accessories & then beauty & just search the ones you want. grammar, and capitalization. I ended up snagging one to try it out! HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean this is not an excellent brush! Of course the larger size is just my preference. But in this case bigger doesn’t mean better! I ordered a set for only 10 dollars (I know, it's crazy) and the brushes are almost exact dupes for sigma, I'm in love with them! I bought the tarte powder foundation but I cannot afford the brush! You should definitely check the app out :) Use the flag button to report inappropriate disagree with someone, but be constructive—not rude. Post topics in the appropriate category and If you are looking for an EXCELLENT powder brush, this is your guy right here! But if you’re not feeling the investment on the Tarte one, keep tuned because I am working on a post that highlights my favorite drugstore-price brushes and they are all WONDERFUL! Beautylish is a diverse, positive, and respectful community. Upon closer inspection you can see that the Icing brush is made out of plastic and not bamboo and the ferrule is a little longer than the Tarte one as well. You can also see that the Icing one is more fluffy than the Tarte one. Now, if you are looking for a good foundation brush, the Tarte one is definitely my favorite because it’s so big that it really cuts down application time in half for me. Your email address will not be published. Available Now. It’s okay to Take the time to make posts easy to understand by using proper spelling, So, even though both brushes are VERY similar in looks, they definitely don’t perform the same. I am always searching for drugstore dupes for my high-end products, so one day I stepped into Icing by Claire’s at the mall and found a brush that looked VERY similar to my Tarte one for less than a third of the price! In my opinion, the bristles of a foundation brush need to be sturdy enough to work the product into the skin. My favorite brush of all time to apply foundation is the Tarte’s buffer brush, but this little fella will leave you $34 poorer and I am not about that splurging life!I am always searching for drugstore dupes for my high-end products, so one day I stepped into Icing by Claire’s at the mall and found a brush that looked VERY similar to my Tarte one for less than a third of the price! posts, or those we deem as advertisements, spam, or plagiarism. You can totally see all the way into the white part. All rights reserved. If yes, let us know in the comments below! Any suggestions or dupes? advertisements, spam, commercial messages, or links to other websites or blogs. Below is a shot of what they look like side by side. Here you can see the size of each brush head and how the Icing one is much bigger. Anyone know a dupe for Tarte Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush? This Icing brush has quickly became one of my favorite brushes to apply powder because it is SO large and soft. Hopefully there is a dupe out there. Just the foundation itself costs $39, so this deal is unbeatable! And be careful that you don't post someone else's work and present or claim it as your own. (Find a tip for buying the Tarte one for cheaper at the end of this post). Dress link has some awesome brushes for very affordable! how could I pass that up right? They have every shape, size, hair type imaginable so you can pick synthetic hair brushes for liquid foundation and the more fluffy kind for powder :). The tarte brush really works so well with that foundation, it's such a strange design but it works. We have a zero-tolerance But I am just IN LOVE with my Tarte one! The deal is active right now at the QVC’s website if you want to check it out. Here’s a close-up of the Icing Expert Kabuki brush: I bought mine for $8.50, but the whole site is on sale right now with all brushes at $5. We reserve the right to remove comments and topics that don't adhere to I ran my fingers through the Icing brush so you can see the density a bit better.