Sunday Sharing: Face Brushes I Use Most Frequently

Since I shared my most frequently used eye brushes previously, I thought I’d complete the series with a face brush edition ;-) I usually like to rotate my brushes so that they won’t feel abandoned or neglected but there are a few that I always reach for. I will share with you what I love to use for powder, foundation, concealer and blush. Ready?

 

Let’s start with the brush I like to use for face powder. You can choose dense brushes for more coverage, but I prefer a light dusting of powder to set my liquid foundation. For that, I love the softness of my Lunasol face brush. It is not too big, and the fluffiness of the natural hair feels like whispering soft wind, tickling my face. It is a hefty investment, but I’ve been using it so regularly since I bought it last year that it’s totally worth it. Beats scratching my face every morning, ruining a beautiful start of the day, don’t you think?

 

 

For liquid foundations, I sometimes use my fingers because some foundations perform better when applied using fingers anyway. However, when I really want to buff in the product, I find I’ve been reaching for Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I used to like my Sigma flat top kabuki brush, but this expert face brush has replaced it completely. It is a soft and dense synthetic brush, and I can work in the foundation so fast, it’s amazing! It doesn’t drag my skin, doesn’t streak and best of all, it’s affordable! Another one I grab often is the little Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush. This is a little gem that packs a punch. Small enough to get into little nooks and crooks, yet not too small that it’s tedious for application.

 

 

Our fingers are very handy in applying undereye concealers because the warmth melts the product and works it into our skin. However, for spots, I prefer using a brush – an eyeliner brush at that. The small pointy tip provides more accurate coverage and I’ll just use my ring finger to lightly dab on the concealed areas to blend them out.

 

 

Last but not least, blush brush, for powder blush (try saying that 10 times!!). It is very important that blush is well blended so that said face does not look like baboon’s ridiculously horrendous red arse. I sometimes reach for my MAC blush brush then blend out the edges with a kabuki brush, but there is one brush thatĀ minimizesĀ all the hassle and delivers soft blended cheeks. The much raved about Suqqu cheek brush…it is NOT. It is my humble Lunasol blush brush. This is also made of natural hair and I wouldn’t use it to apply cream / liquid blush for fear of ruining the bristles. No matter how pigmented the blush is, this brush diffuses it softly and goes onto the skin like it glows from within. Exaggerated? You have to try it to know I’m telling you the truth.

 

 

How do you like my selection so far? If you’d like a detailed review of an individual brush, do let me know and I’ll try to oblige. What are your go to face brushes? Do share!

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Thats it: I REALLY need that Real Techniques Expert Face Brush–it sounds amazing! I also would love to try some Lunasol brushes. I hear such good things about it–I wish it were easier to get a hold of here. Oh and that Lunasol palette is beautiful–want!!! :D

    • Lily

      Well, I didn’t have much expectations for the expert face brush, but I think that’s how it works. No expectations, then boom! It works great! And yes, you should really try those Lunasol brushes. I put the blush palette together, actually. Ain’t it pretty?? LOL! If you need any help in CP, just let me know :-)

      • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

        Aw thanks so much Lily! I will definitely let you know. And of course, same to you–I’m always here ;)

        • Lily

          LOL! I might take you up on that one day :-)

  • Gin

    i love my lunasol facebrush! my first and i dont think i will need a second face brush! tempting to get the cheek brush…u and paris both reviewed it recently…gosh…

    i am currently using either the small rmk blush brush that came with its blush palate or a round headed foundation brush as my blush brush…didnt work very well, naturally, because the brush bristle is too short….sigh…and although the rmk one is very good quality, i feel it is too small, handy on the go but not for everyday use.

    • Lily

      Get it! The Lunasol cheek brush is awesome :-) Since you already love your Lunasol face brush, you’ll love the cheek brush too!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Memoiselle

    Hi Lily,

    I am interested in that Lunasol face brush. I like Lunasol as a brand and pretty sure that the brush is great too. I am curious on that Real technique brush :) I heard lots of good things abt it!

    • Lily

      Hey Memoiselle… You won’t regret buying the Lunasol face and cheek brushes. I have most of the Real Techniques brushes, and I like this one in particular. Buffing brush is a little scratchy, stippling brush is nice but needs more time to work in the products. So if I want to get the job done quick, I’ll grab this expert face brush :-)

  • Wynnce

    Any recommendation on sculpting brush? I’m using sigma f40 now and it is too fluffy, and make my contour area not so precise. Please advice~

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I like to use the MakeupShow blush brush lately. It is pinched and fits the hollow of my cheeks just right. It’s dense enough that it’s not fluffy, and it’s soft that it’s not scratchy. I use it with Chanel Notorious, picks up just the right amount of product, I’m addicted. I wrote about it here –> http://www.chloeash.com/2011/08/makeupshow-brushes/

      • Wynnce

        Just check out the website~ it is too expensive for me, single brush cost RM120++ oooops~~~

        • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

          Sorry! It’s a good one though. And the brush hair all stay in place, still in shape even after so many washes :-)

  • Alison

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been researching powder and cheek brushes recently, and I think I’ll be buying the Lunasol brushes when the time comes.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Alison, thanks for dropping by! I hope you’ll enjoy the Lunasol brushes. I’m looking at some from Hakuhodo myself :-)