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[BEAUTY]: My Top 4 Foundation Tools

When it comes to applying my foundation, I believe that the tool you use is just as important as the actual foundation. I’ve chatted about my favourite foundations on this post, plus I’ve really been enjoying using the LA Girl Pro Coverage Foundation and the Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation. I apply these foundations with different tools; it totally depends on the consistency of the product, the desired effect or even sometimes just pure laziness and knowing which one is easiest to use.

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Let’s start off with the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush. I’ve had this brush for quite a while but the quality is just amazing! This brush with its double wedge flat surface can be used to apply powder; liquid or cream products to your face but I use it just to apply my foundation. Plus it allows you to buff in your liquid foundation which is what I love.

Sigma isn’t available in South Africa (well, as far as I know) but there are a few brushes left in stock on the Turquoise Studio website for R545.00 

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Next up we have the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This has been my favourite sponge to use so far. I still haven’t used a Beauty Blender but I’m so impressed with this sponge that I don’t really see a reason to change? My favourite foundation to use with this sponge is the Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation – don’t forget to dampen your sponge a bit.

R135.00 from Clicks 

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Next, we have one of my most used brushes, the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush. The densely packed shape helps buff out your foundation perfectly to create a soft-focus effect. Plus I use it to blur out my bronzer if I applied a bit too much. Did you know that the brushed gunmetal handles are made from recycled aluminum and the synthetic hair is made from recycled plastic bottles? How cool is that!

R550.00 from Urban Decay Stores

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Last, but not least, we have another brush that has been in my collection for a while but is another winner when it comes to lasting quality – its the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Now, this brush was part of the core collection from Real Techniques and I wasn’t able to find it again but I did see that you can get the Real Techniques Flawless base set at Clicks. This set consists of basically the same brushes, except that instead of the pointed foundation brush you get the square foundation brush. I actually highly recommend getting this set just for the buffing brush and the contour brush alone. I don’t use the detail brush and I used to use the pointed foundation brush for my concealer but I love the other two brushes!

R469.00 for the set from Clicks

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What do you use to apply your foundation?

2 Comments

  • Khadija Fakir

    Wow thats so cool about the urban decay brush (Its made from recycled materials)
    I have actually been eyeing the Real Techniques brushes sets in Clicks the other day. They all look great. Want to get myself some. At the moment just using a sponge from dischem to apply my foundation.

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