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Recommend me a foundation brush

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TurduckenFucken Fri 31-Jan-20 17:34:07

Ideally fairly short so I can keep it in my make up bag.

I use cream or liquid foundation.

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TattiePants Fri 31-Jan-20 20:01:06

I like Real Techniques Expert Foundation brush.

CherryPavlova Fri 31-Jan-20 20:08:25

I learn something new every day. You put makeup on with a brush?

Henlie Fri 31-Jan-20 20:09:42

The Bobbi Brown one fits in my makeup bag... 🙂

ambereeree Fri 31-Jan-20 20:55:12

I bought some cheap bamboo ones from amazon. The kabuki brush is short and very good for foundation.

thisenglishlife Fri 31-Jan-20 21:04:18

Don't use a brush, get a Beauty Blender!

You hold them under running water, until they have doubled in size. Then you squeeze all the water out. Put little dots of foundation on your skin and then bounce on the sponge over it and buff in it. Result - a perfectly blended airbrushed but natural look.

TurduckenFucken Fri 31-Jan-20 21:15:25

£17 for a sponge?! What so special about a Beauty Blender?

Which Bobbi Brown one, Henlie?

Is a kabuki brush a particular size?

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Oly4 Fri 31-Jan-20 21:17:18

The Body Shop make up brushes are brilliant. Last ages, wash well

polkadotpj Fri 31-Jan-20 21:30:30

Why did I not know to put a blender in water??

BunnytheBlueWhale Fri 31-Jan-20 21:34:45

Yes beauty blenders are great and you can get cheaper alternatives. Even real techniques do one and I’m sure that’s cheaper and they’re often on offer. I wouldn’t put it in my make up bag though but then I wouldn’t carry around a brush in my make up bag unless it was a covered one.

Yes beauty blender sponges are meant to be used damp. Rinse it in water (assuming it’s already clean) then squeeze out excess water and use...

poppinpink Fri 31-Jan-20 22:00:11

Wow, I didn't know this either!

latheritup Fri 31-Jan-20 22:15:48

I'm also voting for a beauty blender. They're perfect!

BunnytheBlueWhale Fri 31-Jan-20 22:16:56

There are still some beauty blenders in the sale from Christmas sets

Lily193 Fri 31-Jan-20 22:18:39

I find beauty blenders used damp are much better than brushes to get a perfect finish.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Fri 31-Jan-20 23:51:05

I like the Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I blob foundation on the back of my hand, dot it on my face, then buff it in in circular motions. (I wouldn’t carry them about though, you probably want something retractable with a lid.)

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 31-Jan-20 23:55:02

AYU buffer brush, I will never use another sort again and I've tried them all.

QuantumEntanglement Sat 01-Feb-20 00:07:23

I use Real Techniques blending sponges, way cheaper than the Beauty Blender (I balked at paying $20) and they do a brilliant job of applying foundation, giving a really smooth and even finish. I also use the pointy end for setting concealer and finishing powders in areas likely to get cakey like round the nostrils, in fine lines, under the eyes etc. Yes they are meant to be used damp and yes you should wash them daily (I use a squirt of my face cleanser on it) and leave to air dry. They should be replaced every couple of months too. I do have a beautiful IT foundation brush but barely use it any more since discovering the blenders.

Nonotmenori Sat 01-Feb-20 00:12:47

Zoeva brushes are wonderful

TurduckenFucken Sat 01-Feb-20 08:49:32

For the sponge fans out there, do you use them in a patting motion, sort of stippling? I’m all conflicted!

The reason I say it should fit in my bag is that I often put on makeup when I get to work.

I watched a Bobbi Brown video where the subject used the same brush for foundation as blusher, surely then you really do need to wash it every day?

I’m going to google all the brush suggestions, thanks!

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partysong Sat 01-Feb-20 11:20:17

I've got brushes and sponges - never use the brushes, they get hard if you don't wash them all the time and damp sponge gives a much more natural finish

MCBerberLoop Sat 01-Feb-20 13:14:38

Why do you have to replace them every couple of months? Mine are in perfect condition after a year, I’d never just chuck them!

nothingwittyhere Sat 01-Feb-20 13:49:52

So that you can fill the world with discarded plastics? At least brushes last years and are more biodegradable.

latheritup Sat 01-Feb-20 14:22:49

Yes, you are patting it into the skin.
You use the sponge for concealer and powder too! Just remember to wash after very use grin

TurduckenFucken Sat 01-Feb-20 14:26:02

Yes, I don’t understand why you’d replace something if it still works. <eyes 15 year old hoover>

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QuantumEntanglement Sat 01-Feb-20 14:27:06

McBerberloop it’s recommended due to bacterial build up within the sponges that eventually no amount of cleaning can remove.

nothingwittyhere Please spare me the lectures - we’re talking about beauty industry products which are the embodiment of wasteful and environmentally unsound self-indulgence given no one actually needs any of them.
If you can prove to me that every single tool and product you use is cruelty free/ethically sourced/environmentally friendly/has a zero carbon footprint - historically as well as currently - then maybe just maybe you can snipe at me. Right now though you don’t occupy any kind of moral high ground because if you were all that much of an eco-warrior you wouldn’t be using make up at all.

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