I don’t often write posts on makeup tools, like sponges or brushes, for a couple of reasons – firstly, when I find one I like I stick with it for ages so don’t often have a new one to write about. I also find that I have less to say about them than I do for products such as lipstick; the sponge or brush either applies foundation the way I like or it doesn’t.
I’m making an exception for the Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques because I’m really enjoying using it. The only other type of brush I’ve used to apply liquid foundation is the flat kind, which felt a little too much like using a paint brush for my liking. I often use a damp sponge too. But since I bought this brush recently, it has become something that I reach for every time I apply makeup.
I use it by buffing foundation into the skin in circular motions. The finish is smooth and relatively full coverage without being cakey. The pores around my nose can be really irritating and appear huge once foundation is applied but this brush helps the product to sit evenly in that area without emphasising the pores (I’m currently using it with Mac Pro Longwear Foundation).
I don’t use as much product with this brush as I do with certain sponges, some of which tend to gobble up some product whilst blending it. I know that some people feel they use a bit more product with brushes like this one but that hasn’t been my experience. I like the black handle on this brush – it makes it easier to grip and allows you to stand the brush up on a flat surface if you want to. At £9.99 this brush is affordable too and becomes more so if you look out for special offers/multi buy deals at Boots or Superdrug. If you don’t already own it, I’d recommend giving it a try. If you have dry skin/flaky patches, the buffing motion may not be ideal though.
What is your favourite brush / sponge for applying foundation?
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