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Foundation Brushes Best & Worst

Friday, November 21, 2014
Before I start I just want to say a big thank you to you all as iv reached over 400 followers on bloglovin. I know it might not seem a lot to some people but it does to me and iv got over 9000 page views which is amazing.

Today is all about foundation brushes. Everyone has a brush they love and use every single day without fail. When I was at school 6 years ago (that’s a little bit scary 6 years!) I used to apply foundation with my fingers…yes I know its awful but everyone did back then as you thought it was the best way and thought it looked great infact you ended up applying too much and looking so un-natural. So whats the difference using different brushes?

Foundation Brushes Best and Worst

Foundation Brushes Best & Worst

Left to Right:
Real Technique Stippling Brush | Kabuki Flat End Brush | Real Technique Foundation Brush | kabuki Buffing Brush

I had been using this for at least a year and thought it was amazing. It was raved about everywhere and I raved about it too. Until I came across a new brush and realised this Stippling brush wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. A lot of product actually sinks into the brush so you end up using a lot more product than you realise. I found when using a full coverage foundation this brush stopped me getting the full coverage. I wash my brushes on a weekly basis but the bristles of the brush just become separated and to spread out. I would not recommend this brush at all.

Kabuki Flat End Brush
I ordered a makeup brush set from ebay for approx £10 for 10 brushes. With the price being so cheap I didn’t expect great quality at all but I was happily surprised when they arrived. The brushes are so soft and look more expensive than they are. I begun using this for my foundation and noticed a huge difference from using the Real Techniques Stippling brush, I was getting the flawless coverage id been waiting for. This is one of my favourite brushes.

Real Techniques Foundation Brush
Honestly I don’t understand how this is a foundation brush? Its so small and quite firm. It isn’t as soft as normal foundation brushes which makes it hard to blend. I find because of the size this is most suited to applying concealer. Iv used brushes of this similar style just larger than this one and still not loved them.

Kabuki Buffing Brush
I also received this brush in the set of 10 from ebay. I used the flat end brush for a good 6 months then thought id try this one and I have to say it is amazing. This buffing brush is the best foundation brush I have found yet. Its quite large so covers areas well and quickly. I apply foundation as normal then buff it in. I get the flawless look, it doesn’t clog up at all and feels so expensive.

If you want to buy this brush set from ebay its £7.95 & free postage. You get 5 face brushes and 5 eye brushes. 



22 comments on "Foundation Brushes Best & Worst "
  1. I love real Technics brushes :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great post! I love using the RT stipple brush for cream blush, I find it works the best that way! :)

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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    1. I never thought of using it for that. I will give it a go :) thanks x

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  3. I cannot agree with you enough. I have all of these brushes and the cheap eBay set are by far the best and my favourite of the lot.I've yet to use the smaller brushes in that set so far.
    And yes!!!! Solo much product gets stuck in that stippling brush,it drives me crazy......yet I keep trying to love it :\
    http://eyelinerflicks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The Ebay ones are amazing, im in love with them. I hate the stippling brush its horrible hahaa x
      Emma x

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  4. Real Techniques are my favourite brand, although I think I'm going to pick up some eBay ones too! For foundation I use the RT Buffing Brush - I adore it! x
    ELEANORMAES

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    1. The ebay ones are amazing you wont be disappointed. I also have the RT buffing brush its lovely x

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  5. I agree with you about the Real Techniques foundation brush, I would personally never use it for foundation as it's just so small! I do love their products though! I adore the miracle complexion sponge! x

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. Iv just bought the sponge, cant wait to try it x

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  6. Those Kabuki style brushes look so good, they look just like sigma but so much cheaper! Thanks for the recommendation!

    http://worldbloggers.net/

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    1. Alot of people say they are just as good if not better than Sigma brushes x

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  7. I agree with you on the RT stippling brush, I generally use it for cream blushes rather than foundation as I prefer a fuller coverage most days. I do think their expert face brush is a godsend if you haven't tried it! Definitely going to check out those ebay ones as the price is unbelievable xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. Ill have to check out the expert face brush! The ebay ones are so so good xx

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  8. Congratulations on 400 followers, that's amazing! I love the look of the Kabuki Flat End Brush! I'm a huge fan of the stippling brush but I guess it's not for everyone! I also don't particularly like the foundation brush though x

    Beauty & Fashion blog:
    taraclare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank You :) The kabuki ones are amazing ill never turn back lol x

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  9. Oh no, I love real techniques brushes, I have so many and I think they are amazing x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I have alot of RT brushes, the eye brushes are amazing so is the powder brush xx

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  10. Congratulations on 430 followers. I hope my blog can be as good as yours one day. I love you blog and it's my absolute favorite one. Thanks for the help on PicMonkey... Great post <3


    Leah from Blushinglyblonde.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, this really made me smile. Iv only been blogging since july so its amazing. Your welcome, hoped it helped. xx

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  11. I use the elf powder brush for my liquid foundation and I find it really great - buffs everything in to get a really smooth finish

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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    1. Iv tried some elf brushes, the powder one is so soft. x

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