Makeup Brush Guide: Foundation Brushes

Posted on Aug 25 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Makeup Brush Guide: Foundation Brushes

Hello Everyone,

I feel makeup is not a child’s game but is as complicated and creative as paintings. It is an art that needs proper tools i.e. brushes to achieve that perfect look but if you are unaware of proper usage of tool then even the most expensive ones can’t help. Not only the quality of makeup products is important but picking the right brushes for the job is of utmost importance as wrong brushes can totally ruin the painting in this case which is our face.

One needs to know more and more about the brushes and their usage before delving into the makeup world. So, starting today I am going to share what I have learned over years about makeup tools and their usage along with the list of makeup brushes that you can buy and enjoy “Makeuping”..

Makeup Brushes Guide - Foundation Brushes

Types of Foundation Brushes and their Usage:

Foundation Brush: There are various types of foundation brushes like flat foundation brush, flat top kabuki brush, buffing brush and even those much loved beauty blenders. All of them do the job of blending in the foundation on your face and you can pick what suits you best.

  • I have hard luck with Flat foundation brushes as they tend to give streaky application, so I prefer Flat Top Kabuki brushes for the same.
  • Flat Top Kabuki brushes can either be used with liquid or cream foundations depending on the type of coverage you are looking for. If you are looking for heavy coverage use a stippling motion but if you are looking for just an even coverage you can go for small round motions over the face for that airbrushed foundation look.
  • Buffing Brush like RT Expert Face brush does an excellent job and gives that flawless finish. It can be used with any type of foundation formulas be it powder, liquid or cream. Loosely packed buffing brushes are a great pick for working for mineral foundations as they really buff the product in and building up the coverage without caking too much product on the face.
  • Stippling Brushes are quite similar to flat top kabuki brushes but they are usually duo-fibre and have sparsed bristles than Kabuki brushes. They are basically best for working with cream formulas for a smooth coverage without packing too much of the product on face
  • I have not used beauty blenders as of yet but I am sure they will be as good as my flat top kabuki brushes. The Beauty blenders works wonderfully in blending the foundation without giving that heavy feeling as they pick up all the excess product leaving you with a gorgeous finish.

Type of Foundation Brushes:

Flat Foundation Brushes:

  • Vega Professional Foundation Brush (PB-02): Rs 540
  • Faces 2 in 1 foundation and concealer brush – Rs 540
  • Inglot Makeup Brush – 24SS/S: Rs. 2200
  • Colorbar Picture Perfect Foundation Brush: Rs. 475
  • Real Techniques Essential Foundation Brush
  • Inglot Makeup Brush – 21T: Rs. 1700

Foundation Brushes Guide - Flat Foundation Brushes

Flat Top Kabuki:

  • SIGMA F80 Kabuki Brush: Rs 2500
  • Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush: Rs 1806

Foundation Brushes Guide - Flat top Kabuki Brushes

Buffing Brushes:

  • Vega Buffer Brush (PB-11): Rs 850
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: Rs 1000
  • Real Techniques Angled Foundation Brush: Rs 1480
  • Real Techniques Buffing brush: (Part of Real Techniques Core Collection)

Foundation Brushes Guide - Buffing Brushes

Stippling Brush:

  • Vega Foundation Brush (PB-17): Rs 495
  • Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Rs 1400
  • Inglot Makeup Brush – 27TG: Rs 2200
  • SIGMA F50: Rs 2200
  • Colorbar Pro Duo Fiber Brush – Rs 1000

Foundation Brushes Guide - Stippling Brushes

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So this is all about foundation brushes, hope this cleared some of your doubts and will help you pick the right foundation brush. Please feel free to add something to it.. I am looking forward to hear from you.

PS: Yes there are more such posts on brushes coming up! 🙂

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shilpa ShettyAugust 26, 2015 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    Thank you soooo much Poonam for this post,.. As you said makeup is an art and it requires proper tool and just owning expensive tools without knowing the proper usage doesn’t guarantee perfect makeup look. Its true in my case, initially I thought only expensive makeup brushes will give the perfect look I wanted. I bought some and was thinking just by looking some videos I can achieve everything. But I was wrong,.. I still struggle with it, should blame on me for my laziness  I’m a very slow learner…

    • poonamAugust 26, 2015 at 8:11 PM - Reply

      Glad you liked the post and I am so happy you find it helpful too.. 🙂
      I had that notion too but now I know its not about the price but the quality of the brush that matters!! 🙂
      No worries dear, it takes time to everyone to learn few things.. take your time and you will master the art slowly!! 🙂

  2. Preethy@PrettykoollAugust 26, 2015 at 1:50 PM - Reply

    I am expecting more of the brushes post, they will be very useful to me as I am building up my collection slowly, currently have the RT brushes and liking them a lot

    • poonamAugust 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM - Reply

      Thanks Preethy, I will be so happy to help you out in building your brush collection.. RT are one of the best!!

      Yup more posts coming up soon!! 😀

  3. Khushi@NotOnlyMakeupAugust 31, 2015 at 5:19 PM - Reply

    This is the mother of posts i must say. Very informative n matches the public demand

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