The second installment of my Real Techniques bulk is in the form of the Foundation Brush…
I’m not a fan of the flat/paddle shaped bristles of traditional foundation brushes. I can never master a good technique and I don’t like the way that product always seems to sit between the bristles. I’m definitely more of a buffing or flat top foundation brush kinda’ gal. So why did I buy this style I hear you ask? We’ll I was watching a Sam Chapman YouTube video where she was using this brush to apply MAC face and Body to the lovely Giovanna Fletcher and all of a sudden I thought I NEED THAT BRUSH!
This brush isn’t your typical flat foundation brush, there is more of a slight plumpness to the bristles, and the end isn’t thin either, so it catches a good amount of product and allows you to apply it to smaller areas.
I’ve still not mastered the knack of using this on its own, I just don’t like the overall finish but maybe that’s just me being picky. I have found it really useful to use to apply an initial layer of foundation, then going over it with a buffing style brush, to blend in any lines. It does create a very flawless base, and I do think that’s down to the foundation brush setting me up with an even product layer.
It’s definitely one of the best paddle style foundation brushes I’ve used. My only one gripe is that product does get stuck between the bristles with this one, but I think that’s just the style of the brush. It’s easy to clean and dries nice and quickly so it’s not a major problem.
The bristles are duo fibre, and synthetic. They’re 100% cruelty free and are hand cut. The handles are made from light weight aluminium, and they’re flat bottomed which makes for easy standing and storage. Each handle is a different colour depending on the use of the brush, which also it adds a nice aesthetic finish.
The foundation brush retails for £9.99 and can be found at Boots, http://www.love-makeup.co.uk and Amazon.