I am always on the quest for getting my skin to look like it has a flawless complexion. And since I’m a realist, and I know I’m past it ever looking flawless naturally (bare faced), I’m totally fine with having to wear makeup if that means getting airbrush-like-skin.
As a makeup artist, I’ve tried out ALL the foundation applications and techniques out there. ALL OF THEM. I also get asked all the time, “what’s your favorite makeup brush??” Probably second, to the first most asked, “what’s my favorite mascara?”
From fingertips to sponges to brushes, I’ve tested every way possible. But I have always preferred using a foundation brush because :
A. I don’t love messy makeup fingers,
B. I feel like sponges soak up way too much product which seems wasteful,
C. I have greater control of even distribution of foundation when using a brush.
So it wasn’t until the it Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection brush hit my mailbox (a PR Gift) that I realized that most of the brushes I have in my possession were just playing second fiddle.
Watch my quick video review of why this brush is just so darn good, then keep reading…
DUAL ROLE. This brush is even more than just a foundation brush – it’s got dual purpose as a foundation AND concealer brush. We all know that not having to search for multiple makeup brushes saves time and effort thus making the makeup routine more enjoyable and efficient!
It’s got the larger fluffy end that allows you to quickly apply your foundation to larger areas of the face. While the smaller tapered end allows for the most accurate precision in even the smallest spaces such as under eyes, around sides of nose, and mouth.
THE FINISH this brush gives when applying your liquid foundation and creamy concealer products is radiant and airbrush-like! No cakey finish and your skin feels almost bare faced despite having product on it but looks better than that!! The way the handle is tapered differently at each end also makes use of each side so easy. Can’t say how/why, but it does…
TECHNIQUE of use : I use a swirling type motion with the larger side and a pressing/tapping motion with the smaller end for concealer.
I tested the brush with several drugstore as well as high end foundations and concealer, and the results were all the same and distributes your product super evenly. Bonus, this brush is made from 100% synthetic fibers so it’s cruelty free and vegan. If you haven’t given this brush a whirl, don’t delay and try it!
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If you’re interested, here are a few brushes I love for other areas of the face : ultra fine eyeliner brush here, these two dual ended eyeshadow brushes are INCREDIBLE, and this is my fave blush + sculpt brush here.
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Do you use a foundation brush? Or do you use a sponge or fingers? Would love to know your preference!