We are spoiled with choices, given the vast number of liquid foundation brushes on the market today. The wide price differentials can be confusing too, especially since your choices all appear to be synthetic fibres.
The reason for synthetic material being the ideal fibre material for a liquid foundation brush is that it absorbs liquid foundation on its fibres and then transfer it to skin. Synthetic hairs are suitable for both liquid and powder products whereas natural hairs are more suitable for powder products.
Liquid foundation brushes should not be too soft or too sparse. As they will then absorb too much liquid, wasting products and becoming ineffective by not performing its functions. If they are too dense, they may be too hard on the face when they should be gentle.
Beauty Insider Malaysia has put together a list of 5 top liquid foundation brushes costing between RM100 and RM250 (order in terms of cost – from highest to lowest):
Marc Jacobs the Seamless Liquid Foundation Brush RM240
Marc Jacob brushes are good quality brushes but higher in price range than many in the market. This Seamless Liquid Foundation Brush is just within the price range set here. The brush gives an even finish.
To read more, or to review Marc Jacobs the Seamless Liquid Foundation Brush, click here.
Shu Uemura Petal 55 RM237.70
The Petal 55 brush from Shu Uemura is luxurious to the touch and delivers a streak-free finish. The high density of soft hairs helps to reduce wasteful product absorption. While the unique shape of the brush allows users to navigate different angles and contours of the face.
To read more, or to review, Shu Uemura Petal 55, click here.
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Brush RM180
Currently under promotion in Malaysia, the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Brush retails at a great value of RM90. Furthermore, you can personalize your brush as they offer a free engraving service on the brush.
This Foundation Brush from NYX Cosmetics could be used to apply and buff liquid foundations. The angled top allows you to reach contours of the face easily. The soft, dense bristles leave you with a smooth-looking finish. This product works well using the dapping technique to give a natural finish. For added value, it could also be used for powder application.
To read more, or to review the NYX Cosmetics Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation Brush, click here.
MAC Foundation Brush No. 170 RM169
The MAC liquid foundation brush gives a buffer effect. It is most effective if you use it in a circular motion. The finished look is natural looking, as it will feel like applying and buffing the liquid foundation at the same time.
To read more, or to review the MAC Foundation Brush No. 170, click here.
Sigma Beauty 3DHD Kabuki Brush RM160
Sigma Beauty brushes are of good value for money. Unfortunately in Malaysia, they are not available in retail shops, hence consumers can’t test use them. They are only available through Sephora online or Zalora online.
Their flat and rounded liquid foundation brush, the Sigma Beauty F80 Flat Kabuki Brush, is great and costs RM102. But, the angled kabuki brush gives you added advantages: the pointed edge is good for the nose areas and you could use one side of the brush to add liquid foundation and the other side to even it out or to blend.
To read more, or to review the Sigma Beauty 3DHD Kabuki Brush, click here.