Aug 13, 2012
Besides Beauty Blenders and their generic counterparts, sponge wedges and regular flat foundation brushes, what do you Beauties use for your liquid foundation? Kabuki or duo-fiber brushes you can blend and buff with, or do the stipple and swirl technique? I like sponge wedges for liquid foundation but I want to know what other brushes I need because I don't really like typical foundation brushes. Real Techniques/Sigma/Coastal Scents? I hear good things about the ELF powder brush being good for liquid foundation. Not looking to buy, just a face product/foundation noob here!
Buffing brush from blank canvas cosmetics, I really like. Nothing else I normally use a beauty blender (also by blank canvas cosmetics) and very rarely a normal foundation brush. Xx
real techniques buffing brush or elf powder brush
I use a mineral stippling brush that I bought for like $10 at target & it works wonders. it really gives your face an airbrushed look.
ALSO, the stipple brush really gives you a full coverage application!
hope this helps xx
Aug 14, 2012
Thank you girlies! Very helpful!
Aug 15, 2012
What I use depends on the foundation. Sometimes I use a Sigma F80. Sometimes I use a flat foundation brush (just a cheapish one I got at Target, from their Studio Tools range). Sometimes I use my hands. I think different foundations require different techniques.
Personally, I wouldn't use e.l.f.'s Powder Brush for foundation. Although it has synthetic bristles, to me, they feel more like natural bristles, which are better suited for powders. Also, I've used other e.l.f. brushes with cream products, and they've never been the same since. :(
Aug 16, 2012
Not sure which foundation you are using, but, brushes that can act for all types of foundations. Sephora Co. Pro Brush #44, #55, and #56, and #62 would be a great multi-tasker. But other brands such as Real Techniques, or Sigma have great brushes as well.
I'm talking more liquid foundations. Thank you for the input, lovelies! <3
I love the real techniques foundation brush ! Works magic.
I'm using the Airbrush Precision Foundation brush from Sephora. I bought the Advanced Airbrush set last year.
Aug 17, 2012
My fave for foundation ( Mac pro long wear) is the elf flat powder brush.
Ooh, great! Keep em comin' ladies! <3
A foundation brush is an absolute must!! :) foundation brushes>>>>sponges
elf powder brush :)
Sigma f84 angled kabuki
Aug 19, 2012
Real Techniques Buffing brush is my favorite for putting on foundation
I use a flat foundation brush mostly but I must say I use my hands/fingers quite a bit. My main one is from Esteelauder..however I have some generic flat foundation brushes that I love equally. I recently ordered a Stippling Brush and plan on trying it out to see if I like it :) I wear liquid foundation. I stopped using the sponge wedges with my liquid foundation because they only speedup the process of my product running out..sponge wedges I now only use for my powders..
i use a good dense brush & have quite a few, alternate between all of them depending on the type of foundation i'm using. I also just purchased the new Synthetic Buffing Brush by Sonia Kashuk, great for foundation, flawless, no streaks!
Thanks, Billy B! I think it is totally fine to talk about your products- you're not trying to hawk them, you're just genuinely interested in helping others and explaining how things work. Your brush sounds awesome and I admire how finely crafted it is- from the shorter handle and bigger ferrule, to the layered brush! This definitely blows flat, and too sturdy, classic foundation brushes out of the water- which are the ones I don't use often. And I do know how counter-intuitive it is to use sponges- you just end up having to add layers and layers because your sponge has soaked up so much as you go along. I think I'm a sucker because I like their texture, that I do get a nice, streak-free finish, and they're disposable. But I could easily break the bad habit! Thank you for the tips, I'm honored that you'd respond to my thread! <3
Thank you for more awesome responses, ladies! <3
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