For a while there, I was fairly devoted to my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, that was about all I’d use to apply my foundation but lately, I’ve been trying all kinds of things to apply my make-up, I gave into the BeautyBlender hype and even started mixing it up a little more on the brush front but one has been a standout over the last few months when it comes to lightweight bases and a quick application.
The Louise Young LY34 Super Foundation Brush has been on my radar for ages, since Vivianna Does Makeup mentioned her love for it. It was another product that I purchased in a recent BeautyBay haul and since then, I’ve been reaching for it a stack. At first, I was intimidated by the size of it, I thought it would just get the product everywhere but it’s actually surprisingly easy to maneuver. The brush is super-duper soft and pliable, everything about it feels luxe and high end, which is a good thing for the price. It washes easily and maintains it’s shape and it’s softness.
I think the reason behind why I’ve been loving it so much lately is that it works so well with the lightweight bases I’ve been reaching for. The long bristles mean that it’s a breeze to apply those thinner bases to the face, it’s essentially all I’ve been using – a few strokes around the face and my base is done and looking perfect. Products like the NARS Tinted Moisturiser, Smashbox BB Water and the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue work perfectly with the LY34 because they’re so thin – thicker, moussier foundations don’t tend to get along as well with it and end up looking quite noticeable on the skin.
When it comes to a brush that works with any lightweight base, I think I’ve found the one. Yeah, it’s pricey but it’s by far the best brush I’ve found for the job. The Models Prefer Professional Airbrush Brush (I mentioned it previously here) is similar in concept but the shape is much harder to work with but that’s about as close as I’ve found. I’m very happy I bothered to pick this one up.
What’s your favourite foundation brush?
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