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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Foundation Brushes

Most people I know use their fingers to apply their foundation and there is always the question should I use a foundation brush? And if I use a brush which one? Admitedly when I am in a hurry I use my fingers but I find that the product doesn’t last as long than when I use a brush. There are times when I am on a shoot and I mix fingers and brush depending on the foundation I am using.

So which brush? It all depends on the coverage you want. Stippling brushes and buffing brushes are great when you want a lighter coverage and still want your skin to look flawless. Also make sure you choose a synthetic brush so that the foundation isn’t soaked into the brush and it also means you are not wasting your product.

My favourite buffing/stiffling brushes are the Real technique brushes sadly you can’t buy them in South Africa. Mac and Inglot also have great buffing brushes. The great thing about the stippling brushes is you can build your coverage or you can also use them for cream blushes and gently push the product into the skin.

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For a fuller coverage use a traditional foundation brush I use these on darker skin girls, for pigmentation and bad skin, or when I want to ensure a really flawless finish as the brushes allow for a better coverage. Mac foundation brushes and Inglot brushes are great for these as well as the Real Technique foundation brush. Most brands have brushes depending on your budget if you really want to splash out then the high end brands such as Chanel have great brushes too. The one brush I am really excited to try out is the Rae Morris Radiance Brush that I have finally been able to order.  Its an amazing foundation brush making application quick and easy.

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