Sunday, 23 December 2012

BRUSHES 101 : Foundation and Powder brushes


The object in the picture above is called a 'foundation brush'. There are like 3 different types of  foundation brushes all of which are used to apply the product.  This one has long flat bristles that are tapered at the end to allow for smooth application of the product.  Foundation application can be tricky for everyone, from novices to seasoned makeup artistes..... blending it into dry spots, sliding it over oily skin and trying to cover those nooks and crannies can be quite a difficult task, but a good foundation brush can make it easier. You can use the tapered edges of the brush to blend the makeup into those hard-to-reach areas, like the corners of the nose, hairline and around the eyes and mouth. Below are pictures of other kinds of foundation brushes..............

This one below looks really nice. I would like to get one. I might not even use it, but i'll have it just to look at it anytime i want.........yeah, such things makes me happy!

This one below is a Becca foundation brush. It is almost streak-free and really nice to use, and the bristles are made of rainbow colored hair!

These are duo-fibre foundation brushes by MAC Cosmetics. They both give a very natural and airbrushed finish. I like them but they might be time consuming to use – it takes a lot of time to swirl, buff and polish.

First of all, big thumbs up for MAC brushes. This brush below may be recommended as a blush brush, but it's too dense for that. It truly does a wonderful job as a foundation applicator – it gives a very flawless airbrushed look, just like Kim Kardashian’s complexion....*Grins*

The above brushes are the foundation brushes i can show to you now. Personally, i prefer to use my hands to apply foundation *Covers Face*. Before you gasp out loud, i have my reasons......

1). It's faster
2). The heat from my fingers blend it perfectly into the skin.

Anywhoo, that's me sha. You might prefer the brush for reasons best known to you.

After applying foundation, check your face for streaks, and if you find any, blend them out. It's not a pretty sight, you don't want to look messy.

So that's all i have on foundation brushes......for now. As time goes on, and as i experiment with brushes and make-up, i might discover something new and share gladly with you all. Afterall, we learn everyday.

                           THE POWDER BRUSH

Ok, so this is a powder brush. Powder brushes are big and fluffy with many bristles to pick up loose powder. These brushes are to dust make-up powder evenly and loosely across the skin. It is a “poofy” brush. Large, full of volume and ultra soft.  When buying a powder brush, the most important thing is finding a soft, full head that feels fluffy but not too dense. The goal is providing an all-over dusting of loose or pressed powder, and if the brush is too hard, you'll risk looking splotchy. A powder brush can also double as a blush brush if needed, because the soft, round head is great for sweeping on powder blush color, too.

Below are pictures of other powder brushes..............

This powder brush is a Sephora Kabuki Brush. It is perfect for those of you that like heavy powder coverage. It's another short, super fluffy brush that is great for travel and for multiple uses.

Body and Soul Cosmetics Large Powder Brush is a capra-bristle brush that is contoured and tapered in all the right areas for a delicate application. It's ideal for gliding loose or pressed powders over the skin, and it's super soft and it probably won't irritate your face.

This is another Powder brush by Japonesque. I haven't used this brush, but i am just posting pictures of types of powder brushes so that you would have an idea of what powder brushes looks like, and so that you would not get confused by the many types you might see when you get to a cosmetics shop to buy a brush.

So my Lovelies, that's all about today's class, lecture. I hope i was able to help you, and you were able to learn something today. Watch out for the coming classes lectures on BRUSHES 101 on this blog. Good luck as you buy your safe.



  1. This is great Chi! Its nice to have a blog where I can go and learn about all things beauty. Keep it up dear. Looking foward to the post about other brushes. I'm learning!

    1. Thanks dear. I'll put the other posts up soon. I'm just having network issues. I'll be back on track soon, glad you are learning. That's why I'm here....*big smile*

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