Musings of a self-confessed beauty addict from the heart of London!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Brush disaster!

I'm so gutted....

Real Techniques buffing brush, sadly going bald :(

More hairs on their way out.....

Just look what happened to my Real Techniques buffing brush after washing! I love this brush, it's so soft and it applies foundation beautifully for an airbrushed finish.... but now IT is finished.

This is the second time I've washed it and the hairs just literally started sliding out from the ferule. As you can see the hairs are starting to spike unevenly from where they are trying to make their way out.

The brush still works but I'm not sure how long I can hold off washing it before I give in and watch it disintegrate before my eyes.

The other brushes in the collection seem fine so far, but this one must have missed out on the glue in the factory line.

I'm thinking I may need to invest a bit more money for some serious quality brushes. 

Has this happened to any of your brushes? What are your favourite brush brands? So far MAC and Ecotools are my faves.


  1. What a shame! I thought that the real techniques brushes would be great quality! How much do they cost?
    I had this issue with my Inglot powder brush however after a few more washings it stopped loosing hair and now it's fine again ;)

  2. Hey Kia, they were about $15 from Ulta in the USA. I think they are about £20.99 from but I don't see the Core Collection in stock at the moment. They are definitely cheaper in the USA, not sure why! Anyway, I really hope my brush stops losing it's hair too.

  3. Oh no! That's awful :< Hope it stops losing hair!

  4. I thought that it's only me a loser(( I have the same problem with the same brush. After the firs cleansing with brush cleansing spray (not even washing with water) it starts to lose tones of hair. Very dissapointed.


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