Which Foundation Brush Works Best With Which Kind Of Foundation?

Have you ever wondered which foundation brush is best with the type of foundation you use?

Don’t get me wrong — I’m not saying you have to use a brush, but if you ever wanted to, there are certain brushes that will work better with certain kinds of foundation.

I like to use a foundation brush, typically just a flat brush, when I’m looking for flawless coverage. A brush allows you to control the product, blend it in nicely, and you don’t run the risk of “wiping away” too much product with your fingers. If you struggle with oily skin, it’s best to use a brush so you don’t mix the oils from your fingertips with the oils on your face.

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  • Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush 2 of 8
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    A foundation brush like this one (no matter what brand) is best for liquid or cream foundation. It will give you the most coverage and allow you to blend the foundation in seamlessly.

    Buy it at Sephora for $38.00

  • Shiseido Foundation Brush 3 of 8
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    A foundation brush with a flat top can be used with liquid or cream foundation. It's great for buffing foundation into your skin. This will ensure an even application and help your foundation look like it's a bit more natural instead of "sitting on top of your skin."

    Buy it at Sephora for $30.00

  • Tarte Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush 4 of 8
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    A nice fluffy brush like this one is perfect for dusting loose or pressed powder all over your face. Use it to set liquid foundation, or to simply wear loose/powder foundation.

    Buy it at Sephora for $32.00

  • Sephora Collection Pro Precision Foundation Brush 5 of 8
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    This brush is perfect for getting around the corners of your nose, mouth, or eye area. The pointed tip allows you to be pretty detailed about where you are applying foundation.

    Buy it at Sephora for $29.00

  • bareMinerals Precision Face Retractable Brush 6 of 8
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    The angle of this short brush makes it easy to apply makeup. It's great for powder, loose or pressed, and will allow you to buff it into the skin nicely since you will be holding it so close to your face.

    Buy it at Sephora for $22.00

  • Bobbi Brown Touch Up Brush 7 of 8
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    A tiny flat brush like this one is good to use with concealer for blemishes or under the eye area. You can also use it to concentrate foundation around the nose or mouth area if you need a little attention there.

    Buy it at Sephora for $28.00

  • Beauty Blender 8 of 8
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    While it isn't exactly a brush, I can't help but include this foundation sponge. The beauty blender is great for evenly applying liquid or cream foundation. The tip allows you to get precise coverage around the corners of your face, too!

    Buy it at Birchbox for  $25.95

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