Something I've always sworn by for foundation application is a stippling brush, namely the M.A.C 187. At £32.50, it isn't cheap. I believe when I bought it was about £29.
I have very few makeup brushes. Using lots of colour and having so few means I have to wash my brushes more often because of that. And we all know how mundane that is.
For a while I've been on the lookout for good quality brushes at a better price than M.A.C. As much as I love them, I want to build up a bit of a better brush collection and it can get expensive you're just buying expensive brushes. Can you scrimp on pounds but not on quality?
What www.realtechniques.com says:This dual-fiber brush is the trade secret for creating airbrushed, high-definition results with all types of makeup:
- Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
- Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
- Self-standing for easy storage
- Extended aluminum handle is light and easy to use
For a synthetic brush this is extremely soft. Whenever I've tried synthetic before the bristles have been quite stiff and scratchy. This is not at all, it really is surprisingly soft.
For foundation application I put a few pumps of whatever foundation I'm using, onto the back of my hand and stipple the brush into it, then apply in circular motions to my face working on a 'section' at a time, working from the middle of my face outwards. I then stipple foundation over any imperfections or where I need more coverage. I find this gives a really flawless finish.
The aluminum handle makes it light but it still feels substantial in the hand.
Do I recommend this brush? 100% yes. I've used this brush for every single foundation application since I bought it. I've not even picked up my 187. I think I prefer this because the bristles are a little shorter so you get a more precises and fuller coverage.
For £12.99 this is an absolute bargain. It's a really great brush and you can use it for application of any cream products like blush. It can also be used for powder products. It's a great all rounder.