Monday, October 1, 2018

How to Use a Flat Tapered Foundation Brush

With so many different types of foundation brushes on the market, it can be confusing. Many artists have switched to a buffing brush or stippling brush for foundation application. Some skip a foundation brush all together in favor of a cosmetic sponge. 

While there is no "right" way to apply your makeup, here are a few tips on how to use a good old fashioned flat tapered foundation brush: 

  • Start on the area of the face that requires the most coverage first.
  • Brush on your foundation using downward strokes for the most natural finish.
  • After your foundation is applied, wipe off your brush.
  • Use the clean brush to blend your foundation into the skin by using a patting motion. 
  • Gently press the brush over any streaks to push the product into the skin.

This style of brush also works well for applying moisturizer and primer to the face, pre-foundation. I use it with liquid, creams and even powder foundation formulas. The tapered tip makes it easy to reach the inner corners of the face. I have seen some makeup artists use this style of brush for concealer and even powder on the under eye area.

Nearly every brand sells a foundation brush in this style, and most are made with synthetic bristles.  The brush pictured in this post is Royal and Langnickel S.I.L.K Green Line Foundation Brush GL-7.  I also love the Sedona Lace 727 synthetic foundation brush, which is very similar. The Sedona Lace version has slightly shorter bristles, and the tip is less tapered. 

If you like a flat style brush, but prefer the brush head to be angled, try the e.l.f. Angled Foundation Brush or the Furless Cosmetics PRO1F

What brush do you use to apply foundation? Let me know in the comments below.

*All products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews.

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