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Favorite Foundation Brushes
Hi Makeupnuts! Sorry I have been away for a week. I had dental issues last week that I had to deal with. A cap came off last month and I let it slide. Oops! Then I cracked the tooth. Blah blah the short of it – pain, antibiotics, then a root canal. Oy! Can I tell a story or what HAHA!
|Favorite Foundation brushes|
Anyhow I am back and today I was going to talk about my April favorites but I noticed my favs didn’t really change. I am still in love with the Lorac Pro Palette. Boring much? So I thought I would share my favorite foundation brushes with you.
I have three main brushes that I like using. I have multiples of these as I only use them for about two to three uses then I grab a clean one. And since I am lazy, I
|Real Techniques Buffing brush|
For more fluid foundations, BB, CC and DD creams, I like using my Real Techniques Buffing brush. I usually dot the foundation (or cream) on and then spread it around with my finger tips. Then I go in and finish buffing it in with the Real Techniques Buffing brush. Since the brush hairs are synthetic, the brush doesn’t absorb the lighter foundation mix. I also like using this brush for applying cream blushes as well for a flawless look. I definitely think this brush is a must have in any makeup enthusiast’s brush collection. You can find this particular brush in the Your Base Core Collection which readily available at Walmart for $19 or at FarleyCo.ca.
|Coastal Scents Classic Angled Kabuki Stick Synthetic brush|
For thicker foundations, I pull out my Coastal Scents Classic Angled Kabuki Stick Synthetic brush ($12.95). The Coastal Scents Classic Angled Kabuki is dense enough to move the foundation around and soft enough to leave an ‘airbrushed’ finish. Since it has a soft angle cut, it can fit smoothly around my nose and eyes. I really like using this brush with my Revlon Color Stay foundations.
|Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Kabuki brush|
The brush most reached for though is my Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Kabuki brush ($6.95). I have three of these. The densely packed synthetic bristles make for a perfect everyday foundation brush; liquid or powder. If I just want to cover up with a CC cream and some powder, this is the brush I use to apply my powder. It is just a great overall face brush. When I travel, this is the brush that gets packed. If you’re looking for an alternative to the pricier flat top kabuki brushes that most YouTubers rave about, I think this is a good option.
I find each of these brushes are pretty sturdy and haven't had any problems with the ferules coming loose nor have I had any shedding issues. I have had these brushes for at least a year or more and they are still in great shape, albeit a bit stained (thank you ColorStay). I do wash my brushes every two weeks, only using them each for a couple uses. In between uses, I wipe them off on a tissue and then spray clean with my Quo brush cleaner.
Coastal Scents usually have sales on their brushes periodically. I got mine for 50% off. Shipping to Canada is usually around $8- $10 when just buying brushes. Add a palette and it goes up about $4-5 more. They have a handy shipping calculator to aid in pricing out the shipping costs. When I got my CS brushes shipping was a lot cheaper then. :(
What foundation brushes do you love? Leave me a comment. I am always on the lookout for great brushes #brushwhore!