11 Best Foundations And Brushes For A Flawless Application

by | Mar 21, 2024 | Make-up

Looking for that perfect foundation brush to achieve flawless-looking skin? We hear you. A quality brush can truly work wonders, transforming your foundation application into a seamless, airbrushed finish. But let’s face it: with so many options out there and trends evolving constantly, the search can be overwhelming. Don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered (literally)!

We’ve handpicked the 11 best foundations and brushes that promise to change your beauty routine. Get ready to glow like never before with these must-have picks.

READ MORE: Best Hydrating Foundations For Winter

Brush Action

There’s a lot to think about when choosing the right brush, but there’s a reason for the variety. Make a sweeping statement with these.

Fan Powder Brush

It’s created for use with loose powders. Use to sweep on blush, blend other make-up, or clean up excess foundation powder.

WH Recommends: Cala Bamboo Fan Brush

Foundation Brush

It has a tapered tip for fluid application. First, dampen the brush in warm water and firmly squeeze the excess into a towel or tissue; this will help achieve a more even distribution.

WH Recommends: Sisley Fluid Foundation Brush

Kabuki Brush

With its wide rounded bristles and super soft feel, the kabuki is perfect for applying everything from loose powders to bronzer and highlighter.

WH Recommends: MAC Kabuki Brush 182S

Dual Foundation Brush

Use it for both liquid and powder (though liquid would probably be the main use), as well as your setting powder after application. The smaller end of the stick is great for smaller areas around the nose and eyes for precision concealing.

WH Recommends: Elizabeth Arden Dual End Foundation Brush

Concealer Brush

Firm, narrow and tapered at the end, this is perfect to conceal hard-to-reach areas.

WH Recommends: Real Techniques Expert Concealer Brush

Exactly How You Should Be Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

According to celebrity makeup artist, the brushes you use the most — i.e. usually your foundation and concealer brushes — should be cleaned once a week while everything else is usually fine to only be cleaned once or twice a month.

The Winner’s List

The perfect foundation doesn’t exi… These fresh releases will help you put your best face forward.

Which type suits what skin?

  • Stick: Normal to oily skin
  • Matte: Normal to oily skin
  • Serum Foundation: For added skincare benefits
  • Liquid: Normal skin
  • Press powder: Everybody

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation

A lightweight foundation that evens out skin tone and blurs imperfections with soft-focus optical blurring spheres. Enjoy a natural-matte finish and a light to
medium coverage.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24HR Foundation SPF 15

It’s blendable and fresh texture is divine. Plus, it leaves you with a complexion that’s perfectly smooth, velvety and matte with no powdery effect. Retouch- and shine-free, your complexion stays perfectly sublime. Flawless.

Essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation

This feathery-light, long-lasting formula with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera provides moisture for 24 hours and creates a beautiful, naturally matte finish for just as long. You’ll have perfect skin all day long.

Fenty Pro Filt’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

This oil-free soft matte foundation is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity and won’t clog pores. Best of all, this is light as air. It gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that builds easily.

READ MORE: Sweat And Humidity Are No Match For These 12 Waterproof Foundations

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Foundation

Get an immediate glow and improved natural luminosity within one week. This luminous foundation (that’s boosted with vitamin C) has 15-hour staying power and offers medium to full coverage.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration & Longwear

This is a natural-looking foundation that infuses the skin with the radiance of a day spent in the great outdoors. Its fine, silky texture glides over skin and forms a layer that is both invisible to the eye and imperceptible to touch.

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