The Correct Foundation Brush To Use For Different Formulas

Jyotika Udeshi
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Source: Shutterstock

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with makeup brushes. Whilst they all promise fantastic results, the number of options can get confusing! Which is why we’ve listed out the best face brushes for every finish and foundation formula.

1. Angled Foundation Brush

If you are looking for a tool that will help you get a natural finish, turn to this type of brush. The slanted edge will allow you to buff in the colour seamlessly, without any streaks. Use this one for cream or liquid foundations.

170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush | Source: MAC Cosmetics
170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush | Source: MAC Cosmetics

2. Stipple Foundation Brush

This one too is for those who work with liquid or cream formulas. The soft bristles of these brushes come with fibres of different lengths. This feature works the product into the skin to give you sheer to medium coverage.

Selfie Ready Stipple Brush | Source: e.l.f.
Selfie Ready Stipple Brush | Source: e.l.f.

3. Buffing Brush

Due to the densely packed bristles, these brushes help in providing full coverage. The round or domed tip swirls and blends the product to form an even base. This type of brush is best suited for liquid foundations.

Pro Multi-Purpose Buffing Brush | Source: NYX Cosmetics
Pro Multi-Purpose Buffing Brush | Source: NYX Cosmetics

4. Flat Brush

If stick foundations are your go-to, opt for this style of brush. Unlike many brushes, this one is to be used by patting the product in. Thus, it lets you easily build up the level of coverage. You can also opt for this tool for liquid and cream foundations.

Classic Foundation Brush | Source: ecoTools
Classic Foundation Brush | Source: ecoTools

5. Flat Top Brush

Here’s the most versatile of brushes. Perfect for cream, liquid and powder formulas, this brush works to deliver a full base. Use it in downward strokes to get a smooth finish.

Flat Top Brush | Source: Wet N Wild
Flat Top Brush | Source: Wet N Wild

6. Kabuki Brush

These fluffy brushes are ideal for powder foundations. Buff the product on in circular motions to get a sheer finish.

Botan Kabuki Brush | Source: NARS
Botan Kabuki Brush | Source: NARS

7. Oval Brushes

If you’ve seen makeup artists around the world using these spoon-shaped tools, there’s a great reason behind it! Not only are they suitable for all types of foundations, but deliver the most flawless finish out there.

Oval 8 Brush | Source: Artis
Oval 8 Brush | Source: Artis

We hope this article helped you out. Let us know if you have any queries!

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