I always apply my liquid foundation with my fingers. Everyone I know does the same. In fact, I don't think I can name one person who I am aware of using a brush to apply their foundation (I'm going to start asking people, I'm curious to see how people do it!)
I wasn't really sure how to start to be honest. Do you fill up your brush and slap it on, or do you use a tiny bit and apply it to small sections at a time. What on Earth do you do? I personally put a bit of foundation on my hand. I dipped my brush into it and then applied it to different sections of my face. It was really bizarre applying it like this to be honest. It sounds so stupid but it was just...weird.
- It gives a better coverage
- It provides a more flawless finish
Disadvantages:- It requires a lot more foundation in order to cover the face. I think because it gets soaked up into the brush.
- Streaks/line marks can occur relatively easily
- It requires a lot more time and effort to apply. You can't slap it on like your fingers because you will end up with a streaky mess
- It means that you have wash it out after you use it - more time and effort (gosh I am so lazy!)
I washed it and there was absolutely no shedding whatsoever which I am really pleased about. It took about a day to dry, and then once it was dry the bristles kind of clumped together. I smushed it around a little and found that they quickly returned to their prior self.
I don't really know what else to say...what else can you mention about a foundation brush? Unfortunately as this is the first time I have ever used a foundation brush I have nothing to compare it to, however I'll give my Savvy foundation brush a shot and see if there are any significant differences.
I'm not going to rate this product, because I don't feel as though I have enough experience with foundation brushes to rate it accurately. I have listed everything I can about it, so hopefully you can get some sort of idea what it's like!
I have th same issue with my exotools concealer brush! Sper soft but soaks ups so much product! Personally, the flat, paddle foundation brushes never did it for me, until I got a flat top kabuki! The results are amazing :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great review. I have been thinking about buying this brush.ReplyDelete
Gianna - I don't mind this brush, but I must try out a flat top Kabuki. I have a rounded top Kabuki which is quite impressive, and I use that for powder.ReplyDelete
Beauty Makeup Addict - No problem, hope it helped you with your decision.
I've tried a foundation brush but I'm laaazy like you, washing them every day? No thanks! I guess I'll stick to my fingers! xxxReplyDelete
I personally never wore liquid foundation until I bought my first foundation brush which was this same exact one! After using other types of brushes like a duo fibre and flat top kabuki as well as a few sponges I can't imagine ever going back to a paddle foundation brush. In my experience all paddle brushes, no matter the brand, will streak a bit and soak up product, but what brush doesn't soak up a liquid product? I would recommend trying to get your hands on a synthetic flat-top kabuki if possible and don't give up on foundation brushes just yet!ReplyDelete
Dramanmakeup - I know, who would want to wash it everyday! Fingers do the job just fine!ReplyDelete
Kelsey - Thanks for the advice, other people have mentioned that since discovering better brushes they have really gone off the paddle foundation brushes.It's good to know that there is better out there!