Monday, February 4, 2013
Which one is for you?
*The Real Techniques Stippling brush is excellent. For me, I've found it best for more fluid foundations, but this brush does more then just foundation. It can be used for blending out harsh lines on the face, powder, or even cream and powder blush. The bristles on this are super soft, and whenever I've washed it I've had no loose bristles.
*The Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush came out with the UD Naked Foundation. This is an excellent brush for buffing in foundations. Its unbelievably soft (my daughter N cant stop fluffing it on her face), and very good quality. I've never had any lost bristles, and retains its softness and density after washing. Its on the expensive side, but worth the money in my opinion. Out of all the brushes here, I get the best look using this brush.
*The Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Multipurpose Brush is another multitasker (sense a theme here?). Because the head is a bit smaller, and flatter, I use this for slightly thicker foundations, and cream products that need extra blending. I've actually also used this to blend out a too bright blush. The only issue I have with this is because its not very big, it takes a while when I use it to apply foundation.
*The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is a newbie to my collection. I kind of like how its a thicker version of a pointed foundation brush. I'm still able to buff the foundation in, which I like. The only small problem I have is that its a bit difficult to clean. The bristles are so dense that the foundation really gets in there. However, its still super soft when clean, and no lost bristles.
Any one of these would make an excellent addition to your makeup arsenal. Buffing foundation into skin allows the foundation to blend in, and look as if you're not wearing anything on your face at all. I love them all:)
Where can you find these?
Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush-$24 -Can be found at Sephora (online and in stores).
Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush-$15.79- Can be found at Target (online and in stores).
Real Techniques Stippling Brush & Expert Face Brush-$10 & $9-Can be found at realtechniques.com & ULTA (in store and online).
Hope this helps! Have any of you tried these brushes? I'm kind of in love with Real Techniques..they're so affordable and soft!