02nd Mar 2020
Blend to perfection with these five foundation brush heroes
Clinique Foundation Buff Brush, €35
Shiseido Hanatsubaki Hake Brush, €70
This brush is one of the most innovative products to land on the beauty desk this year. With Shiseido’s Hanatsubaki (meaning camelia flower) Hake Brush, four delicate, velvety petals completely contour the face. It fits perfectly into your hand, forces you to give your face a massage as the feeling is just so damn glorious, plus the brushes are densely packed but flexible on the face, meaning you get a streak-free, perfectly polished finish.
Alright, it’s not a brush, but it is the best foundation application device you will find for under €20. Everything looks seamless on the skin when applied with a damp Beautyblender. It blends foundation to perfection and melts it into the skin but can I also recommend you buy your Beautyblender the Blender Defender house? It’s a squishy case to stop it from getting grimy, without which you will find your Beautyblender at the base of your handbag, covered in fluff and looking like something that belongs on the bottom of your shoe and should be put nowhere near your face.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion Brush, €40
If you’ve bought Charlotte Tilbury’s incredible Airbrush Flawless Foundation, you absolutely must buy this make-up brush too. The larger, flat end buffs and blends, softening harsh lines and making your foundation become one with the skin, while the smaller, tapered end is perfect for precise concealer application around the eyes, nose and chin, or for delicate application of powder.
Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush, €9.99
Photography by Shiseido.
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