If you thought that your favourite beauty influencer with her many makeup tools is just extra, think again! It is an exciting time for makeup enthusiasts because along with products, we are also getting trendy new tools to work with. They ease the application process and deliver amazing results. Agree?
But with the zillion options at your disposal, picking the right brush can be a task. But fret not, we’re here to help. In order to get flawless-looking makeup, it’s necessary to get your base right and to do that you need to pick the right foundation brush. Here’s how you can pick the right foundation brush for you!
Sponges and cushions
Beauty blenders and sponges are the most popular choice for foundation application. The reason being, beauty influencers have endorsed them highly and they look adorable. But they still work to give you just one kind of finish.
If your goal is to get a natural, skin-like texture with your product, a damp beauty sponge is your best bet. You have to use them in a bouncing motion, applying pressure uniformly and quickly. Dampened blenders help blend the foundation into your skin for a natural finish.
Have you ever wondered how celebrities achieve that flawless finish on the red carpet? They have kabuki brushes to thank for that! These brushes are excellent to use with liquid foundation and don't absorb much product in them. If you want your makeup products to last longer, invest in a flat top brush and look for natural bristles instead of synthetic ones. The bristles are also tightly packed, which gives your skin an opaque finish and full coverage.
When using powder foundation, you need a tool that picks up the most product and holds on to it. Brushes with natural bristles work best with powder products and offer an airbrushed finish with heavy-duty oil and grease control. If you are someone who has to deal with a shiny forehead and T-zone, these brushes will come in handy for quick fixes. Commonly used powder puffs can lead to clogged pores and splotchy coverage.
Make sure to tap off the extra product from the brush before applying your foundation evenly with blendable strokes.
Another great tool to go with powder foundation is the chic oval brush. They are uber soft, come in a variety of sizes and can be used for blush and highlighter as well. The bristles are dense and smooth and almost feel like a sponge. They fit nicely onto the contours of your face, especially the nose area and jawline.
The best part about these brushes is that you can use them for creamy foundations and well. They give you medium coverage and feel like you are getting a face massage while using it.
Last but not least are flat brushes that everyone used at the start of their makeup journey. These OG foundation brushes deliver full coverage and also reach hard to reach spots like the under-eye area and the sides of your nose.
Written by Sumona Bose on Apr 27, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!