LAY­ING THE FOUN­DA­TION

Hav­ing trou­ble dis­tin­guish­ing be­tween a kabuki, flat top and beauty blender? You’re not alone! Our guide to foun­da­tion brushes has you cov­ered

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Brush up on your beauty tools

Shi­seido Per­fect Foun­da­tion Brush, $60.

For full coverage, use the flat sur­face of the brush to press foun­da­tion into the skin, brush in a half-cir­cle for medium coverage or in long sweeps for a sheer fin­ish. Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

Nude By Na­ture Pointed Pre­ci­sion Brush, $29.95.

The sharp point has been de­signed for ap­pli­ca­tion of liq­uid and pow­der foun­da­tion in smaller ar­eas, such as smile lines and the un­der-eye area.

Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

El­iz­a­beth Ar­den Pure Fin­ish Min­eral Face Pow­der Brush, $47.

De­signed specif­i­cally for use with min­eral pow­der foun­da­tion, this brush de­liv­ers the right amount of prod­uct for an even complexion. Use with pressed, loose or bronz­ing

pow­der. Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

Cai­lyn O! Wow Brush, $59.95.

Blend foun­da­tion, pow­der, cream and primer with this con­toured brush, de­signed to fit un­der­neath the hol­lows of the eyes and sit per­fectly in your hand.

Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

Smash­box Tele­photo 3-in-1 Face Brush, $89.

This brush works for both pow­der and liq­uid foun­da­tions. Twist once for full-coverage liq­uid ap­pli­ca­tion, twice for a lighter touch and three times for the kabuki brush – great for loose pow­der.

Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

Sim­ply Es­sen­tial F2 Round Kabuki Brush, $26.99.

The dome­shaped brush al­lows for ex­pert ap­pli­ca­tion of pow­der or min­eral makeup, with min­i­mal prod­uct ab­sorp­tion.

Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

YSL Per­fect­ing Pol­isher Brush, $100.

Use this multi-pur­pose brush to pol­ish and blend af­ter ap­ply­ing foun­da­tion, or use for ap­pli­ca­tion to achieve a smooth, sheer fin­ish.

Fi­bre type: syn­thetic and nat­u­ral.

Mecca Cos­met­ica Complexion Brush, $43.

Ap­ply foun­da­tion, tinted mois­turiser, BB Cream and even liq­uid bronz­ers and il­lu­mi­na­tors with this complexion-per­fect­ing, no-streaks brush. Fi­bre type: syn­thetic.

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