Hillary Chybinski: Must Have Beauty Tool: A Foundation Brush

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Must Have Beauty Tool: A Foundation Brush

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Are you using a little foam wedge to apply your foundation? Or worse, your fingers? For years I used those little wedge sponges to apply my foundation, because I didn't know any better! But several years ago, a make-up artist with Prescriptives showed me the magic that is a Foundation Brush.

Why use a foundation brush, you ask? Because it gives you a flawless finish AND it keeps the yucky stuff on your fingers (dirt and bacteria) from clogging up your pores. You must use a clean brush though! If you let it get all gunky and gross, it's no better than your fingers. How do you use a foundation brush? It's simple:
  • Pour a dot of Foundation into your palm (clean hands!)
  • Dip your foundation brush into the foundation, and apply it to your face.
  • Spread it evenly and be sure to blend the edges.
  • Clean off your brush!
That's all there is to it. Trust me, your skin will look so much better when you use a brush. I start with my forehead, then move into my nose and under eye area, working outward towards my ears and jawline.If I need any additional coverage, I just dab a little more on with my brush. Personally I use a tinted moisturizer, but these brushes work with a variety of foundations.

The brushes come in a variety of price points. My favorite is from Bobbi Brown. You can clean your brushes with a little gentle soap and warm water. Be sure to dry them upright to keep the bristles nice.  Have you tried a foundation brush? What's your favorite?

Need a foundation brush of your own? Try one of these:

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  1. Whatever it says about me I have cruised into 48 never wearing make up. It's not that I thought I didn't need it it just wasn't a priority. It's time to make it at least a little of a priority. Thank you for this

  2. I had no idea such a thing even existed. Thanks for the information!

  3. Thanks for sharing this great tip! I had no idea. I looked at them on Amazon and was blown away when I say that Bobbi Brown brush was $102! That's crazy.