6 Foundation Brushes That Make Flawless Application A Breeze

Kanak Devnani , 24 Apr 2021

Whether you use creams, powders or liquid foundations, getting your base looking good is half the battle and necessary for the rest of your makeup to look immaculate on top. This is where finding a good foundation brush to support you is crucial. From buffing bristles to the cult-classic Beautyblender the kind of foundation and brush used to apply it can also completely change the finish you get. It’s all about personal preference and the kind of look you’re after. Since finding the right foundation formula is tricky enough we know it’s whole another situation finding the right tool that will blend it to perfection. And nobody’s got time to deal with streaky finishes here. Luckily, we did all the hard work for you and rounded up our favourite brush picks that make blending a breeze.

Keep reading for the best foundation brushes for a flawless application:

1. Fenty Beauty, Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 

This brush boasts of more than 140,000 extra-fine synthetic bristles in a unique rounded shape. Almost like a paw shape this brush allows you to apply your liquid foundations with the full coverage of a paddle brush and seamless blending for an air-touched finish.

Fenty Beauty, Full-Bodied Foundation Brush (source: www.sephora.com)
Fenty Beauty, Full-Bodied Foundation Brush (source: www.sephora.com)

2. NYX Professional, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Brush

Soft yet dense with an angled top, this brush glides seamlessly along with the angles and planes around your face blending in every last bit of product. It’s a fantastic choice for more pigment liquid products.

NYX Professional, Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation Brush (source: www.nyxcosmetics.com)
NYX Professional, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Brush (source: www.nyxcosmetics.com)

3. Real Techniques, Expert Face Brush

If you’re looking for great coverage in a budget then look no further. This firmly packed duo-fibre brush buff’s in cream, liquid and even powder foundations into the skin with definite ease. The domed head gets into all the nooks and corners of the face while diffusing the foundation. 

Real Techniques, Expert Face Brush (source: www.realtechniques.com)
Real Techniques, Expert Face Brush (source: www.realtechniques.com)

4.  Huda Beauty, Build & Buff Foundation Brush

If you love a versatile brush you’ll really enjoy this double-ended option from Huda. One end features a pointed, pyramid-shaped tip to easily reach those tricky areas of your face. While the larger end has a flatter surface with more densely packed synthetic fibre bristles that quickly blend your stick foundation and sheer out anything if it looks too heavy.

Huda Beauty, Build & Buff Foundation Brush (source: www.sephora.com)
Huda Beauty, Build & Buff Foundation Brush (source: www.sephora.com)

5. Clinique, Foundation Buff Brush

If you struggle with foundation brushes this is a great one for beginners. It’s foolproof for applying any kind of formula whether it’s liquid, cream, powder or stick you have to put in very little work to get it to buff out without streaks. Packed with fluffy brustle it’s soft and gentle against the skin while it gives you an airbrushed, glowing finish like nothing else. Plus the bristles are antibacterial, which is especially great for those prone to breakouts!

Clinique, Foundation Buff Brush (source: www.clinique.com)
Clinique, Foundation Buff Brush (source: www.clinique.com)

6. Beautyblender, Pro Sponge

Okay so this isn’t a brush per se but we couldn’t discount it from our list because it blends like no other. Unlike other traditional sponges or their dupes, the smooth, egg-like shape and soft texture mean that product goes on smooth and streak-free. Sheer out foundations or pile on the powder you can’t go wrong with this cult classic. We picked the pro version because it’s ever so slightly firmer and the black hides any icky foundation stains.

BEAUTYBLENDER PRO Makeup Sponge (source: www.beautyblender.com)
BEAUTYBLENDER PRO Makeup Sponge (source: www.beautyblender.com)

What’s your favourite brush? Let us know in the comments below.

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