Foundation brushes are some of the easiest brushes to buy, because some of the best foundation are actually synthetic!
If you’re using anything with liquid, it’s actually best to use synthetic fibers. That’s because the brush follicles on a synthetic brush are not going to absorb the fluid, so it’s not going to put any of the product to waste. This is opposite for when you’re dealing with pigment; then, you need the brushes to pick up the pigments and that’s why you need the holes in the hair. But with liquids, it’s actually better to use synthetic for a really nice, even coverage. (Nylon brushes are really good for this.)
A stippling brush is really good, the filbert brush (which is the regular foundation brush that makes a sea curve) is really nice, and sponges are good too. However, if I were to use any out of all of them, I would just use a standard foundation brush because it’s the most versatile. Sometimes it can be hard to apply with a stippling brush because you don’t have as much control over the amount of foundation you’re working with, but with a foundation brush, you do.
It’s kind of like a painting brush, and that’s why painters still use like a regular painting brush after all these years…it’s something that’s been developed for so long and works the best.
What kind of brush do you use for your foundation? What brush do you want to learn more about next?
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