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The Best Foundation Brushes of All Time: 153K Reviews
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The Best Foundation Brushes of All Time: 153K Reviews

Based on 153,162 Influenster Reviews

The right foundation brush can make or break your makeup application. You don't want one that sheds hairs, soaks up too much product, or has hard bristles. Foundation brushes also come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one for you and the kind of foundation you're applying can be cumbersome. That's why we've read through more than 55K Influenster reviews to put together a list of the most highly-rated foundation brushes.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
BY REAL TECHNIQUES
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars79%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (4,219 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $8.99
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Bella C.Bella C. said...
I am completely in LOVE with this range of brushes, I was so lucky to find a great deal on them in the airport when I was jetting off to sunny Portugal! As a makeup artist I am always on the hunt for new brushes that are top quality. I came across these browsing around the web, I done my research and just had to try them out! They are a lovely lightweight brush with gorgeously soft bristles that give you a flawless application whatever the product! They are so easy to clean and they don't shed hair! The hair in them is so fine that the foundation does get soaked up by them so the amount of product you out onto the brush really does transfer on to your skin. These brushes are also great for blending so if your a beginner at makeup they are a definite must have because you don't need to be a professional to get a nice finish from them. They leave no streaks either! They are big enough for everyday use but small enough to pop into your makeup bag for days out. I really do love these brushes so definitely check them out. Or add them to a wishlist.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush uploaded by Heather J.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush uploaded by Kezia W.
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Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush
BY SIGMA BEAUTY
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars76%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (2,414 reviews)
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Milena D.Milena D. said...
This brush is my holy grail! Let me start by saying I have a ton of very dark spot on my face and I need a full coverage foundation. No matter what I used I always looked Cakey, so a blog recommended this brush and I can never go back!
This brush is dense and firm with the softest bristles. It's application is quick and flawless and leaves me looking airbrushed. I'm actually saving a ton of product using this brush and my face feels lighter!
The best tip I can give is to really buff in your liquid foundation with this, stippling alone sometimes leaves me with a Cakey look so I just go over my face really quick in circular motions to just blend the product into my face. ...read more
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Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush uploaded by Claudia L.
Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush uploaded by Berenice S.
Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush uploaded by Felicia E.
Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush uploaded by Andrea C.
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tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
BY TARTE
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars76%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (1,699 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $34.00
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Logan A.Logan A. said...
This brush is absolutely one of my favorite to apply my cream foundations with, ESPECIALLY Tarte Amazonian Clay! I've never liked applying my foundation with a brush, always a beauty blender, but this has changed the game. The bristles are soft but super compact and thick so that it doesn't absorb too much foundation, but you MUST clean it after each use (I normally just brush mine across a makeup remover wipe) to prevent build up that can ruin the brush! It has a nice weight to it that really makes it feel luxurious as well. $34 is a lot for a brush but in this case it's definitely worth it! If you're already planning on purchasing the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, I highly suggest going over to QVC.com because you can purchase the foundation AND the brush for $39, how awesome! ...read more
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tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush uploaded by Wendy G.
tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush uploaded by Nancy S.
tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush uploaded by Nancy S.
tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush uploaded by Karla  F.
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blendSMART Foundation Brush
BY BLENDSMART
5.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars100%
  • 4 Stars0%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
5.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $26.00
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Lauren O. said...
I love this foundation brush head. Before I bought the blendsmart brush, I was using a sponge and was pretty happy with my sponge but after using this I think the stippling brush works ten times better. I have kind of dry, kind of oily skin-- that in between kind and this brush head works to give me great full coverage while still making it seem like I have a natural look. ...read more
bareMinerals Perfecting Face Foundation Brush
BY BAREMINERALS
3.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star6%
3.9 / 5 (735 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $28.00
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Kelsey Z.Kelsey Z. said...
This brush is so fun to use! I start by apply 2-3 drops of liquid foundation into the center and then put a dot on each cheek, chin and forehead. Using a circular motion, you buff the foundation to cover your face. It evenly covers your face and provides amazing coverage. I usually add a little more foundation to the center of the brush as I go too. Great tool! ...read more
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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush
BY HOURGLASS
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars80%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (210 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $46.00
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Serwat F.Serwat F. said...
I was a bit skeptical about this brush. Not only is the brush head incredibly soft, dense and pliable but the shape of the brush is just perfect for the face. So i waited till the VIB sale and finally bought this. This brush retails for $46, but with 20% off this made me feel less guilty.

I've used this with the Vanish Foundation only. It makes my foundation glide on smoothly without any streaks. This brush is so dense that there's no shedding and it blends the foundation beautifully. The bristles are so soft but also packed in really tight to give you a full coverage. It really distributes the product evenly not leaving any streaks behind.
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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush uploaded by Elizabeth D.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush uploaded by Elizabeth D.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush uploaded by Kalvineta H.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Brush uploaded by Brenda N.
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