Monday, September 28th, 2009

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about…

DOE FOOT APPLICATORS!

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21 thoughts on “Rant & Rave: Doe Foot Applicators

  1. Emm

    Honestly they are ok. Because I like them because they are easy to apply but I feel that because of the felt on the doe foot I am losing product.

  2. Paige

    I prefer them to brush applicators in lip gloss because I feel I have more control but this only works when the doe foot is small. Large ones like in the Diamond Lipglosses from NYX are difficult to use because they are larger than my lips!

  3. Ali

    I love them for lip products.. they can build a gloss up nicely with 2 or 3 coats, without losing product.

    For concealers and cream eye shadows and such, I HATE them. I use MAC’s Select Moisturecover concealer which has a doefoot & I find it sucks a lot of the product up and applies unevenly.

  4. Avatar of Kelsey Kelsey

    i hate them. i actually won’t buy a lip product if it has a doe foot applicatior. i find that i don’t get enough product, and, especially with MAC lip glasses, it sort of pulls at my lips more than a brush does.

  5. Bridgette

    I like them sometimes but I do feel like I lose some product.

  6. Avatar of alana alana

    i hate them, i much prefer a brush applicator

  7. Heather

    I just recently discovered the beauty of them by pressing on the lipgloss instead of spreading it on. It creates *such* a full look :).

  8. happybadfish

    I use mine everyday. I didn’t buy the brush, my sister gave it to me, I probably wouldn’t have bought it myself.
    I love it. I use it to put my base es on. I pretty much use shroom everyday with my work look and it is a great brush for this all over lid wash.

  9. amy

    I don’t like doe foot applicators because I think they soak up lots of product and that is a waste of product to have it soak up in a sponge. I prefer a brush applicator because it doesn’t absorb product and the application is more precise.

  10. For lipgloss, I think they are great. For anything else, nope. They just waste the product!

  11. Lorna

    i often wear gloss over lipstick and i hate that the doe foot applicator soaks in my lipstick color rather than just applying the product.

    • Carrie

      I hate that too! Sometimes I like to put light coloured glosses over dark lipsticks and then the doefoot applicator is forever stained. Except for this, I don’t mind them though.

  12. Jade

    I much prefer a brush on my lip glosses. Doe foot applicators don’t work for me. They smush the product all over my lips and it’s hard to to get a precise application.

  13. Janelle

    I love them, I hate actual brushes because I feel like they dont give me enough control

  14. Claudia

    Too much product gets stuck in the tube! They are okay for lip gloss, but for anything that is more viscous, about half of the product in the tube won’t be used easily. You either have to shake it hard, whack it on a hard surface, or try to get it to settle differently.

    And I think it’s even worse when the tube is clear and I can SEE that there is product in there. It’s like the product is taunting me. LOL!

  15. I think it depends on the type of lipgloss. I think a stickier lipgloss benefits to a doe foot for easier application. In general I prefer a brush applicator since it allows for greater control.

  16. Basak

    I don’t like doe foots on lipglosses, which seems to be the only reasonable use for a doe foot applicator, lol. It doesn’t have any precision and I find myself having to constantly dip it in the gloss.

  17. i’ve always used the doe apps and i have never used a brush app until my comet blue dazzleglass… and i do like how it doesnt take away from the lip color like the doe apps do!

  18. Rebecca

    I love them. I have really full lips and this lets me press it to the very edge with a nice precise line. I really have to work at getting it precise more with a brush applicator. I am not one of those swipe-on, smush lips together and go kind of girls.

  19. Angela

    I like doe foot applicators because they make application easier. They also make gloss look better on the lips than other applicators.

  20. Perilla

    Ehh, I like to avoid them if possible.

    The best? SPATULA APPLICATORS. Most Asian lipglosses use them and they’re awesome for layering and saving product :)