What Foundation Brush Should You Use?

by Madeleine Borgersen

Not sure when to use what foundation brush? Unsure if you can use the same foundation brush with both liquid and powder? We’ve got it all here for you.

What Foundation Brush Should You Use?

1. Traditional Foundation Brush

These are traditionally quite flat and taper in at the end. They’re what you want to go for when you’re applying liquid foundation and want a bit of coverage.

2.Flat Top Foundation Brush

Flat top foundation brushes are densely packed and usually quite short. They’re perfect for liquid or cream foundations and are best at buffing foundation into the skin. What does this mean for you? Your foundation will be even and natural.

3. Fluffy Powder Brush

Perfect for finishing off liquid or cream foundations or for applying light amounts of powder foundation.

4. Dense Powder Brush

Perfect for applying mineral or powder foundation, they again are densely packed brushes perfect for buffing the product into the skin. This means you end up looking fantastic rather than floury.

5. Duo Fibre/Stippling Brush

Great for that photo-finish look duo fibres can apply liquid foundations like nobody’s business. They take a little bit more time than your regular brush but are well worth the effort. This baby can be used with both liquid, cream and powder foundations.

6. Beauty Sponge

Not a brush but popular all the same, beauty sponges are great for applying liquid and cream foundations. I personally don’t go for them as much because they’re a b–ch to clean love them since finding the BeautyBlender that cleans and works a dream. To blend an already applied face of foundation? They’re perfection!

What’s your go-to foundation brush of choice? Any that you think aren’t that crash hot?

7 responses to “What Foundation Brush Should You Use?”

  1. Mandy Webb says:

    This is a really helpful post, Madeleine! I actually haven’t tried those beauty sponges myself but have heard so much about them.Make Me Up Mandy

  2. I love duo fibre from Sigma and the RT ones!

  3. Jas says:

    I love either a flat top brush or a RT buffing brush 🙂

    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. this is a great guide for beginners, and a great refresher for me! I’ve been using the buffing brush from real techniques…can’t seem to get away from it! I love it too much!