Over the years, it is the norm that you apply your makeup with a brush even Kylie Jenner and Huda Kattan swear by makeup brushes. That is why they have introduced their lines of makeup brushes as well. In every tutorial, their makeup begins with applying moisturizer and primer for which they use a flat brush also called a blending brush. On the contrary, a beauty blender has its features and is mostly associated with foundation applications. So, what do you think is the most important thing in your fully stuffed beauty bag? Foundation vs beauty blender!
Brushes come in varied sizes and shapes, each comes with its unique feature and purpose. Normally, for foundation application, a flat top kabuki-style brush works better. It allows a thickly layered foundation application on your face which sets on the surface of your skin more than to deeply penetrate your skin.
Hence, for this reason, they are ideally preferred for applying powders as they are meant to set on the surface of your skin and protect your foundation from getting transferred. Freda – MUA says, it’s better to keep your hand light while applying foundation through a brush because you want it to blend which otherwise if applied with a heavy hand would stick to one place.
- It is used to apply foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and highlighter.
- Effective for applying liquid and cream products.
- Its duo-fiber bristles at the top help for light application and give a natural look.
- Brush ends are incredibly soft and feathery.
- Its densely packed bristles blend out foundation, evenly on your skin.
- Gives a natural airbrushed look
- Precisely designed for foundation applications
- Works well on powder products
- Builds coverage on using more product (foundation)
- Do not have to clean
- Do not suck extra product.
- Requires special tools for cleaning.
- Often leave visible harsh lines if not blended properly.
Price range: the market is completely saturated with old and contemporary brands; hence, it makes brushes available at a wide range of prices minimum of $10 to a maximum of $75 or even more. Though, the quality matters. The low-quality brushes may cause discomfort and may damage your skin.
Pro tip: Apply foundation in a circular motion and start blending from the center of your face moving towards the cheekbones in an outward motion. This is how it evenly distributes the foundation without leaving harsh lines.
Unlike brushes, a beauty blender penetrates the product deeply into the skin, hence, leaving a flawless finish. It comes in many sizes and shapes as well. Though they are precisely designed for foundation applications, you can do your entire makeup with the help of it. If you are after a flawless finish, then look no further! A beauty blender is your rescuer.
It works with light foundation formulas. Its flawless application makes it a foolproof beauty tool. Now let’s look at some of its features with pros and cons.
- It is applied to the skin for a pore-less, matte finish.
- Works best with cream products
- It has a buildable feature.
- Famous for its aqua-activated
- Edged shape blender reaches every corner of your face.
- Damp sponge for smooth and lasting application
- Soft to be used on the face.
- Flexible and squeezable to cover every corner of your face.
- Beautifully blend fine lines and streaks.
- More hygienic to use.
- Full coverage in less foundation
- Gentle on the skin
- Best suited for dry skin
- Require frequent wash.
- Soaks extra product.
Price range: Opposite case for beauty blenders, you may find it at cheap prices for like $20 but then you will be changing it after 2 to 3 use.
Pro tip: Before applying, make sure it is WET. This way it will blend evenly onto your skin and you can make the most out of it.
Foundation brush vs beauty blender – who wins?
It is a beauty blender for sure! Though foundation brushes are easy to use. They do not require frequent cleaning while a beauty blender needs to be kept hygienic all the time, but the flawless finish of a beauty blender and natural look outweighs all the negatives.